GBSN Participates in Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Global Forum

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This week I had the pleasure of representing GBSN at the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Global Forum in New York. The forum celebrated 10 years of growing business school commitment to responsible management education and, more recently, to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. I left the forum with a renewed sense of excitement and urgency for our mission. The 17 goals define the critical, interdisciplinary opportunities that will shape how businesses, governments, schools and international development organizations invest and measure impact within local communities and on a global scale. The intersection between these goals and GBSN’s mission is … Read More

Global Business School Network Names Stephen J. Sacca as CEO

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Washington, DC – The Global Business School Network (GBSN) announces the appointment of Stephen J. Sacca to succeed retiring founder and longtime CEO Guy Pfeffermann effective September 5, 2017. Guy Pfeffermann founded GBSN in 2002 while serving as chief economist of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, where he spent a 40-year career. Mr. Pfeffermann led GBSN’s development as an influential organization with a global mission, guiding it from its incubation at the IFC to an independent organization with a membership that spans 36 countries. Under Mr. Pfeffermann’s leadership, GBSN engaged with business schools around the world … Read More

Soumitra Dutta of Cornell University Assumes Chairmanship of AACSB International’s Board of Directors

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TAMPA, Fla., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Soumitra Dutta, founding dean of SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, began a one-year term on July 1, 2017, as chair of the board of directors of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Dutta succeeds Santiago Iñiguez, president of IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. “Soumitra is known for his contribution to and authority on new technology in the business world, and on innovation policy,” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. “His insight to driving growth across the digital economy will … Read More

Ivey Business School Launches Six New Executive Education Programs

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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 13, 2017) – The Ivey Business School at Western University is pleased to announce the launch of six programs to its existing Executive Education program portfolio. “The Canadian business market has dictated to us the key competencies needed to remain relevant and successful in today’s global business environment. I’m pleased to be able to address those needs with the launch of these six programs,” said Mark Healy, Ivey’s Executive Director of Executive Education. “These tailored Executive Education experiences are designed to address important identified trends and threats facing organizations today. For business leaders, there is no … Read More

ESCA Ecole de Management Wins EFMD 2016 Case Writing Competition MENA Business Cases Category

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The EFMD, ‘European Foundation for Management Development’ has recently announced the winners of the 2016 EFMD Case Writing Competition. GBSN member school, ESCA Ecole de Management was awarded for its case study written by Dr. Zoulikha Maaroufi about a Moroccan success story: DIAMANTINE “From Old Fashion To A Fast-Fashion Retailing Power-House: How Diamantine Reinvented The Traditional Ready-To-Wear Market In Mena Region.” This case study focuses on the repositioning of this homegrown brand which managed to revamp traditional ready-to-wear market segment in Morocco. The EFMD award comes after the State recognition that ESCA received a couple of months ago. These achievements … Read More

Robert H. Smith School of Business Launches First Cross-Cultural Wireless Business Growth Challenge for GBSN Member Schools

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GBSN member schools are invited to participate in a worldwide Cross-Cultural Wireless Business Growth Challenge organized by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The competition will begin in late January 2018 and take place over the course of two months. University teams from around the world will compete via an on-line platform in a two month cross-cultural business simulation. The simulation will increase their global mindset and test a wide array of the students’ business skills. The on-line simulation is focused on financial decision-making and forecasting in cross-cultural environment. Each team will consist of 4-5 students … Read More

Business Schools Encouraging Innovation

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I want to pay tribute to Professor Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his brainchild, the Global Innovation Index (GII), a project he launched at INSEAD, another GII partner, joined later by WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization. Professor Dutta is a longtime friend of GBSN. Capturing innovation systematically across geographies and over time is a daunting proposition. The Index captures “inputs” of innovation as well as “outputs.” Inputs include institutions (the political, regulatory and business environment), human capital and research, infrastructure (such as ICT), “market sophistication” (credit, … Read More

Listening and Leading to Build Midwifery in French-speaking Africa

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Professor Mame Yauto Faye is the Regional Director of the Francophone Management Development Institute. MDI targets health workers in Africa, including midwives, to strengthen their abilities in management and leadership so that populations have better access to health care services. In French, the word for “midwife” is “sage femme” – which literally translated into English means “wise woman.” Wise women have been assisting childbirth for thousands of years – in fact, it’s one of the world’s oldest professions – but especially in French-speaking Africa where maternal and newborn mortality is stubbornly high, we need many more of them to help … Read More

Wilfrid Laurier Officially Opened the New Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

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The new center will be instrumental in attracting, maintaining and supporting the local technology sector for today and tomorrow. Wilfrid Laurier students will now be attending the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at the newly named facility, Lazaridis Hall. Through its innovative design and cutting-edge technological capabilities, Lazaridis Hall will cultivate Canadian business education for a global economy compelled by innovation and entrepreneurship. The vision behind Lazaridis Hall is to create an “active learning building” that offers a revolutionary practice of collaborative education. Designed for student collaboration, the technology that supports active learning will allow Wilfrid Laurier students to … Read More

ESADE, UVA and Lingnan University Partner to Offer a Master of Science in Global Commerce

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ESADE Business School in Spain and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce have partnered together with Lingnan University College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China to provide students a truly international experience. UVA’s new Master of Science in Global Commerce program is a year-long program that focuses on teaching students how to conduct business across different cultures. The program is divided into three segments. Students spend their first 15 weeks in the U.S. at the UVA McIntire School of Commerce, the next 9 weeks in China at the Lingnan University College at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou … Read More