Global Network

IE Business School is a member of The Global Network for Advanced Management. This community fosters substantive ties among the world’s leading business schools from both economically strong countries and those on the horizon of economic development. Importantly, relationships among network members transcend more traditional bi-lateral interactions with proscribed agendas; each network member benefits from the perspective and intellectual contributions of every other and can use the network in creative ways.

The world is more connected than ever before. Twenty-seven business schools are joining forces to understand what this means for businesses and organizations across sectors and to develop global leaders for coming decades.

Today’s global business environment is more tightly connected than ever before. Goods and information travel rapidly across borders. Many organizations, from NGOs to multinational corporations, run operations in more than a hundred countries. Nonetheless, local, national, and regional context still matters. Factors such as the varying roles governments play in the economy, different legal systems, cultural preferences, and approaches to diversity, affect how businesses compete in different terrains.

In order to succeed, enterprises need leaders who understand how markets and organizations work in these increasingly diverse and complex contexts and who can move supplely from a global perspective to specific understanding. Leaders need to be able to call on expertise and resources from all parts of the globe and all sectors of society, and not assume that any one organization or perspective has the final answer. Leaders need to look to the horizon to spot emerging global powers and rapidly developing opportunities at the edges of the economy.

The Global Network for Advanced Management creates an organizational structure that can thrive in this developing environment. It connects each member school with diverse regions, countries, and cultures, and economies in different phases of development. The network facilitates interaction, but leaves the development of an agenda to the participating schools.

The fundamental questions motivating participation in GNAM are:

– What are the new areas of economic power and growth in the global economy?
– What areas of economic power and growth are on the horizon?
– What leadership challenges face enterprises in the future?
– How can top talent from the broad horizons of a flatter global economy be accessed, developed, and connected?
– How can a broad set of business schools work together to address these leadership challenges and enhance leadership development around the globe?

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