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Vol.12 Issue 01 – ’18

Facilitating responsible research

Michael Bisaccio explains how a new blacklist is making it harder for ‘predatory journals’ to hoax academics and others In June 2017, Cabells (see box page 55) launched the Journal Blacklist—a subscription based searchable database of “predatory journals”, with detailed reports listing specific violations for each journal—as a counterpart to the Whitelist, a database containing critical information on verified and reputable academic journals.…

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EPAS Network: Forerunner of changes

Mario Spremić describes how a Croatian business faculty has used EPAS both as a way to develop itself and also as an international framework and proactive platform for exchanging experiences and ideas  It is not very common that a single bachelor programme with around 3% of enrolled students drives the way for improvement throughout a…

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Keeping the customer satisfied

Mark Colgate describes how a business school and a small Canadian resort combined to create a world-class customer service training programme In the spectacular Coast Mountains two hours north of Vancouver, Canada, lies Whistler, host of the 2010 Winter Olympics and one of Canada’s favourite year-round resorts. Drawing visitors from around the world – up…

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Moving towards internationality

Universities and business schools are international bodies by their nature. But, says Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, in troubled times they need to make a stronger stand for ‘internationality’ and diversity  Transcending national boundaries has always been part of a university’s role and researchers and academics have always collaborated in international research projects, travelled abroad and built international…

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Insights from an EFMD corporate member survey

Learning and development specialists suggest that the learning function is purposefully evolving from a learning provider to a learning enabler, Martin Moehrle reports. How work is organised today was largely shaped during the industrial age of the 20th century. This includes labour law and management practice but also our understanding of learning and development (L&D).…

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How partnerships can add a competitive advantage

Stuart Robinson explains how one UK business school has found that partnerships can lead to increased differentiation in a competitive market Business schools are continually under pressure to differentiate in answering questions frequently asked by prospective students such as “why should I study for an MBA; why is your school different from all the others;…

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Leadership: Person or Purpose?

Forget about romanticised and heroic leaders. Today’s leadership, says Georgia Sorenson, is all about purpose-led companies that are organised or branded around an idea Both the quest for the perfect leader – be it “the romance of the leader” followed shortly in the literature by “the romance of the follower” – have become nearly obsolete…

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EOCCS Symposium 2017

Ginny Gibson analyses the first EOCCS Symposium, where over 50 delegates from business schools and other corporate organisations that have achieved or are working towards EOCCS accreditation, shared their views Ginny Gibson analyses the first EOCCS Symposium, where over 50 delegates from business schools and other corporate organisations that have achieved or are working towards…

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Seven drivers of learning

While educators are facing an onslaught of new technologies and ways of teaching, Arun Pereira and John Mullins argue that there are seven simple but well-established drivers of learning that, regardless of technology, are forgotten at our peril These days, amid widespread criticism of educational institutions and the results they deliver (or don’t!), educators of…

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Developing a ‘Growth Mindset’

As the EFMD Global Network’s Executive Academy welcomes its third cohort and prepares for its first stop in Asia, Jordi Diaz and Ulrich Hommel reflect on the achievements and learning points after one year of operation  “The participation of our colleague has benefited the entire school, thanks to the new ideas and projects he has…

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Time for a digital detox?

Peter Thomson points out that our stressful work patterns are not caused by technology but by leaders who have allowed their organisations to develop unhealthy work patterns and are ignoring culture instead of managing it We are living in an era of unprecedented change and transformation. Digitalisation presents businesses with unparalleled opportunities for value creation.…

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Responsible Research

Imagine a world in which business schools, management scholars and social scientists worldwide have transformed their research toward producing useful and credible knowledge that addresses problems important to business and society A Vision of Responsible Research for Better Business and a Better World (1) Imagine a future in 2030 where … Business and management schools worldwide are widely admired…

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A conversation with Nick Lovegrove

David Grayson talks to the author of The Mosaic Principle and a key speaker at EFMD’s Conference for Deans & Directors General, Munich, January 2018. Nick Lovegrove is an author, educator and executive coach. He spent more than 30 years at McKinsey & Company, where he became a senior partner in the London office and…

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The Business of Business Schools

Kai Peters, Howard Thomas and Rick Smith suggest that while much has been written about business schools from historical and critical perspectives not enough has emerged from an additional viewpoint – the lens of the business of business schools. One can use any number of lenses to analyse the development of business schools over the…

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