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GBSN October/November eNewsletter - Building Bridges That Link Businesses
Global Business School Network: Building Capacity to Change the World - 10 years and counting
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In This Issue

>> Save the Date!
>> Gawad Kalinga: Building Bridges that Link Businesses
>> GBSN Welcomes Three New Schools
>>Patrick Awuah Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
>> 2016 Business Games St. Gallen
>> Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Launch of EFMD-EuroCham HR White Paper
December 1, 2015

EFMD Advisory Seminar-The Impact Challenge
December 2-3, 2015
Brussels, Belgium

EiP 2015 Webinar-Syngenta & INSEAD
January 15, 2016

Assessment Seminar
January 18, 2016
Tampa, Florida

Applied Assessment Seminar
January 20, 2016
Tampa, Florida

EiP 2015 Webinar - Royal Mail Group & Said Business School
January 20, 2016

AACSB Deans Conference
January 31-February 2,2016
Miami, Florida

GMAC & EFMD Admissions Institute for New Professionals Europe
February 8-11, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

School of Business-CIK 2016 Conference
March 15-17, 2016
Cairo, Egypt

AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting
April 3-5, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

eLearning Africa 2016 Conference
May 24-26,2016
Cairo, Egypt

2016 University-Industry Interaction Conference
June 1-3, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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Greetings From Guy

Guy PfeffermannEncouraging student connections to the “real world” is at the heart of pedagogical creativity. I was fortunate this month to learn about two approaches, one at the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), the other at Umeå School of Business and Economics, both members of GBSN.

Darden’s Professor Jeanne Liedtka ran a GBSN webinar on the Design Thinking, which is defined as “a human-centered innovation process that emphasizes observation, collaboration, fast learning, visualization of ideas, rapid concept prototyping, and concurrent business analysis.” If that sounds forbidding, think of students starting by trying to understanding people’s needs, discovering new possibilities, and where “first solutions” are only stepping stones to better ones. Or, put differently, move in succession from: What is? to What if? to What wows? to What works?

>> Click here to read Guy's full article


Save the Date! 2016 Annual Conference
November 7 - 9, 2016
Accra, Ghana

For a second time, GBSN is partnering with EFMD to present a joint conference in Africa, co-hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Stay tuned for more information.

Report From the 2015 Annual Conference in Manila: Gawad Kalinga is Building Bridges That Link Businesses

On the last day of the 2015 Annual Conference in Manila, Philippines, about 40 conference attendees participated in our Networking Field Visit, which was a hands-on "social-volunturism" experience at Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm. The GK Enchanted Farm is a pilot site and breeding ground of social enterprises, formed with the values of using the best of the Philippines’ resources to provide sustainable solutions for the least fortunate.

GK Enchanted Farm is also a venue for experiential learning: one that makes farming "the new cool" - fashionable and desirable for the young to be their career option.

>> Click here to read more

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GBSN Welcomes Three New Schools

GBSN is proud to announce the acceptance of three new schools into our network. We welcome Leuphana University of Lüneburg, University of Management and Technology: Pakistan, and Indiana University's Kelley School of Business to our expanding list of world-class member schools.

>>Click here to read more

Patrick Awuah Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for Work at Ashesi University

Patrick Awuah, a friend of GBSN, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his extraordinary originality and dedication to Ashesi University, a four-year institution that he founded in 2002.

>> Click here to read more

2016 Business Game St. Gallen: Student Case Competition

The Business Game St.Gallen is a two-and-a-half-day case competition taking place on 31 March-02 April 2016 in the Einstein Congress Hotel in St.Gallen, Switzerland. One hundred master students from universities all across Europe will compete amongst each other to solve real-life case studies provided by leading Swiss and international companies. They will develop solutions in different fields of management and prove their value in front of an international jury.

>> Click here to read more

Recently Posted Opportunities

>> Call for Proposals: eLearning Africa 2016
The 11th edition of eLearning Africa will bring together decision makers and practitioners from across the education, business and public sectors to debate, share and take action on all themes surrounding access, openness, skills, pedagogy, sustainable development, best practice and more. Contribute your research, stories, thinking, experiences, and expertise by submitting your proposal before January 18, 2016.

>> USAID Fellows Program
USAID has fellowship programs in a variety of technical areas including global health, democracy promotion, science and technology, and women’s rights.   USAID Fellows generally spend one or two years working in Washington, D.C., or in USAID missions around the world.  They provide technical assistance and advice on USAID programs, write research papers, develop evaluation strategies and methods, and complete other tasks that enhance USAID’s operations in the sector. 

>> Call for Entrants: 2016 Global Social Venture Competition
The Global Social Venture Competition empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges. Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

>> Call for Papers: 7th Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished manuscripts that address any aspect of business and entrepreneurship directly or indirectly related to Africa for the Seventh Annual Conference on “Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa.” The conference will take place in Syracuse, New York, on May 19-21, 2016. Abstracts are due February 13, 2016.

>> 2015-2016 Emerald/AABS Case Study Competition
The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material derived from real life situations in Africa. Applicants must be of African origin or be based at an African institution. All case submissions that fulfill the criteria will be considered for international publication. Deadline is March 2, 2016.

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