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The Internationalisation of UK Universities – a progress report

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This week, Philip Warwick, Senior Teaching Fellow at Durham University Business School, UK, writes at guest blog on the state of internationalisation in British universities. Professor Warwick has been studying the international strategies of a number of universities in the UK and in other countries. He has found that approaches vary across countries. Within the UK he has identified four specific strategies to international development within the group of universities he studied. 

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Building Enduring Success

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Guest blog by Patrick Mazzariol

Many people have written about the key components of business success. Suggestions range from evaluating lessons learned to recognizing opportunities and having a willingness to take measured risks. Clearly such concepts can play an influential role. However, there are three key foundational imperatives for ensuring enduring success. Leadership, flexibility and sound values are vital.   Continue reading

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Beyond your borders: Overcoming cultural differences that so often cause conflict

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According to Geert Hofstede “Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.”  Patrick Mazzariol, Vice President International Sales at Synchrony, Inc., USA, explains that an international learning strategy, language skills and embracing new cultures are the keys to overcoming this problem.

The Treaties of Rome which integrated six European countries and established the European Economic Community were signed in 1957. This act leads to the emergence of the European Union. Now, just over a few decades of worldwide economic advancement has led to a tremendous situation in which, globally, we are emerging into an International Economic Community. Continue reading

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Is innovation becoming less and less effective in business schools?

Innovation Peter Lorange

In this week’s guest post, Peter Lorange, President and owner of the Lorange Institute of Business Zürich and former President of the IMD, Lausanne, asks if innovation in business schools is becoming less and less effective. Continue reading

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On MBA programme pricing

Kai Peters on MBA

A guest post by Kai Peters, CEO, Ashridge Business School.

Poets and Quants is a blog run by John Byrne, the man who originally brought business school rankings to the world in 1988 in Businessweek. Since everyone likes a list, he continues to compile them.

Wharton MBA cost

$172 000 for an MBA at Wharton is “good value” according to Anjani Jain, Wharton’s vice dean.

A recent list that caught my eye is a list of the most expensive programmes in the world. In first place with a bullet is the EMBA programme at Wharton – coming in at $172,200. In the accompanying article, Anjani Jain, Wharton’s vice dean, MBA Program for Executives, comments that the programme is good value. I wonder if he said that with a straight face or with tongue firmly in cheek? Continue reading

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