Julie Davies, Pamela Decker, and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay discuss how the world comes to iaelyon School of Management for an international week every January As Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger noted in January’s Global Focus, internationalisation and the mindset of internationality are key for business school accreditations and rankings and valuable for individual students. Yet the pendulum has swung towards anti-globalisation in a Trump era. In…

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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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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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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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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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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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