Prioritizing Local Relevance in the Global Business School Network

Business Education, News from GBSN

What if we took a group of high performing managers from Canadian paper mills and placed them in the Hawassa Industrial Park in Ethiopia. Would they succeed? Regardless of whether you answered yes, no, or maybe, your responses to questions like this one can reveal a lot about the work we’re doing at the Global Business School Network (GBSN). Since we were created by the World Bank 17 years ago, our vision has been for the developing world to have the management talent it needs to generate prosperity. We want to achieve that vision by “improving access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world.” As my experience grows with GBSN, so does my respect for the local relevance part of our mission. Here are three ways that we are prioritizing local relevance in our work.

The Case Centre Awards and Competitions 2018

Business Education, Resources and Opportunities

Now in their 29th year, The Case Centre’s 11 Awards and five Competitions celebrate excellence in case writing and teaching at schools of business, management and government worldwide. Highlights The Overall Winning Case, on Accor’s digital marketing, was co-authored at Harvard Business School (HBS), the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University and ESSEC Business School. (This is a fourth Overall Award for HBS**, a first-time success in the Awards for Cornell SC Johnson College, and a first-time Overall win for ESSEC, which has won two category awards in previous years.) Outstanding Case Teacher was won by David Wood, … Read More

Learning with Cases: An Interactive Study Guide

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Learning with Cases can be a challenging experience for students, so The Case Centre have created an interactive study guide that will take students through the process, providing practical tips, tricks and tools.   Along with understanding more about cases and the case method, they’ll learn how to: They’ll also hear from our case method expert, Scott Andrews, to get a unique insight into the instructor’s point of view.  Why not assign the guide as pre-course reading so that your students arrive in their first case class ready to participate effectively! Educators can access a free, full preview copy. Price per student … Read More

New Resource for Students: Learning with Cases An Interactive Study Guide

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Along with understanding more about cases and the case method, they’ll learn how to: They’ll also hear from case method expert, Scott Andrews, to get a unique insight into the instructor’s point of view.  Why not assign the guide as pre-course reading so that your students arrive in their first case class ready to participate effectively! Yes, if you are a registered, approved educator on our site you can access a full preview copy. The guide is viewed in your browser so there’s no need to download any app or software. Access the preview  To make accessing the guide as easy … Read More

Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business Win EFMD Case Writing Competition

Business Education, GBSN Member Schools

Issued by: University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business A searching look at Lonmin Plc Mining and the role of investors following the Marikana massacre in 2012 has won first prize in the prestigious 2017 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the African Business Case category. Co-authored by Associate Professor Stephanie Giamporcaro from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) and GSB alumnus and Milpark Education Dean: Financial Planning and Insurance, Marilize Putter, the study is entitled: Lonmin Plc: Mining and responsible investment – dangerous liaisons? It poses hard questions about the role of investors and shareholders in business and is … Read More

Writing a Teaching Note: How to Make it Less Frightening?

GBSN Member Schools

Guest blog post by Imane EL Ghazali and Rihab Abba, ESCA Ecole de Management, Morocco A teaching note is the instruction manual of the teaching case that it accompanies, and therefore meets the likely needs of the faculty who intend to use case studies in their classes. The quality of the teaching note is closely linked to the actual teaching of the case in the classroom, since it offers meaningful step-by-step guidance for fellow instructors, without any additional research. The objective of this valuable tool is to show them how they could deal with the information contained in the case, how … Read More