What does business want from business schools?

See on Scoop.itDual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university

Sir Richard Lambert, Chancellor of Warwick University, suggests four key issues:

The answer is: “exactly what it has always wanted” – great graduates and relevant ideas. But the qualities required of those graduates and the nature of the ideas that are of most interest to business are both changing radically.

The world is undergoing a profound transformation in economic, political and social terms – on a scale and at a pace never seen before. As a result, tomorrow’s business leaders are going to need a new set of skills to handle these challenges.

1) Embracing diversity – The first, and in some ways the most important, is the ability to manage diversity.

2) Dealing with uncertainty – The second great quality required of tomorrow’s business leaders is the capacity to deal with uncertainty.

3)The role of government – The third important quality that will be required of tomorrow’s business leaders is a proper understanding of the role and workings of government.

4)The purpose of business – And so finally to the fourth quality, which is a developed understanding of the role, responsibilities and purposes of business itself.




EFMD Global focus, Volume 06 | Issue 03 2012

page 16-20

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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