eNEWSLINE Live (ENL), is a streaming video program addressing global topics and trends in management education. Hosted on a regular basis by John Fernandes, president and CEO of AACSB, ENL is home to experts from the world of business education who will provide insight on various related topics. The broadcast is aired in multiple time zones for increased global access.
Impact on Emerging Markets through Management Education
AACSB accreditation spans across nearly 50 countries, with a growing number of institutions earning AACSB accreditation within countries located in emerging markets and developing economies. Not only is management education and business blossoming in regions such as Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe, but businesses, students, and schools in all parts of the world are taking notice of the incredible potential for talent and impact that countries within these regions have on the world of business and management education. One such country is Nigeria – home to the Pan-Atlantic University’s Lagos Business School (LBS), where Dean Enase Okonedo leads the school in fulfilling its mission for creating impact within Nigerian management education and the business communities it serves.
Please join this timely discussion with AACSB’s new President and CEO, Tom Robinson, and Dean Okonedo as they discuss the pioneering work that Lagos Business School is leading through the development of programs that cultivate mutually beneficial relationships within the local and global business communities, the challenges that LBS and schools within similar contexts face, and the unique opportunities for making impact afforded to schools in emerging regions. Not only is this an important topic for business schools within emerging and developing regions, but also for the hundreds of business schools looking to establish relationships and better understand the environment of business education within these regions.
With Crisis, Comes Opportunity
Effectively managing crises has not always been an important component of an organization’s management structure, but with the advent of disruption becoming an all too common term within industry leaders’ vocabularies, business schools are finding themselves in a place to positively influence the crisis management strategies implemented by business leaders, as well as within their own institutions.
Erika James, dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, joins John Fernandes during this episode of eNEWSLINE Live. They discuss effective strategies for leading members of an organization in times of crisis and pressure, both within industry and management education. Dean James brought a noteworthy portfolio of research and consulting experience regarding effective decision making under pressure, managing change processes, workplace diversity, and building trust to this discussion. She is the former president of the Institute for Crisis Management and has authored numerous papers and multimedia case studies on her topics of research, including her "After the Oil Spills: Deepwater Horizon" case studies.