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Coming big bang for French Business Schools

January 25, 2015


This post is a translation from an article written by Olivier Basso, Associate Professor at CNAM and Thomas Durand, Professor of Strategic Management at CNAM and published in Les Echos on 23/01/2015 and available here: All rights reserved by the author and the publisher. This translation is only aimed at non-French readers who would […]

Profit, Not-for-profit higher education, why it should not matter.

August 19, 2014


There is a relatively constant and accepted view that higher education should be not-for-profit and that for profit institutions are necessarily bad. I always wondered why we have this specific view for higher education, largely endorsed by the media. One of the main reasons I think is that we consider education as a common good, […]

Why are French Bschools practicing cloning when hiring their Deans?

July 15, 2014


Last week, we had 2 interesting news: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, one of the BSchools in South East Asia, hired the former Dean of Insead and Kellogg to become its next Dean. RMIT also announced that they hired an Aussie as their new VC, but who was previously the successful boss of the […]

Why Europe should not be scared of private investors in higher education?

October 18, 2011


A recent information surfaced that private equity firms are looking to acquire universities (in UK) ( This was followed last week by an article in the T.H.E. ( I think that this information should not seen as a threat as the past experiences have shown that such investment is most of the time far from […]

How to translate Value in Higher Education?

September 22, 2011


Recently, because of the questions raised both in the US and in UK on the outcomes of investing in university studies (see for example the Financial Times article on the OECD report: ), the concept of value has emerged in the discussion on the future of higher education. I think it is important to […]

Measuring Faculty Workload: an addition to the debate

July 12, 2011


In a recent article, the Chronicle of Higher Education is jumping in the hot debate in the US on measuring the workload of academics (Efforts to Measure Faculty Workload Don’t Add Up: The general public (taxpayers) and local authorities want to understand better what they get for the money. In an era of tight […]

Business Students Score Higher on Narcissism

June 16, 2011


Source :   Undergraduate business students scored significantly higher than psychology students on a widely used measure of narcissism (17.67 versus 15.19 on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory) in a study led by James W. Westerman of Appalachian State University. Although many jobs today require managers to be interpersonally skilled, “our future business leaders appear […]