USIU Chandaria School of Business Team Wins Case Writing Grant Competition

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GBSN and the SWIFT Institute are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Case Writing Small Grant is a team from the Chandaria School of Business, USIU. Financial institutions in emerging markets can be at a particular disadvantage due to a lack of adequate resources to develop and maintain robust cybersecurity protocols. These kinds of security challenges often have a chain reaction––when one bank experiences a security breach the impact can be global, affecting banks across borders. In 2018, losses from cyberattacks were predicted to top $1.6 trillion and could reach as high as $6 trillion by 2021. The … Read More

Online Teaching in Times of COVID-19

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As part of GBSN’s commitment to providing a platform for digital information sharing and learning across our industry, we have been hosting a series of webinars focused on how schools are dealing with challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic. GBSN, in partnership with EFMD and XOLAS, presented a webinar  on April 1st, Stepping Up Your Online Game. The webinar featured a panel discussion with Benjamin Stévenin, CEO of RimaOne and Founding Parter of XOLAS, Mark Fenton O’Creevy, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, The Open University and Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School.

A Short Guide to GBSN Online

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Indeed, the last month of coronavirus living has helped me to understand and appreciate GBSN as blended organization, one in which our essential work on the ground and face-to-face is complemented and supported by our work online. But it also helped to realize that we haven’t talked enough about our digital work. So here is a short guide to GBSN online, with some notes about how each has been useful in the current crisis.

A Time to Shape our Future

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We are living in extraordinary times with the global fight against COVID-19. While the extent and speed has varied, governments around the world have imposed stringent controls on businesses and the movement of people. Non-essential businesses are required to close for several weeks and the livelihood of many thousands is at risk. Professionals are being asked to work remotely and universities are being required to rapidly move into large-scale online teaching, posing significant changes for both faculty and students. Borders are being closed and there is the risk of a retreat from globalization. Technology is enabling the utilization of invasive … Read More

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