Cross-Border Webinars 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. It’s 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 Webinars 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

Upcoming Webinars

Structure & Submission Process

Each Cross-Border Webinar 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 Webinar 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 Webinar, the recording, presentations and resources will be made available on the GBSN website.

Submit a Topic

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

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How to Reposition International Student Recruitment After COVID-19?

Ulrich Hommel
Founding Partner

Andrea Longaretti
Global Head of Recruitment & Admissions
IE University

Jerker Moodysson
JIBS, Jönköping University

Thijs van Vugt
Director Analytics/Consulting Team

Moving Executive Education Online: How Much & For How Long?

Ulrich Hommel
Founding Partner

Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD
ESMT Berlin

Martin Möhrle
Director, Corporate Services
EFMD Global Network

Dominique Turpin
Former President & Dean of External Relations
IMD Business School

The Future of Project-Based Learning: A Conversation with Mike Barger

Mike Barger
Executive Director, Office of Strategy and Academic Innovation
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Building a Network of Entrepreneurs in Residence

Dr. Allan Discua Cruz
Director MSc International Business & Strategy Director
Co-Director Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) Programme
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Magnus George
Professor of Entrepreneurship
Head of Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Brian Gregory
Teaching Fellow
Co-Director, Entrepreneur in Residence
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

Business Schools and the Call To Community Action Part 3

Joanne Li
Professor of Finance
Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair
Florida International University College of Business

Tashina Giraud
Director of International Operations & Relation
Kedge Business School

Viviane Barreto
Associate Dean for Global Strategy
Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC)

The Human Element in Online Learning

Larry DeBrock
Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus
Gies College of Business, University of Illinois

Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta
Clinical Professor of Business Administration
Gies College of Business, University of Illinois

Norma Scagnoli
Senior Director of eLearning
Gies College of Business, University of Illinois

Business Schools and the Call to Community Action Part 2

Cristina Giménez Thomsen
Professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences
Director, Identity and Mission

Jean Jinghan Chen
Dean of Faculty of Business Administration
Director of Business Research and Training Center (BRTC)
Chair Professor in Accounting and Finance
University of Macau

Kamil Senhaji
Groupe ISM

Business Schools and the Call to Community Action

Christopher B Yenkey
Associate Professor of International Business
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business

Kathleen Riach
Professor in Organisational Studies (Management)
University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School

Luis Borrallo
Director Community Service Centre
Strathmore Business School

International Student Recruitment in Times of Global Crisis

Mathias Falkenstein
Founding Partner

Andrew Jack
Global Education Editor
Financial Times

Sanjeev Khagram
Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU

Thijs van Vugt
Director Analytics and Consulting

Future of Globalization

Anil K. Gupta
Michael Dingham Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship
University of Maryland

Africa and the COVID-19 Crisis

Carl Manlan
Chief Operating Officer
Ecobank Foundation

Dan LeClair

Building Online Learning Communities

Hélène Michel
Professor of Gamification and Innovation
Grenoble Ecole de Management

François Thérin
Senior Consultant 

David Capodilupo
Assistant Dean of Global Programs
MIT Sloan

Travis Hunter
MIT Sloan

Recruitment During a Downturn

Franziska Ewald
MBA and International Engagement Lead
Esade Careers, Esade Business & Law School

Amber Wigmore Álvarez
Chief Innovation Officer
Highered EFMD Shared Career Services

David Serés
HR VP South East Asia & South Korea
Boehringer Ingelheim

Moving the HBS MBA Online: A Conversation with Srikant Datar

Srikant Datar
Senior Associate Dean,
University Affairs
Harvard Business School

Webinar: Stepping Up Your Online Game

Benjamin Stévenin
CEO, RimaOne

Martin Boehm
Dean, IE Business School

Mark Fenton-O’Creevy 
Professor of Organizational Behaviour 
Open University Business School

Locking in Jobs in a Lockdown:
Coronavirus and Careers for Business Graduates

Ronit Avni
Founder & CEO, Localized

Sean O. Ferguson
Associate Dean, Asia School of Business

Julia Zupko
Director of Career Development, Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University

The Era of Chinese Multinationals: Competing for Global Dominance

Lourdes Casanova
Senior Lecturer and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director Emerging Markets Institute  Johnson School of Management, Cornell University

Anne Miroux
                   Faculty Fellow                        Emerging Markets Institute  Johnson School of Management, Cornell University

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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

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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