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The 7th IBSSC Discusses Business Schools' Impact and Change

International Cooperation and Exchange Office    2018-10-31

With the theme of Impact and Change, the 7th International Business School Shanghai Conference was held at Antai College of Economics and Management from October 21 to 23, 2018.

The conference brought about 200 deans from world-leading business schools and leaders from international organizations around the globe, as well as prominent figures from consulates and chambers of commerce in Shanghai, who shared their views on business schools’ impact on the international community of management educators, the global business practice, and the broader economies of nations.

Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Founding Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Former Chair, AACSB; Chair, Board of Directors, Global Business School Network (GBSN), Prof. François Ortalo-Magné, Dean of London Business School, Prof. Chris Styles, Dean of UNSW Business School, Prof. CHEN Fangruo, Dean of Antai College of Economics and Managemnet, and Mr. ZHANG Ruimin, Chairman & CEO, Haier Group made their keynote speeches at the conference, shedding light on the theme from the academic, corporate and social perspectives.

The conference also touched on topics in each plenary sessions including Business School's Impacts on Social Development, The Corporate Impact of Academic Research, Evolution and Opportunities: Integration between Schools or between Companies in Emerging and Developed Economies, Do Business School Rankings Mirror its Impacts? What is the Impact in the Vision of International Organizations in Business Education Industry? How can business school better nurture leaders?

Since its inauguration in 2006, the International Business School Shanghai Conference (IBSSC), hosted by the Antai College of Economics and Management has evolved into the largest deans conference for business schools in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the top influential and international business school conferences worldwide, and one of the most prominent international conference brands of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.