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Leadership: Time for a Return to Integrative Fundamentals?

May 18, 2020

If there was ever a concept that runs the risk of needing to be put to rest in the cemetery of discarded flavors of the month, it is the constant rise of new leadership fads. No, not really fads, but rather perfectly sound notions and dimensions of...

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Virtual Global Teams: A Success Story

May 18, 2020

One of the challenges in teaching management and leadership courses in higher education is the lack of available cases and research that focuses on non-Western examples. There is an urgent need to integrate content that reflects the realities of...

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Remembering Clayton Christensen

March 31, 2020

Clayton Christensen’s contribution to the field of management will be everlasting. His disruptive innovation theory influenced scores of scholars and business leaders. His 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma delineated how incumbents were at risk of being...

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Challenges Of Human Factors Engineering In The Coming Transition To Autonomous Vehicle Technologies: A Multiple Case Study

February 24, 2020

Abstract: The development of autonomous vehicles has significantly accelerated in recent years, partially because it is becoming technically more feasible but also because many significant benefits of this technology could be offered to society. This article is...

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Organizational Readiness To Assimilate, Internalize And Use New Knowledge To Drive Change Initiatives

February 24, 2020

Abstract: Developing absorptive capacity has emerged as an underlying theme in strategy and organization research. Absorptive capacity can reinforce and refocus an organization’s knowledge base. The capacity to assimilate, internalize, and utilize knowledge...

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Supply Chain Security Today

February 24, 2020

The global supply chain encompasses all the links connecting a manufacturer to the end users of its products. These links may take the form of manufacturing plants, supplier warehouses, vendor facilities, ports or hubs, retail warehouses or facilities, and...

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Talking the Talk: Effective Communication in Global Organizations

February 24, 2020

One of the characteristics of successful organizations is the ability to bring talent from different backgrounds, encouraging the effective integration of different perspectives, values, and work styles. A key element that helps this effective integration is...

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CSR Strategies In Sub-saharan Africa: Focusing On The Bottom Of The Pyramid Sustainability

February 24, 2020

Abstract: In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of foreign-owned extractive industries in natural-resource-rich countries continues to increase. As these multinational corporations (MNCs) expand, there is increasing pressure from Western governments and NGOs for these...

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Cognitive Framework Of High-growth Entrepreneurs In Brazil And Reasons Why They Are Rare

February 24, 2020

Abstract: There is growing evidence that certain types of entrepreneurs matter more than others when it comes to promoting long-term economic growth because they launch and lead companies with above-average impact in terms of job and wealth creation....

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Virtual Reality in Global Business: Using Technology for Leadership Skills Development

February 24, 2020

Abstract: One of the challenges in leadership development is the ability to create opportunities for students to apply skills that have been learned in the classroom. The traditional approach to leadership development includes cases and simulations, but...

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The Digital Paradox: Information, Informatics, And Information System

February 24, 2020

Abstract: Information systems (IS) are a key strategic challenge especially in the new digital era. Depending on the economic sector, they represent the first item of expenditure: 20% to 100% of the annual operating budget, 20 times more than the mere IT...

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How Do Corporate Valuation Methods Reflect The Stock Price Value Of SAAS Software Firms?

February 24, 2020

Abstract: This paper seeks to identify the critical factors determining the valuation of SaaS companies. This newly created business model renders many evaluation metrics inapplicable. This creates a unique sub-industry of such companies for corporate...

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Price-setting Strategies For Product Innovations In The Medtech Industry

February 21, 2020

Abstract: This article analyzes the research problem of price-setting strategies for product innovations in the MedTech industry. It is based on the conceptual framework of price-setting practices, strategies, and models. A multiple case study research is...

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A Brave New World For Education

February 21, 2020

For some of us working in education, the shadow of artificial intelligence (AI) looms large. Professors fear being replaced by holograms and administrators by bots. Can we really stop progress; do we want to? It is indeed a ‘brave new world’ out there. But...

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Trends In International Education Heading East

February 21, 2020

When thinking of international higher education, the first destinations that come to mind are often the United States and the United Kingdom. Yet, with the rapid social, economic and political globalization taking place today, this geography starts to feel...

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Oxford Dons Fear Flight of EU Academics from UK

February 21, 2020

The latest figures from universities in the UK reveal that one in five academics are from the EU. Unfortunately, many of these academics may consider leaving Britain as a result of uncertainty surrounding their rights after Brexit. There have been warnings...

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What Holds Women Back From Becoming Transformational Leaders?: An Exploration of Factors Found In The Kenyan Environment

February 19, 2020

Abstract: This paper addresses the impediments faced by women in leadership in Kenya in 2006-2016 as they become transformational leaders. The theoretical perspective is based on the transformational leadership theory. It seeks to understand the barriers...

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AI and Bias in University Admissions

January 31, 2020

New technologies are rapidly transforming the landscape of higher education across disciplines. Classrooms are harnessing the powers of virtual reality as an innovative approach to learning, and, through the development of MOOCs and open learning platforms...

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Student Support Through Diversity & Inclusion

January 31, 2020

It’s been a little over a year since ISM added diversity and inclusion (DI) to its strategic plan. I must admit that, at the beginning of this initiative, I thought I was in way over my head. It’s one thing to have values and ideals, and a whole other thing...

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Agile Management Practices and Micro-formalization — A New Normal?

January 31, 2020

Usually, we associate company formalization with a hierarchical structure facilitating a chain of command with clear departments, defined roles, job descriptions, and documented processes for making decisions and getting things done. But does this accurately capture...

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Why Are There Still So Few Women in Leadership Positions?

January 31, 2020

Gender equality has been gaining a steady stream of traction in the last few years, addressing the disparity between female and male employees in the workplace. A recent study conducted by McKinsey & Company pointed out that, while women represent more than...

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Authentic Leadership and Machiavellianism in Young Global Leadership

January 31, 2020

Abstract: We are short of true global leaders. We live in a crucial moment in history in which true leadership will define whether we can meet critical social, political, economic, and environmental challenges. How we define leadership today may be more...

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Changing the Way Businesses Deal with Cultural Diversity

January 31, 2020

In 2001, I left behind my corporate life at IBM in search of something completely different, namely how global businesses leverage cultural diversity. Two thirds of all mergers and acquisitions fail to meet their objectives due to cultural clashes, and very...

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The Illusion of Diversity: Lessons Learned from Working with a West-African Supranational Organization

January 31, 2020

ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) consists of 15 countries and aims at strengthening the regional, economic, political, cultural, and social integration across its member states in West Africa. As such, it is comparable to the European Union,...

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China as the World’s Innovation Leader

June 6, 2019

China is becoming the world’s innovation leader. In a few years, China’s major firms have been leaving behind their imitation-based approach to embark on a wave of innovation. Foreign companies are flocking to China seeking to learn from its innovative...

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What Does the Business School of the Future Look Like?

June 12, 2019

Universities were created to advance knowledge in science, the humanities, and the arts, and by doing so, contribute to the overall improvement of society. Business schools are relative newcomers to this by comparison. While some business schools were born...

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Trends in E-Learning: What's Shaping the Future of Education?

June 12, 2019

The quest for more advanced ways of learning and sharing knowledge is driving technological developments in the education sector. We live in a world where modes of gathering information are rapidly changing. Instead of going to a library for answers, we now...

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Leadership: Time for a Return to Integrative Fundamentals?

by Tobie de Coning

If there was ever a concept that runs the risk of needing to be put to rest in the cemetery of discarded flavors of the month, it is…

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Virtual Global Teams: A Success Story

by Ivonne Chirino-Klevans

One of the challenges in teaching management and leadership courses in higher education is the lack of available cases and research…

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Remembering Clayton Christensen

by Karla Watson

Clayton Christensen’s contribution to the field of management will be everlasting. His disruptive innovation theory influenced…

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