BSIS from a project manager’s perspective

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Thanks to Eric Neutuch, Accreditation and Institutional Projects Partner, and Anne-France Borgeaud Pierazzi, Head of Public Affairs, at IMD for sharing their perspectives. Your institution may be considering adopting the Business School Impact System (BSIS). If so, you probably are thinking about how to conduct the project effectively and efficiently. At IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), we…

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Why some managers treat employees fairly while others don’t

Professor Marius van Dijke of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, tells Stephanie Mullins, Associate Director of BlueSky Education, about leaders who value fairness and why it’s so beneficial. Here are his thoughts:  In a perfect world, this article wouldn’t exist. All managers would act fairly to all employees, and that would be that. But…

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Emotional skills are key to resilience in management

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By Hugues Poissonniner, Professor of Strategy, Management and Purchasing at Grenoble Ecole de Management Fostering resilience during a crisis can be a game changer for managers and their team members. And the key to achieving this? Emotional skills offer a fundamental building block for managers to promote collaboration, resilience and well-being. Our emotions are an…

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Criticality, Responsibility and Citizenship in Management Education

Business schools’ mandate to foster criticality and citizenship through management education is accentuated in our “post-truth” era. What remedies do scholars and managers suggest for the current challenges? By Rajani Naidoo and Howard Thomas. There are growing calls for Business Schools to contribute to fostering criticality and citizenship through management education and to shoulder some element…

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Upskilling and Empowering HR Professionals: the Need of the Hour

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Globalisation, technical advances, and new-age employees – a lot has changed over the past few decades. And with these changes, the roles of HR professionals have also changed. HRs are now looked upon as business partners that understand the organisational goals and drive growth. But to expect HRs to drive growth and upskill other employees,…

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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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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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IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management

The Second IACMR-RRBM Award for Responsible Research in Management “With Executive Input in Selecting the Winners” Co-sponsored by The International Association for Chinese Management Research and The Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management Announcement of Winners and Finalists  March 10, 2019 The IACMR-RRMB award recognizes excellent scholarship that focuses on important issues for…

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Do you See Doomsday or Evolution?

What picture of the world are educators sharing with their students, doomsday or evolution? I am an educator focused on developing a mindset for sustainability with faculty and students, and I like to point metaphorical flashlights into the unseen corners of our society. My goal is to illuminate the connections of well-known facts (climate change,…

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