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Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> GBSN Welcomes 3 New Schools
>> Alejandro Lago Joins Academic Advisory Board
>>UNCTAD, GBSN and GRLI Align Voices for Big Push to Change Business Education

>> Opportunities


Upcoming Events

GMAC & EFMD Admissions Institute for New Professionals Europe
February 8-11, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

School of Business-CIK 2016 Conference
March 15-17, 2016
Cairo, Egypt

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting
April 3-5, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

eLearning Africa 2016 Conference
May 24-26,2016
Cairo, Egypt

MIT Big Data Conference
May 26, 2016
Bogota, Colombia

2016 University-Industry Interaction Conference
June 1-3, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

GBSN & EFMD Joint Conference in Africa
November 7-9, 2016
Accra, Ghana


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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannBecause in most developing economies they are the predominant form of economic activity, from its beginnings GBSN has paid particular attention to what causes very small firms to grow. We worked for three years with Nigeria’s Enterprise Development Center, a remarkable institution, in creating a super-effective Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management. Later GBSN partnered with Goldman Sachs in their ambitious 10,000 Women program, which included the creation and/or strengthening of entrepreneurship education institutions across the developing world.

While these efforts succeeded in enabling owners to grow their small businesses, no systematic research had been undertaken which might show whether and how better management might lead to growth. It is only a few years ago that a team of economists began to investigate the links between quality of management and development outcomes such as productivity and employment growth.

>> Click here to read Guy’s full article



Upcoming GBSN Events

Save the Date! 2016 Annual Conference
November 7 – 9, 2016

Accra, Ghana

For a second time, GBSN is partnering with EFMD to present a joint conference in Africa, co-hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Registration Information coming soon.

Vices and Virtues of Sound Accounting Research Webinar
Friday, February 26, 2016
Presenter: Wayne Landsman

Research is the foundation of every trade be it medicine or finance. Sound inquiry pushes our known boundaries and yields potential for revolutionary discovery. Yet much of the research being done today falls short of the scientific standard. Rediscover the time tested fundamentals and gain expert insight into the attributes of solid research.

This webinar is for doctoral level students with an interest in accounting and finance research.

>> Click here to register for the free webinar

GBSN Welcomes 3 New Schools

GBSN welcomes Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB), ETH Zurich Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC), and Nanyang Business School into a network of prestige member schools. As a member school, the newly accepted will join others in fulfilling a mission to build management education capacity for the developing world through global networking, knowledge sharing, and capacity building programs that prioritize local business education.



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Alejandro Lago, IESE Business School Joins Academic Advisory Board

GBSN introduces Dr. Alejandro Lago, the newest member on the GBSN Academic Advisory Board. Dr. Lago will assist fellow board members in reviewing business school applications for GBSN membership. The Academic Advisory Board plays a critical role in GBSN’s mission.

>>Click here for Alejandro Lago’s Biography

UNCTAD, GBSN and GRLI Align Voices for Big Push to Change Business Education

UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise launched Business Schools for Impact, an initiative which creates a worldwide network of impact-oriented educators, practitioners and students who are committed to forging pro-development business solutions.  The programme offers teaching materials, case studies, internships and other resources to equip future business leaders with an understanding of the opportunities in low-income markets and with the particular management expertise required to succeed in these regions.  

>> Click here to read more

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Apply for 2016 Seed Awards
Is your enterprise in a start-up phase and does it integrate social and 
environmental benefits, solving pressing local issues? 
Do you need support to help to establish and grow your enterprise?SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2016 Switch Africa Green-SEED Awards, SEED Africa Awards and SEED Gender Equality Awards.

>> Apply for USAID & Intellecap Collaboration for Impact Facility
Together with USAID’s Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Intellecap seeks to facilitate and enable impactful collaborations through providing advisory services that help to scale innovative business models that target low income consumers. Building on the partners’ experience of over a decade of working with corporates and enterprises globally, the facility aims to enable corporate and SGB partnerships in East Africa to accelerate social impacts.


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