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The Innovative Business School
Mentoring Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges

ISBN 9780367332341
Published November 2, 2020 by Routledge
166 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Innovative Business School formulates a blueprint for the innovative business school of the next decade, with proposed areas of innovation which will train executives to transform the coming technological disruptions into an avenue for world economic development and prosperity.

Offering a new model of business education, the book maps the way forward for business school innovators in exploring questions related to innovation and strategy needed on the part of academic and industry leaders and educators across demographic divides. The chapters cover an overall international and cross-cultural approach in examining the factors at play for business schools of the future and the challenges they face across a range of megatrends affecting today’s business environment. The authors impress the need for stakeholders to strategically engage others in the business and education ecosystems through commitment to experimentation, innovation, and sustainable business strategy. Identifying such opportunities for development of a new model for business schools is important to educators and policymakers in preparing to leverage and contribute to existing megatrends to create shared value for regional economies and in new directions.

The Innovative Business School is written for business schools’ management and decision-makers, related stakeholders, universities, accreditation agencies, and postgraduate students.

Table of Contents

PART 1 Innovating the business school 1. Introduction: will business schools be the disrupter or the disrupted? 2. The evolution of business schools: past and present 3. Transforming the MBA curriculum for industrial revolution 4.0 4. Price-setting models for the innovative business school 5. Internationalization strategies for the innovative business school 6. The great paradigm shift: business schools leading the global sustainability agenda 7. The innovative business school: looking ahead and forecasting trends PART 2 The future of the business school: innovative voices from the field 8. The sustainability initiative at IMD Business School, Switzerland 9. The MPhil in Futures Studies at University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 10. The MSc in Digital Transformation Management and Leadership at ESCP Europe 11. A gender empowerment initiative at the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria 12. An innovative postgraduate Master of Business Administration in Rural Development at University of Allahabad, India 13. AI and higher education: who is teaching the learners? 14. Not just for business: sustainability curricula at Columbia University 15. The Master of Data Science of the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at The University of Hong Kong 16. The impact of business schools on economic growth in the MENA region 17. Redesigning business education at European School of Management and Technology: ESMT Berlin 18. International School of Management Paris connects with business beyond its walls 19. The Universidad Paraguayo Alemana: an innovative business school in Latin America Epilogue: "Business schools perhaps need to drink a little more of their own champagne…"

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Daphne Halkias, PhD, is a Professor of Management at the International School of Management Paris, a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School, a Research Affiliate at Cornell University and is Editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies.

Michael Neubert, PhD, is a Professor at the International School of Management in Paris, France, where he obtained his PhD and is now also Chair of the Strategic Management Committee. Michael is also a Visiting Professor at Universidad Paraguayo Alemana in San Lorenzo, Paraguay.

Paul W. Thurman, DBA, a Columbia MBA valedictorian, service award winner, and multiple teaching award recipient, has extensive experience helping a variety of governments and corporations realise value from innovative leadership, operations, and technology strategies. Prof. Thurman teaches strategic management and data analysis at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Chris Adendorff, PhD, is a Futurist Professor at the Nelson Mandela University Business School, International School of Management (France), Ecole des Ponts Business School (France), the University of Johannesburg as well as Trinity University (USA), and is MD of various entrepreneurial ventures in South Africa, Greece, and England.

Sameh Abadir, PhD, is a Professor of Leadership and Negotiation at IMD and co-director of IMD’s Negotiating for Value Creation program (NVC). He teaches in IMD’s signature program Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP).


"The fast pace of developments in global business and the tech sector demands business schools bring leaders to the market who can also deal with global challenges – this book looks at what needs to be considered and how this can be achieved." - Marcos Komodromos, PhD, MCIPR Associate Professor, University of Nicosia, Communications Specialist, 360 Chartered PR Consultants, Cyprus

"This is an important resource as business schools must realize the need for reforms to graduate students who can respond to the demands of a fast-changing global business environment." - Nicholas Harkiolakis, PhD, Ecole des Ponts Business School, Paris, France