Archive for July, 2014

The great transformation

July 28, 2014

From EFMD – Global Focus

Richard Straub on why, with gigantic changes in society, managers will be of pivotal importance for shaping the future.

We are at the beginning of a set of gigantic changes in society – for better or for worse. The future is open; nobody knows what it will hold. One thing we know says Richard Straub: on this stage, managers will surely be of pivotal importance for shaping it

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/StartFeb14/Issue__2_2014_greattransformation.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

The MOOC revolution that never happened

July 27, 2014

By David Glance for The Conversation – in University World News.

It is two years since Coursera began offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that threatened the very existence of universities and the increasingly expensive education they offered.

Two years on, the avalanche-tsunami-revolution never came and universities are not only still standing, they have, by-and-large, been remarkably unaffected by the free courses now offered by a couple of hundred universities around the world, writes David Glance for The Conversation.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140717192007283

http://theconversation.com/universities-are-still-standing-the-mooc-revolution-that-never-happened-29187

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

Rethinking enterprise

July 26, 2014

From EFMD – Global Focus.

Philippe de Woot, in an article based on his latest book, argues that economic actions based on ethical and political dimensions are increasingly essential.

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/StartFeb14/Issue__2_2014_pdewoot_rethinking.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

Where and how for exec ed?

July 25, 2014

From EFMD – Global Focus.

Jan Ginneberge analyses the results of an EFMD survey into the current and likely future state of executive education.

This article focuses on the trends and positioning of the three main stakeholder groups in executive education:

-learning and development organisations;
-consultancies and other alternative providers; and
-business schools

as revealed by an EFMD survey.

Check:

https://www.efmd.org/images/stories/efmd/Blog/StartFeb14/Issue__2_2014_jginneberge_exed.pdf

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

Recruitment in European universities

July 25, 2014

21st century university recruitment practices

By Lesley Wilson – in University World News.

While universities in Europe are increasingly operating in a global environment, their human resource structures, recruitment and promotion mechanisms are still largely anchored in national legal frameworks, traditions and practices.

This can pose a major challenge for universities as they seek to identify, employ and keep highly talented staff and researchers.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140716094217508

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

Business School Impact Survey – BSIS

July 24, 2014

The key tool for measuring your business school’s
impact on the world around it.

From EFMD – Global Focus.

The BSIS scheme is designed to determine the extent and nature of a Business School’s Impact upon its local environment – the city or region in which it is located.

The scheme was initially designed by FNEGE (the French National Foundation for Management Education) and has been tested successfully in several institutions, both public and private, in the French higher education arena.

Check:

http://www.efmdglobal.org/index.php/bsis

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

How to boost your university up the rankings

July 24, 2014

By Yves Gingras – in University World News.

New statistics suggest a link between highly cited researchers having more than one affiliation and the position of certain institutions in world university rankings.

The recent publication by Thomson Reuters of the list of Highly Cited Researchers and their institutions provides data much more interesting than simply knowing who are the most cited and which institutions hire them.

By providing data on secondary affiliations, the list inadvertently confirms the traffic in institutional affiliations used to boost institutions’ places in world university rankings.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140715142345754

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

The future of international higher education

July 23, 2014

Misconceptions about (the end of) internationalisation

By Hans de Wit – in University World News.

The future of internationalisation will require a renewed focus on the reasons for doing it and will take into account the changing context in which international higher education operates where there are no longer barriers between the global and local.

Check:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2014071611562927

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

Academic productivity and the publication arms race

July 22, 2014

What counts for academic productivity in universities?

By Philip G. Altbach – in University World News.

Universities are engaged in a global arms race of publication; and academics are the shock troops of the struggle. But a ‘one size fits all’ approach to measuring academic productivity does not work and disadvantages certain countries and disciplines. Care needs to be taken when evaluating academic success.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140715105656393

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014

Research evaluation creates ‘perverse’ consequences

July 21, 2014

By David Collinson, the Finacial Times – in University World News.

The changing nature of research evaluation in higher education in the United Kingdom is creating perverse and damaging consequences.

Higher education research is increasingly characterised by ‘McDonaldised’ audit cultures that reduce complex issues of quality to quantified assessment measures, writes David Collinson for the Financial Times.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20140710165653655

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/50709c4c-f7a6-11e3-90fa-00144feabdc0.html#axzz372nQAeYh

Povl Tiedemann
July 2014