On Management education & Development issues

Archives for EU Priorities 2020

In his recent contribution to the EFMD business magazine Global Focus, Sir Richard Lambert, Chancellor of Warwick University, suggests four key issues that businesses will require of their future leaders: Ability to manage diversity; Capacity to deal with uncertainty; A proper understanding of the role and workings of government; A developed understanding of the role,… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang

For many years business schools have been facing criticism for conducting research that has no relevance to market / societal needs. Professor Ulrich Hommel, the Research Director at EFMD, highlights one of the key problems that researchers are facing nowadays: finding a balance between the need for academic rigour and recognition from peers, and the… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang

Adrian Wooldridge (Management Editor, The Economist), Alexander von Gabain (Chair of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology – EIT and Santiago Iniguez (President of IE Business School and President of IE University) gave opening statements at the EFMD April Roundtable: Management Skills for Growth. A full report on the roundtable is available here and… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang

When we discuss management as a key issue for society these days the word has a mostly negative connotation – we tend to talk about management in terms of the damages that short-termism, off-shoring, greed and bad management (in particular in the financial services sector) are inflicting on society. The round table last week at… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang

Sociologists characterize 20th century society as a society with fundamentally new characteristics compared with previous historical societies. It is a society of organizations. Organizations have pervaded all parts of our lives. They range from business organizations, to education, hospitals, semi-public and public organizations, NPOs, and so on. They are the organs of modern society –… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang