Chairman’s Corner: Leading in a World of Innovation Acceleration

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While the acceleration of innovation presents a formidable challenge for most business school leaders, it also presents an exceptional set of opportunities for the few who dare to innovate and change. The few who are inspired to re-imagine the future and take risks. The few who are disciplined to execute with determination and resilience. So how should business school leaders react to these accelerations in the pace of innovation?

Evaluating the Impact of Global Business Schools on the SDGs

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It’s clear that business schools play a critical role in advancing the SDGs through higher education. But how can we ascertain these impacts and best practices for the SDGs? While good works advancing the SDGs proliferate throughout global business schools, presently, there is no comprehensive reporting system dedicated to sharing specifically how these schools contribute to the SDGs.To begin to address this information and management gap, the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University has developed the SDG Dashboard–a new reporting and data analytics tool that allows business schools to showcase and share their SDG-related best practices.

Chairman’s Corner: Reflections from the 20th OECD Forum

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The OECD held the 20th anniversary Forum in Paris on 20-21 May. The Forum has grown significantly over the last couple of decades and brings together a wide range of government ministers, leaders from the public and private sectors, representatives from civil society including not-for-profits and college students. Each year, the OECD chooses a theme for the Forum. Perhaps aptly, the theme for this year was “World in eMotion.” It was a play on words to emphasize the rapid pace of change being brought about by digital technologies. The Forum had a rich agenda with many sessions exploring different facets … Read More

Chairman’s Corner: Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education?

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Education as a sector has proven stubbornly resistant to change. Despite significant progress in technology, classroom instruction remains largely unchanged from decades ago. While students have rapidly adopted social media, online collaboration and learning tools are poorly utilized in most courses. While the consumerization of other slow-to-change sectors such as healthcare is in full swing, educational technology systems remain cumbersome to use and are far from the ease of use and embedded customer focus seen in online leaders such as Amazon and Netflix. The big data and analytics revolution is sweeping multiple sectors, yet education operates in an environment characterized by poor data and the rare use of analytical tools. It is no surprise that educational institutions today are under pressure to both improve the effectiveness of learning outcomes and to provide more personalized learning delivery in a cost effective manner.

Creating Business Leaders for the World of Tomorrow

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Given the enormous reach and impact of global corporations, it is quite clear that corporate leaders have a big role to play in shaping the world of tomorrow. If we are to solve the problems of ecological destruction, staggering inequality and chronic poverty, business leaders must become messiahs of change, championing and directing their companies’ journey to create an equitable and sustainable world.As educators, we need to ask ourselves what role business schools should play in this journey towards corporate sustainability. What type of business school curriculum can help produce future corporate leaders, who have the courage and the empathy to make a difference in the world?If we introspect a little, we can see that business schools today have become simply an extension of corporate hiring departments. Rather than being centers of thought leadership, which encourage managers to think, to question business models, and to derive meaningful paths for themselves, business school curriculum seems to simply reflect corporate hiring priorities. Clearly, there is an urgent need to completely rethink business education, particularly in a world where poverty and inequality persists.

GBSN Welcomes HEC Montréal and the Goa Institute of Management to the Network

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The Global Business School Network is pleased to announce the acceptance of two new member schools: HEC Montreal in Canada and the Goa Institute of Management in India. The network now consists of 73 members in 40 countries. The Mission of the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is to create knowledge & nurture leaders for sustainable business and an inclusive society for India and the world while maintaining strong & ongoing commitment to Goa.  As a leading business school in an emerging market, GIM is concerned about issues that are important to developing countries. GIM joins GBSN with the belief … Read More

IESE Business School: New Study Illuminates How Large Corporations Can Maximize Value from Innovation

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The latest in a series of corporate venturing (CV) studies from IESE Business School examines how much autonomy CV units need to create the most impact BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2019– IESE Business School in collaboration with consultancy firm BeRepublic released today a new study on how companies can best maximise the impact from corporate venturing – the increasingly popular practice of large firms collaborating with start-ups in an effort to increase innovation. The study Open Innovation: Balancing the autonomy and impact of your corporate venturing unit, is based on over 120 interviews with chief innovation officers and those in … Read More

The American University in Cairo School of Business, Babson College and IFC Collaborate to Deliver the “Governance, Challenges and Possibilities in Family Business Program”

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Many family businesses are transitioning into the complex process of a new generation of leaders. Their success and continuity depend on the leadership effectiveness of those at the top. This program is designed to address the multifaceted dynamics of family business and establish a foundation for long term business success, that safeguards the legacy of founders and family values. The American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business (BUS), Babson College and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are launching this joint program to enhance family business leaders’ abilities to leverage the intrinsic strengths of their family enterprises and to implement … Read More