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GBSN August/September eNewsletter - Business Schools in Sub Saharan Africa
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> Remembering Robert Miller
>> Business Schools for Impact Project Launch
>> AUC Doing Business in the Middle East Program
>> The CGE Launches Inaugural Research Program
>> Babson Measures 10,000 Women Initiative
>> Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Making Cents International 2014 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
October 6, 2014
Washington DC

AACSB Leading in the Academic Enterprise Series: Strategic Thinking and Creative Problem Solving
October 6, 2014
Tampa, Florida

AACSB Europe Annual Conference: Education and Learning for Innovation
October 9-11, 2014
Grenoble, France

5th Annual GW Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Conference
October 16-18, 2014
Washington DC

Business Schools for Impact Project Launch at UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014
October 16, 2014
Geneva, Switzerland

The Case Centre Writing Cases Workshop
October 20-21, 2014
Cape Town, South Africa

Smart Learning Best Practice Forum 2014
October 20, 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
e-TQM Institute at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

AACSB Asia Pacific Annual Conference
October 20, 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

USAID Higher Education Webinar
October 23, 2014

AACSB Latin America Conference
November 3-4, 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico

GBSN & EFMD Joint Conference in Africa
November 3 - 5, 2014
Barcelona, Spain

USAID Higher Education Solutions Network Community TechCon 2014
November 8 - 10, 2014
UC Berkeley

AACSB Associate Deans Conference
November 9-11, 2014
San Antonio, Texas

4th PRME MENA Regional Forum
November 10-11, 2014
ESCA School of Management Casablanca, Morocco

Academy of Business in Society 2014 Colloquium
December 10-11, 2014
University of Cambridge

AACSB Deans Conference
February 8-10, 2015
San Diego, California

AACSB B-School Communications and Development Symposium
March 2-4, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

AACSB Assesment Conference: Driving Accountability and Innovation
March 9-11, 2015
Austin, Texas

April 26-28, 2015
Tampa, Florida

AACSB Curriculum Conference: Re(Invent+Think+Design)
May 18-20, 2015
St. Louis, Missouri

AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Asia Pacific
May 24-26, 2015
Shanghai, China

AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference: Europe, Middle East and Africa
May 31- June 2, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey


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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannI am excited about our November annual conference that will have a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, where ten of our 69 member schools are located.  In the run-up to this event, I was asked four good questions the other day about business schools in Sub-Saharan Africa. Here are my answers, and I would love to hear your views, which you can post below in the comments section.

Question # 1: Has Sub-Saharan Africa been slow in developing a formal business education sector?

I don’t think that Africa has been slow. UNISA, one of the world’s major distance learning universities introduced a Masters of Business Leadership back in 1965. 

Question # 2: Are formal business schools the right institutions to teach the skills that Africa needs?

Online learning is revolutionizing education, and formal business schools around the world are busy trying to figure out how to benefit from new technologies.

Question # 3: Can Africa grow the management and business skills it needs on its own?

Every good business school has international partnerships with other schools around the world. Indeed such linkages are vital to establishing, developing and nurturing high-quality business schools.

Question # 4: Does Africa need the same skills as everywhere else?

That is a very important question. In highly industrialized countries, most people make a living working in companies, large or small.

>> Click here to read Guy's full article


Upcoming GBSN Events

GBSN and EFMD Conference in Africa - Quality in Context Annual Conference
Quality in Context: Management Education for the Developing World
NOVEMBER 3 - 5, 2014
Hosted by IESE Business School
Presented by: GBSN & EFMD


Now in Barcelona! Hotel information now available!


Bob MillerRemembering Robert R. Miller
By: Guy Pfeffermann

I am sad to let you know that Robert R. Miller passed away on September 10. It was Bob who, in the early 1990s, came up with a concept, which eventually morphed into GBSN: a new refereed journal focused on the intersection of business and development.

Bob was Vice-Chair of our founding Board of Directors on which he served through 2011. He was a fount of wise advice who helped steer GBSN on its journey to success. Born in 1929, Bob received Masters degrees in engineering and business from the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate in business administration at Stanford University. He joined IFC’s Economics Department, the group I was heading, in 1990. Bob was a very dear friend and mentor.

Business Schools for Impact ProjectUNCTAD Business Schools for Impact Project Launch

In collaboration with GBSN, the Global Alliance on Management Education (CEMs) and top international business schools, the UNCTAD Business Schools for Impact project, will be launched during the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 (WIF). 

The project aims to create a world-wide network of academics and impact investment practitioners, help students gain professional experience in low-income countries, and develop teaching materials for business schools, including a Global Impact Masters focused on economically effective and socially productive forms of corporate behavior. 

>> Click here to read more

Doing Business in the Middle East Program

The Middle East is a constantly changing environment, politically and socially, and AUC aims to give students the chance to learn about new opportunities for growth and innovation in the Middle East.

This program gives graduate students from business schools around the world the opportunity to experience both the corporate and academic perspectives of conducting business in the Middle East.

>> Click here to read more

The CGEThe CGE Announces Inaugural Research Program

The Center for Global Enterprise (the CGE), a new non-profit organization based in New York City, recently announced its inaugural 2014-2015 Research Program. 

The Center is grounded by a commitment to applied research regarding the challenges of globalization and the establishment of the management science for leading a globally integrated enterprise (GIE). Each research project will be co-led by a CGE staff member and a renowned academic partner from universities across the world.

>> Click here to read more

GSBabson College Measures Impact of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative

Babson College partnered with the Goldman Sachs Foundation to measure the level of impact that the 10,000 Women Initiative had on different communities around the world.

Using data that had been accrued from cohorts and countries all over the world over the span of four years, Babson measured the impact of the 10,000 Women Initiative and found support for the correlation between the empowerment of women in business and the overall health and prosperity of the community and the emerging economy in which the women were engaged. Read more about what conclusions were drawn.

>> Click here to read more

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Resilient Africa Network Call for (RIC4ACE) Grants
The call seeks to develop, source, and scale transformative technologies and approaches that will strengthen resilience to climate variability and climate change. Deadline extended to October 6th.

>> Become a Mentor for the Mara Foundation
Mara Mentor is an online community that connects ambitious entrepreneurs with successful and experienced business leaders. The initiative encourages idea and knowledge sharing among Africa's most promising young entrepreneurs, inspiring a collaborative approach to business start-up and growth. For just 9 minutes a week, you can make a difference.

>> IMTA 2015 - International Management Teachers Academy
Apply for the 16th edition of CEEMAN's International Management Teachers Academy, taking place on 7-19 June 2015 in Bled, Slovenia. CEEMAN's IMTA provides a unique opportunity for young faculty to develop their curricula, course design, teaching materials and particularly teaching skills and methods.

>> Center for Global Development Fellows Program
The Center for Global Development (CGD), an independent Washington-based think tank, invites applications from scholars from developing countries for a one-year visiting fellows program sponsored by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

>> Call for Papers: ICSB 2015 World Conference
The theme of the 60th annual ICSB World Conference is Entrepreneurship at a Global Crossroads. Submissions for the scientific program are now open for academic papers, teaching cases, poster presentations, and workshops.

>> USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
Suited for faculty who are considering teaching a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements.

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