Event

2016 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference

Hosted by: IESE Business School, University of Navarra

The event will start on: 10 Oct 16 12:30
And will end on: 11 Oct 16 15:00

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact:
laura.ballesteros@efmd.org

Theme
Innovations in Higher Education

Target Group
EFMD aims to facilitate research and a dialogue on topics related to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Business Schools by bringing together academics from management, higher education and related fields.

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to announce that six distinguished speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver keynote addresses during the conference:

  • Yuan Ding, Vice President and Dean; Professor of Accounting, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).
  • Barbara Sporn, Director of the Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
  • Pankaj Ghemawat, Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School.
  • Jordi Canals, Professor of Economics and General Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
  • Della Bradshaw, Former Business Education Editor, Financial Times, UK.
  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD

Context
Since 2012, EFMD is engaging in a community-building effort to encourage research on business schools and their role in higher education. The Annual EFMD Higher Education Research Conference is designed as an anchor event of this initiative. It serves as a platform to facilitate the cross-fertilization of research by scholars from management, higher education as well as other fields. The forthcoming conference in Barcelona will be the 5th such conference. Previous events have been hosted by The Lorange Institute in Switzerland (2012), Paris-Dauphine University in France (2013), Stockholm Business School of Stockholm University in Sweden (2014) and Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (2015).

Conference Organising Committees

  • Howard THOMAS, LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Mastercard Professor of Social and Financial Entrepreneurship, Director of the Academic Strategy and Management Education Unit, Singapore Management University; Former Dean of College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA; Warwick Business School, UK, and Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
  • Joan E. RICART, Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
  • Nadine BURQUEL, Director, EFMD Business Schools Services & EU Policy Studies in Higher Education.
  • Laura BALLESTEROS, Coordinator, Higher Education Research Conference.
 
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Programme

Monday, 10 October 2016

12:30

Registration and Pre-Conference Lunch at IESE Business School, University of Navarra

13:30 – 13:45

Welcome and Introduction

  • Franz Heukamp, Professor of Managerial Decision Sciences, Dean of IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
  • Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore  Management University, Singapore, Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference.
  • Nadine Burquel, EFMD Director Business Schools Services, Higher Education Conference and EU Policy Developments.

13:45 – 14:30

Plenary I – Keynote Address

Governance for More Impactful Business Schools

  • Jordi Canals, Professor of Economics and General Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.

Moderated by Joan E. Ricart, Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.

14:30 – 15:15

Plenary II – Keynote Address

Globalization from a European Perspective

  • Pankaj Ghemawat, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy, IESE Business School, University of Navarra; Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management, Stern School of Business, New York University.

Moderated by Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore; Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference.

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00

Parallel Session Series 1: Innovations in new forms of Governance, Management and Organisation in Business Schools and Higher Education Institutions.
 

1a. Governance, Risk Management and Value Creation

Implementing an University Risk Management approach at the University of Liège: the lessons from a one year experiment

  • Didier Van Caillie, University of Liège, HEC Liège, Belgium.
  • Marius Kamto, University of Liège, Belgium.

Governance and Risk Disclosure Practices in UK Higher Education Institutions in an Era of Austerity and Reform

  • Collins Ntim, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Responsible Management Education between Being Good vs. Looking Good: What Does it Take to Walk the Talk?

  • Mathias Falkenstein, University of Bath, School of Management, United Kingdom.

Moderated by Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore; Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference.
 

1b. Leadership and Management in Business Schools and Universities

Tracing a Hidden Management Reform Within Educational Middle Management

  • Thomas Harboe, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Strategic Internationalization and Competitive Alignment

  • Bertrand Guillotin, Temple University, Fox School of Business, United States.

Stakeholder Orientation on Spanish Public Universities: Exploring moderator effects via multi-group analysis

  • Carme Casablancas-Segura, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

Moderated by Barbara Sporn, Director of the Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

17:00 – 18:15

Parallel Session Series 2: Innovations in Research
 

2a. Knowledge Production, Impact and Dissemination

Understanding Enabling and Constraining Causal Powers for Research and Innovation in the Southern African Development Community (SADC): The Case of the South African Higher Education.

  • Mabokang Monnapula-Mapesela, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa.

How Innovative Are Editors? Evidence Across Journals and Disciplines

  • Jessica Petersen, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Business Schools’ Strategies and Practices of Knowledge Mobilisation: An Analysis of the ‘Innovation’ Related Impact Cases Produced for the UK’s REF 2014

  • Ewan Ferlie, King's College London, United Kingdom.
  • Julie Davies, Huddersfield University, United Kingdom.

Moderated by Joan E. Ricart, Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
 

2b. Innovative Doctoral Training

Extending the Faculty Evaluation Systems: The Legitimacy of Book-Based Research in Management

  • Claudia Urdari, EDC Paris Business School, France.

Mapping “Pitching Research” Tasks Into the RSD7 Framework: A Pedagogic Perspective

  • Robert Faff, Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the University of Queensland Business School, Australia.

Organizing Online Education in the American University – A New Leadership Imperative

    Jay Halfond, Boston University, United States of America

Moderated by Pierre Kletz, Director, Social Leadership MBA, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

18:15 – 19:00

Plenary III – Keynote Address

Catch the Wind: Innovating Executive Education in China

  • Yuan Ding, Vice President and Dean; Professor of Accounting, Cathay Capital Chair in Accounting, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS).

Moderated by Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference.

19:30

Transfer from IESE to Dinner Venue

20:30

Conference Dinner at Restaurante el Tropical

22:30

Transfer to Conference Hotel (with a stop at Underground Green Line, stop: Maria Cristina)

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

08:15

Conference Registration at IESE Business School, University of Navarra

08:30 – 09:15

Plenary IV – Keynote Address

What Has Management Education Achieved in the Last Twenty Years? What Is the Future Holding for Business Schools? Reflections and Experiences from Della Bradshaw

  • Della Bradshaw, Former Business Education Editor, Financial Times, UK.

Moderated by Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore; Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference.

09:15 – 10:30

Parallel Session Series 3: Innovations in forms of Governance, Management and Organisation of Higher Education Institutions
 

3a. Governance and Structures

Institutional Change in Higher Education and Rent-seeking in Business Schools

  • Charles McMillan, Schulich School of Business, Canada.

Time and Tide: A Longitudinal Study of the Evolution of the Organisational Culture at the Budapest Business School

  • Nick Chandler, Budapest Business School, Hungary.

A Conceptual and Empirical Reflection on the Application of a Variant Approach to ‘Lean’ Implementation within a UK Business School

  • Harry Barton, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.

Moderated by Thomas Hartmann, Professor of Accounting and Finance, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University, Sweden.
 

3b. Innovative Approaches

The Realities of a Neo-Liberalised Higher Education System in the UK and Australia: Envisioning a Heterodox University Model

  • Catherine Butcher, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom.

Customize Your Marketing Message: Exploring Mental Models of University Choice

  • Markus Reihlen, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Innovation in the ‘Patchwork’ University: The Balancing Act of Academic Middle Managers in and Between the Micro-Cultures of the Interacting Spheres

  • Ton Kallenberg, Leiden University, Netherlands.

Moderated by Pierre Kletz, Director, Social Leadership MBA, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45

Plenary V – Keynote Address

The Transformation of Universities and Business Schools: Insights of Governance, Leadership and Management Styles

  • Barbara Sporn, Director of the Institute for Higher Education Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Moderated by Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD.

11:45 – 13:00

Parallel Session Series 4: Innovations in Education
 

4a. New Frameworks and Skilled-focused Approaches

Partnered Innovation in the Design and Implementation of Management Education – New Degree Apprenticeships

  • Lynn Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
  • Paula Turner, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

Combining Intentional Change Theory and Interdisciplinary Project Work: An innovative Framework to develop Emotional and Social Competencies

  • Basak Canboy, University of Toulouse, Toulouse Business School, Campus Barcelona, Spain.

Creating Value in Modern Business Education: The ANU International Business Plan Competition

  • Vinh Lu, The Australian National University, Australia.

Moderated by Kenneth Starkey. Head, Professor of Management & Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School, UK
 

4b. Blended and ELearning Approaches

Assessing the Performance of Massive Online Open Courses: Does Strategy Matter? An Empirical Case Study of the POK (PoliMi Open Knowledge) Experience in 2014- 2015

  • Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Innovative TNHE in Off-Shore Campuses: Global Leaders "with Chinese Characteristics"

  • Serena Rovai, Groupe sup de co La Rochelle, France.

The Effectiveness of Digital Tools in Post-Graduate Education: A Comparison Between Blended and Online Learning in MBA Programmes

  • Tommaso Agasisti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Moderated by Jean-Pierre Helfer, Emeritus Professor, Sorbonne Graduate Business School; President of the Scientific Council of EDC Paris Business School.

13:00 – 13:45

Plenary VI – Keynote Address

Transforming Business Schools and Universities Worldwide: The EFMD Innovative Tools

  • Eric Cornuel, Director General & CEO, EFMD.

Moderated by Joan E. Ricart, Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.

13:45 – 14:00

Closing Remarks

  • Joan E. Ricart, Carl Schrøder Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School, University of Navarra.
  • Howard Thomas, Emeritus Dean & LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore; Chair of the Higher Education Research Conference.
  • Nadine Burquel, EFMD Director Business School Services, Higher Education Research Conference and EU Policy Developments.

Welcome to the 2017 conference

  • Luc Sels, Dean, Faculty of Economy, KU Leuven, Belgium.

End of the conference

14:00

Closing Lunch

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