The technology industry will see acceleration in existing trends, as well as some brand new innovations in 2015.
MBA students and business graduates with professional or entrepreneurial aspirations in the sector should be ahead of the curve on any significant developments, so what can we expect the year to bring?
More MBA recruitment
Technology companies have stepped up their MBA recruitment efforts this year, while graduates have exhibited more interest in careers in the industry. In spring 2014, tech showed the strongest increase in onsite business school hiring of any industry for the second consecutive year...
It’s all about a collective effort. Ambition and commitment from government will be rewarded by commitment and investment from businesses. But we really do need everyone. In an increasingly connected world, we need all countries and companies to step up and play their part - setting strong goals, having clear plans, and openly declaring progress. When consumers and investors place their money with companies that are on the right path, the change we all need is accelerated.
It’s important for all sectors of society to not wait for Paris or for the next agreement to come in to effect. Grasping the opportunity means acting decisively now...
La business school espagnole va coopérer avec le quotidien britannique pour lancer de nouveaux programmes de formation continue sur mesure. Une initiative qui pose la question du conflit d'intérêts.
C'est un coup de tonnerre sur le marché mondial de la formation des cadres dirigeants : la business school espagnole IE (Instituto de Empresa) vient d'annoncer un partenariat avec le "Financial Times", le quotidien de référence en Europe pour l'économie et les affaires. Objectif : offrir des programmes de formation continue sur mesure, en "présentiel" et en ligne, adaptés aux besoins des entreprises. La nouvelle alliance, baptisée FT/IE CLA (pour "Corporate Learning Alliance") entend ainsi "combiner le point de vue des journalistes du FT avec l'expertise universitaire de l'IE", comme l'explique John Ridding, le PDG du journal britannique.
"Nous sommes convaincus que le marché de l''executive education' va continuer à croître, souligne de son côté Santiago Iñiguez, doyen de l'IE...
For the first time in 20 years, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a new dean.
Matthew Slaughter, Tuck’s associate dean for faculty, will take on the elite school’s top job on July 1. After a tenure spanning two decades, Dean Paul Danos will be stepping down at the end of this academic year, a move announced last March.
Slaughter, 45, wants to shake up the traditional M.B.A. model, because students want flexible alternatives to two-year, full-time programs, he said in an interview. Among his aims: building a digital platform for Tuck courses akin to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School offerings on Coursera or Harvard Business School’s HBX digital platform, which offers online access to course materials....
Matthew J. Slaughter, the Signal Companies’ Professor of Management and associate dean for faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, has been named the school’s 10th dean, Dartmouth announced today. A scholar of international economics and an expert in globalization, Slaughter is a renowned academic who has held several key leadership roles at Tuck since joining the faculty in 2002. He will assume his new role on July 1.
I agree in principle. But I have some important qualifications, and some suggestions for framing to broaden the appeal of the proposal substantially. I also think that individual rights may be better than a tax. What matters, really, is a carbon price, and there are different ways to bring that about. I don't want today to get in to the debate about climate science. How big of a problem is human released carbon and other greenhouse gasses? Are the big computer models accurate? I don't want today to debate the larger economic and policy questions: How much economic cost is there really? Are there mitigation strategies? Are there more pressing environmental or economic problems? (Species extinction due to habitat loss, old fashioned water and air pollution, etc.)
Too much of the policy discussion focuses on the scientific debate, as if the economic and policy answers follow unequivocably once that is settled. They are not. Let's talk about the second half today.
The paper aims to contribute to the longstanding technology-push vs. demand-pull debate and to the literature on renewable energy diffusion and renewable energy policy assessment. We argue that in addition to the traditional push-pull dichotomy, the drivers of technological change must be differentiated by whether they are exogenous or endogenous to the economic system. We maintain that a specific type of endogenous demand-pull mechanism (i.e. economic growth) is a major catalyst of environmental innovation. We apply this perspective to study the diffusion of renewable energy (RE) technologies in 15 European Union countries from 1990 to 2012. Applying different panel data estimators, we find that public R&D investments, policies supporting RE and per capita income all have a positive impact on RE diffusion, whereas the variability of policy support has a negative impact. However, we also find that economic growth is a stronger driver than either public R&D investments or policies supporting RE, and that models that do not take it explicitly into account tend to overestimate the importance of exogenous drivers. Most importantly, we note that the effect of economic growth on RE diffusion exhibits a nonlinear, U-shaped pattern that resonates with the well-known Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis. RE penetration remains negligible at low levels of growth whereas it increases sharply only after income per capita has reached a given threshold and the demand for environmental quality rises. Our findings have implications for policy making. They suggest that for RE diffusion to increase, government action should be directed not only at shielding renewables from competition with fossil fuel technologies but also at stimulating aggregated demand and economic growth.