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May 11, 2017
For over a decade I have been researching new ventures partnering with large corporations – what I refer to as "dancing with gorillas". Most of this work has focused on startups in the information technology space, and most of the "gorillas" that I found these startups actively engaging with were the likes of Microsoft, IBM and Google. More recently, however, it has become evident that a much wider range of large corporations, many from traditional sectors such as the automotive, financial and pharmaceutical industries, are actively reaching out to startups with digital and related expertise. And some of them have developed sophisticated partnering interfaces to do so, as I discovered on a recent research visit to Germany.
April 18, 2017
If you want to encourage your team to be innovative, you need to do more than give them a ping pong table or other fun perks common to Silicon Valley tech firms like Google and Facebook. Companies who want employees to be more innovative must create an environment that encourages proactivity, risk-taking and innovation, according to the results of a new study co-authored by CEIBS Professor of Management Tae-Yeol Kim.
April 14, 2017
I never dreamed my academic research might one day be summed up in an internet meme, but this week, the findings of one of my research studies were echoed and splashed across social media both in China and around the world. These unofficial airline memes were among the hundreds created by netizens that flooded social media this week in the wake of a shocking video that showed a passenger being beaten then dragged off a United Airlines (UAL) flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky after he refused to yield his seat to an airline employee. The incident occurred after the airline told passengers the flight was overbooked, and asked four to give up their seats so that United staff could take the flight instead. When no one volunteered staff chose four passengers at random for “re-accomodation”; one refused to comply. The company was excoriated on social media around the world for what happened next, and outrage grew after a series of ineffectual statements by company CEO Oscar Munoz. A day after the initial social media storm, United’s market capitalization dropped by $255 million as investors dumped its stock.
April 10, 2017
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are designed to enhance the economic prosperity of participating nations; yet they are often hugely controversial within the wider society. The underlying issue is that these agreements aim to create fair and equal conditions for businesses competing across free trade zones – and that requires participating nations to adapt their regulatory requirement to some jointly agreed standards. But these agreed upon standards imply compromises that invariably do not please everyone.
April 5, 2017
Discussions about globalization tend to paint a picture of an inescapable forward march, spurred on by advances in technology. But even a cursory look at the last 2,000 years paints a very different picture.  Globalization ebbs and wanes with shifts in the global centers of power, changes in relationships between trading partners as well as in overall political conditions. Its path has been less of straight line, and more like a pendulum swinging back and forth.


May 19, 2017
CEIBS Africa hosts first Design Thinking Ghana Conference.
May 18, 2017
CEIBS Global EMBA 2016 wrapped up its Accra module on May 6 and the experience has been life changing for many participants. The course was especially memorable as they shared some classes and company visits with CEIBS Global 2015 participants and their peers from IESE. It was an excellent opportunity to experience one of the unique features of the CEIBS Global EMBA – the seamless integration between courses offered from the school’s campuses in Africa, Shanghai and Zurich.  


May 24, 2017
We cordially invite you to attend the CEIBS Executive Forum on May 24 with Dr. Qin Xiao, a member of the Financial Service Development Council (FSDC) and Former Chairman of China Merchants Group & China Merchants Bank, who will give a lecture titled “Modern Enterprise Theory and Governance and Management of Chinese Enterprises”.
June 16, 2017
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