Recently, Washington DC’s Center for Global Development, one of the world’s premier think tanks focused on development, hosted a panel discussionwith the World Bank’s outgoing Chief Economist, Justin Lin. The topic, "Time to Revisit Industrial Policy,” was addressed by a stellar panel in a hugely interesting discussion of the main causes of successful development.
What I found most interesting was that Lin and all the panelists, even though they differed radically on many points, all agreed that capacity, including management capacity, was one of the three "legs” on which successful development rested, whatever the reliance on planning and market happens to be. Sadly, development assistance organizations such as USAID and the World Bank have all but abandoned capacity-building either because they don’t believe it can be done well, or because growing local educational institutions doesn’t lend itself to quick easily measurable outcomes.
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Announcing the Winner of the MBA Challenge Video Contest
Congratulations to the team from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth for winning 1st place in the 2nd annual MBA Challenge Video Contest.
Over 15,000 votes were cast for the 12 videos from around the world that were submitted. The winning video, $300 House Project, details their work in Haiti on low-income housing.
In 2nd place is the team from Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with their video UNC Kenan-Flagler Impact.
3rd place went to a student from Thunderbird School of Global Managment with An Afghan in Africa.
A representative from the winning team wins a trip to New Delhi, India to present their video at the 2012 GBSN Conference Click here to read more
EFMD Announces Winners of the 2011 Case Writing Competition
They had 14 winning cases coming from Saïd Business School, INSEAD, IMD, IBS Hyderabad, ESMT, Maastricht University, CEIBS, Vlerick, Lawrence Technological University and IIM, Bangalore. Abstracts for the cases are available on the EFMD website and all of the cases are available on the ecch website.
On the Road with UCLA Students in South Africa and Ghana
By Nora Brown, GBSN COO This month I had the pleasure of accompanying a team of five MBA students from UCLA's Anderson School of Business to South Africa and Ghana. The challenge was simple: find interesting health organizations, learn about the challenges they've faced, and write case studies for health management training programs. Can't be too hard, right?
African Management Initiative to Launch on May 15 in Lagos
The African Management Initiative (AMI) is an exciting and ambitious new drive to strengthen management capacity across the African continent. It will be officially launched in Lagos on May 15. AMI was founded by GBSN, the African Association of Business Schools, the Lundin Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
10,000 Women academic partner, Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) is recruiting women for its next cohort of 10,000 Women scholars in Rio de Janeiro. FDC has already graduated over 300 women from its programs in Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro.
Upcoming Webinar: Business Schools and Public Management
Creating Public Value for Economic and Social Development:Managers in the public sector have a strategic role in creating an enabling environment for businesses and local stakeholders to contribute to economic and social development in society. Join SDA Bocconi and GBSN for a webinar on May 9th.
Call for Presentations for "Global Entrepreneurship: The Latest Research on Business Education"
The third annual International Council for Small Business (ICSB)-George Washington University (GW) Global Entrepreneurship Conference will take place on 11-13 October 2012. Click here to learn more
Greenlight Planet Seeks Business Development Professionals for Nairobi Team
Greenlight Planet is looking for driven, passionate, socially minded business development professionals to join its newly created Global Partnerships team in Nairobi, Kenya. Click here to learn more
Airbus launches Fly Your ideas Student Challenge with €30,000 prize
Airbus has unveiled the topics for its latest Fly Your Ideas challenge (FYI 2013) giving students worldwide the chance to help shape the future of flight. Click here to learn more
Emerald International Case Writing Competition Offers $1000 Prize
Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection is awarding $1,000 (US) to the author/s of the best teaching case submitted as part of this international competition. Deadline: May 11 Click here to learn more
MIB School of Management Faculty Positions Available
Accounting, Finance, Risk Assessment, Strategy and International Business faculty needed at Italian business school located in Trieste. Click here to learn more
Indian School of Business seeks Executive Directors for Institutes at Molhali Campus
ISB invites applications for Executive Directors of: Max India Institute of Healthcare Management; Bharti Institute of Public Policy; MBL Mujal Hero Honda Institute of Manufacturing Excellence and Innovation; Pubj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management. Click here to learn more
NOTE: Hotel registrations MUST be made by MAY 15th
Two Schools Join the GBSN Executive Board
Lagos Business School and the Mediterannean School of Business have signed on to the GBSN Executive Board, the premier level of membership. Executive Board members are actively engaged in shaping the network and play an important role in achieving GBSN's mission.