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Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World

In This Issue

>> Simulation Technology Webinar

>> Building Mgmt Ed Capacity in Africa

>> LUMS Honors Malala

>>10,000 Women Recruiting-Brazil

>> Global Management Challenge

>> Nigerian Case Competition Winner

>> Opportunities for African Students

>> Teach in Colombia this Summer

>> Acumen Global Fellows

>> MBAs Without Borders

GBSN Conference in Tunisia 'Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship'

Brazil's Flag

Back to Brazil: The Country of the Future
A perspective on the country's progress and challenges by GBSN CEO Guy Pfeffermann

"Brazil, as the saying goes, "is the country of the future, and always will be”. The implication is that nothing ever changes much in Brazil. Having spent a week in Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio, I can assure you that Brazil has changed in very important ways over the last 10-20 years. In other ways, it has not. "

>> Read Full Article


Upcoming Events

Facets of Business Excellence (FOBE) Conference
November 1-4
Ghaziabad, India
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

EFMD MENA Conference
November 4 - 6
Beirut, Lebanon
Olayan School of Business

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
November 5,6
Istambul, Turkey

Forward Networking

Using Cases to Teach
November 18,19

Conference on Responsible Leadership
Week of November 19
South Africa

Association of MBAs Asia-Pacific Conference for Deans and Directors
November 21 - 23
Brisbane, Australia

Using Cases to Teach
November 22,23
Sydney, Australia

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
November 29 - 30
Cape Town

Forward Networking

International Conference on Rural Innovation, Capacity Building, Knowledge Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology(ICricket)
January 2,3, 2013
New Delhi
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Academy of Management Africa Conference
January 7 - 10, 2013 Johannesburg
Gordon Institute of Business Science

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
February 2013
Forward Networking

Association of MBAs Emerging Markets Summit
March 13 - 15, 2013

Insight Dubai: Where the World Connects
March 24 - 28, 2013

Association of MBAs International Conference for Deans and Directors
May 15 - 17, 2013

GBSN Annual Conference "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship"
June 10-12, 2013
Tunis, Tunisia
Co-hosted by Babson College and Mediterranean School of Business

I have had amazing interactions with thought leaders from industry, academica and government and nonprofit sectors - Angali Sastry, MIT SLoan School of Management
Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannI participated this month in a conference on "Profits and Social Values – Closing the Gap” organized by Fundaçao dom Cabral, a Brazilian member of the GBSN. Pedro Passos, the Founding Partner of Natura (a major cosmetic producer committed to protecting the environment) and I sat on a panel moderated by Gilberto Dimenstein, a Brazilian journalist. Dimenstein commented that there has been a lot of criticism of business schools for destroying social values; could I defend them?

My response focused on the fact that better-managed firms are more likely to generate social value. This is clear when one thinks of a poorly-run company – when they are limping along they are unlikely to generate lots of jobs or be willing or able to protect the environment.

>> Read Guy's Full Article


GBSN WebinarExperiential Learning Through Simulation Technologies Webinar

This webinar highlighted the potential that simulations hold to prepare students for the volatility and complexity of real-world situations. Led by Dan Davidson of EDIT 515 and Jeffrey Strauss of the Center for Technology and Innovation Management at Northwestern University, the discussion provided valuable insight into the development and use of simulations for experiential management education.

>> Read the summary of the presentation
>> Watch the video recording of the webinar

This Is Africa: A Global Perspective'Building Management Education Capacity in Africa' on FT's This is Africa

"We are only at the beginning of this effort to transform management education in Africa. It may not look anything like the MBA we are used to, but when it’s done well, it can make a world of difference."

The article by GBSN CEO Guy Pfeffermann articulates the importance of management education for the future of the Continent and demonstrates the potential for change by highlighting the African Management Initiative, which GBSN co-founded.

>> Read the full article

LUMSLUMS Honours Malala Yousafzai's Message of Education for All

The Lahore University of Management Sciences Students and the University launched a fund-raising drive to create a ‘Malala for Education Fund’ at LUMS to support the educational mission of the young activist. The fundraising will be spearheaded by students and student organisations at LUMS and it will be used to support education for girls, preferably from the Swat and nearby regions.

>> Learn how you can contribute

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Recruiting - Brazil

The 10,000 Women program in Brazil is recruiting women for its next cohort of scholars in Sao Paulo. The 10,000 Women certificate program in Sao Paulo was launched by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation in partnership with Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). The program seeks to recruit women with established businesses and a minimum of five employees.

>> Learn more about 10,000 Women in Brazil

Global Management ChallengePartnership with Global Management Challenge USA for FREE Registration

GBSN has partnered with the Global Management Challenge USA to offer three US member schools a fantastic opportunity to get involved in a high profile, globally recognized competition with real educational benefits and serious credibility in the private sector.

The deadline to submit your team for free registration is December 7th.

>> Learn how to get free registration for your team

Henrietta OnquegbuzieWriting the Case: Traditional Entrepreneurship in Nigeria

Lagos Business School faculty member Henrietta Onwuegbuzie won the first prize in the Emerald/Association of African Business Schools’ 2012 case competition. The winning case was titled, "Nike Davies-Okundaye: Building a Family Social Enterprise”. The case highlights features of indigenous entrepreneurship in a traditional African setting and show cases the merits of traditional training methods.

It is an intriguing case of a social enterprise, inspired by the difficult experiences of an entrepreneur, who grew up in dire poverty.

>> Read the full article

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Nominate entrepreneurial African students for scholarships, grants and internships
In partnership with international corporations such as Intel, GSK and SEACOM, the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is offering scholarships, summer grants, and internships to young African students with entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa.

>> Teach at 2013 International Summer School at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia
UASM invites international professors from renowned universities to teach a course for a period of two weeks during June 4th–July 13th 2013. Courses are taught in English and our students (a group of undergraduate, graduate and executive education students) take them as electives.

>> Acumen Fund Global Fellows Program Class of 2013-14
The Global Fellows Program is a one-year fellowship program designed to train the next generation of social impact leaders. Fellows undergo two months of leadership training in New York and then spend nine months with one of Acumen Fund’s investee companies in India, Pakistan, East or West Africa providing on the ground management assistance and strategic support to help scale the business.

>> MBA Advisors for MBAs Without Borders
As MBAs Without Borders (MWB) Advisors, MBA graduates utilize their business acumen and skills to provide pro bono consulting services to promote growth, entrepreneurship, and economic development around the world. Opportunities for Enterprise Development, Financial Management and Fundraising are available now.


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