Ulrich Hommel and Christophe Lejeune discuss how technology could change the business model of business schools. Technology-enhanced learning (either in a blended or distance format) is making marked inroads in management education. Leading business schools have added online streams to their flagship programmes and the entire sector is rapidly expanding the use of e-learning tools…

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Business schools are increasingly looking to alliances to increase their strategic reach. Julie Perrin-Halot reports on one French attempt to break down the barriers between management and hard science. In a time of shifting dynamics – economic, societal, geopolitical and more – business schools are finding it necessary to think more innovatively about their current…

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William M. Gribbons explains why, increasingly, leading organisations demand a balance of the user perspective with the traditional focus on technology, and how business schools can fulfil this need. Thirteen years ago, a group at Bentley University recognised an opportunity to reconsider the relevance of human- technology interaction – the discipline known as ‘Human Factors’ in…

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Lin Squires and Elmar Husmann show the significant gap between the perception and reality of Open Education. Modern history contains many examples of industries that failed to see the signs of major disruption early enough for large and well-respected institutions to avoid painful damage to their businesses. The music industry marginalised Internet le sharing to…

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Business studies could help solve global challenges by tackling specific problems at the technology interface, says Gunther Friedl. In 2001, I heard about curious plans by the Technical University of Munich (TUM). A handful of economists teaching and researching there wanted to establish a business school dedicated to management studies interfacing with technology. Like many…

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A 21st century publishing revolution? John Peters looks at the post-publication environment and its unlikely heroes. If we reflect on the publishing landmarks of the early 21st century so far, we may first thinkof JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson. The multimillion- selling epics of good and evil, love and loss, vampires…

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Soumitra Dutta explains why business schools must take the lead in creating managers who can harness the power of business and technology to improve the world and how one school is aiming to do just that. In July 2013 the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University took a bold step, announcing…

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The ‘digital generation’ are roughly 30 or younger. As they arrive in a workplace dominated by the non-digital generation, one thing becomes clear, says Teresa Martini. They are challenged when it comes to communication skills. What makes the “digital generation” different? It is widely known that while the non-digital generation adopted the use of technology,…

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