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Business Education and the Inevitable Change

Just like in business, in business education the winds of change are always blowing. Unlike business, however, these winds usually seem to pass without significantly impacting the industry. In recent years, however, the pressures have been mounting. And the Covid-19 pandemic has spread the view that profound change is inevitable.

Africa Powering Digital Transformation

Digital transformation plays a central role in the sustainable development of Africa. Yet the continent does not yet have the tech talent to enable this transformation. How do we develop the skills to support the needed investment? How can business, academia, government, and civil society work together to create an environment that unlocks the full potential of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs? Can business schools and universities take the lead in connecting diverse talent needed to accelerate innovation? The fifth and final session in the Talent for Africa series aimed to answer these questions.

Austin’s Five Forces Model for Transformation

New beginnings (such as the current pandemic) bring about opportunities for transformation if we suppress current realities and augment possibilities. This enables us to adopt agile strategies to create new systems which then become our new realities. I have codified below, the relation between Transformation, Vision, Team, Time, Resources and Resolve in a model which… Read more >

New Member Spotlight: CUHK Business School

GBSN promotes the expertise and interests of our members by providing a platform to communicate news and open opportunities to global audiences and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world. The New Member Spotlight series serves as a way for new member schools to introduce themselves to the network.

Africa’s Business of Sustainable Development

For the fourth segment of GBSN and Ecobank Academy’s Talent for Africa Virtual Forum, the topic of discussion was on “The Business of Sustainable Development.”  By now, we should have all heard of, if not intimately know, the UN sustainable development goals.  However, what we don’t always consider is the many targets within each goal,… Read more >

New Member Spotlight: Montpellier Business School

GBSN promotes the expertise and interests of our members by providing a platform to communicate news and open opportunities to global audiences and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world. The New Member Spotlight series serves as a way for new member schools to introduce themselves to the network.

Women and Business Education: It’s About Realizing Our Full Potential

When I was a teenager one of the popular television news magazines aired a segment about women who wanted to become firefighters. Although I’ve lost track of the details, I will never forget my reaction. It was nothing short of a profound awakening. In the segment, women candidates were shown doing physically demanding tests, such… Read more >

Leadership is About Asking the Right Questions

Many important questions need to asked today by business school leaders as we start the slow process of coming out of the Covid pandemic and reshaping business school education for a sustainable and inclusive future. Determining which questions to ask is the first and important challenge for a business school leader. If you get this right, you have already overcome the most important challenge of leadership and made significant progress towards your goals.

Africa’s Future Workforce — Learning and Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In the third session of the Talent for Africa Virtual Forum, GBSN and Ecobank Academy presented “The Future Workforce — Learning and Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” a discussion on Africa’s most powerful resource — its people! Once again, we remind our audience that collaboration between sectors such non-profit, academic, and government is absolutely… Read more >