Lisa Leander Returns to GBSN as Senior Advisor

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When I left GBSN in 2016 after eight exceptional years of managing membership, my goal was to gain practical experience in understanding how to grow a small business and deliver a curriculum.   I have had some incredible experiences running an international growth accelerator for women business owners of small and medium enterprises.  Through online courses, modules, assignments and in-person trainings, I spent time working one-on-one with women business owners in developing countries.  From understanding ideal customers, to analyzing revenue channels or navigating financial ratios, I experienced first-hand the challenges and successes business owners face in the developing world.   It was … Read More

CEO’s Message: Creating Locally-Relevant Content and Experiences

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Dear GBSN Member Teams, Thank you for such a warm welcome to the Global Business School Network (GBSN). It has been a little more than a month since I started as CEO. During that time I met many of you and have been energized by the work we are doing together. Your commitment to improving access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world is palpable. And that makes GBSN truly distinctive and vital to the future not only of management education, but also of business and society. As you read this letter, the GBSN Experiential … Read More

Celebrating 50 years of The Open University!

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In April 1969, The Open University was established with a clear purpose: to open education for all. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, this radical idea makes us more relevant than ever before. As the UK’s largest university with nearly 174,000 students, we are still committed to celebrating diversity, challenging under-representation and continuing to widen access to education. We are proud to have empowered more than two million learners to achieve their potential and strive to build on this in the future. In the Business School, we have had more than 100,000 people from more than 120 countries study with us since the … Read More

GBSN Welcomes HEC Montréal and the Goa Institute of Management to the Network

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The Global Business School Network is pleased to announce the acceptance of two new member schools: HEC Montreal in Canada and the Goa Institute of Management in India. The network now consists of 73 members in 40 countries. The Mission of the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is to create knowledge & nurture leaders for sustainable business and an inclusive society for India and the world while maintaining strong & ongoing commitment to Goa.  As a leading business school in an emerging market, GIM is concerned about issues that are important to developing countries. GIM joins GBSN with the belief … Read More

The Future of Management Education is Experiential

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For me this brief interaction pointed to three interesting developments in management education. First, it provided an example of the blurring boundaries between what companies and business schools do. Second, it revealed some of the key advantages of ‘learning by doing” to develop managers and leaders. Third, it demonstrated the importance of context in creating meaningful and effective learning experiences.

IESE Business School: New Study Illuminates How Large Corporations Can Maximize Value from Innovation

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The latest in a series of corporate venturing (CV) studies from IESE Business School examines how much autonomy CV units need to create the most impact BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2019– IESE Business School in collaboration with consultancy firm BeRepublic released today a new study on how companies can best maximise the impact from corporate venturing – the increasingly popular practice of large firms collaborating with start-ups in an effort to increase innovation. The study Open Innovation: Balancing the autonomy and impact of your corporate venturing unit, is based on over 120 interviews with chief innovation officers and those in … Read More

The American University in Cairo School of Business, Babson College and IFC Collaborate to Deliver the “Governance, Challenges and Possibilities in Family Business Program”

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Many family businesses are transitioning into the complex process of a new generation of leaders. Their success and continuity depend on the leadership effectiveness of those at the top. This program is designed to address the multifaceted dynamics of family business and establish a foundation for long term business success, that safeguards the legacy of founders and family values. The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business (BUS), Babson College and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are launching this joint program to enhance family business leaders’ abilities to leverage the intrinsic strengths of their family enterprises and to implement … Read More

The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2018

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Now in their 29th year, The Case Centre’s 11 Awards and five Competitions celebrate excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide. Highlights The Overall Winning Case, on Accor’s digital marketing, was co-authored at Harvard Business School (HBS), the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University and ESSEC Business School. (This is a fourth Overall Award for HBS**, a first-time success in the Awards for Cornell SC Johnson College, and a first-time Overall win for ESSEC, which has won two category awards in previous years.) Outstanding Case Teacher was won by David Wood, … Read More