Enase Okonedo believes she has one of the most difficult deans' jobs in the world. Find out more: http://t.co/5ypmvayeeo— Business Education (@ftbized) July 6, 2014
http://t.co/l9NNNAoaFn LBS Joins European Management Network: Lagos Business School has been granted full membership of the European...— LagosBusinessSchool (@LBSNigeria) July 1, 2014
June 12th 2014
Paul Danos, the dean of Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business, has announced he will step down next year after 20 years at the helm. Here he looks back over his time at the school.
Tuck Alumnus (22 hours ago in Tuck's LinkedIn page)
"Having been back at Tuck not long ago for a reunion, I was pleased to see that the closeness between students and faculty that was a strong point when I was a student in a class of 125 has been preserved, perhaps even strengthened, even though the school has increased its enrollment since then. While still not large in comparison to other top MBA programs, the increased size does provide access to greater resources and that is a good thing"
Forbes, How Should We Tackle America's Transportation and Infrastructure Woes?, 14 March 2014.
America’s infrastructure woes and how to fix them were front and center at the recent summit (1), America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century, led by Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
When Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria first moved from India to the United States more than 30 years ago, he was impressed with how well the highways and airports hummed along in this country...
(1) America on the Move: Transportation and Infrastructure for the 21st Century National Summit, February 26-27, 2014
April 30, 2014
States and local governments stand to lose $46.8 billion in federal funding for transportation and transit projects next year if Congress doesn't put more money into the Highway Trust Fund and it slides into insolvency, according to a new report.
The Transportation for America report concludes that unless Congress acts to add to the fund, there will be no federal money for new projects in fiscal year 2015. The fund, which has been used to pay for road construction and transit projects since 1956, is funded by the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel. The tax has not been raised since 1993, as construction costs have soared and Americans drive fewer miles in more fuel-efficient cars.
Rosabeth Kanter, a professor and part of the Harvard Business School's U.S. Competitiveness Project, a research-led effort to understand and improve the nation's competitiveness, also doubts Congress will pass a long-term funding bill. Kanter said Congress needs to pass a bill to avoid "running out of money before they get all the potholes fixed."
Then, she said, the nation needs to "reinvent" its national transportation funding system, to focus more on technology, on innovative financing such as public-private partnerships and on regional collaboration.
"We are stuck in a system invented largely in the 1950s," she said. "Other countries are doing better. … This (transportation) should be at the top of the national agenda because it's involved in every other national issue — education, health care access, air quality, the environment."
May 30, 2014
This year, three long-standing business school deans announced they would step down. Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, has been in his role for 19 years. Mark Zupan has been dean of the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business for 10 years, and Bob Bruner has led the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia for nine. Deanships that long are rare. The B-school deans at the 62 MBA programs ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek have been in their roles for a median four years.
As they prepare to depart, taking with them nearly four decades of combined experience, we asked deans Danos, Zupan, and Bruner about how their thinking has evolved when it comes to business schools, MBA students, and fundraising, along with some of their less-dean-like pursuits. The following dialog, conducted via e-mail, has been edited for length and clarity.
Bloomberg Businessweek: What advice do you have for your successor?
Danos: Keep the quality of the student experience at the center of your strategy, continuously improve the faculty with additions of world-class thought leaders dedicated to student learning, and carefully monitor the fast-changing world of business education...
Want to know more about Europe? Today, Europe's Day, you can register to our MOOC https://t.co/2RTzA7NYOE— Alberto Alemanno (@alemannoEU) May 9, 2014
Seven Years, Three Pillars: Looking back at Thomas Robertson's tenure as Wharton dean, The Daily Pennsylvania, March 27, 2014
Looking back at outgoing Wharton dean Robertson’s tenure
Dean Thomas Robertson, who led Wharton since 2007, repositioned a business school faced with a number of challenges.
In 2014, U.S News and World Report ranked Wharton as the number one MBA program in the country for the first time, tied with Harvard and Stanford business schools. In 2013 97.8 percent of Wharton MBA graduates received job offers within three months of graduation, the best placement record in the school’s history...
In my last blog post, I profiled the attributes of “winners-take-all” markets. And I implied that such markets might be closer than you think. Well, they are for me.
Higher education is a winners-take-all market. Despite the cool indifference to competition that many academicians affect, the competition among colleges and universities is serious. Aside from the fact that most people want to belong to a community that matters in some respect, some faculty, staff, parents, students, alumni, governments, and media mavens ask a provocative question: “Why strive?”
Richard Lyons, the dean of University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has a dire forecast for business education: “Half of the business schools in this country could be out of business in 10 years—or five,” he says.
The threat, says Lyons, is that more top MBA programs will start to offer degrees online. That will imperil the industry’s business model. For most business schools, students pursuing part-time and executive MBAs generate crucial revenue. Those programs, geared toward working professionals, will soon have to compete with elite online alternatives for the same population.
The Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools was formed in 2004
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Of the 694 business schools accredited by AACSB International, only 10 percent are located in Asia. If Asian business schools make up only 10 percent of AACSB's accredited schools, how can we presume to influence business school thinking?
As dean of the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines and the outgoing director of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools, I find this question especially important. My answer is that the business of business schools in Asia is incredibly complex, but growth here is steady and opportunities abound. That is why I believe Asia will ultimately impact the way business schools think...
Well, there you have it: GMAC report concludes that: "five decades of alumni, 83 percent say b-school is essential" http://t.co/ip9Z88ymZZ— Bob_Bruner (@Bob_Bruner) March 19, 2014
GMAC asked business school alumni from graduating classes in the past five decades (1959-2013) if their MBA or business master’s degree was essential to obtaining employment and 83 percent said YES.
The new GMAC® 2014 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report is the debut of survey results based on direct collaboration with 132 business schools in 29 countries. The data in this report tell the employment stories of nearly 21,000 business school alumni, and offer feedback about their career progression and the value of their graduate management education.
Schools looking to use data to bolster their outreach efforts have the opportunity to connect this compelling proof from alumni with their own efforts. Survey findings about the value and satisfaction alumni gain from their graduate business education can be used in positioning and promoting unique program features (such as centers of innovation and entrepreneurship, or access to alumni mentors). In addition, the information can be applied across marketing and outreach channels to boost recruitment, fundraising, alumni relations, media interactions and more.
Dr. Naím gained international recognition with the successful re-launch of the prominent journal Foreign Policy and, over his fourteen years (1996-2010) as editor, turned the magazine into a modern, award-winning publication on global politics and economics...
...In the early 1990s, Dr. Naím served as Venezuela’s Minister of Trade and Industry, as director of Venezuela’s Central Bank, and as executive director of the World Bank. He was previously professor of business and economics and dean of IESA, Venezuela’s leading business school (Wikipedia). Dr. Naím holds MSc and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Washington DC.
Mensaje de los estudiantes venezolanos a la nacion http://t.co/K90DQNge2K. Vealo y reenvielo— Moisés Naím (@MoisesNaim) March 15, 2014
IESA is triple accredited by the three leading global business school accreditation associations: AACSB, AMBAand EQUIS. In the 2009 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report the school was ranked 9th in South America.
I think it’s time for us to admit that the critics have a valid question: Why aren’t business schools changing faster to keep up with changes in the business world?
Recently I attended two gatherings for business school deans where this question surfaced center stage. The first was the EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General in Gothenburg, Sweden and other, the AACSB Deans Conference in San Francisco, CA. These meetings attracted respectively more than 300 and 600 business school leaders from all over the world and were a great place to assess what’s going on and, more importantly, what’s not.
At the EFMD meeting, I moderated a plenary where The Economist writer Adrian Wooldridge unleashed a set of criticisms at business schools—e.g., being too slow, focusing on the wrong things, being too distant from realities in their research, and preoccupied in publishing incremental insights in slow academic journals with only a modest impact. (See his summary in a Schumpeter column here). The Forbes writer Steve Denning followed up with an article saying that business schools take comfort in keeping that disruption slow. Richard Straub, President of the Global Peter Drucker Forum, commented that business schools suffer from the syndrome of our own success; we do not see the need to change what we believe is a winning model...
Bernard Belletante, nouveau Directeur général d’EMLYON Business School http://t.co/qOiqINNr8t— EMLYONBusinessSchool (@EMLYON) February 19, 2014
À mes amis Kedgers: 12 ans peuvent conduire à la routine. Grace à votre formidable énergie, un nouveau boss vous emmènera encore plus loin— Bernard Belletante (@belletante) February 19, 2014
Un grand coup de chapeau aux Euromédiens et aux Kedgers qui m'ont accompagné dans des défis insensés, qui m'ont apporté leur énergie. Bravo— Bernard Belletante (@belletante) February 18, 2014
Dean Eric Johnson, (Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy)
A new year’s resolution for healthcare IT executives – develop a real security plan. http://t.co/t5JQSiJ6vs— M Eric Johnson (@DeanEricJohnson) 31 Décembre 2013
...In a research article that went to press in December, my co-authors and I show just how important planning is...
Based on our analysis (Dean Eric Johnson and co-authors), we argue that policymakers should focus on providing guidelines designed to help healthcare organizations achieve operational maturity regarding IT security rather than simply imposing single-solution compliance requirements. Similar to teaching a person to fish, regulations should encourage organizations to actively develop and maintain their own action plans rather than providing check-box requirement lists.
Rencontre "Croissance partagée Afrique/Chine/France" à l'Assemblée nationale - http://t.co/aynZfBsBy4— Edouard Husson (@edouardhusson) December 16, 2013
Croissance Partager Entre Afrique Chine Europe (PEACE): émerveillement naïf devant la redécouverte du multilatéralisme— Edouard Husson (@edouardhusson) December 16, 2013
Croissance Peace (PDF, 11 pages) in English
English as the lingua franca of higher education? - University World News: http://t.co/wrHnmlBpOh— Santiago Iniguez (@SantiagoIniguez) November 24, 2013
2,300 students making up one of the University of Liege's eleven faculties. 1,300 undergraduate students, more than 1,000 students studying for a Master or an Executive Degree outside working hours, and 70 doctoral students;
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will be speaking at today’s Fall Convocation ceremony http://t.co/oguZERsS3l— Elon Local News (@ElonLocalNews) October 3, 2013
Dean, Love School of Business @ Elon University. I tweet on issues relating to business with a focus on strategy, globalization and ethics.
THE FIRST business schools were founded in the US around the beginning of the 20th century. A century later, management education became truly globalised when the 2009 Financial Times ranking of MBA programmes included three European and one Chinese in the top 10.
A year later, first place went to the London BusinessSchool, unseating Wharton, which had alternated the top laurels with Harvard. In the same year's executive MBA ranking, six of the top 10 programmes were European or offered jointly by US and European schools.
US schools' loss of hegemony has been also highlighted by the increasing flow of American MBA students studying abroad...
Delmas Wins Inaugural Research Impact on Practice Award, 19th September 2013
Demonstrating that Think in the Next affects real-world management issues, Magali Delmas, professor of management at UCLA Anderson and the UCLA Institute of the Environment, and her collaborator, University Paris-Dauphine’s Sanja Pekovic, have won the 2013 inaugural Research Impact on Practice Award. The award, presented by Ontario-based Network for Business Sustainability at Western University’s Ivey Business School and the Organizations and the Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management, recognizes the researchers’ work on environmental management systems.
It turns out, companies that adopt environmental systems have a 16 percent higher labor productivity rating than firms that don’t.
"Adopting green practices isn't just good for the environment," Delmas told UCLA Newsroom. "It's good for your employees and it's good for your bottom line. Employees in such green firms are more motivated, receive more training, and benefit from better interpersonal relationships. The employees at green companies are therefore more productive than employees in more conventional firms."
The study, based on a survey of 5220 French firms, was published September 10, 2012 in the online version and the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Sep 16, 2013, Wall Street Journal, The Experts
Do you think companies spend too much time searching for groundbreaking innovations at the expense of incremental advances?
LEE NEWMAN: The search for the big ideas and the push for incremental improvements are not mutually exclusive, and in fact in many companies these two forms of innovation are pursued by different types of people and by different teams with quite different competencies.Read More »
Dalian, People’s Republic of China, 11-13 September
Meeting the Innovation Imperative
The Annual Meeting of the New Champions is the foremost global business gathering in Asia. Also known as the “Summer Davos”, the Meeting creates a unique opportunity for exchange between leaders from top-ranked multinationals and chief executive officers of dynamic and fast-growing companies, including key decision-makers from government, media, academia and civil society.It will bring together more than 1,500 participants from 90 countries to share strategies and solutions and discuss global issues and risks...
Press release CEIBS, September 4, 2013 – Four CEIBS professors will participate next week in a WorkSpace Session at Summer Davos in Dalian. Entitled Achieving Global Success in a Chinese Way, it is the first time that CEIBS has partnered with WEF organisers to develop a WorkSpace Session. CEIBS has had a steady presence at WEF over the years, and in January 2012 became the first Asian business school to do an IdeasLab session at Winter Davos
...“There is no better way of understanding the workings of corporate life and how competition really takes place and how society is affected by business,” says Paul Danos, dean at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and board member at General Mills (GIS)...
Feature rticle - Attracting the best faculty - What does it take to bring top-notch faculty to your business school? Four deans share the methods they use to hire great talent. By Sharon Shinn, September/October 2013
Deepak Chopra, Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Narayana Murthy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus (has returned), Infosys Limited
Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School
Fareed Zakaria, Author, journalist and Host of CNN’s “GPS”
I’ve heard some talk lately about how technology will disaggregate higher education. The vision is that the likes of Khan Academy and Coursera will allow students to pick and choose courses and learning experiences to construct their own higher education—thus, it is asked, “why do we need colleges, universities, and dedicated faculties?” The Valhalla of limitless choice and student-driven learning presages an education built “piece-wise:” a little of this and a little of that pulled from a vast smorgasbord of providers at little or no cost to the student. What could possibly be wrong with that?
· A piece-wise education can be less than the sum of its parts.
At the center of business education today, says Bill Boulding – dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business – lies a paradox. “There’s more of an opportunity to make positive changes through business than ever,” he says. “Business will be the transformational engine of the 21st century. Yet business leaders have never been held in lower regard than they have today. That means we have an incredible opportunity: how do we produce leaders who will be trusted and who can make the changes we need in the world?”...