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ICSB World Congress Keynote Speakers: President of AACSB and President-Elect of AOM

  • 1.  ICSB World Congress Keynote Speakers: President of AACSB and President-Elect of AOM

    Posted 06-11-2021 14:00

    ICSB Global Congress, Paris, July 12-16.

    A global event that brings together ALL small business and entrepreneurship stakeholders to advance research, support enterprises, and advances a global network.

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    Keynote #1: Caryn Beck Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB  
    Keynote #2: Herman Aguinis, Ph.D., President-Elect, Academy of Management

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    Why Accreditation Matters: A Challenge for 
    Global Entrepreneurial  Ecosystems 

    Keynote: Caryn Beck Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB

    Amidst the coronavirus pandemic that turned the world as we knew it into something blurred and distorted, the Association to AdvanceCollegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), led by Caryn Beck-Dudley, took the opportunity to construct new Business Accreditation Standards that would create a stronger future filled with a new generation of leaders encouraged to be the change they wish to see in the world. AACSB constructed principles-based and outcomes-focused standards; in other words, they were led by the concept of being proactive rather than reactive, finding upstream solutions to address a problem at its source, and pivoting to where a situation warrants through agility. Accreditation by AACSB represents the international seal of approval for business and accounting programs. It ensures that the educational needs of students are met through high-quality courses, continuous improvement, and excellence in education.  This session invites attendees to evolve their perspectives around education, specifically as future business leaders.

       Improving the Credibility of management Research to Facilitate Movement from Science to Practice  

    Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.
    President-Elect, Academy of Management

    As a leading researcher in small business management, social entrepreneurship, and team development, Dr. Herman Aguinis is no stranger to the power of research in creating impactful change for small businesses. His scholarship provides an undeniably strong framework for guiding small business practices so that they can do good while doing well.  So often, in the research world, the theory is separate from practice. In this plenary, Dr. Aguinis will challenge attendees to reflect on their role as researchers by posing the question, "What are we researching for? Who are we hoping to reach?" After this session, attendees will walk away with an intimate understanding of the interconnectedness between scientific research and real-world application. 

    Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy 
    Deputy Chair, Department of Management
    President & CEO, International Council for Small Business (ICSB)
    School of Business, The George Washington University
    Editor in Chief, Journal for Small Business Management (JSBM)
    Editor, The Small Business Horizon Magazine
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