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November | December 2008
The Business of Dreams
The Umsobomvu Youth Fund is dedicated to funding and supporting small businesses for South Africa’s impoverished younger generation. Malose Kekana runs the Fund—and nourishes big dreams.
A B-School Grows in Beirut
To manage its programs in the volatile Middle Eastern environment, the American University of Beirut’s Olayan School stresses careful planning, unorthodox approaches, and, above all, the ability to be comfortable with uncertainty.
Judging the Journals
Where professors publish is just as critical as how often they publish. But it’s essential to establish a fair and consistent method to gauge publication quality.
Qualified to Teach
To judge academic qualifications of faculty, business schools often resort to counting the number of articles they’ve published. But is there a better way?
To cultivate professors with stamina and star power, a business school must find creative ways to support their personal and professional development.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.