CALL FOR PROPOSALS: GBSN Annual Conference, Measuring the Impact of Business Schools

The following call is reproduced from an HTML e-newsletter sent by GBSN.




Lead the Conversation Around Measuring the Impact of Business Schools



The role of business in society is changing rapidly, especially in emerging markets. An increasing number of companies, large and small, are adopting notions of shared value creation and taking a larger stakeholder view of the firm. There is agreement that businesses can address social challenges effectively and efficiently in partnership with governments. This view is reflected in the explicit incorporation of business as a change agent in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Compact initiative. Student attitudes also reflect this shift.  More students aim to make a positive impact in the world and are seeking careers that share these values.


In this changing context, the question arises of how business schools can assess their relevance and impact in society at large, including a wider range of stakeholders. This central question of impact assessment forms the focal point of discussion in the GBSN 2019 Annual Conference.


Lead the conversation around measuring the impact of business schools by preparing a session proposal for the GBSN 2019 Annual Conference. 


GBSN seeks a diversity of perspectives for conference sessions across 3 sub-themes in 4 interactive format types.

Conference Sub-Themes:


  • Shifts in management education to reflect economic and societal changes
  • Ways to measure how business schools impact society and the economy
  • Rankings and the impact of business schools in the economy and society


GBSN Membership is not required to submit an application, however special consideration will be given to proposals that include faculty or staff of GBSN Member Schools.


Applicants will receive information about the status of their submission from GBSN by April 19, 2019 at which point additional information and interviews may be requested.



March 22, 2019


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