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June 2015 eNewsletter

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In This Issue

>> Upcoming GBSN Events
>> Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa: Why the Neglect?
>> Digital Colloquium with Guy Pfeffermann
>> Importance of eLearning in Higher Education
>> Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Latin American and Caribbean Annual Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Lima, Peru

AABS Teaching the Practice of Management Workshop
September 7-11, 2015
University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

AACSB Annual Accreditation Conference
September 20-22, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

23rd CEEMAN Annual Conference
September 23-26, 2015
Almaty, Kazakhstan

ANDE Annual Conference 2015
September 30-October 1, 2015
Tarrytown, New York

Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
October 6-8, 2015
Washington D.C.

Asia Pacific Annual Conference
October 11-13, 2015
Xi'an, China

EFMD Global Network - Americas Annual Conference
October 19-21, 2015
Quebec, Canada

Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference
October 25-27, 2015
Frankfurt, Germany

Associate Deans Conference
November 1-3, 2015
Kansas City, Missouri

GBSN 2015 Annual Conference
November 4-6, 2015
Manila, Philippines


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Greetings From Guy

A few years back I was fortunate to sit in on a presentation by the late C.K. Prahalad, who, together with Stuart L. Hart, published the seminal 2002 article “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid”.  Professor Prahalad put up a slide on the screen of a typical Indian village.

As Professor Prahalad intended, the word “poverty” flashed through our minds. He then pointed to the calf, to the metal pot, to the woven materials drying in the sun, the tire, the discarded plastic bottles, all evidence that this village was not without purchasing power.

Since then the Base – or Bottom – of the Pyramid has become a familiar concept. It refers to the fact that while people at the bottom of the income scale have little purchasing power, they are in most developing countries so numerous that, together, they represent a sizable market, hence opportunities for imaginative companies and entrepreneurs.

>> Click here to read Guy's full article


Upcoming GBSN Events

2015 Annual Conference
Disruptive Education Models From The Developing World
NOVEMBER 4 - 6, 2015
Manila, Philippines

Hosted by:
The Asian Institute of Management
Manila, Philippines

Register Online Today!

Higher Education in sub-Saharan Africa: Why the Neglect?

Our CEO and founder, Guy Pfeffermann, recently contributed an opinion piece to the 2015 eLearning Africa Report. He focused on the challenges facing higher education in sub-Saharan Africa and explored possible solutions. 

>> Click here to read more

Digital Colloquium with Guy Pfeffermann

Our CEO and founder, Guy Pfeffermann, led a digital colloquium on the State of Business Education in Developing Countries for the Center for Global Enterprise. All members of the Global Scholars Program, over 70 universities across 57 countries, were invited to join the conversation and submit questions for Mr. Pfeffermann to address. 

>> Click here to watch the colloquium

The Importance of eLearning in Higher Education
By: Guy Pfeffermann

Guy Pfeffermann recently returned from an eye-opening conference held in Addis Ababa about e-learning focused on the developing world. Rebecca Stromeyer, a member of GBSN’s Board of Directors, organized this event, which attracted some 1,200 participants. This was the 10th anniversary of e-Learning Africa. The conference strengthened GBSN's conviction that what is needed to effectively address the problem of youth unemployment is radical change in the way knowledge is imparted.

>> Click here to read more

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> GBSN Finance Officer (Part Time)
The Global Business School Network is seeking an experienced, part time (40% FTE/16 hours per week) Finance Officer to provide accounting, bookkeeping, human resources administration, and business support. Position open until filled.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter and resume to

>> Scholarships for Study Abroad Program in Shanghai
China Business School offers an excellent program for students interested in studying abroad in two prominent business hubs, in a region of the world renowned for its success in international business. Deadline: June 15, 2015.

>> Scholarships for Study Abroad Program in Oxford
Oxford Summer Business School, as part of CBL International has been introduced in partnership with Oriel College (University of Oxford, UK) to offer university students the exceptional opportunity to study abroad in Oxford. Deadline: June 15, 2015.


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