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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

EFMD is engaged in a discussion with the European Commission to demonstrate the importance and the value of management research and management education – the notion of management covering the whole spectrum from operational capabilities to leadership competencies and entrepreneurship. EU funding instruments are essentially directed towards hard sciences and technology. Management as a social… » 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

The current EU policy and funding instruments have recognised that innovation consists of cross-disciplinary activities, which is not only limited to technological breakthroughs. Accordingly, a more comprehensive and systematic understanding of innovation processes and innovation management would certainly facilitate successful innovative activities in all sectors. The challenge of implementing effective innovation management and robust innovation… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang

Introduction Dr. Richard Straub, Director of EFMD EU Affairs and Cooperate Services, shares his views on how managers can shape the future society. This article demonstrates the idea that focusing only on shareholder value and short-term financial results will not be adequate to tackle challenges facing in the society. What we need, as indicated by… » read more

Posted by Jocelyne Wang