La crisis como oportunidad

En una pandemia mundial en la que los responsables de las escuelas de negocios están preocupados por el aprendizaje virtual, los presupuestos y las burbujas de estudiantes, ¿dónde figuran los programas de doctorado en la lista de prioridades?

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Examining business school leadership

Views from EFMD’s webinar on business school leadership, by Julie Davies, Ewan Ferlie, Heather McLaughlin and Howard Thomas Business school leaders are ‘squeezed’ by a range of internal metrics. These metrics focus on a micro-managed narrow range of key performance indicators (KPIs) to raise revenues, research, and rankings. This style of financial centralised control has,…

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Crisis as opportunity

During a global pandemic when business school leaders are preoccupied with virtual learning, budgets, and student bubbles, where do doctoral programmes feature on the list of priorities? Ask Julie Davies, Nicola Palmer, Elena Braccia, Karen Clegg and Mark Smith Far from being the Cinderella of business schools, we believe that doctoral researchers are key to…

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Happy anniversary?

What’s the point of a business school anniversary? ‘Re-membering’ and re-energising for the next one according to Julie Davies and David Buisson Although universities represent some of the aworld’s oldest continually operating organisations (the University of Karueein was founded in 859 in Fez, Morocco), business schools are relative newcomers with more recent birthdays. (ESCP Europe claims to…

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‘Brexit means…’

UK business schools are facing a perfect storm with transformational policy reforms in the Higher Education and Research Bill and uncertainties following the Brexit referendum. Julie Davies, a long-time London resident, and Kimmo Alajoutsijärvi and Kerttu Kettunen, from Finland, reflect on prospects for London’s business schools Location still matters for business school students who want to experience the excitement of…

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Building Better Business Schools

The contemporary purpose of a business school is to develop and enhance the individual’s and the collective’s abilities to innovate. That means not merely creating, inventing, and imagining but also commercialising products and services and contributing to new theoretical knowledge. More speci cally, to achieve positive impact the role of business schools is to create…

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Inciting Exciting Insights

Julie Davies looks back on five years of the International Deans’ Programme, a joint initiative between the Association of Business Schools and EFMD. Do business school deans take their own medicine? How do they make a difference? What keeps them sane? These are just some of the questions the International Deans’ Programme (IDP) seeks to…

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The Impact of the Impact Agenda

Business schools are facing increasing pressures to demonstrate their ‘impact’ on their surroundings and operations. Christophe Lejeune, Julie Davies and Ken Starkey analyse new research into how the impact agenda is affecting schools. Among the many implications for business schools of the 2008 financial crisis was the emergence of the “impact agenda.” At its core…

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