November 10, 2013 11:01 pm

The Academic Week Ahead

Monday – Nov 11

Learn more about China

Hellmut Schutte, dean of Ceibs, is discussing competition in China and beyond during an AmCham Hong Kong event. Questions include: What are the global implications of the enormous economies of scale in the attractive China market? How do international companies respond to the local competition?

Tuesday – Nov 12

Read about strategy

Davide Sola and Jerome Couturier, professors at ESCP Europe in France, are celebrating the launch of their new book How to Think Strategically: Your Roadmap to Innovation and Results.

Challenge consumer goods companies

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is hosting an evening that aims to inspire the next generation of leaders to incorporate sustainable practices into the hearts of their business models. The event will be held in association with Unilever and Net Impact. Woolworths, Reel Gardening and UniLoo will also be present.

Wednesday – Nov 13

Learn about mobile, data and open innovation

Three faculty members of NYU Stern School of Business in the US are discussing the future of mobile, data and open innovation as part of the school’s Future of Business Event Series. Professors Anindya Ghose, co-director of Stern’s Center for Business Analytics; Natalia Levina, who teaches courses on global sourcing and open innovation; and Kristen Sosulski, director of Stern’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, will also answer questions from prospective MBA students.

Attend a sample MBA class

The Self Development Lab at Rotman School of Management is hosting a sample class in New York that will provide an introduction to its self management module. The module provides an introduction to the personality structure of a successful leader and the means by which students can modify their own behaviours and habits to build precisely the instincts they seek.

Improve programmes in Africa

EFMD is hosting a conference in Africa for business schools interested in improving the quality of the programmes they deliver. A variety of international corporate and academic speakers will provide input and lead discussions around African Management Education.

Thursday – Nov 14

Improve your management skills

The fifth Global Peter Drucker Forum is taking place in Vienna and being live streamed by EFMD, a longstanding partner of the management conference. Speakers and panellists include Julian Birkinshaw, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at London Business School and Yves Doz, Solvay chaired professor of technological innovation at Insead in France.

Examine the UK public’s financial capability

The Open University Business School is launching its True Potential Center for the Public Understanding of Finance with an afternoon debate examining the UK public’s financial capability. The debate will also aim to encourage individuals to better manage their money. Keynote speakers on the day will include senior figures within the consumer advice and financial industries.

Friday – Nov 15

Explore new business strategies

Harvard Business School in the US is hosting a conference for research on sustainability from a corporate, investor and civil society perspective. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to discuss fundamental business issues such as: How should companies rediscover their business models to succeed in a world with scarcer and more volatile production inputs?

Think global

IEDC-Bled School of Management in Slovenia is hosting a forum on the DHL Global Connectedness Index, which tracks the depth and breadth of trade, capital, information and people flows across 140 countries. The index was developed by Pankaj Ghemawat, professor of strategic management, who will be at the forum. The President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr Borut Pahor will give the opening address.

Be scientific

The Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is hosting its first Science Night. Professors will deliver one-hour lectures, providing a glimpse into the world of the economic sciences. Entrance is free of charge.

Email forthcoming events to charlotte.clarke@ft.com

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