Free Participation for Students in Global Marketing Competition 2017

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ESIC in collaboration with Santander and EFMD are running the 22nd world edition of the Global Marketing Competition. The Competition is an advanced computer simulation of a real life business environment.

Although marketing in nature, the game requires the players to take decisions in all the areas of managing a company, from production and logistics, through research, investment and finance to advertising, promotion and distribution.

The competition is open to teams from across the world and it is free for all students to take part. We would be delighted to see your organization participating in an initiative which aims at strengthening the links between the academic and business communities across all borders.

Find out how your school and students can take part at http://www.esic.edu/gmkc/en_EN

  • 22nd Edition
  • 89 Participating Countries
  • 60 000 Students from more than 880 Universities and Schools of Business from 5 Continents
  • 2 000 Companies
  • 17 000 Euros in Prizes
Register Now - Free for all students - the closing date for entries is the May 9th.

Find out more by visiting http://www.esic.edu/gmkc/en_EN or the event Facebook fanpage and follow the competition on Twitter @GMkCompetition

XV Triple Helix Conference 2017, 14-16 September – Call for Papers

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Design Thinking, and the Triple Helix

Daegu, Republic of Korea
September 14(Thu) - 16(Sat), 2017
Organised by the Triple Helix Association
Hosted by 2017 Triple helix International Conference Organizing Committee
Sponsored by Daegu Metropolitan City
Venue: Daegu EXCO
www.triplehelix-korea.org

Important Dates
Abstract Submission: 1 May 2017
Decision Notification: 30 June 2017

Registration:
Early registration: 15 May-30 June
Regular registration: 1 July - 30 Agust
On-site registration: After 30 August

Beginning in 1996 as a small workshop of scholars, experts, and policymakers interested in the dynamic relations of universities, government, and industries in the ecosystem of innovation, the International Triple Helix Conference has grown into a major venue of discussion, research, and policy development for the roles of tripartite innovation agents.

The 2017 conference will be held in the City of Daegu, fourth largest city in the Republic of Korea accessible in two hours from Seoul by fast train. Well-known for the key industries that led South Korea’s fast-track industrialization such as textiles and electronics, it has been re-emerged as a city of high-tech driven culture and innovation including fashion and medical tourism.

This year, the conference touches on the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) driving most up-to-date innovation at the techno-human interfaces, examining the Triple Helix institutions are adapting themselves to these new challenges.

Surrounded by technologies effacing techno-human boundaries such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, virtual/augmented reality (AR/VR), drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT), we are witnessing an unprecedented surge of technical, industrial, and social innovations neatly called the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). These 4IR technologies and various changes induced by them are increasingly casting doubt on the adaptive capacity of individuals and institutions with the threats to human identity, social stability, and economic security. When machines replace not only repetitive labor but advanced intellectual work, what is left for humans? How can existing institutions of the Triple Helix tackle techno-human challenges? This year’s conference invites the Triple Helix community to rethink the roles of the government, industries, and universities in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We welcome the papers addressing but not limited to the following topics: (i) policies and programs for 4IR technology development and management in Triple Helix institutions, (ii) modes of solutions or alternative approaches to innovation in the face of blurring techno-human interfaces (such as design thinking), (iii) risk governance for 4IR technologies in Triple Helix institutions, and (v) measurement of 4IR-driven entrepreneurship of Triple Helix actors.

In addition to thematic sessions, we invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners to submit papers to regular sessions within the traditional scope of Triple Helix research.

Papers are considered for two formats – classical scientific papers and case reports/studies. Please submit an abstract of 2,000 words for the former and an abstract of 700 words for the latter by May 1st (Mon), 2017. Notifications of review results will be made in late June.

For more information, please go here

Press Release: ESCA Ecole de Management Recognised by the Moroccan State

Logo def ESCAThe Kingdom of Morocco has recently reached an important reform in higher education by conferring the State recognition to very few private institutions in highly regulated domains (Architecture, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Management). This institution’s level qualification was launched in 2015 in order to acknowledge the academic excellence and intellectual contribution of independent schools and universities. It comes in addition to the programmes’ accreditation process initiated in 2012.

ESCA Ecole de Management is one of the 8 prestigious institutions that got this recognition in early April. A first in Morocco!

ESCA was first awarded by the State Accreditation in 2012 for all its programmes after achieving successfully the Accreditation process.

The State recognition reflects the compliance of the pedagogical model of the school with the highest national standards. It also opens new horizons in the job market to its graduates by giving them the right to work as civil servant or to joing State owned companies.

This disctinction from the Ministry of Higher Education strengthens the position of ESCA Ecole de Management in Morocco and Africa as the 1st Business School in French speaking countries in Africa and Morocco by various international rankings)1.

On one hand, it confirms the reputation that the school has been enjoying among students, employers and alumni. On the other hand, it reinforces its national and regional leadership based on the academic excellence and the relevance of its scientific production.

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About ESCA Ecole de Management

Founded in 1992, ESCA Ecole de Management is a reference of Higher Management Education Morocco and Africa. The school has more than 3,600 alumni and trains each year more than 1,100 students, executives and managers from 27 different nationalities. ESCA Ecole de Management has an international network of 88 academic partners and is member of 6 international organisations dedicated to education and academic excellence in Africa and internationally (AABS, AACSB, EFMD, GBSN).

ESCA is also member of QTEM « Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management » that regroups 19 of the best Business Schools from 5 continents. ESCA Ecole de Management is ranked 1st Business School by various international rankings nationally and in the French Speaking countries in Africa (Jeune Afrique N°2806 et Eduniversal 2016).

In line with its mission, ESCA Ecole de Management also distinguishes itself by areas of research covering geopolitics / geo-economics, innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. In the same perspective, ESCA Ecole de Management has launched INSEAM with Grenoble Ecole de Management gathering 13 business Schools from 10 countries in Africa in order to support quality management education on the continent.

With 5 leading institutions from Africa, ESCA has initiated the AAAE « African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship » with the purpose of promoting and developing academic cooperation between the African business schools.

More information on www.esca.ma

Decision-Making: The Cult of Haste and the Curse of Waste

Guest post by Martin Binks - the former dean of Nottingham University Business School and a Professor of Entrepreneurial Development at its Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“Act in haste, repent at leisure” is a much-quoted maxim, but it appears to be one in which we have little faith. Acting in haste is not just a norm in the sphere of business: it is something that is championed and even celebrated. The ability to make decisions swiftly is far more likely to be hailed as a strength than it is to be cited as a potential failing.

Naturally, there are many occasions when speed is of the essence. A world without deadlines is a world without dynamism. Yet the division between imperative urgency and needless alacrity is often crossed, in large part because we seldom contemplate the vital difference between the two.

The distinction is undoubtedly one our students would do well to learn. They are, after all, the decision-makers of the future – a future liable to be increasingly characterised by uncertainty and change – and many of the myriad choices they will confront will demand far more than knee-jerk responses rooted in the mistaken belief that rapidity is the only true gauge of their problem-solving prowess.

So how might we help them develop a mindset that acknowledges and values the advantages of adopting a philosophy that is more comprehensive, rigorous and perhaps even ingenious? It seems to me that the issue revolves largely around the age-old phenomenon of “what if”.

Hindsight may well be a wonderful thing, as we are routinely assured, yet few are the occasions when we employ it to prove ourselves spectacularly right. It is instead usually called upon to provide a painful lesson, whether in the form of a wistful survey of the road not taken or a too-late reflection on how things might have been.

These miseries can frequently be traced back to a decision-making process founded on the belief that choices are made only with reference to some kind of prepared catalogue of ready-made, fully formed options. This is a dangerous misconception. Decisions should stem from ideas, and the best ideas are not chosen: they are conceived. Attempting to select a winner from a neat list of available alternatives is no better than attempting to select a winner in a horse race – which is to say, if we are being harsh, that it is no better than gambling.

Gambles may be required from time to time, of course, but they are no basis for a methodology. Similarly, the conscious irresponsibility that underpins so many decisions – for example, those we know only too well merit more deliberation than we are prepared to offer – is not a trait we should be happy to see, let alone encourage, in our students.

Accordingly, we need to turn the “what if” scenario on its head. We need to deal with “what ifs” before rather than after the event. We need to move away from a regret-driven culture of “What if we had done this?” and nurture a prescient culture of “What if we were to do this?”. In short, we need to replace hindsight with foresight.

The first step on this journey is to examine the root causes and component parts of any problem. This should take place before potential solutions are even considered, because deconstruction must necessarily precede reconstruction. We have to fully understand the matter at hand, particularly if it is complex, if we sincerely hope to address it by means of anything other than quick-fix incrementalism.

The way is then clear to generate ideas – lots of them – and, crucially, to proceed in the comforting knowledge that the vast majority will be bad. For the reality is that most people do not miraculously propose a bona fide “great idea”, because that is not how creativity works. We might set out with only a bit of a good idea, which, combined with a bit of another good idea and an improvement to a bad idea and a reaction to a thoroughly silly idea, will slowly form the makings of a feasible idea. It is only by producing numerous ideas and assessing the worth of every last one of them that we eventually recognise the cream of the crop.

Aside from its rigour and its focus on the long term, a notable appeal of this approach is that it is both mentally stimulating and fun. It underlines, too, that creativity is not the exclusive preserve of “visionaries” and “geniuses”: anyone has the capacity to challenge the conventional, to make connections and to think beyond the realm of tired clichés and lazy tropes.

Speaking of tropes, I am aware that advocacy of any decision-making procedure that is more time-consuming and, by extension, more costly is traditionally met with hoary warnings about return on investment. And it is true enough that, even in the presence of a determination to pre-empt each and every “what if”, there is always a chance that sizeable energy and funds might be devoted to radical concepts that ultimately come to nothing.

I cannot help feeling, though, that such an attitude is sadly typical of a broader propensity to prize the lure of short-term gains over the prospect of long-term benefits. Overall, I think we would do the wider world a much better service if we inculcated in our students a firm conviction that genuine waste lies not in pursuing novel ideas that might lead to dead ends but in deterring novel ideas in the first place.

Call for Nominations - Young Leaders from North America and the MENA Region

Friends of Europe2Friends of Europe is seeking nominations for Young Leaders from North America, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions to work with our European Young Leaders (EYL40) Class of 2017.

Friends of Europe is looking for inspiring and established leaders between 30 and 40 years of age who are active in the politics, science, business, media, the arts and civil society. They should be creative, committed and passionate about reshaping the world. The initial application deadline is 27 March 2017.

This is the first time Friends of Europe is reaching out to these regions. The aim is to set up a dynamic network of young men and women who are linked to our influential European Young Leaders. The plan is to bring everyone together for a seminar in Tallinn on 14-16 September 2017 for a thoughtful conversation on European and global challenges.

Given the current global context, such a network of pro-active and creative young people is a compelling necessity.

Friends of Europe is a leading independent think tank that connects people, stimulates debate and triggers change to create a more inclusive, sustainable and forward-looking Europe. Their EYL40 programme is a unique, inventive and multi-stakeholder programme that aims to promote a European identity by engaging the continent's most promising talents in initiatives that will shape our future and facilitate the development of a strong network of committed young leaders.

Through their participation, young leaders will be offered opportunity to:
  • Meet top entrepreneurs, heads of state, senior government representatives, acclaimed authors and prominent experts
  • Influence and shape our common future
  • Join a strong and influential network of committed change makers
  • Benefit of high exposure through the various activities of Friends of Europe
Over the years, Friends of Europe’s think tank has secured the participation of prestigious participants from around the world, including Bill Gates; WHO Director General Margaret Chan; International President of MSF Joannne Liu; Madeleine Albright, the first woman United States Secretary of State; European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker; Nobel Prize laureates Joseph Stiglitz, Wided Bouchamaoui and Christopher Pissarides; and many others.

Please, find more information about the EYL40 programme here and further information about the outreach to Young Leaders from North America and the MENA region here.

AIB 2017 Annual Meeting: Building Research Programs in Emerging Economies

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Chairs: Aya Chacar, Florida International University; Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Northeastern University; Lei Li, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017


This workshop will bring together academic leaders responsible for enhancing research capacities, promoting a research culture and leading doctoral programs in business schools in emerging economies. Deans, Directors, Deputy Deans, Research Directors and Department Chairs of business schools committed to such endeavors are welcome to attend.

The workshop will explore means to achieving excellence in research at the local and global level by:

Enhancing academic leaders' understanding of how to develop and improve their faculty's research capacity in a manner that is highly relevant in local and global contexts;
Providing a forum for exchange of ideas, best practices and challenges among participants and panelists; and
Building networks among participants and panelists for exchange of expertise, faculty, and doctoral students.
The RCW will include panel discussions on opportunities and challenges that business schools with more limited resources face and an exchange of best practices developed and adopted by participants' business schools. It will also provide consultative forums to help attendees design practical plans to build and strengthen viable and relevant research programs in resource-constrained business schools. The RCW is especially relevant for business schools in emerging economies that want to help their faculty become more research active or take their research to the next level. All are welcome, and we particularly invite participants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, given the location of this year's workshop.

For more information, please go here

HUMANE Spring Seminar - April 7-8, 2017


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The first HUMANE Seminar of 2017 will be hosted by the University of Rome Tor Vergata and will take place at the beautiful 16th century Villa Mondragone located in the hills of Rome in Frascati. 


The leadership of people, knowledge and change: the contribution of ‘the administration’ to institutional sustainability

As higher education institutions seek to adapt during turbulent times, the narrative surrounding the contribution the so called ‘administration’ makes to institutional sustainability has undergone dramatic change

Whereas once the focus was a one-dimensional lens on cost and value-for-money, institutions increasingly adopt a multi-dimensional focus on customer or client satisfaction, quality of outcomes, effectiveness and true economic efficiency, in shaping the future focus of their student, teaching and research support operations.

Nor are these new approaches to HE administrative support and institutional sustainability solely underpinned by purely technical interventions, important as process re-engineering, organisational structuring and technology are; contemporary approaches to leadership, talent development and acquisition, and cross-functional team work are now central features of many institutions’ administrative reform agendas.

Our seminar brings together an impressive array of speakers with first hand experience of leading and managing change in their institutions to affect this seismic shift from passive, reactive support services to future focused, pro-active, well led professional services, actively contributing to their institutions’ future sustainability as vibrant intellectual communities of students and staff.

Speakers and participative sessions*

Prof. Michele Bugliesi, Rector, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (IT)
- Internationalisation strategy and institutional sustainability: choices and challenges at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Dr. Enrico Lodolo, Director of IT, University of Bologna (IT)
- The digital revolution comes to Europe's oldest university: digitisation strategy and sustainability at the University of Bologna

Drs. Dries Berendsen, Director Real Estates and Campus, Utrecht University (NL) with Ove Botnevik, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, University of Bergen (NO)
- Leadership and change in achieving space efficiency at Utrecht University: a case study

Panel session: Lessons learning from leading change for institutional sustainability
Tiia Tuomi, HR Director at Aalto University (FI), along with two other panelists

Mag. Joachim Ninaus, Director Central Services, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (AT)
- The Sustainable Universities Programme initiative Austria

Prof. Stefano Cordiner, Director of Energy Management, University of Rome Tor Vergata (IT)
- Leadership and change for energy efficiency at the University of Rome Tor Vergata: or, how I got a university to love a sustainable environment policy

John Worne, COO Arts and Sciences Faculties, King's College London (UK)
- World café - Seizing the future, small changes; big ideas

Concluding session: Key themes and practical actions to take forward from the seminar

*Speakers and presentations are subject to change

For more information, please go here

7th University - Business Forum (Organised by the European Commission)

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The 7th University- Business Forum ("University-Business Cooperation for Innovation and Modernisation") will take place in Brussels on the 6th and 7th of April 2017.


Organised by the European Commission, the Forum will bring together 400 high-level representatives from higher education institutions; large companies; SME's, relevant European organisations and associations; as well as national, regional and local authorities from Europe and beyond. It will be a unique opportunity to share and discuss your experiences, compare examples of good practice, to network and to learn from each other.

To find all practical information on the programme, how to register, how to get to the conference venue and where to stay in Brussels, please access the conference website here.

This year's Forum will address topics related to modernisation, relevance & skills; evolution and innovation; smart specialisation & regional development; the state of university business cooperation in Europe, the changing face of higher education institutions and new trends in entrepreneurship.

This event includes also an exhibition area featuring the Knowledge Alliances, which are projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme and bring together higher education institutions and companies.

International Entrepreneurial SummerCamp

summercourse poster 2017A 10 day hands-on entrepreneurship program in the heart of Ghent, Belgium organised by Ghent University, faculty of economics and business administration and funded by the Flemish Government: http://www.flandersknowledgearea.be/

The entrepreneurial summer camp aims to encourage students to become entrepreneurs. More specifically, the seminar targets letting students become aware of their capabilities to generate business ideas – and that Europe can be the perfect place to start-up and reach out in order to create change in Europe through their own entrepreneurial manner.

Goal of the seminar:
Experience Entrepreneurship in theory and practice: create and present a feasible business model within a final presentation, strengthened by workshops and leisure time.
For more information, please go here.







Smart Specialisation – Evidence Based Implementation in the EU - Webinar

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Organised by The Triple Helix Association

Objective of the Webinar
The Webinar will address the emerging concept of Smart Specialisation, a place-based growth strategy that has been now fully integrated in the European Union’s Regional development policy and is already an ex-ante condition for all EU countries planning to get Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) support for research and innovation investment. More than 120 Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation are currently in place and being deployed on the ground. The Webinar will present the European experience so far and will demonstrate the very successful case study of smart specialisation implementation in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It will attempt to reveal concepts, strategies and expectations targeting innovation for local growth and jobs.

Expected outcomes
At the end of the Webinar, participants will:
  • Have acquired a working knowledge of the concept of Smart Specialisation and of the practical steps they need to go through to make it operational on the ground
  • Be able to understand the European experience, identify key success factors and pitfalls, stemming from different realities in governance, regional and national innovation systems as well as approaches in empowering local innovators, start-ups and clusters
  • Outline a course of action for their own regional communities and adapt it to their economic profile and expectations
Target audience
Policy makers at all levels of government, with an emphasis on local planners. Cluster managers, corporate leaders, business innovators and academics will all benefit from the course, while their feedback will provide important insights for further developing the concept and its relationship to the Triple Helix.

THe Triple Helix Associations offers free seats to the five first EFMD members who register.
More info about the webinar here.

NBEAC’s 4th Deans and Directors Conference - Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan1NBEAC’s 4th Deans and Directors Conference took place on 7-8 February 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The conference, organised by the National Business Education Accreditation Council, gathered more than 800 participants, among which more than 100 Deans of Pakistani Business Schools, Faculty members and Industry representatives.

The topic of the conference was “Business Education and its Context: Points of Convergence and Divergence”.

Christophe Terrasse, Director, International Projects at EFMD, took part in the panel discussion on local vs. global practices for Quality Assurance and Accreditation. During his intervention, he underlined the importance of international accreditation that signals the outstanding quality of the institution but also facilitates its insertion among a selected group of prestigious institutions. Even more important is the input it gives to the school to put in place rigorous quality assurance mechanisms and improvement strategies.

However, institutions should not underestimate the amount of time and resources needed. In particular, they are advised to plan carefully their accreditation strategy and secure first national and regional accreditation before going for an international accreditation. They can also take advantage of mentoring schemes, such as EDAF – Deans Across Frontiers, to prepare a gap analysis and to progress towards defined development objectives with the support of an experienced dean from the EFMD team.

EFMD has a long standing cooperation with NBEAC and regularly provides resources for training, joint activities and participation to the NBEAC conference. EMFD was particularly proud to host the 2-day International Training Workshop on Quality and International Accreditation in June 2016, to which five Pakistani business schools attended.

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EFMD counts five member institutions in Pakistan: Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) – Suleman Dawood School of Business, UMT - University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (Sukkur IBA) – Faculty of Business Administration and the NBEAC – National Business Education Accreditation Council.

Trends in Curriculum: Innovation and Design - A Webinar by MBA Roundtable

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MBA Roundtable organises virtual educational presentations related to MBA curricular and co-curricular topics.

MBA program leaders often find themselves in one of two situations – planning for the future or reacting to how other schools are adapting to the industry. A look back at 2015 and 2016 can help place some of these changes in perspective. This two year review will provide insight into how the industry is changing and how program administrators are adjusting to those changes.

This look back is high level and relies on a review of more than 2,250 non-academic and academic articles archived by the MBA News Digest, a news-aggregation service. While these articles may not totally represent what happened in graduate business education during this period, they do represent subjects that program managers, faculty members and editors thought were important enough to write about and publish. Some of what will be discussed is hopefully just distinctive – one-time occurrences. On the other hand, several recurring themes did surface.

Presenter: Rodney G. Alsup, D.B.A., CPA, CITP 
Rodney is the founder of the MBA News Digest, a news aggregation service that provides B-School leaders access to information about what is happening in MBA programs and B-Schools around the world.  He served as Assistant and Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs at Kennesaw State University and as the EMBA Program Director. During this time, he helped create an Executive MBA for Physician Executives and negotiated and participated in the design of an on-site Executive MBA for BellSouth/Cingular/ATT Corporations. 

He also served as the first Director of the Georgia WebMBA Program where he helped create the Georgia WebMBA including curriculum development, faculty assignment, marketing and enrollment activities, and a revenue sharing plan along with four other Georgia universities. His international experience includes managing a joint Executive MBA program for Kennesaw State University and the Romanian-American Executive MBA Program of the Institute for Business and Public Administration-Bucharest (IBPAB)-ASEBUSS.  He has a long-standing association with the MBA Roundtable. He served as President for two years and he served on the Board of Directors for more than 10 years.  Rodney received his BBA and MBA degrees in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and DBA from the University of Kentucky. He resides in Durham, NC.

Presented in partnership with:
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For more information, please go here
To register, please go here


CEEMAN - 2017 Programmes

CeemanProgramme Management Seminar - 5-7 April 2017 - Bled, Slovenia

This seminar is aimed at developing operational excellence in business schools and management development institutions and has educated so far close to 400 participants from 100 business schools in 40 countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

This unique seminar is aimed at program managers in charge of delivery of educational programs. They will improve their skills related to the promotion and delivery of educational programs and learn about best practices in initiating, developing, organising, coordinating and streamlining program management processes and methodologies.

For more information, please go here.

MTA - International Management Teachers Academy - 11-12 June 2017 - Bled, Slovenia

CEEMAN International Management Teachers Academy (IMTA) provides a unique opportunity for young faculty to develop their curricula, course design, teaching materials and particularly teaching skills and methods. The program is heavily based on the case method, including teaching with cases, case writing, and performance evaluation and feedback to students. It is also designed to improve competences and skills integral to specific managerial disciplines, and provides input essential in other areas of a faculty member's professional life, such as consulting, institution development and administration, and social responsibility.

For more information, please go here.

Call for Participation: 2017 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey

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Each year, EFMD cooperates with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), MBA CSEA and business schools around the world, to conduct a study among employers that recruit and/or hire recent business school graduates.

Screen Shot 2015 12 08 at 12.35.13As an employer, your input to this survey is very important to us! The results provide business schools with valuable information to help better equip students with the skills needed to be successful in tomorrow’s workplace.

This survey will take between 15 to 20 minutes to complete. To begin, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser. The survey must be taken in one sitting.

https://gmac.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_00r1ojyhWoEZvCZ&GMID=60984458

The survey needs to be completed before 17 March 2017.

As a participant, you will receive an Interactive Data Report that allows you to analyse survey results by region, industry, and other key demographics. In the past, employers have used this data to better evaluate base hiring salaries and benchmark their hiring projections against peers. To read more about survey participation, and see last year’s results, visit gmac.com/CRSDetails.

Also, as a thank you for completing the survey by March 17, 2017, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of GMAC’s 50 gift cards equal to US$100. Terms and conditions apply. 

Take Part in the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2017

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The Centre for Learning and Management Practice, at the Indian School of Business, and Ivey Business School, Western University, Ontario, Canada, announce the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2017. The annual competition identifies and publishes the best India-centric business cases from around the world.


The Centre for Learning and Management Practice at the Indian School of Business hosts this event in partnership with Ivey Business School, Western University. The event is supported by Ivey Publishing, the publishing arm of Ivey Business School, and EFMD.

Launched in 2010, the competition has established its prominence in India and abroad and is widely considered a valuable source for cases by B-Schools around the world. The competition generates a growing number of submissions and published cases each year, facilitating its goal of building a repository of a high-quality, internationally benchmarked cases about Indian businesses.

A panel of internationally acclaimed subject experts judge shortlisted cases in a double-blind review process and provides written feedback on each case. The top cases from this competition are marketed and distributed to a global audience of business schools through Ivey and distributed through Ivey Publishing and Harvard Publishing, the two largest sources of business cases in the world.

Over the years, more than 100 cases have been selected and published through the route of the competition. The competition has also been instrumental in building and refining case writing capability among B-school faculty submitting cases to the competition. 

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You are invited to participate in the competition. The last date for submitting the Participation Form is February 28, 2017.

For more information, please go here.

2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education

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MAKING GLOBAL GOALS LOCAL BUSINESS
 Bringing the SDGs to Every Classroom

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative of the United Nations Global Compact is convening the 2017 Global Forum for Responsible Management Education — 7th PRME Assembly in conjunction with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.

Join fellow leaders in helping to shape the future of business and management education, and to support the global effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

When? 18-19 July 2017

Where? 
Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus — New York, NY (with a Special Session to be held at the United Nations Headquarters).

Who?
Over 300 pioneers and thought leaders of responsible management education including deans, university presidents, professors, researchers, business school accreditation bodies, and students, in addition to high level guests from the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, and the media.

What?
The 2017 Global Forum will provide a collaborative platform and action-oriented space to:
  • Celebrate 10 years of PRME and take stock of achievements by individual PRME signatories and impacts of the initiative (Looking back). 
  • Raise awareness about the SDGs and highlight their relevance for business and management schools (Learning). 
  • Lay the groundwork for PRME's next phase: Highlighting commitments of PRME signatories and stakeholders to implement the SDGs underscored by the 6 PRME Principles in teaching, research and thought leadership (Looking forward).


How? The basic format of the Global Forum programme will be composed of three main sessions and a variety of focus meetings with PRME networks and partners, including:
  • Keynote address and panel discussions from high level thought leaders 
  • "Collaboratories" of interactive and solution-oriented discussion 
  • Time for pre-planned and impromptu collaborations among participants 
  • Networking opportunities
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Call for Participation: 2017 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey

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For the 2017 edition, there are two easy ways to participate:

- Option 1: You provide GMAC with the list of employers that recruit and hire students from your business school, and GMAC takes care of the rest.
- Option 2: You administer the survey directly to the employers that recruit and hire students from your business school using a unique URL that GMAC provides.

Participating schools receive exclusive access to the following:

- Interactive Data Report. A free online tool that lets survey participants examine findings in greater depth and conduct customized data searches by numerous variables including propensity and magnitude of hiring overall and by industry and company size, internship data, and salary data.
- Customized Benchmark Report Tool. This free online service gives participants the power to instantly generate benchmark reports for peer programs of their choosing.

Participating employers receive the following:

- Employers will also receive their own recruiter benchmark report, as well as a copy of the survey report and interactive data report.

The survey launches on 6 February 2017Sign up your school to participate anytime from now until 25 January 2017 to be sure your school hears from the employers that recruit your students about their hiring projections and the skills they seek in business grads.

Schools signup at gmac.com/surveysignup

Employers signup at gmac.com/employersignup

Sixth International Business School Shanghai Conference in October 2016

300x600With the support from EFMD Global Network, the Sixth International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC) hosted by Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will be held on 16-18 October 2016.

With the theme of “Technology and Management”, this conference will foster in-depth discussion on the interaction between the development of technology and management education.

Indeed, recent years have witnessed revolutions in communication, management strategies of enterprises, digital technology and new media. Scientific and technological developments inevitably lead to innovations in both theory and practice in management, which in turn drives further scientific and technological developments. A phenomenon that will surely continue. 

As we celebrate the 120th anniversary of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, more than 250 deans from leading business schools and key business education stakeholders will gather at the Antai College of Economics and Management. Participants will exchange views and further explore the development of business schools, while promoting cooperation between business education in China and other countries. To date, the following professors have confirmed to deliver speeches at this year IBSSC:

  • Prof. Edward Snyder, Dean of Yale School of Management, Yale University, USA
  • Prof. Peter Todd, Dean of HEC Paris, France
  • Prof. Bernard Yeung, Dean of NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Prof. G. "Anand" Anandalingam, Dean of Imperial College Business School, UK
  • Prof. James G. Ellis, Dean of Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA
  • Prof. Gregory Whitwell, Dean of The University of Sydney Business School, Australia
  • Prof. Kalok Chan, Dean of CUHK Business School, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Prof. Hirokazu Kono, Keio Business School, Keio University, Japan
  • Prof. Zvi Wiener, Dean, School of Business Administration, The Hebrew University, Israel
  • Prof. Robert Helsley, Dean of Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Prof. Srilata Zaheer, Dean of Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Prof. Gregory Whitwell, Dean of The University of Sydney Business School, Australia
  • Prof. María de Lourdes Dieck Assad, Dean of EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Prof. Ira Solomon, Dean of Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, USA
  • Prof. Scott DeRue, Dean of Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA
  • Prof. Assylbek Kozhakhmetov, President, Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
    Speaker: Prof. DING Yuan, Vice President and Dean, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), P. R. China
  • Prof. Branislav Boricic, Dean of Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
    Prof. XIE Danyang, Dean of Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, P. R. China
  • Prof. Sergey Myasoedov, Vice-Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russia
  • Prof. Bill Glick, Dean of Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, USA, and Chair of AACSB Board of Directors
  • Mr. Sangeet Chowfla, President & CEO, GMAC
Who should attend?

  • Presidents and Vice Presidents, Deans/Directors/Rectors and Associate Deans/Directors/Rectors from leading business schools, colleges and universities worldwide
  • Directors of international accreditation
  • Top executives from international organisations in the business education industry
For those registered to the conference, EFMD Global Network will host a free session on Market Trends, Quality & Accreditations, from the afternoon of 18th until the morning of 19th, to provide the conference participants with an opportunity to learn more about the EFMD Global Network services for our member organisations. To mention but a few key services, we will talk about EOCCS (Online Course Certification System) – an international online course certification system designed to evaluate the quality of online business and/or management-related courses that either stand-alone or constitute part of a certificate or programme, and the Job Fair for PhD and DBA in Management, where best international schools from around the world will have the opportunity to recruit new talents for their academic teams.

For more information please visit the event's website.

Registration is available here.

EFMD Call for Participation in the 2016 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey

 2016 corporate recruiters survey

EFMD and GMAC are once again cooperating to carry out the Corporate Recruiters Survey (CRS). Since 2001, CRS data has provided a picture of the current employment landscape, gauged employer demand for MBA and master-level business graduates, and offered valuable insights into employer needs and trends across industries and world regions.

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For the 2016 edition, there are two easy ways to participate:

- Option 1: You provide GMAC with the list of employers that recruit and hire students from your business school, and GMAC takes care of the rest.
- Option 2: You administer the survey directly to the employers that recruit and hire students from your business school using a unique URL that GMAC provides.

Participating schools receive exclusive access to the following:

- Interactive Data Report. A free online tool that lets survey participants examine findings in greater depth and conduct customized data searches by numerous variables including propensity and magnitude of hiring overall and by industry and company size, internship data, and salary data.
- Customized Benchmark Report Tool. This free online service gives participants the power to instantly generate benchmark reports for peer programs of their choosing.

The survey launches on February 10, 2016. Sign up your school to participate anytime from now until January 31, 2016 to be sure your school hears from the employers that recruit your students about their hiring projections and the skills they seek in business grads.

For more information, please visit a special webpage.

7th Global Peter Drucker Forum: "Claiming our Humanity - Managing in the Digital Age”

As in past years EFMD will be a strategic partner of the Global Peter Drucker Forum.

7thGPDF LogoThe Drucker Forum 2015 touches a key theme of our time: it will look at the technology Tsunami - with Robotics, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and The Internet of Things - through the lens of humanity. This leads into fundamental questions to be discussed at the Conference:
 
In a technology-driven economy, is management still about people? Does it need a fundamental makeover? How can digital technology be leveraged do augment human capacity as opposed to automate and replace it? Can we achieve breakthrough innovation across the board creating new opportunity for people?  Based on the new technology infrastructure - is a new economic order in the making? What is the role of the public sector in this secular transformation?

As the Forum’s strategic partner, we can provide our members with a 10% reduced conference fee. To secure your conference pass at the special rate please register under the following link http://www.druckerforum.org/registration/ and enter the code "EFMD" as prompted in the course of the registration process. Last remaining seats available!

If you cannot make it in person you are invited to join virtually. Free registration for the live stream (sponsored by Scrum Alliance) is available here.

Simultaneous translation from English into Chinese will be available at the Drucker Forum (sponsored by Haier Group). Chinese speaking audiences can active a Chines laguage channel for the live stream as well.

The 2015 roster of world class speakers and thoughtleaders includes:
  • Charles Edouard Bouée, CEO Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Robin Chase, Entrepreneur, Founder & former CEO of Zipcar, co-founder Veniam
  • Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College
  • Steve Denning, Forbes contributor, Member of the Board of Directors Scrum Alliance
  • Charles Handy, Social Philosopher
  • Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review
  • Santiago Iniguez, President IE University and Dean IE Business School
  • Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase Inc.
  • James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University
  • Dambisa Moyo, International economist and writer 
on macroeconomy and global affairs
  • Kevin Roberts, Executive Chairman, Saatchi & Saatchi, 
and Head Coach Publicis Groupe
  • Gillian Tett, US Managing editor and columnist, Financial Times
  • Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science & Technology at MIT
  • Ruimin Zhang, CEO of Haier Group

For the complete speaker's list please go here. The final conference programme is available here.

For more information about the Drucker Forum please also see the article published in the Global Focus June issue Management's Second Curve by Richard Straub, the 2015 Drucker Forum blog series and the conference abstract.

EFMD Sign Strategic Partnership with AdjunctFinder.com

ajEFMD has entered into a strategic partnership with AdjunctFinder.com to deliver members access to a worldwide data base of Adjunct Faculty and provide a workforce planning tool for their existing Adjuncts.

Business education is changing with tighter budgets, casualised employment, increasing global competition and students demanding more experienced and diverse instructors. Business schools need simple, cost-effective ways to service student needs and deliver successful educational outcomes.

AdjunctFinder.com is the global, central clearing-house or ‘commons’ for business and business law related schools delivering quality Adjunct faculty to the front line. Adjuncts are full-time, part-time, retired or semi-retired academics or managers - people who want to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation. Adjuncts deliver face to face, intensively on-site and online; they work as sessional lecturers, tutors, executive educators, research supervisors, markers, guest speakers, mentors, coaches, advisory board members and study tour leaders.

The strategic partnership between AdjunctFinder.com and EFMD will enable our member schools to access local and global teaching staff and manage their current people in a personal school-branded site. Through their personal ‘My Adjuncts’ school site, school leaders and administrators can apply data – qualifications, teaching experience, business experience, disciplines, teaching modes, availability etc – to their staff allocation decision making.  adjunctfinderpic

Click here to visit the AdjunctFinder.com website.



“The EFMD AdjunctFinder.com strategic partnership brings global Adjunct Faculty recruitment to all members. The easily accessible, global data base of Adjuncts makes searching for new talent easy while providing a Workforce Planning tool to manage existing Adjuncts. We believe our partnership with AdjunctFinder.com will have enormous benefits for members and build stronger global bonds between our schools,” said Prof. Eric Cornuel, Director General and CEO of EFMD.

Exclusive Offer to EFMD Members

AdjunctFinder.com is offering a 20% discount to EFMD members subscribing before 1 September 2015. Such subscribers will also qualify for the ‘My Adjuncts’ premium service, to manage their existing Adjuncts in their personal school-branded site for no extra cost for one year from the date of joining.

If you would like to learn more about how this strategic partnership can benefit your school please contact Victoria O’Connor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Toohey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Join a Graduway Webinar to Power Your Alumni Relations

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The partnership with Graduway, a leading provider of alumni networking platforms offers exclusive value to EFMD member schools.

Earlier in the year we announced that EFMD ​had ​entered into a strategic partnership with Graduway, ​a leading provider of alumni networking platforms​ to business schools around the world. We are delighted to update you with the news that the partnership has been a great success with many EFMD schools taking advantage of the Graduway system at special negotiated rates.

Schools such as ​Coppead, UCLan, Stathmore, Canterbury Christ Church, St Gallen, ESMT, ALBA, Memorial Nwwfoundland, Northumbria Newcastle Business School, Solvay, Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and many more are now benefiting from more engaged alumni communities.

The strategic partnership between Graduway and EFMD will enable our member schools to improve their alumni relations by having access to their own branded alumni engagement platform which is fully integrated with social networks. Schools use the platform to engage past and present students, find lost alumni, enhance advancement opportunities as well as complete important accreditation requirements through our platform.

Click here to see the Graduway Video.

Graduway are running free to attend 20 minute webinars to learn more.

  • 6th November - 3.30pm Central European Time / 9.30am Eastern Standard Time
  • 11th November - 11am Central European Time
  • 13th November - 3.30pm Central European Time / 9.30am Eastern Standard Time

To join simply reply by email to Robert Curtis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred time and we will send through the login details.

The first 100 EFMD members get a 10% discount on the Graduway platform and pay no set up fees.

Graduway will also be speaking at the 2015 EFMD Conference for International and External Relations, PR, Marketing, Communication and Alumni Professionals that will be held in Vancouver from the 25-27 of March hosted by the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. The conference theme is "Understanding, Identifying and Building a Distinctive Business School Brand" and there will also be a special Aumni evening.

If you have any other questions regarding how EFMD is supporting this partnership, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at EFMD.

Testimonials

  • ‘’We’ve been looking for some time for a state-of the-art online platform for our alumni, one that combines the need for a personalized approach with fresh design and the interactivity of social networking. At the same time it needed to be simple and easy to deploy and manage. Graduway ticked all the boxes.’’ Becky Ann Gilbert, Head of Development and Alumni Relations, ESMT, Germany.

  • ‘’The Graduway platform is truly cutting edge and will provide our alumni with easy access to their lifelong network of friends and business contacts they made during their time with us.’’ Rod Lohin, Executive Director, Rotman Alumni Network, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • ‘’Graduway will help us find our lost alumni and keep them engaged resulting in us having access to a talent pool for mentorship, brand ambassadors and donors in the future.’’ Carlos Carvalho, Director Alumni COPPEAD, COPPEAD de Administração / UFRJ, Brazil.

Join Now for the 2014 EFMD ABS International Deans Programme (IDP7)

idp We would like to inform you that you now can register for the 7th edition of the EFMD-ABS International Deans' Programme (IDP).

This exceptional programme enables a group of up to 20 international deans to visit business schools in four countries. You will gain a unique overview of strategy, operations, structures and future markets in business and management education.

The three compulsory module for the 2014 International Deans' programme are:

  • 16-18 September 2014 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and City University of Hong Kong, College of Business, HK
  • 14-15 January 2015 in United Kingdom at Saïd Business School, Oxford,and Imperial College Business School, London, UK
  • 15-16 April 2015 in Copenhagen Business School, DK and School of Economics and Management, Lund University, SE

Other benefits of joining the programme include:

  • Global networking with the potential for long-term collaboration
  • Time to think and engage in current debates on the future of management and business education
  • Psychometrics: MBTI, 16PF, FIRO-B, 360 feedback
  • Join a network of over 75 business school deans from 23 different countries that have already participated in the programme
  • Please note that this programme is aimed at recently appointed directors general/deans of the whole business school only.

More information is available here  and you can register online.  If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact EFMD colleague This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

6th Global Peter Drucker Forum: "The Great Transformation - Managing our Way to Prosperity”

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As a premier partner and founding supporter of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, EFMD supports the endeavour to advance management thinking on the foundation of Peter Drucker’s ideas and ideals.

The 6th Global Peter Drucker Forum: "The Great Transformation -  Managing our Way to Prosperity” will take place in Vienna, Austria, this November 13-14 and we invite you to join world-class management thinkers and practitioners.

Chaired this year by Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius, the Forum brings together top executives and noted scholars to discuss the most pressing issues of the day. The dialogue is informed and animated by the writing and spirit of the late Peter F. Drucker, who is widely considered "the father of modern management."  

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Rick Goings, CEO, Tupperware Brands
  • Gary Hamel, Management Expert, Consultant, MIX Co-Founder and Professor at London Business School
  • Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organisational Behavior, INSEAD
  • Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review
  • Julia Kirby, Editor at Large, Harvard Business Review
  • Rita Gunther McGrath, Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Roger L. Martin, Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management
  • Nilofer Merchant, Writer
  • Marc Merrill, President and Co-Founder of Riot Games
  • Vineet Nayar, Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies, Founder, Sampark Foundation
  • Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times

A background article on the forum theme "The Great Transformation -  Managing our Way to Prosperity” has just been published in the latest issue of EFMD's Global Focus Magazine.

More information about the speakers and program outline is available via www.druckerforum.org

EFMD members have access to a reduced registration fee of 25% during the early bird period ending on July 15 from a combination of early bird discount and EFMD members reduction. To benefit from the EFMD reduced registration fee, click here to register and enter your Group code: « EFMD » or copy in your browser www.druckerforum.org/registration

We hope you will be able to join EFMD and the Drucker Society in Vienna for this high stimulating and excititng conference. If you have any questions regarding registration, do not hesitate to contact the Drucker Forum Secretariat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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EFMD Support the Fifth International Business School Shanghai Conference

antaiEFMD is delighted to be a strategic partner of the Fifth International Business School Shanghai Conference that will be hosted by Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM), Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Oct. 9-10, 2014.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are widely recognized as effective ways to revitalize the global economy. International markets seek new ideas and innovative business practices, which have the potential to strengthen and stabilize economic growth. So many regions, including China, are striving to develop entrepreneurial management practices and create supportive environments that foster and enable innovation.

Business schools are the origins of many successful entrepreneurship practices, and play a vital role in boosting development of economies and the prosperity of business. This requires the business education industry to reflect on questions such as how to nurture management talents who are able to generate new ideas and implement the ideas in innovative ways.

Therefore, the conference has established Innovation and Entrepreneurship as its theme. It is expected to foster discussions on the latest developments in innovation and entrepreneurship, and exchange viewpoints on two parallel session topics: “How Business Schools’ Innovation Education is Driving Sustainable Development” and “Business Schools’ Education about Entrepreneurship”.

In addition, the IBSSC features two pre-sessions on business schools’ development. Some changes in international accreditation standards indicate that the innovation and sustainability of business schools are increasingly recognized as priorities, so:

  • Pre-session 1 will focus on the topic of “New International Accreditation Standards for the New Management Education Era”, to discuss the trend and how business schools will respond to it.
  • Pre-session 2 will explore the topic of “Future of Management Education: Emerging Opportunities for Asian B-schools”.

The biennial IBSSC is one of the most important forums held by ACEM. Since the first successful conference in 2006, the IBSCC has itself become an international brand and the largest dean-level conference for business schools in the Asia-Pacific region.

An outstanding line up of speakers includes:

  • Prof. Peter Blair Henry, Dean of Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, USA     
  • Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Dean of Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, USA     
  • Prof. Gnanalingam Anandalingam, Dean of Imperial College Business School, UK
  • Prof. Alfons Sauquet, Dean of ESADE Business School, Spain     
  • Prof. CAI Hongbin, Dean of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, P. R. China
  • Prof. William Boulding, Dean of Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA     
  • Prof. Edouard Husson, Dean of ESCP Europe Business School, France
  • Prof. Fiona Devine, Head of Manchester Business School, UK     
  • Prof. Emerson de Almeida, President of the Board Committee of Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil
  • Prof. Chris Styles, Dean of Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia   
  • Prof. Steef van de Velde, Dean, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherland  
  • Prof. Larry Edward Penley, President of Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA     
  • Prof. Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School, Spain (TBC)     
  • Prof. Hirokazu Kono, Dean of Keio Business School, Japan     
  • Prof. WU Xiaobo, Dean of School of Management, Zhejiang University, P. R. China

The conference convenes more than 100 deans/general directors from overseas business schools, and 100 local Chinese business school deans, who exchange their ideas on cutting-edge topics in the field of management education. Due to its focused themes, global scale and western and eastern integration, the IBSSC has already become an extremely valuable forum for business schools around world, and Antai is committed to developing the IBSSC into the most influential management forum in the international management education circle.

Who should attend?
Deans, Directors, Rectors and Vice Deans from leading business schools in the world; top executives from international organizations in the business education industry.

For more information about the conference and reserving your seats, please refer to the website http://www.acem.sjtu.edu.cn/intl/conferences/5_en/index.html, or contact Antai College of Economics and Management via Tel: +86-21-52302510; Fax: +86-21-52302511; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please join us in Shanghai in October for this unique event. Registration details are here.

GSE / EFMD Global Focus Collection Now Available in the SOL Library

solSpecialist publishers and partners of EFMD, Greenleaf Publishing and GSE Research have launched a new online collection of books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management, and related fields.

The collection also includes the GSE/EFMD Global Focus collection that contains over 100 papers focusing on sustainability, social responsibility, and business and executive education.

Containing almost 400 volumes, the Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) gives instant access to an international collection, for use in study, research and executive education. The books and journals in SOL have never previously been available as a collection, and many have never been available at all digitally.

The Sustainable Organization Library also includes subscriptions to Greenleaf’s Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and Business Peace and Sustainable Development journals, and draws on material from a number of international publishing partners. More information is available at www.greenleaf-publishing.com/sol

Greenleaf Director John Peters said: “There has never been a more pressing need to bring sustainability into business practice and management education. This can’t be seen as ‘nice to do’ any more – it’s must do.”

“Sustainability is one of the key issues for the 21st century – this is an exceptional collection that will be of great value to business schools, companies and NGO's all over the world,” said Prof. Eric Cornuel, CEO & Director General, EFMD.

SOL is available to buy outright, or on an annual subscription, and is hosted on the well-established IngentaConnect platform. SOL operates under the simple and straightforward SERU (Shared e-Resource Understanding) licence created by NISO, the US National Standards Institute, with no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. This makes SOL available to all members of an organization.

In the SOL collection, each chapter or paper– more than 5,000 – is tagged individually, so users can easily find individual items that are relevant to them.

Professor Simon Mercado, Associate Dean at Nottingham Business School commented: “This is a welcome innovation for all of us committed to responsible leadership values and sustainability-related research and education.”

Greenleaf Publishing was launched 21 years ago following the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and now has representation in the USA and India, as well as publishing offices in Leeds and Sheffield, UK. Greenleaf is an independent publisher, which works in partnership with many international organizations including EFMD and PRME, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education.

To review our book titles, or if you are interested in writing for Greenleaf, go to our site www.greenleaf-publishing.com.

Free trials of the SOL collection are available to all EFMD members. To request a free trial, please forward this to your institution’s librarian. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or contact Greenleaf Publishing, Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery Street, Sheffield S3 8GG, UK; telephone +44 114 282 3475.

Free Participation for Students in the Global Marketing Competition 2014

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Free Participation for Students in the Global Marketing Competition 2014

ESIC in collaboration with Santander and EFMD are running the 19th world edition of the Global Marketing Competition. The Competition is an advanced computer simulation of a real life business environment.

Although marketing in nature, the game requires the players to take decisions in all the areas of managing a company, from production and logistics, through research, investment and finance to advertising, promotion and distribution.

The competition is open to teams from across the world and it is free for all students to take part. We would be delighted to see your organisation participating in an initiative which aims at strengthening the links between the academic and business communities across all borders.

Find out how your school and students can take part at www.globalmarketingcompetition.com

  • 19th year
  • 81 participating countries
  • Students from more than 850 Universities and Schools of Business from 5 continents

Register Now - Free for all students - the closing date for entries is the April 24th.

Find out more by visiting www.globalmarketingcompetition.com or www.facebook.com/globalmarketingcompetition

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Invitation to all EFMD member schools to compete in the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin 2014’

Sasin2014Advocating sustainable development, the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin 2014’ cordially invites graduate student team(s) from EFMD member schools to submit a business plan that is proactive in sustainable development.

Held annually since 2002, originally as the Bangkok Business Challenge®, the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin’ competition has been co-hosted since 2007 by the Market for Alternative Investment (mai), Thailand’s Stock Exchange for medium-sized public companies, and Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University - the first and only AACSB and EQUIS accredited business school in Thailand. In 2008, this competition was launched globally, becoming Thailand’s first and only global new venture plan competition, accepting 63 entries from 20 countries last year.

A full list of past entries is archived on our website: www.bbc.in.th.

The following teams won H.M. the King of Thailand’s Award at the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin’ in the following years:
2013: Latis Energy, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
2012: Corrosion Solutions, University of Oregon, U.S.A.
2011: Siam Organic, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2010: Indirect Imaging, Rice University, U.S.A.
2009: Immeasure, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
2008: Immutell, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.

For the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin 2014’ competition, student teams from throughout the world are being invited to compete for $114,000 in prizes and awards, with the grand winner also receiving H.M. the King of Thailand’s Award.

This is a unique opportunity for your students to challenge themselves against teams of students from many of the best academic programs in the world by entering the ‘mai Bangkok Business Challenge® @ Sasin 2014’ competition, with this prestigious event promising to provide an unforgettable and invaluable learning experience for all the participants.

We strongly urge your participation and ask that each student team complete and submit an application form (with a Summary Business Plan), available on our website: www.bbc.in.th, during November 7, 2013 and December 30, 2013. For further details please or if you have any questions please email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1st EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference: Registration Now Open

 
EFMD is happy to inform you about one of the first activities of the EFMD Global Network Association, an key EFMD partner: The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference.
 
The event will be held at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-EAESP) on 27-29 April 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The EFMD Global Network Americas Annual Conference has been designed for all those interested in management education and development with a particular interest in the Americas. It brings together EFMD Global Network members, companies, educational institutions and other associations.

Maria Tereza Leme Fleury – FGV- EAESP Director will chair the conference.

 Sessions will focus on understanding Brazil and Latin America as well as exploring trends on management education in the Americas with Gustavo Herrero, Executive Director, Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center; David Saunders, Dean, Queen’s School of Business, Queens University and insights from recent GMAC research.

Executive education and the corporate perspective will be discussed for the different regions of the Americas as well as the role of business schools in addressing change.

In-depth explorations are planned to focus on:

  • The challenges in the North American market:  learning from the SKEMA experience
  • South America as a region of opportunities: examples and reflections on different types of partnerships
  • Unique business school models from Latin America
  • EFMD accreditation and mentoring in the region

Further information about the programme and registration is available here.

The EFMD Global Network Association is a network of business schools, universities and corporations with more than 600 members in Europe and worldwide. The EFMD Global Network aims to develop relationships among higher education institutions and works towards improving the quality of management education worldwide.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The New Frontiers of Executive Development

exed2013pictureCome and join us at the 2013 Executive Development Conference hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics IFL Executive Education on 9-11 October (Stockholm, Sweden) to explore “The New Frontiers of Executive Development”

This conference will explore the changing and evolving models of partnership between L&D providers and companies. In a fast changing world there is no longer a clear-cut provider-customer relationship but a co-creation, co-design and/or co-deployment partnership. This becomes even more challenging in situations where budget pressures require achieving more with less.

The 2013 EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EiP) winning cases - which were recently selected by an international jury panel - will also provide live inputs to the debates.

Join this unique dialogue where key participants of a new emerging ecosystem come together and provide perspectives from different angles: Corporations, Business Schools, Executive Development Centres and Consultancies.

Register now to join peers from Allianz; Atos; BP; CEAGA; Danone; Danske Bank; EDF; Rabobank; Raiffeisen; Repsol; Santander; Sberbank; Siemens; Volvo; IESE Business School; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Melbourne Business School; Koç University; The American University in Cairo, School of Business; Duke Corporate Education; HKUST Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Click here for the complete programme.

REGISTER ONLINE now as places are limited. 

We look forward to seeing you this fall in Stockholm for what we are sure will be a highly stimulating and exciting EFMD Executive Development Conference. if you have any question or require further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EFMD Call to Participate in a Pilot Network Supporting Virtual Internships

ProvipWhat is a virtual internship?

International internships are gaining more and more importance in the context of the internationalization of higher education and globalization of our (professional) world. Traditional international work placements, where the learner travels abroad to the company, are not always feasible for all students because of financial, geographical, social or other reasons. For those physical placements abroad that do happen, there are also a number of difficulties to overcome, mainly related to a lack of communication between the student, the foreign company and the institution for higher education.

Virtual mobility and ICT-supported interaction can help address these issues. There are always three stakeholders involved in an international internship: the higher education institution, the student and the receiving company or organization. ICT-supported activities can be used to facilitate the interaction between these stakeholders. When the interaction between a student and a company is mainly ICT-supported, this is classed as a virtual placement.

The European project EU-VIP looked into the conditions for success when integrating virtual mobility in international internships. All of the results are available via www.euvip.eu.

The project noted that international internships are mostly the result of individual relationships or actions, while - for successful virtually supported placements - a structured implementation and collaboration between higher education institutions and companies is desirable. These issues are now being addressed in the follow-up project PROVIP (“Promoting Virtual Mobility in Placements”, 2012-2014), http://www.provip.info. This project is aimed at creating an international network of companies and study programmes in the fields of marketing, IT and engineering, interested in offering international internships to students, vip2supported or facilitated by virtual mobility. The whole internship process (before, during and after) will be supported through an online platform.

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for companies or their departments of marketing, IT and engineering willing to be part of this pilot network and its innovative approach towards international internships. We are also looking for study programmes in the same fields that can provide mature students who can work independently.
 
What can you expect from us?

For companies
  • An additional international pool of candidates for an internship
  • Contacts with higher education institutions from all over Europe, active within study fields related to your sector
  • A network that can serve as a bridge towards foreign markets, other languages and business cultures
  • Development of the online platform based on your needs and current practices regarding (international) internships
  • Input of extensive knowledge in the field of virtual mobility
For business schools and HEIs
  • An additional offer of virtual or virtually supported international internships to your students
  • Contacts with companies from all over Europe, active within sectors related to your study field
  • A possibility to further internationalize your curriculum and work on the intercultural competences of your students
  • Development of the online platform based on your needs and current practices regarding (international) internships
  • Input of extensive knowledge in the field of virtual mobility
What do we expect from you?
  • To promote your internships via the platform or to promote to your students the international virtual or virtually supported internships in addition to your “traditional” internships
  • Active participation in and use of the platform by the internship supervisor
  • To assist in platform evaluation
Timing?
  • June 2013: input of information about your needs and practices regarding internships
  • September / October 2013: short training session about the use of the platform
  • October 2013 – June 2014: pilot run of the network and platform, during this period evaluative input will be asked of the participants twice.
If you are iInterested to know more or to get involved, please contact Boriana Marinova at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EAIR 35th Annual Forum Rotterdam 2013 - Registration Now Open

eairThe EAIR Forum 2013 Rotterdam Forum Programme Committee and the EAIR Executive Board is delighted to hereby inform all colleagues and friends of EAIR and everyone that is interested in EAIR, that the official registration for the 35th Annual EAIR Forum “The Impact of Higher Education: Addressing the Challenges of the 21st Century” is open.

The 2013 EAIR Rotterdam Forum will take place from Wednesday 28 August till Saturday 31 August 2013 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Please note: The early bird registration deadline is closing on 1 July 2013 so make sure your Forum registration is done in time! For the 2013 EAIR Rotterdam Forum registration form, please go to: EAIR Registration.

For more information regarding the Forum registration, please go to the Conference website. Information about the preliminary timetable, hotels, travel, academic events, social events, tracks and keynote speakers can be found on the 2013 EAIR Rotterdam Forum website.

The Erasmus University is centrally located near the river in one of the most vibrant cities of the Netherlands. Being the main port of Europe, Rotterdam is a multicultural experience with outstanding museums and restaurants and well known for its modern architecture. The Erasmus University itself has a world wide reputation in the areas of economics, business administration and health, strengthened by law, social sciences, history and arts, and philosophy. Students from all over the world follow Dutch and English language bachelor’s programmes as the basis for leading international master’s specialisations at the interface of economics, health and society.

Please visit http://www.eair.nl/forum/rotterdam regularly for the updated news about the 2013 EAIR Rotterdam Forum.

Updates from the ETP in Japan and Korea

logo-etpThe Executive Training Programme (ETP) provides European Companies with the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome business, language and cultural barriers in Japan and Korea, in order to take advantage of the many trade and investment opportunities available with these two countries.

The current cohort of participants have already started their immersions in Japan and Korea following a well-received inception module at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. The EU ambassadors and delegations, along with Waseda University in Tokyo and Yonsei University in Seoul, have welcomed the participants who are now enjoying intensive language training. The ETP training providers have been chosen for their international recognition and experience. Together with them, the EU ensures that ETP participants are given the very latest information, know-how and skills they need to succeed in Japan and Korea.
 
The European Commission is now seeking new candidates for the ETP 2013/2014 cycle. In order to provide interested candidates and stakeholders with more details on the EU-funded Executive Training Programme (ETP), the ETP team organised a series of webinars. You may view the slides from the webinar here.  You may download the recording and listen to the full webinar here.

The ETP is designed to help you and your company succeed by improving your knowledge of the Japanese or Korean language, cultures and business practices while leveraging EU networks. This infographic summarizes the benefits of participating in the ETP. You can download it here,
www.euetp.eu/sites/default/files/content/infographic/infographic-etp.pdf

The next training cycle of the ETP begins in November 2013. The enrolment is open, apply now via the ETP website: www.euetp.eu

  • The skills I learned through the ETP undoubtedly helped me guide my company towards success in Japan. The programme gave me the tools to do it
    Richard Thornley, President Rolls-Royce Japan Co. Ltd., Japan
  • There are a few things in life which you can put your finger on and say ”this really changed my life.” ETP is one of them
    Vanessa Åsell Tsuruga, Sports Marketing Executive, ASICS Skandinavia Sweden

Can Business Education Change the World? We Think So!

gbsnmbalogoThe Global Business School Network is once again challenging business and entrepreneurship students and recent graduates to show how they are using their business skills to make a difference in the developing world. The MBA+ Challenge Video Contest is now it its third year and has been opened up to ALL students, undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in addition to traditional MBAs.

The MBA+ Challenge Video Contest asks students to produce a short (3 minutes or less) video showing how they are using their business education to make a difference in the developing world through:

  • New business ventures
  • Student projects
  • Volunteer work
  • Impactful Careers
Any student who is currently in school or who has graduated in the past 5 years is eligible to enter.  The submission period for videos is March 1st – 31st with online voting from April 1 – 14th to  determine the top 5 videos.

The first prize is an all expenses paid trip for one team member to the GBSN Annual Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration in Tunisia June 10 – 12, 2013.  They’ll also be featured on GBSN’s website, have the opportunity to blog for nextbillion.net and get visibility for their work around the globe. The top 5 finalists as determined by online voting will each have the opportunity for an online mentoring session with a world leader in business or development. The distinguished list of mentors will be released soon, so stay tuned.

A panel of judges will then determine the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place videos from the 5 finalists.

Click here to watch the winning video from 2012 from Tuck School of Business students called "The $300 House Project"

Full details on how you can take part can be found via - www.gbsnonline.org/mbachallenge

Innovation Beyond Technology within the Asia-Pacific Region - EFMD supports the AAPBS Annual Meeting

aapbsbannerEFMD is supporting the AAPBS Annual Meeting - “Innovation Beyond Technology within the Asia-Pacific Region" on the 27-28 of November in Kuala Lumpur hosted by the International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM-IBS).

The theme, ‘Innovation Beyond Technology’, is timely given the increased challenges in the business and management education landscape. Accelerating economic growth in the region, increased demands for quality management education, heightened competition among program providers, depleting federal funding, diversity of consumer profiles are some of the challenges that business schools are forced to face and address. Innovation is a must if business schools want to prosper in this environment.

The meeting provides a platform for AAPBS members and participants to exchange ideas and share best practices about how the business schools in the Asia Pacific region may pursue innovation. Members and participants may expect fruitful discussions on innovative areas in school governance, management, teaching and learning, research and publications, student services and funding models for the cost sustainability of business schools. It is hoped that the meeting will contribute to AAPBS’ continuous efforts towards the advancement of business and management education in the Asia Pacific region, create a solid Asian business and management education model, and establish constructive collaborations among the participants.

"One thing that is certain is that UTM-IBS is looking forward to showering you with Malaysian hospitality", Professor Dr. Mohd Hassan Bin Mohd Osman, Dean, UTM-IBS

Professor Michael Osbadeston, Director of Quality Service at EFMD will be speaking in one of the plenary sessions on "Innovations in Business Schools". The full conference programme and speakers details are available via these links - AAPBS programme & AAPBS speakers.

For details on registration please visit - AAPBS registration. If you have any questions or require further information please contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.