H. Landis Gabel Appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors

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H. Landis Gabel, Emeritus Novartis Chaired Professor of Economics and Management at INSEAD, has been appointed to the GBSN Board of Directors.  Prior to his retirement from the faculty in 2008, he held the Novartis Chair in Management and the Environment. He holds BSc (engineering), MBA, and PhD (economics) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSc (economics) degree from the London School of Economics. Before coming to INSEAD in 1982, Professor Gabel was on the faculty of the University of Virginia. Professor Gabel’s research and teaching focuses on microeconomics and public policy, in particular industrial, trade, and environmental policy.  … Read More

My Internship Experience at GBSN

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As an International Relations major at American University with a minor in International Business and a focus in International Development, I was interested in interning at the Global Business School Network due to its global scope and its focus on management education as a tool for international development. During my past 5 months at GBSN, I have been able to enhance my understanding of management education and the impacts it has on international development, learn about different business schools around the world and gain insight into how cross-border exchanges and global partnerships between schools offer powerful tools to better education … Read More

Thank You To Our Founder, Guy Pfeffermann!

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As many of you know, GBSN’s founder, Guy Pfeffermann, recently retired as GBSN’s CEO. Guy founded the Global Business School Network back in 2003 with a vision for the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Starting as a program of the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank, where Guy was Chief Economist at the time, we began with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Today GBSN is an independent 501(c)3 organization with member schools on 6 continents and a global mission. This video was produced as a tribute to Guy’s work and impact, not just … Read More

The Global Business School Network: Building Management Education Capacity for the Developing World.

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To celebrate our 12th Annual Conference, Intersections of Business Education and Economic Development, GBSN produced a short video to illustrate the organization’s mission, vision and strategy. The video features interviews with our Founder, current COO and CEO as well as various stakeholders. For the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. Build management education capacity for the developing world. GBSN harnesses the power of a global network of leading business schools to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing, advancing management education that delivers international best practice with local relevance. Improve access to quality, locally relevant management … Read More

Pankaj Ghemawat publishes his new book “The New Global Road Map: Enduring Strategies for Turbulent Times”

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Pankaj Ghemawat’s new book “The New Global Road Map. Enduring Strategies for Turbulent Times” will published in May 2018 by Harvard Business Review Press. The book can be pre-ordered on Amazon. ContentExecutives can no longer predicate international growth strategies on the assumption that globalization will continue to advance steadily. How should they respond to prevalent uncertainties and anxieties about its future course? The New Global Road Map explains how globalization levels have changed recently and how to think about their future evolution. With up‐to‐date data and novel analyses, Ghemawat dispels dangerous myths and provides a clear view of what is … Read More

Reflections: Bangladesh and Romania – A Common Goal but Worlds Apart

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In the early 1990s, I was working for a non-profit public health management consulting organization. Although based in the US, I spent most my time conducting short-term assignments that aimed to strengthen management systems of public, private and NGO providers of health services all over the world. By coincidence, I started two, multi-year engagements with private, non-profit providers of women’s health services at the same time, one in Bangladesh and one in Romania. The objective was to assist them examine their cost and revenue structure and develop strategies to programmatically and financially sustain their organizations. The size and structure of … 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

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