New Member Spotlight: Florida International College of Business

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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.

Reflections on GBSN in the First Months of 2020

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Twenty-twenty already has been a very active year for staff team supporting the Global Business School Network (GBSN). In Nigeria we co-hosted a workshop with Lagos Business School and the African Academy of Management (AFAM) on the role of business schools in Africa’s sustainable development. Then we went from the Yabacon Valley to Silicon Valley, where we contributed to the fifth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium, and onward to Cairo for roundtables convened by the AUC School of Business to look ahead on occasion of its 10th Anniversary. We also participated in AACSB and EFMD annual deans conferences in music city and the fashion capital of the world, Nashville and Milan, respectively.

In Memory of Nazeer Ladhani

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Nazeer Ladhani, a longtime member of GBSN’s Advisory Board, passed away on February 19 in Nairobi. My deepest condolences go to his family, and in particular to Aliya, his talented daughter who interned at GBSN – I believe it was in 2006 just as we were about to spin off from the World Bank Group.

New Member Spotlight: University of Macau Faculty of Business Administration

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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.

The Importance of Data-Based Research for Policymaking

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On Friday, February 14th, the founders of the Portulans Institute joined the Global Business School Network for an edition of their Cross-Border Coffee Break Webinar. The focus of the webinar centered on the Network Readiness Index. Below you can find the full recording of the webinar.   During the discussion, Soumitra Dutta commented on the importance of data-based research for better policy development, while highlighting how central it is for technology and people to work together towards the fourth industrial revolution. Dutta concluded this sentiment and showcased the importance of the NRI by stating that “If you look at the fourth industrial revolution, there is … Read More

GBSN Board Chairman Launches New Research Institute

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Soumitra Dutta, joined by Bruno Lanvin and Carolina Rossini, created in late 2019 the Portulans Institute (PI) – an independent non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute based in Washington DC. Portulans Mission is: To develop cross-community knowledge and dialogue on how people, technology and innovation contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. To inform policymakers, by producing independent, rigorous metrics and data-based research. To collaborate with private sector leaders in driving a business agenda that invests in people, technology, and innovation for a prosperous common future. To host and co-organize events and conferences on the above issues affecting human-centric sustainable economic … Read More

A Virus Teaches us a Lesson in Globalization

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We are living in interesting times. Brexit just happened a few days ago. Earlier last month, President Trump proudly proclaimed the success of his policies in Davos. Leaders of some other countries are now looking to follow the examples set by the leaders of the USA and UK. Many are calling this the decade of deglobalization. In this context, it is ironic that the coronavirus, first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan is now reminding us that we live in a global world. Our problems are common and the solutions have to be found in a coordinated way globally.

What Makes Your Business School Truly Distinctive?

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Over the next two weeks business school leaders will gather for two big events, the AACSB Deans Conference in Nashville and EFMD Deans and Directors Conference in Milan. Nearly one thousand deans will attend either meeting or both, giving the gatherings enormous potential to shape the future of the industry. The conferences will inspire participants and enable them to share experiences and ideas amongst peers, since both meetings are restricted only to the top executives of business schools. The deans will renew friendships and start new ones. They will come from all corners of the world, yet marvel at how … Read More

Enase Okonedo Appointed to Global Business School Network Board of Directors

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Dean of Lagos Business School appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors  Washington, DC – The Global Business School Network (GBSN) announces the appointment of Enase Okonedo to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2020.  GBSN is a nonprofit organization that partners with business schools, industry, to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Through the power of a network of over 100 leading business schools on 6 continents, GBSN fosters connections, facilitates knowledge sharing, and catalyzes investment in management education as a tool for economic and social development.  Dr. Enase Okonedo … Read More

New Member Spotlight: Peking University HSBC Business School

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Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in Shenzhen in 2004 with the vision to bring Peking University’s historical presence and first-tier business education programs to southern China, and benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit of the thriving city. It currently offers a full-range of masters and doctoral degrees in business as well as executive education and community engagement initiatives. PHBS has been accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EPAS, and has a UK campus located in Oxfordshire, England.