SpaceTime is everything

SpaceTime is the physical universe inside which we and everything else exists. What is the significance of this phenomenon to the business world?

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Synchronous or asynchronous online teaching

Synchronous-or-Asynchronous

Previous discussions on synchronous or asynchronous teaching focused on technical and didactical aspects. But the decision on online teaching formats is also highly relevant to a school’s strategy. Thomas Bieger and Samuel Heer explore its impacts on long term value for students, resource planning, and in the end the positioning of the school in the academic value chain

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Edtech as a catalyst for the advancement of ecosystem-based management education

A prolific research stream has investigated the role of universities and schools in innovation ecosystems and their participation as economic development partners with industry and local, state, and national governments. However, the recent developments of business schools’ “business and organisational models” have opened a new question: are the emerging networks surrounding schools and the unbundling process of their provisions transforming them into educational ecosystems?

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Fighting COVID-19 with technology

New entrepreneurial technologies can enable safe face-to-face teaching at our universities, says Gunther Friedl In March 2020, like all German universities, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shifted all teaching to online. Germany enforced a lockdown, and all universities were prohibited from face-to-face teaching. While online teaching worked surprisingly well, and students commended our activities…

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Curriculum 4.0 for Industry 4.0

Educational institutions globally are facing major challenges, a function of tectonic shifts in the techno-socio-economic landscape and the digital revolution occurring in Industry 4.0, ushering in the shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy.

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Engaging with Technology

Engaging with Technology

  Why this time around is different Getting computers to do our bidding has always been a bit mysterious to those of us not steeped in machine code, operating systems, and programming. We were content, if that is the right word, to muddle through command-line interfaces (CLIs) and then GUIs (graphical user interfaces), the ones…

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Disrupting the curriculum

Business students should be more knowledgeable about new technologies say, Mukul Kumar and Johan Roos. Business schools need to accelerate how they enable students to partner with engineers and scientists, bring tech-driven innovations to market in responsible ways, and understand the evolving applications of disruptive technologies in society.   STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)…

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Robots and the law

An online international knowledge sharing case study – exchanging UK-South African legal cultures. By Beth Richards-Bray, Alan East, Stephen Hardy and Stephan van der Merwe.

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From A to Z

Reference dictionary Corporate learning for the digital world The global technological revolution is transforming business models and the way we think about management. Is the learning and development community ready to face the changes? By Valery Katkalo, Martin Moehrle, Dmitry Volkov. We live in an era in which digital technologies are integrated into virtually all…

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Is your business school fit for the world of AI?

The impact of technology, already hugely significant, is about to become even more intense. Prabhu Guptara asks if business schools are ready. In January 2018, I started a research project to understand how business schools are responding to the new world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to assess whether our graduates are really being prepared…

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Gold for Experts: developing technology experts as leaders

– SILVER WINNER OF THE 2018 EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE AWARDS – How do you combine technical expertise with business acumen to create the best outcomes for customers… and in doing so, develop and retain your top technical talent? The Challenge Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with around 100,000 employees in 73 countries. The…

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Developing world-class students in Peru

Percy Marquina Feldman outlines the innovative approach to using artificial intelligence to enhance the student experience at a business school in Peru Peru is one of Latin America’s top economic performers, classified as an upper-middle economy with a per capita of $US6,150 according to the World Bank Its capital, Lima, is a city where internal and external (such as Venezuelan) migrants look…

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The digital revolution in management education

Nowhere is the impact of digital technology more apparent – and important – than executive education custom programmes. Olga Alonso Pelegrín and Sergio Vasquez Bronfman investigate the implications, particularly the use of ‘blended’ teaching One area undergoing a true digital revolution in Executive Education is custom/bespoke programmes, since this is where technology is making a very deep impact in response to…

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Time for a digital detox?

Peter Thomson points out that our stressful work patterns are not caused by technology but by leaders who have allowed their organisations to develop unhealthy work patterns and are ignoring culture instead of managing it We are living in an era of unprecedented change and transformation. Digitalisation presents businesses with unparalleled opportunities for value creation.…

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What if you had satellite navigation – for everything?

– By Nick Shackleton-Jones – There’s a popular saying What got you here, won’t get you there. Today this is nowhere as true as it is in training. The world of courses, competencies and certification is rapidly evaporating – replaced by a new ecosystem of resources, guidance and ratings. As automation advances it consumes the…

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The power of dreams

Building a solar-powered car and racing it on a Belgian racetrack in just 90 days seems a strange task for young students. But, say Manuel Acevedo-Jaramillo, Sara Aguilar-Barrientos and Juan Esteban Escalante, it has had a major influence on the pedagogic approach of one of Colombia’s top universities Building a solar-electric vehicle from scratch in…

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Time to think again

Creativity needs space and time to flourish, says Dan Pontefract. Being too busy harms this. Too often, it gets lost in status quo thinking. We have to make the time to rethink how we think.

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The future is blended

Santiago Iniguez explains why business schools and corporations must accommodate the increasing role of technology in education. Technology, in parallel with developments in cognitive psychology and education sciences, is producing a formidable paradigm shift in the learning process and the mission of educators and, of course, in business schools. 

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Designing digital learning strategies

Business education has been slow to respond to the disruption (and opportunities) caused by technological innovation. Tony Sheehan provides some guidance on how it should act The past decade has seen “digital disruption” everywhere. Firms such as Uber, Facebook, Google, Airbnb and Netflix have revolutionised their sectors. Business education has been far from immune MOOCs…

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Training Tomorrow’s Big Data Analysts

Technologie is becoming ever more deeply interwoven into the fabric of society. Our interactions with the internet and other large systems that support our transport, our shopping activities and much more are generating an avalanche of data, documenting our behaviour at an unprecedented scale. According to computer giant IBM, the world is churning out 2,5…

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Business Schools Face the Future

Globalisation and technological developments are changing the business of business schools and presenting new opportunities to innovate, says Kai Peters. A plethora of challenges are impacting globally on the management education market, including the continuing evolution of online possibilities, the emergence of new providers, the role of for-profits, changes to public funding, a turbulent economy…

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