February eNewsletter

GBSN February eNewsletter: The Power of Cross-Border Collaboration
Greetings from Guy
Guy PfeffermannThis year’s annual conference will go back to the raison d’être of GBSN: the intersections between business education and development. Everyone knows what “business education” is, but “development” is one of those fuzzy Alice-in-Wonderland words that mean very different things to different people.

Having worked most of my life as a “development economist,” let me share some thoughts about “economic development.” To me, the most basic and important measures of “development” are longevity and the quality of life. For centuries, life, for most people, was, in Hobbes’ famous words, “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”. Perhaps most remarkably, longevity increased even faster in some of the poorest countries. Leaving aside the quality of life, which it would take whole books to trace between countries and over time, the key question in “development economics” is: how do societies go about improving their standards of living, or as Francis Fukuyama put it so strikingly: “getting to Denmark?” Social scientists have been mulling this question for centuries, pointing in turn to various “fundamental factors” associated with “development.”
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Washington DC

GBSN 2017 Annual Conference
Call for Contributions

November 1 – 3, 2017
Washington D.C.

Co-hosted by: American University Kogod School of Business, George Washington University School of Business and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland College Park

Call for Contributions Deadline: March 13th

Vienna University of Economics and Business Campus GBSN Welcomes 2 New Schools from Ghana and Kyrgyzstan

GBSN welcomes two new member schools: The Ghana Institute of Management and Public and Administration (GIMPA) in Ghana and the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Kyrgyzstan taking the network to 73 schools in 36 countries. These two schools become the first GBSN members from Ghana and Kyrgyzstan.
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Dr. Nubi Achebo The Open University Offering Faculty Fellowships to GBSN Member School Faculty

For a second year, The Open University Business School is offering least two fellowships to supporting faculty from the GBSN network to visit the institution for a period of 3 to 6 weeks to work and learn about the Open University approach to distance and online learning. Applications are being accepted.
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Guy with Refugees Vienna University of Economics and Business Offering Scholarships for GBSN Members in Developing Countries

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the 2017 International Summer University ISUWU, an intensive short program, which provides students with an excellent opportunity for international education.
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Austin Okere Cave Hill School of Business Becomes Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management

The Cave Hill School of Business Inc. at The University of the West Indies was officially renamed in honor of its major benefactor and long-term strategic supporter, Sagicor Financial Corporation. The partnership will enhance the school’s capacity for efficient delivery and promotion of programs which, through advanced technology and a dedicated customer-centered methodology, will improve the CHSB experience for companies and clients of the organization.

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Out in the field Ashesi University College Introduces 1st Education Collaborative Workshop

The week-long workshop, held June 4-9, will bring together organizations and individuals working in higher educational institutions from across the African Continent to discuss and learn best practices in curriculum development, pedagogy and university administration.
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Website homepage MIT Offers Lag-User Method Course Developed by Nova SBE Researchers

The course will be offered in the MIT-SUTD program, collaboration between MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design. The Lag-User Method is an innovative new product development method to transfer late-adopters into engines of innovation.
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Conference Scholarships from WAIB Helping Hands
The WAIB Helping Hands Campaign is providing $500 of scholarship money for AIB women Ph.D. students, and junior scholars from low-income countries, to attend the AIB Annual Meeting in June.

NOVA International Business Summer Course
Nova SBE, the leading Portuguese business school, is uniquely placed to offer a summer school that mixes state-of-the-art short courses on International Management and related subjects with unique knowledge of how internationally-minded Portuguese firms exploit business opportunities. In sum, rigorous academic knowledge blended with an in situ introduction to successful Portuguese firms is what they wish to offer our foreign students.

ETH Zurich Certificate in Advanced Studies in Public Governance and Administration
This unique and intense certificate program is designed specifically for aspiring public sector leaders and enhances knowledge, skills and confidence across these three critical dimensions. Throughout, a particular emphasis is placed on the challenges and opportunities afforded by new technologies. The program will take place over a two-week period in September 2017 at ETH Zurich’s campus, as well as in the mountains of Switzerland, in a small group of international and Swiss participants.

AABS and Emerald Publishing Case Study Competition
AABS and Emerald are collaborating to bring the 2016-17 Case Study Competition to help people benefit both academically, and financially by, writing a really excellent case. They have extended the deadline of the competition to 31 March in order for case writers and managers to select their best cases and for faculty to finish those cases that just need the final tweaking.

Global CalendarCheck out more upcoming events happening in the business eduction community at the GBSN Global Events Calendar

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