The University of Oxford Saïd Business School announced the appointment of Professor Soumitra Dutta as its new incoming Dean today. He will take up his new post as Dean of Oxford Saïd on June 1st. Professor Dutta was appointed as Chair of the GBSN Board of Directors on April 10, 2018. Dutta will continue to… Read more >
What does it take to thrive in a virtual classroom? At the William Davidson Institute, we’ve had plenty of opportunity to explore this question in the past couple of years, as our Global Virtual Learning Center has been busily running online management programs. Even pre-Covid, we were running many virtual programs — the pandemic put that into high gear. Here are some things that will help students in online programs, based on our experiences.
In true fashion of “Going Beyond” for the 2021 virtual conference, GBSN was honored to continue our partnered track competitions from last year – the HUMLOG Challenge Student Competition in partnership with the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics and the Microsimulation Development Lab faculty competition in partnership with CapsimInbox, while also introducing our leader’s track competition, the Going Beyond… Read more >
What does a former President of Malawi have in common with the VP for Talent and Development at Amazon Web Services, former Chief Operational Risk Officer of the World Bank, Head of Human and Child Rights at the Ingka (formerly Ikea) Group, and the VP for Social Impact at Visa CAMEA? They all are keynote… Read more >
“…under certain conditions, however, art—which not only reflects social reality but also criticizes society, thus forming it—is suited to the diagnosis and cure of its ills.” (Arnold Hauser 1985, “Society as the Product of Art”, The Sociology of Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 310) “No one ever made a decision because of a… Read more >
Dr. Divya Singhal in conversation with Dr. Padhmanabhan Vijayaraghavan Divya: What is your opinion about Art and Change ? Paddy: Art could be used as one of medium to teach, to develop perspectives and create change in the mind of students. It is a powerful tool that could be used to explore without a debate… Read more >
Hence, it remains to be seen how this adaptation will take place: whether it is replicating the old models that brought us here – or whether to a rupture that will lead us towards fairer, more inclusive, and more resilient societies, with the final comprehension that we are nature, affecting and being affected by Earth’s complex dynamics.
And what do business schools have to do with all this? Everything! As educators, we cannot continue to fail to educate future managers and leaders to understand that planetary boundaries exist, and that companies and organizations need to operate within them. Furthermore, we cannot be satisfied with teaching “new” sustainability-oriented management tools or with how to design a good ESG strategy in companies. This is not enough in the face of a hotter, more unequal, more violent, and less democratic world.
I have had the privilege of serving as the Chair of the Board of GBSN over the last four years. One of the important tasks of the Chair and the Board is to recruit new members to the Board, a task that we take very seriously. I am delighted to share that in the meeting… Read more >
The year 2021 is declared the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development at the 74th United Nations General Assembly. The creative economy –which includes audio-visual products, design, new media, performing arts, and visual arts– is a highly transformative sector of the world economy in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings…. Read more >
I am an international graduate studying in the United States, originally from Romania and I have traveled the world since childhood. I have seen a lot of changes, positives and negatives. Most worryingly, I have noticed the dramatic climate changes in regions. I have seen the catastrophic floods in Germany and Belgium, which resulted in… Read more >