Celebrating 20 years of Progress, Partnerships and Accomplishments

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GBSN member, Nanyang Business School (NBS) is celebrating 20 years of their Nanyang Fellows MBA program. The Nanyang Fellows MBA is a one-year, full-time program designed for senior executives from public and private sectors. The program has generated over 400 graduates from more than 35 countries that hold influential positions worldwide. Fellows are typically mid-career executives, mid-30s to early 40s, with at least 8 years of management or senior professional experience. The celebration was held at Capitol Singapore Theatre, where alumni heard from Nanyang Technological University’s President, Subra Suresh, Producer and presenter of the BBC World News, Sharanjit Leyl, and … Read More

Reflections from MDI 2018: Solving Africa’s Health Challenges

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As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN members have committed to achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030.  How will African countries reach this goal? Johnson & Johnson’s Management Development Institute (MDI) believes that by providing health workers with the management and leadership skills and tools, the efficiency and effectiveness with which scarce resources are used will improve thus strengthening overall health systems. The MDI for East African healthcare professionals took place August 5-11, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.  The training is delivered by Amref Health Africa using professors from GBSN member schools including the Chandaria School of Business at … Read More

Top 10 Business Schools in Africa

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The business sector in Africa has improved significantly over the course of time and universities throughout the continent have continued to expand and have more opportunities to students. The African Exponent, a reliable online outlet for African news and in depth analysis of developments in business, finance, markets, politics, culture, science and technology, recently ranked top 10 business schools in Africa. Some of the top 10 best business schools in Africa offer full-time MBA courses, international opportunities, and a variety of undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in various business-related fields. GBSN is proud to have 6 of the 10 best … Read More

GBSN Developing Deans Initiative: A Dean’s “Study Trip” to Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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In July 2018, I had an opportunity to visit Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and its constituent Schools meeting their deans, directors and other senior administrators.  The opportunity was provided by Global Business School Network (GBSN) as an alternative to their Developing Deans Program. Here are my reflections based on my interactions and meetings at Cornell. Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is an Ivy League business school that boasts a broad portfolio of academic programs. Consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world (global rank 17 according to FT rankings 2018), the College is … Read More

University of Maryland Smith School of Business Launches First Dual Degree Graduate Program

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GBSN member schools University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in India partner to offer a dual degree graduate program. The Smith school posted the below article highlighting the partnership. Aug. 14, 2018 (College Park, Md.) — A new partnership with India’s S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research will give the University of Maryland its first dual degree graduate program with an institution outside the Maryland system. Participants will earn a Master of Quantitative Finance from Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a Global Management Program Certificate from S.P. Jain, a … Read More

World Investment Forum 2018: Setting the Future Investment Research Agenda

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Registration for the 2018 World Investment Forum Academic Conference has opened (Register here). The conference convenes scholars of international business, economics, law and other relevant fields for a day-long multi-disciplinary academic conference in the context of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018. The co-organizers are the Academy of International Business, the Society of International Economic Law, and the Graduate Institute Geneva. Theme: Setting the Future Investment Research Agenda Time and place: 26 October 2018, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Provisional programme: In addition, editors of UNCTAD’s TNC Journal and AIB’s JIBP Journal will discuss the demand for academic research to inform policymaking … Read More

ISM Dakar Hosts Management Development Institute Francophone Training for Healthcare Professionals

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The Global Business School Network (GBSN) is proud to have been managing the Johnson and Johnson funded Management Development Institute (MDI) for over a year now. In this time, the program has grown from 3 delivery partners to 5, who deliver 6 in-person trainings in 3 languages (English, French and Portuguese). The 2018 MDI trainings kicked off on July 22nd, 2018 with MDI Francophone in Senegal.  Our Executive Director, Fabienne Jolivert had the opportunity to take part and experienced first-hand the commitment of each participant to learn and share their experience with one another. 2018 marks the third round of … Read More

An Impactful Learning Experience

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As one of the scholarship recipients to attend the Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) in June 2018, I am greatly appreciative of the Global Business School Network (GBSN), the host institution (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) and my home University (Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria) for the opportunity to apply, attend and benefit from the program. With close to fifteen years of work experience as a geologist, geophysicist and subsurface asset manager in an International Oil and Gas Company and currently a PhD student of Strategy Management, I have attended several courses over the years, but the … Read More

The Innovation Process: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis

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Nowadays, innovation is a key dimension in the performance of business organizations. In contexts that are more and more dynamic and competitive, and where clients have become more demanding, firms need to distinguish themselves by developing new products and services, and/or improving their processes to gain in terms of productivity. Through innovation, they are asked to build a competitive advantage by meeting new expectations from customers and entering new markets or adopting more effective practices and technologies. For organizations, it is a matter of survival. Innovation gives them an effective solution to deal with sectors convergence, technological dynamism and market globalization. For entrepreneurs, innovation is the key factor to overcome market barriers and create new value or new industries. As Peter Drucker (1985, p. 19) stated: « Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurship, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for different business or a different service.».

Disruption at 40: A Nova School for a New Time

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On the pages of the weekly newspaper Semanário, our faculty helped steer the country toward the future, making the case for the virtues of economic freedom and markets. Thus we contributed to open up Portugal and bring about economic development and modernity. It is not by accident, but because it is part of our DNA, that we were the first in Portugal to set up an MBA, the first to teach in English, the first to seek international accreditations, the first to adopt Bologna without gradualism, the first to build a Campus with private funding… and so many other firsts. We … Read More