Administrative Science Quarterly and the Sonoco International Business Department at the Univ. of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business are pleased to co-host a conference and paper development workshop titled “Globalizing Organization Theory.” We will begin with a two-day conference to discuss how organizational scholarship is expanding into international contexts, and that is followed by a paper development workshop where authors will receive feedback from top scholars in the field. The call for submissions provides details on the theme and submission process.
In the framework of my PhD project, I undertook a research stay at Middlesex University Mauritius (www.middlesex.mu) at the beginning of 2019. In return for the university’s hospitality, I agreed to develop a research workshop series and thus to contribute to the university’s research goals. Together with Adeelah Kodabux and Denisha Seedoyal-Seereekissoon (current PhD students at Middlesex University Mauritius), we designed five workshops on the “Craft of Doing Research.” The workshops were targeted at current and future PhD students from Middlesex University Mauritius to provide valuable inputs on designing research projects successfully. Thanks to the support of the Global Business School Network, four of the five sessions were conducted by experienced scholars from different GBSN member universities.
GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange and development throughout our network of member schools. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border collaborations and help spread best practice throughout the network. Each year the Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University Business School in the United Kingdom makes available a series of International Fellowships to support faculty from GBSN member institutions in other countries to visit and collaborate with Open University faculty. These faculty fellows visit the institution for a period of 3 to 6 weeks to work and learn … Read More
The Hanken School of Economics is extending premium scholarships to students currently studying at or alumni of GBSN member schools from developing countries who apply to and are accepted into Hanken’s 2-year Master’s Degree program in the 2019-2020 academic year.Following a competitive application process, two students from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi have been awarded scholarships to Hanken’s Master’s Degree Program.
Given the enormous reach and impact of global corporations, it is quite clear that corporate leaders have a big role to play in shaping the world of tomorrow. If we are to solve the problems of ecological destruction, staggering inequality and chronic poverty, business leaders must become messiahs of change, championing and directing their companies’ journey to create an equitable and sustainable world.As educators, we need to ask ourselves what role business schools should play in this journey towards corporate sustainability. What type of business school curriculum can help produce future corporate leaders, who have the courage and the empathy to make a difference in the world?If we introspect a little, we can see that business schools today have become simply an extension of corporate hiring departments. Rather than being centers of thought leadership, which encourage managers to think, to question business models, and to derive meaningful paths for themselves, business school curriculum seems to simply reflect corporate hiring priorities. Clearly, there is an urgent need to completely rethink business education, particularly in a world where poverty and inequality persists.
Businesses can, and must, ensure that the make positive contributions to society and to addressing the global challenges our world faces. In many ways, this can happen through markets, and government policy can help align business incentives and societal benefit. However, given limitations of both markets and governments, there is a role for businesses and their decision-makers to deliberately influence business decisions so that they contribute to societal progress. Business schools have their own responsibility to assist businesses and their leaders in actively pursuing this role. What are the new ways of doing business that are dynamic, nimble and creative … Read More
Boasting an unrivaled reputation as the top private business school in Egypt and one of the best in Africa and the Arab world, the AUC School of Business is dedicated to transforming the young eager and innovative minds of today to become the responsible change agents of tomorrow, all while developing relevance and leadership in an evolving ecosystem. Situated within AUC and enjoying nearly seven decades’ worth of history, the School offers a wide range of programs and activities that extend beyond the classroom to provide a holistic and engaging experiential learning approach. AUC is happy to announce it is officially … Read More
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
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