GBSN Welcomes Three New Member Schools from Germany, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates

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The Global Business School Network is proud to announce the acceptance of three new member schools: Henley Business School in South Africa, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany and Institute of Management Technology, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The network now consists out of 72 members in 37 countries. IMT Dubai is the first GBSN member school in the United Arab Emirates, HHL Leipzig is the 3rd member school in Germany and Henley Business School Africa is the 6th GBSN member in South Africa. GBSN’s Member Schools are the foundation of our network model. GBSN looks forward to working … Read More

The Open University Business School’s GBSN Fellows Host Successful Online Event

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Each year The Open University Business School offers fellowships for faculty members from educational institutions worldwide to visit the university and work with its faculty. Participants will receive an insight on The Open University’s approach to distance and online learning. Together they will produce online learning material that will be available for both schools afterwards. In November/December 2017 the Faculty of Business and Law welcomed two visiting international fellows as part of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) fellowship program. Ian Wairua, a faculty member and Doctoral Fellow at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya and Dr Wilfred Manuela who is an … Read More

Reflections: GBSN 2017 Annual Conference

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With just 7 weeks in my new role as CEO of GBSN, I approached the GBSN Annual Conference with great anticipation. Since my arrival in Washington in early September I had witnessed the tremendous efforts of Fabienne Jolivert, Network Engagement Officer, and Nicole Zefran, Marketing and Communications Officer, other staff and our interns as they planned the myriad details associated with the one-day Annual Members Meeting and two-day (and night!) conference. Without previous experience attending these events, I did not know what to expect. I was not disappointed!  In fact, I was overwhelmed with inspiration in so many ways. The … Read More

Delivering Locally Relevant Management Training to Healthcare Workers in Africa

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“The Lord has a perfect filing system,” the professor said. “Nothing stays forever, we come in, and we go out when it is time.” Fifty healthcare professionals from across West Africa nodded in agreement. On the screen behind him was a picture of an overfilled file room at a West African health clinic stuffed with a mess of patient folders. The professor used this opening to explain how efficient filing systems can be designed to ensure information is kept relevant and organized, and systematically discarded when outdated or unlikely to be of use any further. This isn’t how I would … Read More

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