Social enterprise programs growing in sophistication, popularity.
The popular image of a modern-day business school student as a sharp-suited spreadsheet wizard increasingly is being turned on its head. For reasons ranging from the economy to a change in attitudes, many students today are pursuing business school degrees with a view toward working with non-profits, or launching socially responsible businesses...
One of Wharton's top MBA grads landed a whopping $350,000 base salary, reflecting the burning competition among top private equity firms for talent and the earnings disparity among business school graduates...
Guided by theory and research relevant to self-regulation and goal pursuit, we offer a framework to study the dynamics of job search among unemployed individuals. A daily survey over three weeks demonstrated vacillation in job-seeker affect and to a lesser extent, reemployment efficacy. Daily perceived job-search progress was related to this vacillation. Lower perceived job-search progress in any given day was related to more job-search effort in the following day. The study provides insights into the daily dynamics of job search and elucidates the role of search progress, affect, and three key moderators (financial hardship, employment commitment, and action-state orientation) in explaining these dynamics.
The research, to be published in the Academy of Management Journal next month, included daily surveys of 233 unemployed people throughout a three-week job-search period. Those who reported progress on a particular day were more likely to slack off the following day.
... Prof. Wanberg, an expert in “self-regulation theory” had some recommendations for those on the hunt:
Treat your search like a full-time job.
Establish a strong routine.
Imagine setbacks and draw up plans to overcome them.
Keep good records.
Don’t forget to network.
Don’t just apply to openings. Research companies that haven’t posted positions.
Treat yourself to breaks when frustrated, not necessarily when you’ve scored some success.
Themed ‘Empowering Lives. Transforming EconomiesEconomies.’, the Future of Financial Markets (FOFMTM) Leadership Summit, which is in its third year now, will provide an avenue for global thought-leaders of financial markets to deliberate and debate on the rising significance and role of these Greenfield exchanges to balance global trade and economy and reshape the Future of Financial Markets...
The job market for business-school students is better than last year, but still isn't back to prerecession levels, says Nicole Hall, president of the MBA Career Services Council, a professional association...
Listen now (18 minutes), Last broadcast today, 20 December, 08:32 on BBC World Service.
Are business schools teaching students to be arrogant? Should they teach humility? Lesley Curwen discusses this with two Deans, Paul Danos, Dean of the Tuck School of Business in the US, and Santiago Iniguez, Dean of the IE Business School in Madrid. Paul Danos says his staff have already done a lot of thinking about the importance of students' attitudes.
Plus, we ask Dr Julian Kilburn whether cruise ship doctors really do have a dream job. He argues they must cope with being on call 24/7 and sometimes tending to hundreds of people sick with tummy-bugs.
And our regular commentator, Lucy Kellaway reflects on why your neuroses could in fact be the key to your business success.
Article of December 13, 2010 When arch-rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona clashed in their first football fixture of the 2010-11 season, there was more at stake than the top slot in Spain’s premier league...
JEDDAH: The education scenario in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has changed in recent years. More than ever, women are taking a lead in education, especially in business courses such as the MBA (Masters of Business Administration). The Kingdom has seen an influx of female students take an interest in business education, nationally and internationally. UNESCO and Saudi government figures show that women make up 58 percent of the total student population at universities. As a direct result of the need in the Saudi market to cater for female students, Effat University (Jeddah) in collaboration with Spain’s highly regarded IE Business School is offering a MBA program exclusively for women...
Every year since 2005, Booz & Company has conducted the Global Innovation 1000 study, which investigates the relationship between how much companies spend on R&D and their overall financial performance. And every year, we reinforce the conclusion that there is no correlation between the two. Our findings and further analysis of what makes the most successful innovators great led The Economist to call the Global Innovation 1000 "the most comprehensive assessment of the relationship between R&D investment and corporate performance," and Tom Peters praised it as a "provocative, research-based article that is sure to get you thinking."...
The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School has been selected by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to lead the Cluster Mapping Project for the United States. The project aims to provide policymakers and development practitioners across America with rich data and tools for understanding industry clusters in every region of the country, together with tool kits and case studies to assist in formulating economic development strategies. In addition, the project will develop a directory of active cluster initiatives throughout the country...
The cluster concept was developed and spread globally by the Institute’s founder, Michael E. Porter. Clusters are geographic concentrations of firms, suppliers, support services, specialized infrastructure, producers of related products, and specialized institutions (e.g., training programs and business associations) that arise in particular fields in particular locations...
Michael E. Porter:
Clusters, Innovation, and Competitiveness
slides(PDF 36 pages), video (57 min) EU Conference on Innovation and Clusters - Stockholm, January 22, 2008
Tarun Khanna at the Harvard Business School, has studied and worked with multinational and indigenous companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide. He has served as the head of several courses on strategy, corporate governance, and international business targeted to MBA students and senior executives at Harvard. He currently teaches in Harvard's executive education programs and is Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India.
Posted (In English) September 3, 2010 by Jack Perkowski (Wikipedia) ( with JFP Holdings from 34min30 of podcast: helping tech companies from around the world bring their products into China with "strategy, implementation and capital", "China is revamping all its education model")
The interview with “American Entrepreneur” last Wednesday was one of the more enjoyable that I have done.
Dave Iwinski, the radio talk show host who is known as the “International Capitalist” and who led the discussion, has run several companies over the years and has had direct experience establishing and managing manufacturing facilities in China. Dave’s familiarity with China enabled us to compare notes on doing business in the country and to get into a level of detail that is not possible with commentators who have not had this experience.
Also, unlike most interviews that are limited for time, the interview with “American Entrepreneur” stretched over the first hour of Dave’s weekly three-hour program. This provided enough time for Dave to comment, and for me to elaborate, on many of my experiences in China.
If you are interested in hearing more about how I got to China and what I have learned along the way, I encourage you to download and listen to the podcast. The interview is just over 50 minutes in length, and unfortunately, is interrupted by two, two-minute commercial segments. Therefore, it may be best to listen while on the treadmill or on that long car ride to the Labor Day barbecue.
“The American Entrepreneur” is a weekly radio talk show devoted entirely to the entrepreneurial experience. The show is broadcast on Pittsburgh’s WMNY, 1360 AM.
My interview was followed by interviews with Tom Petzinger of Knopp Neurosciences, a Pittsburgh-based medical technology company, and Robert Bruner, Dean of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. Dean Bruner discusses his philosophy on the art of mergers and acquisitions, as laid out in his book, “Deals From Hell: M & A Lessons That Rise Above the Ashes.”
..setting up the Azim Premji University on a 100-acre site outside Bangalore not too far from Wipro’s headquarters, which aims to provide post graduate studies in education and development. The University was recently approved by the state government of Karnataka which enacted a special legislative act in March. It is expected to start offering programs by next July and open its campus by 2012.
Business School students have something to cheer about. Summer placements this year have been robust, with IIMs seeing a jump in the number of offers being made, reports CNBC-TV18’s Avni Raja and Mitra Joshi.
Management students have good reason to smile. The summer placements week this year at the Indian Institutes of Management has seen offers raining down on them, with the financial sector leading the way. Marketing, consulting and general management companies have not been behind in their internship-recruitment either. But the bigger surprise comes in the form of offers for internships in foreign locations -- from New York, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and even South Africa. In sheer number, international offers are 20% higher than last year...
...Sharing and donating computer power for fighting climate change has been a trend this week. The Department of Energy awarded time on two of the world’s fastest super computers, the equivalent of 1.7 billion processor hours, to 57 research projects this week that could develop energy technology innovation.
International MBA organisations have released two surveys predicting a future for MBA graduates that is surprisingly optimistic, despite last year's global economic collapse. The UK-based Association of MBAs and QS TopMBA.com have produced individual reports highlighting the stability an MBA degree offers employees during times of market instability...