Doing Business in Emerging Markets (DBEM)

Location: Woxsen University

Preferred Program Dates: May – July

Woxsen University is pleased to announce an interesting opportunity for international partners to participate in a global immersion program on “Doing Business in Emerging Markets (DBEM)” at Woxsen University.

About DBEM:

The program focuses on the Senior Executive Professionals and/or FMB (Family Managed Business) segment across various countries considered in the category of “developing” or “emerging”. These countries are formed by a predominant array of FMB SMEs that look for an adequate succession leadership approach.

The program would be operated by the School of Business, Woxsen University in the following modality:

  1. The program will take place in Woxsen University, India.
  2. The minimum cohort is of 15 candidates (per university).
  3. The duration will be 2 weeks.

Program highlights:

  1. Learning by Doing.
  2. Focus on Business Plan development execution
  3. Particiation in international business plan competitions.
  4. Exposure to the core aspects of manufacturing, service, retail, real state, infrastructure, among other business verticals.

Modules (non-exhaustive):

  1. Understanding the Business Environment
  2. Acquiring and Managing Customers
  3. Leveraging IT for Business
  4. Interpersonal Skills for Business Leaders
  5. Managing Self & Teams
  6. Family Dynamics
  7. Business and Society
  8. International Business/ Private Equity & Venture Capital
  9. International Finance & Taxation
  10. Behavioural Psychology
  11. Managing Sales Force and Reseller Networks
  12. B2B Sales
  13. Harnessing Human Resources in FMBs
  14. Competitive Strategy
  15. Strategic Negotiation
  16. Legal Aspects of Business
  17. Digital Business Models

DigITS- A Multidisciplinary International Management Conference Call for Papers


Date: 29th – 30th October 2022
Location: Online


Digitalisation, big data, connectivity, and Artificial Intelligence are shaping today’s cities around the globe. It has led to increased productivity, competition and inclusion within and across the economies. Further, it has also led to substantial positive impact on the economic growth performance as well as enhanced the economic integration, both regional and global.

Digitalization has been a prominent channel for the economies in attainment of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and its impact has reached every corner of the world. This has divided the timeline into a pre-covid and a post-covid world. Digital transformation has been marked as a defining feature of the post-covid world as it has permeated every aspect of our lives.

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalization of societies and economies at an unimaginable pace. From helping governments to implementing social protection schemes to enabling e-health and online education, digital technologies have helped business in continuing their operations and trade through e-commerce and digital finance. However, ensuring that the digital transformation happening around us does not become another reason to contribute to the persisting deep inequalities posed as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world. Hence, inclusion must be at the heart of digital transformation to achieve the promise of sustainability of “ leaving no one behind”. The objectives related to inclusiveness need to be embedded in the foundations of digital transformation.

Digitalization has also emerged as the main driver for sustainable development. Businesses are using digital tools to map their environmental footprint and assess the impact of environmental shifts on their business. The focus of the businesses is on how digital transformation can enable firms to become successful while contributing to achieving SDGs. However, the emerging trends are still unexplored on how they are reshaping the market conditions in which organizations operate. Enabling sustainable innovation, these technologies have also created new threats such as cybercrime and privacy loss. While digital transformation is certain, its direction is still uncertain. The true transformative potential of digital technologies can only be realized if it is ensured that the digitalization benefits economies, societies and the environment, and embeds inclusion at its core.

The lead theme for this conference echoes the SDG agenda. They are the critical appraisal of both the empirical and theoretical efficacy of the development goals, effectiveness evaluations of the various metrics used to characterize the goals, and proposals on alternative decision-making tools underpinning sustainable development solutions, in the unfolding world following the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all relevant policy makers, academic researchers, think-tank specialists, corporate leaders, and doctoral students to attend this conference. Participants are encouraged to attend and present their ideas and views (through academic or practitioner papers) by submitting their work on the conference lead or subordinate themes.


Extended Abstracts of original research papers are invited on the conference theme and in all areas of management including:

Finance and Accounting

  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting & Regulations
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Crypto Currencies
  • FinTech, AI & ML
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance
  • Market Structure & Algorithmic Trading
  • Financial Inclusion & Payment System
  • MSMEs Competition, Cluster Development & Financing
  • Blockchain Technology,Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies
  • Aggregate & Food Inflation

Management Information Systems

  • IS For a Green and Sustainable World
  • Dark Side of Technology
  • ICT for Development
  • Business Focused Data Analytics
  • Economics of IS
  • Digital Business Models and Innovation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Ethics Of IS
  • Governance, Strategy, and Value Of IS
  • General IS Topics
  • Financing Energy & Sustainability

Marketing Management

  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • Shopper Behavior & Compulsive Buying
  • Sustainable & Green Marketing
  • Ethical Marketing
  • Evolving Marketing Strategies for Vocal for Local (Make in India)
  • Changing Role of Government Policies on the Market Economy
  • Future of Retail Marketing
  • Consumer Psychology
  • B2C Marketing & its Challenges


  • Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Socio-cultural Sustainability
  • Climate change, Environmental Management
  • Green Infrastructure,Urban Ecology
  • Waste Management & Pollution Control
  • Urban Energy Transition
  • Food Waste Recovery
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Green ICTs.


  • Emerging Nature of Hybrid Work Engagement
  • Work from Home Challenges & Opportunities
  • Evolving HRM in the Context of AI
  • Human Resource Practices & Firm Performance
  • Diversity in Work, Talent Management & Employee Engagement
  • Selection, Assessment & Organizational Development
  • Safe & User-Friendly Work Environments
  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Well-being at Work
  • Positive Organisational Behaviour
  • Neurological & Biological Underpinnings of Work Behavior


  • E-Governance
  • The Lean Start-up
  • Shared Value Creation
  • Open Innovation
  • Platform Business Models
  • Networked Business Models
  • Industry Convergence
  • Public-Private Alliance
  • Managing Cross Border Businesses
  • Managing Contracts of Strategic Importance
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Firm Strategy


Abstract Submission deadline: 01st September, 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 01st October, 2022
Registration deadline: 25th October 2022



Please submit the extended abstract in a min. 1500 and max. 2500 words (excluding references). Your abstract should cover the following aspects:

  • Research Gap and Research Problem
  • The Objective of the Study and Summary within 250 words
  • Research Methodology
  • Findings of the Study
  • Implications of the Study


The entire abstract submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:

  • Portable Document Format (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5” × 11” page setting. References may be single spaced.

GBSN for Business and Human Rights Impact Community 6th Annual Meeting

The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester, the Geneva School of Economics and Management at Geneva University, PRME and GBSN invite you to participate in the 6th annual meeting focused on the advancement of human rights research and teaching at business schools.

The meeting will take place in-person in Geneva, Switzerland and online, Friday, 2 December. We hope to discuss new initiatives and issues pertaining to business and human rights and discuss updates, activities, and collective action within the research clusters. 

More information will follow.

Interested in joining the GBSN for BHR Impact Community?

Individuals interested in joining the Global Business School Network for Business and Human Rights should complete the online sign-up form below. To attend the 5th Annual Meeting, please sign up for the Impact community.

2022 Africa Shared Value Summit

The Shared Value Africa Initiative and Shift Impact Africa proudly present the 6th annual Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda on 25-26 October 2022.

The Summit brings together forward-thinking African business leaders, as well as political and non-governmental stakeholders, to inspire African solutions for Africa’s challenges. This year’s programme centres on the use of the Shared Value business management model to create technological and business solutions to bridge digital inclusion gaps and drive economic growth across Africa.

The Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit has been Africa’s premier Shared Value business event since its inception in 2017. Every year, the Summit assembles business leaders and change makers to investigate how Shared Value thinking and strategic partnership can create people-centred sustainable business solutions. Through in-depth discussions, experience sharing and collaboration, the Summit enables businesses to interrogate how they operate through the ‘profit with purpose’ lens and become growth catalysts.

One Africa, One Voice

The unifying theme ‘One Africa, One Voice’ underscores the need for organisations to work together across borders and industries for the benefit of all. The 2022 Summit will approach this theme through the lens of connectivity, interrogating how business can close the gaps in Africa’s digital landscape to promote economic growth and move the continent forward.

About the Organizers

The Shared Value Africa Initiative is a pan-African organisation and the regional partner of the global Shared Value Initiative. It assists and collaborates with organisations to profitably address social and environmental issues through the core business and build prosperous and sustainable economies and societies in Africa through a focus on profit with purpose.

Shift Impact Africa is a women-owned advisory and consulting firm that assists organisations to unlock the power of a Shared Value sustainability strategy centered on social and environmental impacts. We advocate strongly for profit with purpose, founded on the belief that business can create both economic value and value for society


For general inquiries, please contact

Student Voices: Featuring Finalists of the Bridging Divides Essay Contest 2022

General Information

In 2022, the Victoria Forum and the Global Business School Network have collaborated to launch the Bridging Divides Essay contest, which welcomed 300 registered individuals and teams (347 total students) from 65 institutions, 27 countries, and 6 continents! This international group of students was prompted to submit original, unpublished essays and accompanying creative pieces that share experiences and perspectives, which inspire efforts to bridge existing divides. These written pieces had to also include a subtheme of bridging social, economic, and/or environmental divides.

Through two extensive rounds of judging, the Top 5 submissions (including the essay and creative piece) were determined and the authors have been welcomed to join this esteem panel to discuss their stories and efforts when it comes to bridging divides. These authors will be joined on the panel with the second/final round judges who selected their pieces, and who will additionally discuss their comments and feedback from the submissions.

The panel will be led by the Global Business School Network’s CEO, Dan LeClair as he navigates the conversation and storytelling as they are told by both judge and student. You won’t want to miss this enriching session on how students are striving to make intentional efforts and are tirelessly working to bridge so many divides.

Date & Time

Monday, August 29, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm EST

Victoria Forum 2022 Bridging Divides: Turf, Truth and Trust

Top Five Essays

(In no particular order)

These Top Five Submissions have been invited to join a panel of elite judges to discuss their essays at the Victoria Forum.

“Of Highways and Byways- How People Have Used Resources to Divide Africa”

Mufudzi Chihambakwe

University of Cape Town
South Africa

“The Plight of Hijab-Wearing Women”

Zainab Siddiqi

Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

“A Promising Heritage at the Age of a Divided but Interdependent World: Conversation”

Duygu Tan

Koç University Graduate School of Business

“Connecting Women to Abundant Education”

Panharoth Meas

University of Houston

“Personalized Experiences and Future Outlook of a Growing Problem in the Digital Age”

Anne Venema & Andrew Sahaydak

Johannes Kepler University Linz & University of Victoria
Austria & Canada

Final Judges Panel

About the Victoria Forum

The inaugural Victoria Forum took place on November 2017, and brought together approximately 500 participants, representing different levels of governments, business, academia and civil society, to take stock of the state of diversity and inclusiveness in Canada on its 150th anniversary, and to look to the future.

The Forum reflected a Canadian narrative that pluralistic societies require inclusive institutions, where power and benefits are widely held, in order to create the conditions for inclusive and sustainable socio-economic progress.

The final report included thirty-eight constructive recommendations and was widely distributed to leaders at different levels of government, business, and civil society.

Access Free Registration to the Victoria Forum 2022

Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) & Steward Leadership Summit (SLS)

Steward Leadership 25

An initiative jointly curated by Stewardship Asia Centre, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society, WTW and The Straits Times, the Steward Leadership 25 (SL25) is an annual listing of the 25 best stories of steward leadership excellence within the Asia-Pacific region. It seeks to showcase the 25 best narratives from organizations that have demonstrated resolute actions in pursuing and achieving their own unique versions of stewardship purpose while living stewardship values. Come 25-26 July, the jury of SL25 consists of distinguished judges will meet and discuss over the judging kit and the qualitative criteria to be applied on the received nominations stories.

Nomination Requirements

Submissions should demonstrate how your initiatives or policies demonstrate steward leadership to create a collective better future articulated in your organizational purpose. These projects should have occurred between March 1, 2019 and March 1, 2022.

The SL25 listing covers the Asia-Pacific region and accepts entries from the following categories:

  1. Large and Multinational Companies
  2. Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  3. Social Enterprises

The best 25 steward leadership success stories will be chosen from among these three categories.

Steward Leadership Summit

Stay tuned for The Steward Leadership Summit (SLS) which is happening on November 30, 2022 in Singapore, where the top 25 best stories of organizations in Asia-Pacific that have demonstrated steward leadership excellence will be revealed and showcased. The SLS is slated to be a one-day high profile annual event attended by business, government and civil society leaders from around the Asia-Pacific region. Distinguished speakers and experts from all over the world shall be invited to discuss key issues around the practice of stewardship in all its forms. The forum will be structured around talks from experts in the field, panel discussions, and debates on provocative topics to encourage participants to be better stewards.

More Details to be Released in Due Time

Global ESG and Sustainability Summit



8:00am EDT

Driving positive change.

Stress on organizations today is unprecedented. More than ever before leaders need to be equipped to understand and respond to rapidly changing conditions and ensure the continued sustainability of their organizations.

Our environment, society and the essential governance thereof is firmly interwoven into our future. We have a collective responsibility to pivot and transform our organizations to create, preserve and avoid the erosion of value and ensure that we effectively steward our limited resources for future generations.

Join us, as global experts help us challenge the assumption that our current economic models can expand indefinitely, and ask ourselves the uncomfortable questions that no one dares to ask. Can we find innovative solutions that grapple with the complexities ingrained within our environment and implanted deep within our society? Investigate the latest developments in governance from global thought leaders, and catalyse new ideas as we all work towards a sustainable future.

Join us for a globally interactive conversation about ESG, Sustainability and beyond – what we do now affects our future. 

This Global Summit is hosted by the Good Governance Academy in association with Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), The South African Business Schools Association (SABSA) and Global Business School Network (GBSN).

Supporting organizations include the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Central and East European Management (CEEMAN), Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) and Association of African Business Schools (AABS)

Date and Time

Thursday, 25 August

  • 07:00 – 09:30 CT
  • 08:00 – 10:30 ET
  • 13:00 – 15:30 BST / UK
  • 14:00 – 16:30 CET
  • 14:00 – 16:30 South Africa
  • 16:00 – 18:30 UTC
  • 17:30 – 20:00 India
  • 22:00 – 00:30 Sydney


Please complete the online registration form.

Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist: Urban Air Mobility


Online, Zoom

Date & Time

Wednesday, 27 July | 9:00am ET


Emma Martens,

Session #2: Urban Air Mobility

The task of universities and business schools is “to prepare graduates for jobs that do not yet exist.” These jobs of the future are being created right now by leading businesses worldwide.

In the second session of this Innovation Series Korn Ferry and GBSN are excited to host Esina Alic, CEO of Res Novae Group and former President and CEO of Insitu Inc, an unmanned aviation company, to explore the urban air mobility jobs that don’t exist yet. We will discuss how this industry developed, the current landscape of the unmanned industry, and how companies are continuing to innovate. Additionally, we will consider the hard and soft skillsets business schools need to equip their student with to help them be competitive in the urban air mobility sector. We encourage business students and alumni, as well as the staff and faculty who are helping them navigate careers in a rapidly changing world to join us for this interactive session.


  • Esina Alic

    Res Novae Group
  • Grace Chew

    Principal, Regional Account Lead and Program Director
    Korn Ferry

Date & Time

Wednesday, 27 July

9:00am – Washington DC
8:00am – Lima
2:00pm – London
3:00pm Geneva /Cape Town
4:00pm Nairobi
6:30pm Mumbai
9:00pm Singapore
10:00pm Tokyo

About the Partner

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm that works with its clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. Korn Ferry helps them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

Its 10,000 experts in more than 50 countries deliver on five core areas: Organization Strategy, Assessment & Succession, Talent Acquisition, Leadership & Professional Development and Total Rewards.

More information visit