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Business leader and former Slovenian minister Metod Dragonja has joined the management team of IEDC-Bled School of Management as its managing director.

The school has been anxious to enlist the help of an experienced business person who would be able to offer support in the development and implementation of IEDC’s business politics. The school also plans further internationalisation and innovations in business development.

“Metod Dragonja will, based on his rich experience in Slovenia as well as abroad, significantly contribute to the future development of this reputable international business school,” says Danica Purg, president of IEDC.

Economist to launch research centre

Economist Richard Nelson will launch the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School on Monday with a lecture on “The uneven evolution of human know-how”.

Prof Nelson, who is currently director of the Centre for Science Technology and Global Development and professor of international and public affairs, business and law at Columbia University, will spend one fifth of his time at the Manchester institute.

Michael Luger, director of MBS, says Prof Nelson’s appointment “is testament to the school’s ability to attract world-class research talent to the University of Manchester and the city”.

The new institute is to be based in Manchester Business School and combines the twin strengths of the Centre for Research in Innovation and Competition and Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology.

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