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Towards fair and adequate rankings

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By Winfried Ruigrok, Dean, Executive School of Management, Technology & Law and Professor of International Management, University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) Over the past fifteen years, rankings have become a ubiquitous and often uncomfortable phenomenon of business school life. The surge of rankings has led to strong reactions. Some scholars even talk about ranking “fetishism”. University…

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Can we put zest and purpose back into academic life?

More and more papers in management studies are badly written, use dubious methods (such as p-hacking) to achieve spuriously positive results, and avoid the really big issues facing our discipline and our world. Why is this? My new book offers some explanations and identifies some tentative solutions. Above all, the ‘publish or perish’ mantra is…

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EdTech Investor Day by HEADway Advisory

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HEADway Advisory, the leading consulting firm devoted entirely to higher education, research and life-long learning institutions, is proud to present the first European EdTech Investor Day®. This event, supported by EFMD, will take place on October 24, 2019 at ESCP Europe (Paris campus – France). Participants The event will bring together the three main stakeholders…

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Management Educators: Running Late for the Lesson

Some articles just pop up and lead your mind into new  pathways. This happened to me as a recent column came across my desk, published in Forbes by education specialist Tom Vander Ark. He was reflecting on the trends that are reshaping global learning. His focus is mainly on high school education, and he has…

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Responsible Business Education – Financial Times Showcase

The Financial Times is seeking examples of best practice for a report on Responsible Business Education. Business Schools around the world have until 27 September 2019 to submit details of their leading initiatives in teaching, research, student projects and operations with societal impact. The result will not be a ranking, but a selection of strong examples…

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A new generation of leaders?

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Changing trends in business Masters The market for the Masters in Management and specialist pre-experience Masters is substantial. In the testing year of 2018, GMAC found that 34.3% of its GMAT test takers used their results to apply for a business Masters. In East and South East Asia and Western Europe it was up to…

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RSM hosts the first Global Responsible Research Summit

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Contributing to a better world through better research A majority of scholars, academics and deans of business schools agree that it’s vital to create a new research ecosystem centred on credible and useful research. But so far, achievements have been scarce. That’s now changing. The discussion moved from the theoretical to the actual in July…

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11th Conference of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management

The Iberoamerican Academy of Management and the International School of Economic and Administrative Sciences of Universidad de La Sabana are happy to invite you to the 11th Conference IAMBOG 2019 on 4–6 December 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia. Academics and practitioners across all management disciplines rating high on theoretical and methodological rigour are invited to submit…

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Leadership for the Anthropocene

Pause for thought At a recent academic conference I attended, one of the most thought-provoking sessions (at least for me) concerned ‘organization studies and the Anthropocene’. It was a call to arms for organizational scholars to engage through their research with the myriad ways in which human activities have impacted on the planet and for…

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