Innovating in the Midst of COVID-19: Lessons from FEA – University of São Paulo

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Most every business school around the world has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis by providing online instruction in new and enhanced ways. For FEA – University of São Paulo (FEA USP), a public institution, pedagogy is just one example of how the school is adapting to the new environment and connecting its knowledge to the needs of society. “We were able to adapt very quickly to teaching online,” explained Moacir de Miranda Oliveira, Head of the Business Administration Department at FEA USP. “Two of my colleagues – Professors Adriana Marotti de Mello and Ana Carolina Rodrigues – came to me … Read More

World After COVID-19: Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC


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Sangeet Chowfla is the President & CEO of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). In conversation with Soumitra Dutta and Dan LeClair of GBSN, he discusses the importance of connectedness and trust, as well as the changing value equation in higher education. This interview was conducted 9 weeks after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. This is an edited transcript of their exchange.

GBSN Board Chairman Launches New Research Institute

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Soumitra Dutta, joined by Bruno Lanvin and Carolina Rossini, created in late 2019 the Portulans Institute (PI) – an independent non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute based in Washington DC. Portulans Mission is: To develop cross-community knowledge and dialogue on how people, technology and innovation contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth. To inform policymakers, by producing independent, rigorous metrics and data-based research. To collaborate with private sector leaders in driving a business agenda that invests in people, technology, and innovation for a prosperous common future. To host and co-organize events and conferences on the above issues affecting human-centric sustainable economic … Read More

Predatory Publishing’s Threat to Emerging Economies

Business Education, Research

Much attention has been given to how business schools in emerging economies can develop the quality and relevance of their teaching and research programmes, acknowledging the huge potential such development would unlock for those economies and the world. Some of this attention has, understandably, focused on researchers and the need for them to improve the scope and quality of their publications so that they ‘rank’ alongside those from developed economies.

The Craft of Doing Research

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In the framework of my PhD project, I undertook a research stay at Middlesex University Mauritius ( 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.

The Economic and Business Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Reality not Hype

Business Education, Research

The debate on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is characterized by hyperbole and hysteria. The hyperbole is due to two effects: first, the promotion of AI by self-interested investors. It can be termed the  “Google-effect,” after its CEO Sundar Pichai, who declared AI to be “probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on.” He would say that. Second, the promotion of AI by tech-evangelists as a solution to humanity’s fundamental problems, even death. It can be termed the “Singularity-effect,” after Ray Kurzweil, who believes AI will cause a “Singularity” by 2045.