2021 EFMD Conference for Deans & Directors General

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Martin Boehm, Dean, IE Business School and the Chair of the 2021 EFMD Deans & Directors General, highlights the key takeaways from the event. The fact that the EFMD Deans and Directors General conference took place online for the first time is indicative of how dramatically the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in the…

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Brexit: strategic changes to ensure economic renewal

As the Brexit agreement becomes a reality, this major shift will impact multiple economic activities in key sectors. In response to this, organisations and governments must implement mid to long-term strategies to relocate economic activities while the Brexit agreement is being finalised.  Grégory Vanel, Professor in International Economics at Grenoble Ecole de Management, shares his…

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Aalto – a rock in the COVID-19 storm

Aalto School of Business EFMD member tackles Covid-19

Is Aalto University School of Business one of the world’s most stable business schools amid crisis? Its Dean, Professor Timo Korkeamäki, discusses the school and its future with Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education.  “When the pandemic hit in Finland, we pretty much closed our premises in mid-March and stayed closed…

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Business schools have a responsibility to instigate change, states MIP Dean Federico Frattini

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Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Federico Frattini, Dean of MIP Politecnico di Milano in Milan, about the business schools recent ‘B Corp Certification’ – a prestigious recognition awarded to companies for their commitment to building a more inclusive society and continued sustainable development. “Business schools must increasingly…

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The future of business education? Investing in digital and a new breed of academic, says Lancaster University Management School Dean Angus Laing

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Angus Laing, Dean of Lancaster University Management School, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We know how conservative academic colleagues can be,” says Laing – who has led the school since…

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Time for change says Dana Brown, Dean of Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Dana Brown, Dean of the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Canada, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “We don’t want to go back to the way things were, we want…

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What power has the pandemic had? Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics Dean speaks about the impact

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Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director at specialist business education PR consultancy, BlueSky Education, spoke with Hanna-Leena Pesonen, Dean of the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics in Finland, about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the institution and the wider industry for an upcoming podcast. “You could say everything has changed,” said Pesonen, who has been…

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A pivotal time for business school leaders

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Leadership is a concept in perpetual evolution, a mobile target. Being adaptable is, therefore, crucial to effectively navigate the ever-changing political, economic, and cultural contexts. Even though people in leading positions are often well prepared and endowed for the required level of adaptability, the last couple of months have taken the demands on our leaders…

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