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February Cross-Border Collab


Thursday, 9 February, 2023

10:00am EDT


Hosted on Zoom.


Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org

GBSN Members are Invited to February’s Cross-Border Collab: Developing Managers and Rebalancing Society

The February Collab will feature special guest Dr. Henry Mintzberg. Dr. Mintzberg is a Professor of Management Studies at McGill University and an accomplished writer, having authored 20 books and countless articles on management education and business strategy, including Managers not MBAs and Simply Managing. Recognized as a leader in challenging the status quo of business education, Dr. Mintzberg will join us to talk about about rebalancing society, understanding organizations, and what both mean for developing managers.

In the session we will discuss several points Dr. Mintzberg makes in his book, Managers not MBS’s around the belief that “conventional MBA classrooms overemphasize the science of management while ignoring its art and denigrating its craft”. We will also explore the dynamic solutions Dr. Mintzberg proposes in his book Rebalancing Society. Faced with the challenges of political polarization, human exploitation, and climate change, business schools are perfectly positioned to help support the growth and development of a rebalanced society. We will discuss how we can “engage in social movements and social initiatives that challenge destructive practices and replace them with constructive ones.” 

Dr. Mintzberg will join us as we re-examine the role of business schools in developing managers and helping to rebalance society. We will consider questions like: 

  • What can business school do to reemphasize a more engaging style of management?
  • What unique role can business schools play in the rebalancing of society?
  • How can GBSN Members leverage the GBSN Network to develop more engaging managers  and challenge societal imbalance? 

Guest Speaker


Thursday, 9 February, 2023

  • 10:00am Washington D.C.
  • 4:00pm Paris
  • 4:00pm Lagos
  • 8:30pm Mumbai
  • 11:00pm Singapore


Cross-Border Collabs are not open to the public and are only open to GBSN Members. 

What are Cross-Border Collabs?

Cross-Border Collabs are exclusive gatherings for GBSN members, focused on engaging our community to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time. Facilitated by topic experts, these session will provide a place for our members be active participants in our mission of improving management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world. Collabs are held monthly on every first Thursday of the month. Collabs are an exclusive opportunity for member school ambassadors, deans and leading faculty members.