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GBSN October eNewsletter - Increasing the Value of Management Education
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> 2 New Schools Join the Network
>> Business Schools for Impact Project Launch
>> AUC Doing Business in the Middle East Program
>> Corporate Relationships in Case Study Production
>> Value of Health Education
>> Opportunities


Upcoming Events

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

5th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit
November 19-21, 2014
Marrakech, Morocco

The Aspen Institute: Who Will Solve the Ebola Crisis?
November 20, 2014
Washington, DC

XVIII International Scientific and Practical Conference
November 29-30, 2014
Kazan Federal University
Kazan, Russia

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

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

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

April 26-28, 2015
Tampa, Florida

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



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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannAt the recent Business Education Jam (organized in collaboration with IBM, Banco Santander, AACSB, EFMD and Boston University), I was invited to address the topic: “Increasing the value of management education." 

GP: Business education is an essential tool for addressing global issues. A good starting point is to look at the quality of management in various organizations and across countries, and to ask how poor management generates low productivity, excludes many from heath services, and undermines food security. Better management skills improve the whole value chain of food production, which is critical to security in the developing world. Business schools have a key role to play in educating agri-business operators, from small farmers to processors. Thanks to support from the Gates Foundation, GBSN and the African Agribusiness Consortium have created programs, including local cases, to address these issues.  

>> 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


Featuring a Keynote Conversation with Sergio Codonyer, Public Affairs & Communications Director at Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Stephan Kuhn, EMEIA Tax Leader at Ernst & Young

The theme, Quality and Context: Management Education for the Developing World, will address the specific needs of market sectors, such as tourism and health, as well as the growing presence of technology, models for international collaboration in education, and how to meet increased demand for local management talent by multi-national companies.

>> View Conference Agenda

GBSN Welcomes 2 New Schools Into the Network

GBSN is proud to announce the acceptance of two new schools into our network. We welcome the Cave Hill School of Business and the Monash Business School to our growing list of member schools. These schools join a network of over 60 world-class business schools that spans 31 countries in 6 continents. The Cave Hill School of Business is the first institution of higher learning in the Caribbean to join the Network.



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Business Schools for Impact ProjectGBSN Participates in UNCTAD World Investment Forum to Launch Business Schools for Impact Program

GBSN’s founder and CEO, Guy Pfeffermann, spoke at a session during this year’s World Investment Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was about the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s Business School for Impact project, which was developed to change mindsets and teach skills to build successful businesses with a positive social impact in underdeveloped regions.

GBSN is proud to be one of UNCTAD’s collaborating partners in this venture and will help to build a platform for business schools worldwide to develop and share materials, experiences and ideas to achieve the project’s goals.

>> Click here to read more

Doing Business in the Middle East Program: GBSN Member Scholarships

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. AUC is offering GBSN member schools 3 partial scholarships. Click the link below for details.

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The CGEHow Can the Corporate Relationship Optimize the Chances of Producing an Award-Winning Case Study?

The corporate relationship is in the heart of the case study production process, because the companies are a key stakeholder for the author of the case, at the same level as the students and the home institution. Therefore, it’s necessary to master the optimization mechanisms of this relationship, in order to maximize the chances of producing high-quality case studies.

>> Click here to read more

Value of Management Education to Enhance Health Systems
By: Guy Pfeffermann and Ann Kurth

Guy Pfeffermann coauthored an article with Ann Kurth, Professor at New York University College of Nursing Global, that was recently published in The Lancet Global Health. The article articulates the importance of collaboration between high quality business schools with health professionals by providing critical and innovative thinking skills. 

>> Click here to read more

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> GBSN Program Officer
GBSN is seeking a Program Officer to manage international events and projects that support the development of educational opportunities to improve management, entrepreneurship and leadership skills in the developing world. One of the primary responsibilities for this position will be the management and growth of programs, partnerships and an annual conference for a GBSN program with IFAMA, an international agribusiness management association. 

>> Distance Education Instructional Design Expert
The following consultancy engagement is part of a larger United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program that supports a portfolio of civil society-led initiatives including legal clinics, community development, and business education. GBSN seeks one expert with a strong background in distance education, especially in converting traditional in-person courses into courses that can be taught online or with telepresence equipment.

>> Distance Learning Pedagogy Expert
The following consultancy engagement is part of a larger United States Agency for International Development (USAID) program that supports a portfolio of civil society-led initiatives including legal clinics, community development, and business education. GBSN seeks one expert with a strong background in distance education, especially in courses that can be taught online or with telepresence equipment.

>> Participate in the FDIB-Africa Program 2015 - USC CIBER
Business (FDIB) - Africa program is offered by a consortium of CIBER universities May 17-30, 2015​. This program focuses on providing participating faculty and professionals a unique study abroad opportunity, which will ultimately assist the United States in its international competitiveness via pedagogy, research and business outreach. 

>> Call for Course Proposals for Universidad de los Andes 2015 International Summer School
Universidad de los Andes School of Management (UASM) has just opened the Call for course proposals for its 2015 International Summer School. Through this program, UASM invites international faculty from renowned universities to teach a course for a period of two weeks during June 1- July 11 2015.

>> Become an Atlas Corps Fellow
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 6 to 18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for professionals from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations located either in the United States or Latin America working on issues that complement their expertise.

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