Ecosystem Orchestration – much more than Strategic Alliance Management

In today’s interconnected world, building and growing a company requires one not only to offer a solid value proposition to the customer but also to manage interrelations with a multitude of partners that co-create value. Instead of tightly controlling dyadic alliances, firms need to align a variety of complementary solutions, always having customer preferences in mind.

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Leadership in the era of self-managed organisations

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with a unique opportunity to stand back and look at the world of work in a new light. Many assumptions about the way we structure organisations and how we run them have come into question. The role of leaders is under more scrutiny than ever before. Lessons from home working…

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Tomorrow starts here

Traditional degrees are not about to disappear, but the content of these degrees, the way these degrees are earnt, the approach to study for these degrees, and those seeking the degrees may all change in the next few years.

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Student views

Students responding to the See the Future study already knew the future would be different, that they would work longer than their parents and that they would need to reskill to stay in employment.

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See the future 2020

Stuck at home for recent months, many people have had a lot of time to think about the future of business education and much more besides.

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The complexity of business schools

Kai Peters and Howard Thomas wonder how long business schools can survive the growing complexity of their industry Increasingly, universities and, relatedly, business schools have become more complex and complicated – with multiple activities, multiple locations and multiple audiences. For example, state-wide higher-education systems exist across many US states including California, Texas, Virginia and Illinois…

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Educating for personal strength and well-being

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Business schools face increasing calls to expand their focus to educating for personal strength and well-being. Jeroen Kraaijenbrink outlines a nine-step programme that helps students—and staff—deal with the stress they face in today’s society.   Ever since their creation around a century ago, business schools have had a strong focus on helping students develop their…

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The future of business schools: shut them down or broaden our horizons?

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Ken Starkey and Howard Thomas report on a groundbreaking workshop that debated the mounting criticism of business schools and where they might go from here. We live in turbulent and complicated times and business schools are not immune to the uncertainties that now afflict so many aspects of our social and economic lives.

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The challenge of change

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Throughout history, people have thought that theirs was a truly transformative time. In hindsight, they were often wrong but, says Bert van der Zwaan; now there are reasons to believe that the world of higher education at least is changing more profoundly than ever.

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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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Appropriate Civilisation versus the New Despotism

Jeremy Leggett takes a personal look at what needs to be done to avoid a potentially dangerous and depressing clash of philosophies Suddenly, believers in the possibility of a better civilisation, one rooted in increasing human co-operation and harmony, find ourselves in a world where demagogues appear able realistically to plot the polar opposite. In this…

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Casting light in the shadows

Do not be lulled by today’s strong management education market, says Johan Roos. Business schools still need to find a grander vision of hope, change and community to counter emerging shadows. Business school deans are smiling and optimistic these days. Things have improved since the 2008 crisis.

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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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Graduate Management Education in Disruptive Times

A new book warns of troubled times ahead for business schools unless they embrace disruptive change says Rachel Edgington. In the late 1990s, Andy Grove, cofounder of chipmaker Intel, described a strategic inflection point as “an event that changes the way we think and act as a result of action taken by a company, or…

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Liberal Education Key to Business Success

A new form of business education that links business competences with a grounding in liberal arts and sciences is essential argues a new book. John Johnson reports. The business world is undergoing tectonic change. From tiny start-ups to megacorporations, businesses are rapidly evolving as globalisation and the information revolution continue to create massive and disruptive…

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Business School Evolution: Media Insights and the Future Outlook

Gillian Goh, Michelle Lee and Howard Thomas examine the way the media has reported thebusiness school ‘industry’ over the past 20 years and what the future might hold. Over the last two decades business schools and management education have received much attention in the media – witnessed by the boom in media rankings and the…

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Managing Complexity: an Idea Whose Time Has Come

Richard Straub explains why we now need to tackle the complexity of business. We may have different visions about thefuture. Few, however, would doubt that the world has become more complex in recent decades and that it continues this journey at an accelerating and—for many of us—unsettling pace. With digitisation, the interconnectivity between people and…

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Major Disruption Ahead!

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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What alumni want

Alumni can be a great resource to help a business school’s marketing messages. But, says Andrew Crisp, they must be properly motivated to do so.

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The Business of Change

Business schools must change if they are to serve theirstudents and society well, says Garth Saloner, Dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business. Just over a year ago Stanford Graduate School of Business in California took the unusual step of launching an institute aimed at poverty alleviation. When most people think about relieving poverty, the…

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The age of uncertainty

The latest EFMD/CarringtonCrisp Tomorrow’s MBA survey shows an MBA marketplace that is more diverse, confused and uncertain than ever. Andrew Crisp reveals the details.

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The six principles

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Business schools and business itself are both facing a challenging future. But, suggests Dil Sidhu, there is much that business schools can learn from the business world in how to respond.

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