It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our dear colleague and friend, prof. Roland van Dierdonck, who was part of the EFMD Quality Services team between 2007 and 2014. Prof. Roland van Dierdonck, the former dean of Vlerick Business School, dedicated his career to promoting quality and excellence in management education globally. Roland actively…

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2021 EFMD Deans Conference finding balance

Prof. Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD Global, welcomed the attendees of the EFMD’s first online Deans Conference and developed on the theme of finding balance – in business, society and individual lives. The theme of the 2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General, hosted in partnership with the IE Business School, was finding balance…

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Dear EFMD Members, dear Friends, Clearly, it has been a challenging year for all of us, strategically and operationally, physically and emotionally. Never before have we had to consider the well-being of our employees, communities and partners so deeply. Never before have we had to measure every word in our communication and felt its immediate…

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Global Peter Drucker Forum_EFMD_Eric Cornuel_leadership

Prof. Eric Cornuel, President of EFMD Global reflects on the leadership challenges in the increasingly complex global environment. This text was adapted from Eric’s opening salvos at the 12th Global Peter Drucker Forum on 29 October 2020. Looking to the past, from ancient Egypt to China, or from Aristotle to Saint Thomas Aquinas, it is clear…

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On behalf of the Board of EFMD, the members and staff we were deeply saddened to hear of Ali’s death. Prof. Ali Dastmalchian, the dean of Beedie School of Business at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, and past chair of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans dedicated his career to promoting excellence in…

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