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Vol.12 Issue 02 – ’18

Seven things to learn about succession in organisations

Emerson de Almeida and co-authors report on a four-year research study in how to plan and execute a sucessful successions policy Succession as it really is: from feelings to political games in organisations is the title of a book prepared by the co-founder, professors and managers of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), a world-class Brazilian business school. The book is the…

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Developing world-class students in Peru

Percy Marquina Feldman outlines the innovative approach to using artificial intelligence to enhance the student experience at a business school in Peru Peru is one of Latin America’s top economic performers, classified as an upper-middle economy with a per capita of $US6,150 according to the World Bank Its capital, Lima, is a city where internal and external (such as Venezuelan) migrants look…

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The digital revolution in management education

Nowhere is the impact of digital technology more apparent – and important – than executive education custom programmes. Olga Alonso Pelegrín and Sergio Vasquez Bronfman investigate the implications, particularly the use of ‘blended’ teaching One area undergoing a true digital revolution in Executive Education is custom/bespoke programmes, since this is where technology is making a very deep impact in response to…

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An ‘at home’ study abroad experience

Julie Davies, Pamela Decker, and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay discuss how the world comes to iaelyon School of Management for an international week every January As Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger noted in January’s Global Focus, internationalisation and the mindset of internationality are key for business school accreditations and rankings and valuable for individual students. Yet the pendulum has swung towards anti-globalisation in a Trump era. In…

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Creating value: Value co-creation and value destruction

Greater understanding of value, together with today’s big data analytics, gives companies the potential to put value creation at the core of their business. By Peter Stokes, Gautam Mahajan, Gerardus JM Lucas and Paul Hughes Historically, value has been understood largely in economic terms centred on, for example, notions of price, cost, profits and shareholder wealth. However, contemporary understandings of value also…

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Digital learning: How to train for long-term impact

David Pontoppidan and David Everhart say that a solid understanding of the basics of learning is now in place and technological aids are increasingly available. Now is the time to put them together into blended learning journeys that deliver high and lasting impact Globally, the return on investment from e-learning is fading. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced e-learning reached…

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The rise of the MENA region: Succeeding in a ‘spiky’ world

The world is not so much flat as ‘spiky’. Wolfgang Amann, Laoucine Kerbache and Nadine Burquel argue that traversing the rough terrain of the MENA region requires a lot of local knowledge There are many reasons for companies to globalise and therefore as many reasons for management development institutions to prepare graduates of all programme types for a globalising world. To…

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Stacking the odds

Stackable programmes and courses deliver flexibility and options to the market and allow universities to unlock their breadth of knowledge. Paul Kofman describes a quiet revolution Technological disruption affects every sector of the economy including education. From TEDx talks on YouTube to edX MOOCs and Udacity nanodegrees, the mode of delivery is increasingly online. Just as FinTech lowered the bar on…

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Latin America: Management education’s growth and future pathways

A new book looks at some of the key findings from a study of the evolution of management education in Latin America and highlights current issues facing the region. By Gabriela Alvarado, Howard Thomas, Lynne Thomas and Alexander Wilson The book Latin America: Management Education’s Growth and Future Pathways [Emerald, UK] follows a past, present and future perspective on the growth…

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Building a human rights framework for business education

Businesses face an increasing range of human rights issues that can directly impact their core business strategies. But, argue Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Michael Posner, business education needs to catch up with this emerging field At last year’s EFMD annual conference in Berlin, Germany, Paolo Boccardelli, dean of LUISS Business School and the conference co-chair, outlined 10 global trends that will have an…

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Those green shoots may not really be spring

As growth returns after a long financial winter, economic hope as well as spring is in the air. But, says Simon Caulkin, it is impossible not to notice the contrast between the warming of the economic climate and the clouds lowering on the social and emotional front In country after country, society seems fractured. There is deepening distrust of…

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The battle for doctoral talent

Mark Smith describes the opening salvoes of a new competitive skirmish — recruiting, managing and developing the best doctoral students in business and management The business world has long been familiar with the “war for talent”, a term coined at the turn of the century by consultancy McKinsey & Co to capture the rising competition for talented employees. Indeed, business schools…

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Business education: International Learning ‘4.0’

Internationalisation is a high-priority issue for business schools but Anna Blombäck, Yvonne Carlisle, Andrew Gaudes and Ulrich Hommel ask if they are reacting in the right way Internationalisation is a high-priority issue for business schools as they seek international applicants for their degree programmes, source faculty talent globally, interact with nonacademic stakeholders abroad and establish campuses overseas. In this article…

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