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September | October 2014
Measuring Faculty Impact
Is it time to re-evaluate their contributions?
What Sparks Team Creativity?
TWO STUDIES OFFER insights into how companies can boost the creativity and overall performance of their teams.
Udacity to Offer ‘Nanodegrees’
UDACITY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED its creation of nanodegrees, which it describes as “a new type of credential for a modern workforce.”
Quant Thinking May Weaken Ethics
BUSINESS SCHOOLS THAT emphasize quantitative approaches to leadership and decision making in their curricula could be setting up their graduates to be more selfish and less ethical in the workplace.
How Will MOOCs Change Business Schools?
WHAT ARE THE implications of MOOCs on tenured business faculty?
Higher Pay, Lower Returns
COMPANIES THAT PAY their CEOs sky-high salaries, beware: That decision could lower financial performance.
Curating a Digital Experience
DIGITAL SIGNAGE HAS become a common tool that business schools use to communicate their news and accomplishments to their campus communities.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL spirit is alive and well among recent college graduates, according to a new survey by CT Corporation, a provider of business formation and legal compliance services.
IS THERE A DISPARITY between European board directors and their North American counterparts?
Send students on a “scavenger hunt” throughout Beijing and Hong Kong
Accounting for Diversity
How accounting firm Ernst & Young works with academia to promote diversity not just within its own ranks, but within all of business.
A New North Star
New initiatives will help AACSB International navigate the changing landscape of higher education, says new board chair Linda Livingstone.
The many ways business faculty serve their schools and society by interacting with the wider community.
Research, Teaching, Service
Like anyone who watches American politics, I was stunned last June when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated by Tea Party candidate David Brat in a Virginia primary.
The Professor's Perspective
Four business faculty offer glimpses into what challenges and inspires them amid the changes affecting their profession.
MBA Applicants: Why You?
APPLICANTS TO THE MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C., now have only one essay question to answer: “Why you?”
Connecting Scholars and Business
TWO YEARS AGO, Harvard Business School added a feature to HBS Working Knowledge, the school’s website that aims to disseminate its faculty’s research to practitioners.
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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.