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

Tribute to Guy Pfeffermann’s Contributions to Global Economic Growth

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GBSN is a member of the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), which is a consortium of 30 member NGOs that generate more prosperity through partnerships that bring together highly skilled volunteers with people around the globe seeking opportunities for self-reliance. Below is a tribute blog article to GBSN’s founder, Guy Pfeffermann, that VEGA recently published. VEGA wishes to recognize Guy Pfeffermann, founder and head of VEGA Member Global Business School Network (GBSN), for his leadership and untiring commitment to generating economic growth by building institutional capacity through management training. After 15 years at GBSN, Pfeffermann is stepping down as … Read More

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Scholarship Program for High Potentials from Developing Countries

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GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. GBSN member school, the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), offered up to 5 scholarships to graduate students enrolled in GBSN member schools from developing countries to its 2017 International Summer University ISUWU. The ISUWU is an intensive short program, which provides international students with an excellent opportunity for international education. A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a … 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

Greetings from Guy: Reflecting on GBSN’s Journey

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The Global Business School Network was launched fifteen years ago and the time has come for my successor, Stephen Sacca, to take the reins of the organization. In these last “Greetings from Guy” I reflect on GBSN’s journey. GBSN is based on a simple idea: that the quality of management matters to economic and social development. We have all suffered from poor management, dealing with airlines, health care providers, public utilities, and so forth. Poor management translates into wasted resources, which low-income countries can afford least of all; to use an American expression, improved management generates “more bang for the … Read More

University of St. Gallen Provides 10 Scholarships to its Global School in Empirical Research Methods 2017

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GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. Member Initiatives can include doctoral dissertation mentoring, scholarships for faculty or students, research or teaching fellowships, faculty exchange, joint action-learning projects, cooperative research, etc. For the fourth year in a row, The University of St. Gallen offered up to 10 scholarship opportunities to Ph.D. students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM). … Read More

My Internship Experience

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For college students, summers are a time for exploration. Thanks to the institution of the summer internship, we are able to try on jobs like shoes. We stuff our feet in, walk around for a few months, and hope for a fit. If we’re lucky, we leave with new skills, experience, and a clue as to where we might be headed. GBSN has given me all of that and more, and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend my summer in this office. As a BBA candidate with an emphasis in International Business at the George Washington … Read More

My Time at GBSN as a Communications Intern

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Though I have studied at American University in Washington D.C. for two years, I hadn’t stayed in the city for the summer until this year. I made a deal with myself that there was only one way I would stay in D.C. instead of returning home: if I got an outstanding internship. When I stumbled upon GBSN’s internship opening, the communications and event planning position appeared, for lack of a better word, perfect. I am currently studying journalism and international relations, and my interest in international development seemed like a picture-perfect fit. I instantly applied. Fast-forward a few months and … Read More

My Experience at GSERM St. Gallen

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Firstly, I would like to commend the organizers of GSERM for delivering quite an exceptional program and overall experience. The program was well coordinated and everything ran like clockwork. When I first arrived in St. Gallen I got a bit lost trying to find my way, but thanks to the helpful locals who walked with me to my destination and gave me a crash course on the bus system, I was able to move around with ease. I found the courses extremely valuable. The courses I chose to take were the Bayesian Data Analysis as well as Analyzing Discreet Experiments. … Read More

GSERM: A Milestone in my Research Journey

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Every year The University of St. Gallen offers 10 scholarships to GBSN member schools in developing countries to attend its Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM). These scholarships are intended to encourage like-minded motivated scholars to learn and discuss research methodologies in their respective domains. I was fortunate to be one of scholarship recipients for participating at GSERM hosted by University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. I am pursuing my research in the area of accounting with specific focus on management control systems. I also work as assistant professor of accounting at Institute of Management Technology Nagpur in India. … Read More