The role of business schools in creating national entrepreneurial ecosystems: The case of Egypt and the AUC School of Business


Complex Societal Impact Projects Requiring Tri-Sector Collaboration and Cooperation: In today’s time and age, economies worldwide, especially in emerging markets-need an effective and innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem that is government-enabled, private-sector-led, innovation-driven, youth-empowered, and future-oriented (Kamel, 2016). Over the last few decades, the acceleration of digital transformation and the gradual move from high-tech to deep-tech through artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, and big data, coupled with an evolving entrepreneurial mindset, has dominated various societies in developed and emerging economies, given the potential opportunities created and the growing global population of digital natives (Schroeder, 2017).

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Favela Business School


Brazilian favelas and their peripheries are powerful territories economically, financially, and geographically. Many organisations have seen the potential of these areas but often face the challenge of accessing and building content that is both solid and relevant to the reality, language, and characteristics of favela entrepreneurship. From this scenario and from the partnership of Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and Central Única das Favelas (CUFA), the Favela Business School was born.

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E4Impact MBA, the training programme dedicated to the new generation of African entrepreneurs


With the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world (22%) and a rapidly growing demographic population (1.2 billion), Africa is a continent rich in business opportunities. The challenge is to turn its potential into a source of concrete and inclusive development in a reality where the business mortality rate continues to be very high (80%). Among the reasons for this negative statistic is the large skills gap in management and financial planning.

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Learning through gamification and microlearning

Interbank was founded in 1987 with the vision to create a new process of banking in Peru. Today, it is within the top four ‘Great Places to Work’ in the country and leads the field in reputation ranking, according to MERCO. As one of the largest banks in Peru, Interbank implements good practices related to governance, transparency, and ethics. These procedures have a final objective, which is to enhance the customer experience through optimal service.

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The case for inspiration

the case for inspiration

Novartis has provided, through its Novartis Malaria Initiative, more than 600 million Coartem treatments without profit to people who could not otherwise afford them.

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Hope in the time of collapse

Hope in a time of collapse

Half of the world’s population is considered “highly vulnerable”. The emergency that so many in the rich world have felt was somewhere off in the future, is here. Now. It’s just somewhere else.

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Be conscious!

Launched in 2012 by Ben Emmens and Abi Green, the Conscious Project has one clear aim: to help individuals and organisations think about what they are doing and do it better or, in other words, to be more conscious.

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Threat or opportunity?

Hamid Bouchikhi wonders if Western business schools will find the rapid growth of business education in emerging countries a happy hunting ground or a potential threat to their current supremacy.

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Emerging economies need an effective entrepreneurial ecosystem that is government-enabled, youth-led, private sector-supported and future-oriented, says Sherif Kamel.

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Equipping managers to help the world

Alexandra Santos and Mathabo le Roux explain how a UN initiative is encouraging business schools to prepare students for tackling poverty and other development challenges equipping managers to help the world.

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