The Challenges Facing Today’s Global Corporations

Perspectives from deans around teh globe.

Perspectives from Deans Around the Globe

For the past three decades, MIT Sloan has been a leader in developing strategic relationships with top universities and business organizations in countries such as China, Brazil, Korea, Russia, India, and Turkey. This morning at the Exchange 62 Colloquium, Professor and Deputy Dean S.P. Kothari lead a panel discussion engaging deans from three of MIT Sloan’s international collaborators: the Sabanci School of Management, the Graduate School of Business at Sungkyunkwan University, and the School of Management at Fudan University. The panel examined global trends in management practice and education as well as the advantages of researching and teaching in emerging markets.

It was very clear from all of the deans on the panel that one of the major goals of these collaborations is to insure that students learn to think more broadly, both about economics and management and the world at large–particularly when it comes to preventing another global financial crisis.

According to Dean Lu, the schools want students “to be prepared for the future and working in other countries–we want students to be visionary.”

Added Dean Boyacigiller, “Companies face challenges.” When that happens, we “want corporations in the hands of professionals.”


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