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In his landmark book Innovation and Entrepreneurship, published in 1985, Peter Drucker described the tectonic shift that he perceived in its early stages – the move from an employee society toward an entrepreneurial society. This shift was, and still is, being driven by unstoppable forces such as changing demographics and ever-hastening advances in information and… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang

In September 2012, EFMD and ThinkYoung jointly responded to the consultation on the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan launched by the European Commission’s Direction-General Enterprise and Industry. Both organisations welcome the current entrepreneurial policy developments and most of the measures proposed in the Action Plan. In particular proposals related to creating a European platform to share… » 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

Ahead of the 18-19 July Informal Competitiveness Council, EUROCHAMBRES and EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development) sent a letter to Ministers encouraging them to define a short-list of key actions that would stimulate and cultivate entrepreneurship across the EU. They also provided a short list of specific recommendations including: Embed the key competence ‘entrepreneurship’… » 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