Cave Hill School of Business Professor Launches Book “Managing in Developing Countries”

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  For those of us teaching outside of the so-called ‘western world’ these are common complaints. There are many calls for research and teaching that focuses on the non-western world, particularly developing countries. Managing in Developing Countries aims to begin to fill this need, in the classroom, by addressing management issues from the perspective of those who are managers in developing countries. The book will be available in early September from the Taylor & Francis Group (Routledge). It is primarily intended as a text for a basic management course at the undergraduate level; however, it has also been used at … Read More

Exploring the Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development

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Did MBAs cause the global economic crash of 2008? Can the proliferation of entrepreneurship education programs in Africa be the thrust the continent needs to achieve the development economists predicted? Will more business schools in China be able to prepare the next generation of leaders to innovate? These, somewhat provocative, questions speak to the complicated relationship between business education and economic development. In theory, there is a causal relationship between an increase in people educated in business and growth of the economy in which they work. However, in practice the two parts are incorporated in a web of political, social, … Read More

Mobile-First Micro-Learning Platform Gnowbe Announces 4 New Global Advisors

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Gnowbe attracts global thought leaders in Harvard, Facebook, EdTech, ExecEd, HR and Learning SINGAPORE, Sept. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon valley- and Singapore-headquartered start-up Gnowbe, a market leader for mobile-first, micro-learning, today announced the addition of 4 new advisors to join their experienced, global team to help with aggressive growth and development. The new advisors include: Gnowbe attracts global thought leaders in Harvard, Facebook, EdTech, ExecEd, HR and Learning (PRNewsfoto/Gnowbe Pte Ltd) Gnowbe attracts global thought leaders in Harvard, Facebook, EdTech, ExecEd, HR and Learning (PRNewsfoto/Gnowbe Pte Ltd)   Professor John J-H Kim, Senior Lecturer (EdTech Innovation Expert), Harvard Business … Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s Management Development Institute: Training the New Leaders in Town

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As Program Officer at GBSN, one of the programs I manage is the Management Development Institute (MDI). MDI targets healthcare workers in Sub-Saharan Africa who have assumed management opportunities within their organizations and are looking to improve their management and leadership skills to better lead teams and manages scarce resources. Participants are required to attend a 1-week intensive training and are then expected to complete a Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP) within a year of their return back home. I had the opportunity to see the program first-hand in Cape Town, South Africa. GBSN member school, the University of Cape … Read More

Liberal Arts Enters the MBA Classroom at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

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SPJIMR Logo (PRNewsFoto/SP Jain Institute of Management) SPJIMR Logo (PRNewsFoto/SP Jain Institute of Management) MUMBAI, August 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Left and right brain must work together,’ celebrated author Amish Tripathi tells students. A new course in Management and Liberal Arts at SPJIMR has brought Indian and Western classics to the MBA classroom, opening up newer perspectives for students of management on subjects like creativity, quality, aesthetics and dialogue. The course was introduced this year for the MBA-equivalent Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and is better known on the SPJIMR campus by its acronym, MaLA. Mid-way through the course, … Read More

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

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

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

Ashesi University College Ambitiously Aims to Educate Ethical Leaders in Africa

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Ashesi University College has one ambitious mission for its students: ethical leadership. The institution’s curriculum focuses on applying ethical models and gender inclusion into the African workforce. The private liberal arts college in Ghana’s Eastern region uses their continental and global position as motivation to educate a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders in Africa, which remains to be a constant struggle within the region. The institution established Africa’s 1st ever institutional honor code. Ashesi’s reputation is one that raises the bar for higher education and leadership training in Africa. As the African continent remains that with the lowest … Read More