NUS MBA 16 October 2017

Broadening perspectives through Global Network Week

The Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) aims to drive innovation and creating value through exchange and engagement for faculty and students from 29 global business schools.

Each year, MBA students from these schools go on a week-long study course called Global Network Week, at a partner network school to learn from the faculty of the host university.

Taking part for the first time, NUS Business School will host some 30 participants from 16 schools globally from 16 to 20 October.

With the theme “Contemporary Global Developments and Business in Asia”, our faculty will be offering insights on managing global developments.

On the first day, Associate Professor Pasha Mahmood in his presentation “Frugal innovation in Asia” shared how innovators such as Aravind Eye Hospital and bKash are revolutionising the way innovation is perceived by reaching out to people in emerging economies at lower costs.

And in his talk “Trade wars in the age of global value chains (China)”, Visiting Professor Filippo di Mauro explained global value chains – international flow of goods, services, investment and expertise – has transformed how trade is being measured, and could even mitigate trade wars.

During the week, the students would learn about the evolution of the vibrant business ecosystem of Singapore from Associate Professor Nitin Pangarkar, and strategies to succeed in Asia from Professor Kulwant Singh.

They will also discover Singapore Airlines’ service excellence management with Professor Jochen Wirtz, and even uncover how President Donald Trump can help us better understand the challenges in corporate governance and politics in Asia with insights from Professor Andrew Delios.

In addition, the students would not just have the chance to explore the multicultural facets of Singapore, but also find out more about the business environment of Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore and Singapore Airlines through visits and talks.

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