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GBSN January eNewsletter
GBSN January eNewsletter
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>>1 Million Managers for Africa
>> Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
>> Action-based Learning Workshop
>> Request for Learning Materials
>> Governments and B-Schools
>> New Advisory Board Members
>> GBSN Program Opportunities


GBSN Conference in Tunisia "Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship"

REGISTER FOR THE 2013 GBSN CONFERENCE TODAY


See the Future: A Study About Management Education

GBSN MEMBER DISCOUNT on new CarringtonCrisp study on the future of management education

>> Click here to learn more

 

MBA+ Challenge Video Contest

GBSN's MBA Challenge Video Contest Opens March 1

>> Click here to learn more


Calendar

Upcoming Events

Evolving Corporate Universities Forum
February 7 - 8, 2013
Paris
Forward Networking

Women, Business and the Law: A Joint Publication by The World Bank and IFC
February 25, 2013, 4:30 pm EST
Online
International Council for Small Business

Bridging the "Gap" - Awareness and Collaboration between Europe and Asia
March 14 - 15, 2013
Hong Kong
EFMD External Relations

Leading the MBA: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
March 17 - 19, 2013
Laussane, Switzerland
EFMD

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

CEEMAN Program Management Seminar
April 3 - 5, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

CEEMAN ExEd Forum 2013
April 18 - 19, 2013
Bled, Slovenia

AABS Connect: Annual Conference 2013 - Business Schools as generators of African Competitiveness
May 13 - 14, 2013
Casablanca, Morocco

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

AABS Research Excellence Workshop 2013
May 15 - 17, 2013
Casablanca, Morocco

Business, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance in Africa
May 23 - 25, 2013
Kampala, Uganda
Makerere University Business School

International Management Teachers Academy
June 2 - 14, 2013
Bled, Slovenia
CEEMAN

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

AABS Teaching the Practice of Management 2013
June 18 - 22, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

AABS Case Writing Workshop 2013
June 24 - 25, 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

Have an event to share? Email pbuchanan@gbsnonline.org to be included in next month's newsletter.

 
MBA+ Challenge Video Contest - Can Business Education Change the World?  We think so.
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Guy PfeffermannTwo figures convey dramatically Nigeria’s evolution of the past 20 years – during which half of today’s population were born: employment in farming dropped from two-thirds of the total to only about 20 percent, while "self-employment” (in fact, mostly urban underemployment) soared from 23 to about 60 percent. Only one in five "employed” Nigerians earn wages.

Luckily, many Nigerians are "born business people.” Only in Lagos have I seen ambulant salesmen offering drivers stuck in traffic camera tripods! Therefore, entrepreneurship education falls on fertile ground.

Last week I took part there in a conference – "Exploring Enterprise Education in Africa” - convened by an outstanding institution: the Enterprise Development Center (EDC), which is part of the Pan-African University.

I came back elated, inspired, but also very sobered.

>> Click here to read more

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Bloomberg businesweekHelp Wanted: A Million African Managers by 2023


This month Businessweek features an interview with our CEO Guy Pfeffermann discussing the need for a sweeping initiative to improve management in Africa.  He talked about the ambitious goal of the African Management Initiative, which GBSN co-founded in 2012 and the challenges it faces in achieving 1 million new managers for Africa.

>> Click here for the full article


Babson CollegeNearly Half of the World's Entrepreneurs Are Between the Ages of 25 - 44 According to the Global Entrepreneurship Report

Courtesy of our 2013 Annual Conference co-hosts Babson College: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2012 Global Report holds a wealth of information about entrepreneruship in the developing world. The survey also reports that, in all geographic regions surveyed, 25-34 year olds showed the highest rates of entrepreneurial activity.

>> Click here to read more about the GEM Global Report


Nora BrownWorkshop Brings Action-based Learning to Malaysia

Through a partnership with Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) we have designed a faculty development program that will end with the implementation of new action learning programs in their graduate and undergraduate courses. In December I spent a week in Kuala Lumpur with faculty from GBSN member schools MIT Sloan, the Haas School of Business and the Asian Institute of Management where we kicked off the project with a three-day workshop for 25+ faculty.

>> Click here for more on this GBSN program


Souk At-TanmiaRequest for Learning Material to Support Social Entrepreneurs in Tunisia

Souk At-tanmia (a market for development) is the largest mobilization of partners to support employment through innovation and entrepreneurship in Tunisia.

In collaboration with GBSN, the initiative is establishing a new learning section of its website geared towards providing state-of-the art practical business manuals (how to set up a business plan, how to market your products, etc.) in English, French or in Arabic.

>> Click here to learn how you can help


Handshake: Learning & PPPsGovernments and Business Schools: Partnering to bring prosperity to developing econonmies

In the International Finance Corporation's "Handshake" Page Buchanan writes about 5 ways governments can engage with business schools.

>> Click here to read the article


Handshake: Learning & PPPsWelcome to GBSN's Newest Advisory Board Members

GBSN recently welcomed several accomplished professionals to the GBSN Advisory Board, including:

  • Robert Britton, Principal, AirLearn (pictured)
  • Michael Graglia, Financial Manager, Gates Foundation
  • Kate Tulenko, Senior Director of Health Systems Innovation, IntraHealth International
  • Zohra Zori, President, Global Management Challenge USA

>> Click here to learn more about them

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Study Tour Host (GBSN PROGRAM)
GBSN is seeking business schools to host faculty from the Nepal Administrative Staff College for a study tour to observe the management, design and pedagogy of business, public policy and leadership programs.

>> Case Teaching/Writing Workshop Facilitators (GBSN PROGRAM)
GBSN is seeking experienced case writing and teaching faculty to facilitate workshops in Nairobi, Kenya in March and May of 2013.

>> Experienced Case Writers Based in the US (GBSN PROGRAM)
GBSN is seekeing US-based case writers to develop cases for the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program.

>> Partner with Datum Recruitment Services to Provide Exec Ed in Africa
Datum is seeking business school partners in Nairobi, Lagos and South Africa to provide their candidates with executive education.

>> EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards
Deadline is April 15th

>> Internships at BRICS Forum for Students
Seeking motivated professionals in Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa.

>> Student Exchange Opportunity in Malaysia
Management & Science University (MSU) is one of Malaysia's top universities and it seeks international student exchanges.

>> Mentor Entrepreneurs for the Cherie Blair Foundation
Deadline is February 10th.

>> International Impact Investing Challenge (I3C)
A challenge that provides graudate student from around the world the opportunity to creat high-performance, high-reward investment strategies that deliver social and environmental impact.


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