International Business Schools Form New Council on Business and Society
Five business schools from around the globe have come together to jointly examine issues at the intersection of business and society, the Financial Times reported earlier this month. The schools, the United States’ Tuck School of Business, France’s Essec, Germany’s Mannheim Business School, China’s Fudan University and Japan’s Keio Business School, will together address specific research topics and present their findings at an annual conference.
Called the Council on Business and Society, the new group will hold its first conference – focused on corporate governance and leadership – in Paris toward the end of 2012, the FT reports.
Tuck Dean Paul Danos says the goal of the group’s research will be to influence both business and government policy. “What we’re trying to do is get serious about a topic and put enough resources behind it,” he told the FT. “The whole point is to really invest in the conference, so it has a lasting effect on the discussion.”
Faculty from all five schools will work together with students from the different MBA and other programs in the year leading up to conference. Danos hopes this collaboration will result in white papers that can influence policy and case studies to influence business school pedagogy. “Each of these topics will have a serious social impact,” he told the FT.
The schools will continue to talk to other business schools in additional parts of the world – such as Latin America and India – in hopes of expanding the group over time, according to the FT.
For the full Financial Times article, click here.
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