Education

BREXIT and Stern: Two Nails in the Coffin of British Academe 1
by / on July 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm / in Education

BREXIT and Stern: Two Nails in the Coffin of British Academe

The last few months have clearly been trying on the nerves and confidence of many British academics.  The vote for Brexit, and the divide it revealed between younger and more well-educated voters and those older and less well-educated, has reverberated […]

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Why Even Esoteric Management Research is Critical to Management Education and Practice
by / on October 13, 2013 at 3:14 am / in Education, Innovation, Management

Why Even Esoteric Management Research is Critical to Management Education and Practice

Business scholars constantly face criticism from the media and practitioners as to the “application value” of their research. Even many academics can be heard bemoaning the fact that our research is not just “ignored” by managers but is lacking in any “relevance” to management practice. Such viewpoints neither reflect the value that management scholarship plays in the daily operations of business schools nor does they account for the value that business academics play by be outsiders removed from the daily lives of managers. What is the role of scholarship in business schools?

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Would I Win a Nobel Prize if I was Paid More? or Why Universities Need to Stop Complaining About Funding and Realize it is Their Strategy That is Wrong
by / on October 9, 2013 at 3:48 am / in Education, Innovation, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Would I Win a Nobel Prize if I was Paid More? or Why Universities Need to Stop Complaining About Funding and Realize it is Their Strategy That is Wrong

The recent decline of the majority of Australian universities in the World University Rankings has university vice chancellors passing on the blame to the government and the system underlying the rankings. According to Prof Glyn Davis of The University of […]

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by / on September 13, 2013 at 11:37 pm / in Education

Where are They Now? A Guide to the Last of the AGSM Faculty

Over the last year or so I have interacted with a host of former AGSM (Australian Graduate School of Management) alums who queried me about the whereabouts of many of their former instructors.  While the “brand” of the AGSM remains […]

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by / on June 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Governance at Australian Universities: The Need for a New Model in a World of Capital Raising

In the last several weeks we have seen a number of universities beginning a significant push into the philanthropic space.  Some of this has been pre-planned as part of a longer term strategy.  For others it has been more of […]

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Design Thinking 101: How to Become a DT Guru in Six Easy Steps
by / on June 4, 2013 at 11:01 am / in Education, Innovation, Management, Uncategorized

Design Thinking 101: How to Become a DT Guru in Six Easy Steps

According to many of my colleagues design thinking is all the rage and set to revolutionize the way we think about innovation.  However, despite hearing about it a various forums, attending a design thinking in education workshop, and seeing the […]

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Are University Leaders Really Overpaid? 1
by / on May 8, 2013 at 3:08 pm / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

Are University Leaders Really Overpaid?

Across three continents we have seen questions being raised about the compensation paid to the heads of academic institutions.  This has mostly played out in the USA and the UK where the impact of the financial crisis and the downturn […]

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A Modest Proposal for Revolutionizing Management Education: The Australian Management University
by / on April 27, 2013 at 7:40 am / in Education, Management, Politics & Society, Uncategorized

A Modest Proposal for Revolutionizing Management Education: The Australian Management University

Recent Federal Government decisions to reduce university funding while pushing greater numbers of students through the tertiary sector are the latest challenges to the business models of our universities.  In recent years they have been asked to grow in size, […]

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Those Lazy Meaningless Business School Professors
by / on April 11, 2013 at 12:50 pm / in Education, Innovation, Management

Those Lazy Meaningless Business School Professors

Larry Zicklin in an opinion piece in the Financial Times believes professors should focus far more on teaching and less on being published … and my commentary: It is interesting how over my 20 years as an academic I have heard […]

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