News from GBSN

Call for Investors for the Africa Business Concept Challenge

We are proud to announce the second annual Africa Business Concept Challenge (ABCC) in partnership with Peaqs. This virtual business concept competition for African undergraduate and graduate students will challenge teams to design a viable business concept that addresses a locally-relevant challenge or problem related to Agenda 2063, and inclusive and sustainable development. As part of this experience, teams… Read more >

Two New Forces Shaping the Globalization of Management Education

“Finally, a global business school goes local.” About 15 years ago that was my reply to a reporter when she asked me about a new program by well-known US business school. Funded by an alumnus, the program was to connect MBA student teams to small businesses in the economically distressed neighborhood surrounding school. I tried… Read more >

ESCA Ecole de Management, First African Member of HERMES Universities Network

where partners from 5 continents work closely on several collaborations, aiming at offering their communities various opportunities of exchanges, joint research, and dual degrees.  The 28 HERMES Universities partners also work on common study programmes and innovative initiatives to enrich their students and faculty abroad experiences. Being part of this prestigious Network is the result… Read more >

Elizabeth Eldridge is Awarded the Best Thesis Award 2020

This research project was conducted in collaboration with Farm Radio International, a Canadian non-profit organization working with community-based radio broadcasters across Sub-Saharan Africa, to improve smallholder farmers’ knowledge on a variety of topics including agricultural techniques and rural development. The thesis focuses on how the organization of agricultural input supply chains contributes to the poverty… Read more >

Peaqs Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200

Peaqs was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool for the GSV Cup yet. More than 175 judges from leading venture capital firms and strategic partners in digital learning like Accel, General Atlantic, Reach Capital, and Owl Ventures, among others, used rigorous criteria to determine the 200 most promising… Read more >

Double Win for GBSN Partner Peaqs: Shortlisted as Top 200 Global EdTech Companies & Taking Home a Prize at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards

London 10th December: 2021’s most exciting, effective new approaches to teaching and learning have been announced by QS Quacquarelli Symonds and The Wharton School, after a gruelling competition comprising eight months, 1350 applicants, and five rounds of close expert scrutiny: the Reimagine Education Awards.
Danish edtech, Peaqs, is proud to announce taking home the silver award… Read more >

A Paper by Marlei Pozzebon Wins an Award

The paper is titled The Pursuit of Perfect Control and Ultimate Outreach: Social Fintech Platforms, Microcredit Agents and Surveillance. The authors use a sociological approach to analyze a microcredit platform offering financial services in an impoverished region of Brazil. They very critically analyze the monitoring and surveillance role played by this technological platform on micro-entrepreneurs. In… Read more >

Wits Business School Makes the Case Centre’s Best-Selling List

We are thrilled to have made the best-seller list for 2021. Congratulations to Prof Eric Schaling and Jacklynne Hobbs who wrote the case.”An updated version of the case – The South African Budget 2019 – Hard Choices in Tough Times? – is also available from both the Case Centre and WBS.