Philippe Haspeslagh, Dean of Vlerick Business School ended the excellent 2013 EDMD Annual Conference with some memorable closing remarks, and set up the stage for next year’s conference, to take place in Vienna. He began with a summary of the key elements covered by the conference.
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EFMD Annual Conference 2013: Closing Remarks by the Chair, Philippe Haspeslagh, Dean of Vlerick Business School.
In a closing lecture at the EFMD entitled “Preparing Our Schools for Upcoming Challenges,” Soumitra Dutta, the Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University spoke about the challenges facing business schools today at the EFMD Annual 2013 Conference. Issues of relevance and adherence to stakeholder interests were looked at, in mapping out the future environment for management education.
I am most grateful to Soumitra Dutta and Bill Stirling for having taken the time out last week to give excellent key note speeches at the 6th ICISTM Conference that was held at my school. The conference’s key theme was how the entrepreneurial use of technology can help us out of the current economic crisis.
Bill Stirling gave an excellent speech on the GIANT Innovation Campus project. This is a 1.2 billion euro project that has brought together 8 higher education research centers in Grenoble. Soumitra Dutta’s speech centered more around how entrepreneurship is being cultivated in different parts of the world. I have set down the main outline of this fascinating talk below.