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Is Authentic Leadership the answer? Maybe we need to reframe the question…

Dr Marian Iszatt-White, Lancaster University Management School In the broadest possible context, ‘authenticity’ has been subject to two very different symbolic interpretations. We all recognise the idea of ‘type authenticity’ in relation to specific products, and which we see validated via such approaches as hallmarks on silver, patents on product designs, and historical listings on…

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The Case Centre launches new case journal for the MEA region

Case Focus journal logo

#CaseFocusJournal New from The Case Centre, Case Focus offers a journal publication outlet for high-quality, peer-reviewed teaching cases, with a focus on management and business situations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre and Editor-in-Chief of the journal, said: “We are excited to announce the first journal…

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Sharing your research with the media

Business schools spend a lot of time talking about combining academic quality with practical application. Ideally, all research from business schools would be both academically rigorous and appealing to practitioners. The reality, of course, is that much research is not that accessible to non-academic audiences. Debra L. Shapiro and Bradley Kirkman in Harvard Business Review…

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Why diversity management requires an anti-categorical approach…

…and how this relates to performance assessment in an academic context Diversity management and inclusion are intended to avoid discrimination and to promote historically disadvantaged groups. This results in pre-defined social groups, and individuals belonging to these groups are perceived to be in need of special treatment and support. In diversity studies, this is referred…

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Drucker Challenge Essay contest 2019 has started

With great pleasure, the Peter Drucker Society Europe wishes to announce the start of the 10th Drucker Challenge Essay contest. Students and professionals aged 18-35 from around the world are invited to submit an essay on the topic “The value of the Renaissance Manager – How Great Organizations and their People Combine both Art and…

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Celebrating 50 years of The Open University

In April 1969, The Open University was established with a clear purpose: to open education for all. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, this radical idea makes us more relevant than ever before. As the UK’s largest university with nearly 174,000 students, we are still committed to celebrating diversity, challenging under-representation and continuing to widen access…

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Where next for business school rankings?

Rankings, whether you love them or hate them, are undoubtedly a key component of the business education landscape, but could they be better? Amongst business schools, there has been much debate over the years on how the rankings methodology should change. The recent report by the United Nations Global Compact, plus the Financial Times itself…

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