GBSN October/November eNewsletter

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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> Introducing the AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator
>> AACSB Explores: Business Education in Sub Saharan Africa
>> University of St. Gallen Global School of Empirical Research Methods 2016
>> Recent Opportunities 


Upcoming Events

AABS Case Teaching and Workshop
July 27-29, 2016
Accra, Ghana

Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education
August 1, 2016
Phnom Phen, Cambodia

Advisory Seminar – Internationalization in the Latin American Context
August 18-19, 2016
São Paulo, Brazil

6th Annual MSM Research Conference on the Rise of Eurasia
September 9, 2016
Maastricht, The Netherlands

24th CEEMAN Annual Conference
September 28-30, 2016

1st Global Entrepreneurship Development Conference
October 5-7, 2016
London, United Kingdom

2nd Sankalp Southeast Asia Summit
October 25-26, 2016
Jakarta, Indonesia

AAPBS Annual Meeting
October 26-28, 2016
Soeul, South Korea

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


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Greetings From Guy


Guy Pfeffermann

Since the start of the century the economies of the developing world have expanded rapidly – faster than before and much faster than “advanced economies”. Their share of world production has increased from about one-fifth to one-third today, an unprecedented geographic shift. However, during the last couple of years developing world economies seem to have run out of steam. Their growth slowed from 4.7 percent in 2013 to 3.4 percent last year. The BRIC countries, which accounted for about 40 percent of global growth from 2010 to 2015, slowed down. Brazil and Russia’s economies actually shrank. Only India’s economy continues to grow rapidly, but India accounts for only 2.6 percent of world GDP.

>> Click here to read Guy’s full article



Upcoming GBSN Events

Register Now! 2016 Annual Conference
November 2 – 4, 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).


Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education
Monday August 1, 2016
National University of Management, Phnom Phen

Business school deans, directors, and faculty are invited to a one-day summit to explore opportunities for applying experiential learning approaches to management education in the Asia Pacific region.

Register today at


Introducing the AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is offering new programs for startups, entrepreneurs, and individuals with science, technology, engineering, architecture, agriculture, and medicine backgrounds.

The AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator aims to promote inclusive innovation in the Philippines, eventually becoming a hub for founders, angel investors, and venture capitalists from the ASEAN region. Unique to this incubator is the ability to scout and select start-ups from other pre-incubation facilities.

>> Click here to read more


AACSB Explores: Business Education in Sub Saharan Africa: Job-Taking vs. Job-Creating

Guy Pfefferman talks with AACSB’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Dan LeClair, about the opportunities for business schools in sub-Saharan Africa to be innovative and create entrepreneurs who will help the local economy.

>> Click here to read more


University of St. Gallen Global School of Empirical Research Methods 2016

For the third year in a row, The University of St. Gallen offered 10 scholarship opportunities to Ph.D. students from GBSN member schools in developing countries, to attend its Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM.)

>> Click here to read more


Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Call for Applications Center for Global Enterprise Alpha Team: Jobberman
Help Jobberman, Nigeria’s largest online jobs platform, design and implement online, skills-based learning programs for the next generation of entrepreneurs and current/future employees of digital companies in Africa. Applications will be accepted through Monday, August 14.

>> 2016 EFMD Case Writing Competition
Take the opportunity to showcase your School’s research potential and submit cases to the 2016 EFMD Case Writing Competition before October 17, 2016.

>> Kofi Annan Business School Foundation Fellowship
The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries, who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means, to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA or MSc from the most international business school in Germany. Deadline: September 30, 2016.

Call for Papers: AABS 4th International Conference on Responsible Leadership Conference

We invite abstracts that address Leadership Challenges That Matter. These abstracts should explore the relevance and meaning of responsible leadership in the context of these kinds of challenges, in ways that add to our understanding of responsible leadership. Deadline: August 31, 2016

>> Call for Papers: Forced Migration, Enterprise and Development
Conceptual, qualitative, and empirical papers, which address any dimension of forced migration and entrepreneurship, are welcome. They also encourage submissions about the impact of migration on entrepreneurial activity in sender countries affected by conflict and natural disasters as well as receiver countries. Case studies of countries or sender/receiver relationships are welcome, but should carefully consider the implications for policy.


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