Cross-Border Coffee Breaks are a series of curated webinars featuring research, expertise, innovations and lessons learned by GBSN member school faculty. The purpose is to not only provide network members visibility within the network, but also to foster cross-border knowledge sharing and collaboration. Its intent is to capture and promote information on best practice and lessons learned from GBSN and its members’ experience in building the capacity of management education for the developing world.

Cross-Border Coffee Breaks will be administered by GBSN and presented by its member schools.

  • Share research, expertise, innovations, programs, etc. with the network

  • Establish collaborations with member schools from across the globe

  • Discover best practices and lessons learned

Structure & Submission Process

Each Cross-Border Coffee Break will be no longer than 60 mins and hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. A GBSN staff member will play the role of a moderator, maintaining the flow of the conversation. All promotion and administration will be managed by GBSN. Each Cross-Border Coffee Break will be recorded and made available on the GBSN resource library.

First 5 mins – Introduction

The moderator will provide background on GBSN, introduce the Agenda and the presenter.

Next 45 mins – Presentation

The presenter will provide background on the topic via PowerPoint to share facts, figures, images, etc.

Final 10 mins – Q&A

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Following the Cross-Border Coffee Break, the recording, presentations and resources will be made available on the GBSN website.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, April 4 I 9am Washington

Submit a Topic

The opportunity to participate in and submit a topic to present at a Cross-Border Coffee Break is exclusive to GBSN member schools only.

Submit a Topic


Business Schools and the Coronavirus

David Capodilupo, Assistant Dean, Global Programs, MIT Sloan School of Management

Carolyn Egri, Associate Dean for Research and International, Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business

Charles O. Ivenso, Director, Finance & Administration, Lagos Business School

Felix Papier, Dean of Pre-Experience Programs, Director of the Grande Ecole, ESSEC Business School

Developing Locally Relevant Case Studies for Africa

Amini Kajunju 
Executive Director
IUGB Foundation

Koffi N’Da
Dean of the School of Business and Social Science, IUGB

Richard McCracken 
The Case Centre

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Network Readiness Index 2019: Towards a Future Ready Society

Soumitra Dutta
Former Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Founding Co-Editor, Network Readiness Index

Bruno Lanvin
Executive Director for Global Indices, INSEAD
Founding Co-Editor, Network Readiness Index

Carolina Rossini
Co-Founder, Network Readiness Index
Secretary for the Board and CEO, Portulans Institute

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Strategic Benchmarking as a Tool to Manage Institutional Development of Business Schools

Mathias Falkenstein
Executive Policy Advisor at LUISS Business School; Principal CEO, Higher Education Management Group

Wilfred Mijnhardt
Policy Director RSM at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

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Cross-Border Coffee Break Webinar: Designing a Sustainable Business Program

Daniel Hicks
Lecturer Economics Department
Miami Herbert Business School

Dr. David L. Kelly
Professor of Economics
Co-chair of the Sustainable Business Research Cluster
Academic Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Business
University of Miami Herbert Business School

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Meeting Blockchain’s Potential: An Interdisciplinary Research Approach

Tatjana Novakovic
Project Manager on the [UN]BLOCKED Project
Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

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The Economic and Business Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Reality, Not Hype

Wim Naudé
Professor in Business and Entrepreneurship, Maastricht University
Visiting Professor in Technology, Innovation and Marketing, RWTH Aachen University

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Transforming Business Education

Timothy Van Zandt
Professor of Economics

Katell Le Goulven
Executive Director, INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

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What are the learning skills of the future, and how can we teach them now?

Anguelina Popova
Associate Professor
Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
American University of Central Asia

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Futures at The Narxoz Business School

John A. Sweeney
Associate Professor of Futures and Foresight
Narxoz University Business School

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Case Studies, Impactful Local Voices

Richard McCracken
The Case Centre

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Ted Cross
Clinical Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management
Director of the Master of Applied Leadership and Management Program
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University

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Karen Spens
Hanken School of Economics

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Wim Naudé
Former Dean, Maastricht School of Management
Visiting Professor, RWTH Aachen University

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MBA Student Representatives: Samprikta Sahu and Adhithyan Anabalingam

Project Partner: Ken Aim, CEO, SOWO Foundation

Project Sponsor: Gaurav Kaushal, Business Head, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Kenya

Faculty Project Guide: Dr. Gita Bajaj, Professor of HR & Communication, Chairperson MBA (Dual Country Program), IMT Dubai Business School

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The LBS Management Scholars’ Academy Initiative

​Otubanjo Tayo
PhD, Senior Lecturer of Marketing Management
Lagos Business School

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Fulbright Specialist Program Offers Opportunity to Two GBSN Members

Bryan Andriano
Executive Director, Global & Experiential Education, George Washington Graduate School of Business
Stephen Paterson
Dean of NUM International College and Co-Founder of Mekong Business Challenge, National University of Management, Phnom Penh

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Developing Deans: Combining International Best Practice with Innovation

Rohit Verma, Dean of External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Gail Fink, Executive Director of External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

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Experiential Learning: What is it? Why is it relevant?

Kerry Laufer, Director, TuckGo, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

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