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EFMD AC15: Eric Cornuel’s opening address

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At the 2015 Annual EFMD Conference in Brussels, Eric Cornuel welcomed the record number or attendees. In fact, 457 people were present and Mr. Cornuel thanked them warmly for their continued support of EFMD. The theme of the conference would be Impact, Passion, Creativity and Learning. Mr. Cornuel stated that the programme would over many of the key issues face by business schools and the business community today such as leadership, creativity, research, impact, alliances and much more. Continue reading

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French Management Schools: Stop apologizing!

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Over the past 20 years, management schools in France have led the way in providing young internationally minded graduates fit to work in modern business. They should recognize this and stop apologizing for what they have achieved. 

“Do any French people actually work in your school, Mark?”

My international visitor was looking incredulously around in the vast entrance of my school. This school lies in a medium-sized French city at the bottom of the French Alps. I had just taken him for coffee with my Austrian colleague, had introduced to two programme directors (one Irish and one English), and had bumped into our Academic Director (Scottish) and one of our most senior professors in HRM (American).

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