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¿Queremos una universidad burocrática o innovadora?

En los últimos años hemos asistido a una serie de cambios en la universidad española, entre los que destaca su creciente burocratización. Si bien es verdad que cuando hace una década se propusieron e introdujeron medidas que subrayaban la meritocracia, o promulgaban mejorar y normalizar en cierta medida los procesos de trabajo a través de organismos como la ANECA, en general estas fueron muy bien recibidas por la comunidad universitaria.

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

The default mode for managers needs a reset

Grayson Perry, the transvestite artist, took aim last month at "default man": the cabal of white, middle-class, heterosexual, middle-aged males who run the British establishment.

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall—a triumph for capitalism?

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago; hence we are now hearing a good deal about it. We are not, however, hearing much about the adverse impact this has been having on so many lives ever since. While the collapse of the wall freed the East Berliners of the shackles of communism, vast numbers of people around the world have since been shackled by another dogma, thanks to a misunderstanding of what brought that wall down. 

Published on : 11 Nov 2014

Decepcionante Informe “España 2018” de las grandes empresas y la RSE

Una gran ocasión perdida Las grandes empresas españolas se han manifestado con una batería de medidas sobre el empleo a través del “Informe España 2018”  presentado por el Consejo Empresarial de la Competitividad, formado por representantes del Instituto de la Empresa Familiar y los Presidentes de 15 grandes empresas globales españolas.

Published on : 06 Nov 2014

New building to give Sheridan room to grow

College degree programs in business are proving popular with students, with one Ontario institution expanding its footprint to meet demand. Sheridan College has announced plans for a 220,000-square-foot building to open in fall 2016 at its Mississauga campus, named for the municipality’s long-serving and just-retired mayor Hazel McCallion. The new building will house an expanded business faculty and other disciplines. ... New honours for Henry Mintzberg

Published on : 03 Nov 2014

Henry Mintzberg receives McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning

Henry Mintzberg has received the 2014 McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning for his extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning at the University over the last four decades.

Published on : 29 Oct 2014

“Los bonus de los ejecutivos destruyen las compañías”

No le gustan los MBA. No le gusta George W. Bush. No le gustan los disparatados bonus de los ejecutivos. No le gusta el enorme poder de las grandes corporaciones en nuestras vidas. Y sostiene, con alarma, que se están dando algunas condiciones en Estados Unidos similares a las de la Alemania e Italia de principios de los años treinta del siglo pasado.

Published on : 23 Oct 2014

Universities experiment with their own MOOCs

Some three years after the first U.S. MOOC was launched to great fanfare, massive open online courses are becoming part of the higher-ed mainstream. Some of the largest Canadian universities are expanding their course offerings and applying the lessons they learn to the benefit of paying, on-campus students.

Published on : 09 Oct 2014

FGV/EBAPE offers 4th edition of the International Master’s Program in Rio de Janeiro

From today (23rd) until October 3, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of Fundação Getulio Vargas will hold the fourth edition of the International Master’s in Practicing Management (IMPM), an international Master’s program focused on management practices in Brazil.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Chef de file de l’économie sociale et de l’investissement responsable

La carte d’affaires de la Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins se lit comme suit : principale institution financière consacrée à l’économie sociale et à l’investissement socialement responsable (ISR) au Québec. Elle soutient financièrement près de 3000 coopératives, organismes à but non lucratif, syndicats et entreprises socialement engagées. Au 31 décembre 2013, son chiffre d’affaires dépassait les 1,4 milliard de dollars et son actif tournait autour de 738 millions.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Extraordinary Pakistanis

It takes a certain type of courage to bite the hand that feeds you. Dr Shahid Qureshi is a fierce critic of the way business schools churn out graduates in Pakistan and elsewhere in the world. 

Published on : 08 Sep 2014

There's no such thing as a strategic plan

'Strategic' and 'Plan' are two different concepts. A strategy iswhat we need to do to get from A to B (and deciding on what point B actually is). The plan is more specific and tells ushow we will get to point B (the details). ... No review of the concept of 'Plan' would be complete without the contribution of the renowned academic Professor Henry Mintzberg of McGill University. He contends that the definition of strategy is a multiple one, composed of 5Ps: Plan, Pattern, Position, Perspective and Ploy. 

Published on : 28 Aug 2014

Henry Mintzberg receives 2014 CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

Professor Henry Mintzberg has been selected to receive the 2014 CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award given by the Strategic Management Society. This prize, created in 2011 to honour the legacy of CK Prahalad, is awarded annually to a scholar-practitioner who has used applied learning to influence how theory and research guide practice. Special attention is given to a scholar-practitioner whose contributions have shaped the understanding of global strategic leadership.

Published on : 26 Aug 2014

The worth of academic research for business

The value of research is best realised when academics are prepared to descend from their rarefied elevations and recognise that practitioners have an important role to play in knowledge production.

Published on : 08 Aug 2014