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AABS Connect Annual Conference 2017

 

The AUC School of Business is hosting the Association of African Business Schools annual conference. The conference aims to connect African Business School practitioners, thought leaders and business experts to encourage dialogue in search of competitive approaches to exponentially impact African business managementeducation strategies, quality and practices.

 

Date: May 14 - 16, 2017

For more information, please contact the Office of Internationalization and Partnerships on: int.office@aucegypt.edu.

FDIB MENA and East Africa

AUC School of Business is hosting the Association of African Business Schools' annual conference. The conference aims to connect African Business School practitioners, thought leaders and business experts to encourage dialogue in search of competitive approaches to exponentially impact African business management, education strategies, quality and practices.

 

Date: December 31, 2016 - January 15, 2017

For more information, please contact the Office of Internationalization and Partnerships on: int.office@aucegypt.edu.

 

AACSB - Workshop

The School of Business hosted the AACSB information session on the value of AACSB International Membership and Accreditation on April 14, 2016. This interactive session focused on the business education landscape in Egypt.

 

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia, and business to advance business education worldwide

 

PRME – MENA Conference

The School of Business hosted The Sixth PRME-MENA Regional Forum from  April 13  to 14,  2016.

The Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative serves as a framework for the gradual, systemic change in business schools to inspire and champion responsible management education.

The theme of the PRME MENA Forum was "action for PRME and SDGs." The forum is designed as a series of workshops led by international PRME working group members, together with MENA PRME members created to explore material thfaat culty can use in their classroom in this region on topics such as anti-corruption in curriculum change, gender equality and poverty as a challenge to management education. 

For more information about the event, click here or contact Ghada Howaidy at ghowaidy@aucegypt.edu 

To view the conference agenda, click here

EFMD – MENA Conference

The School of Business hosted the 5th MENA conference of The European Foundation for Management Development taking place on April 11-13, 2016.

The EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programs, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programs. The theme of the EFMD-MENA 2016 conference is Business Education for Inclusive Economy.  

The conference will bring together CEOs and business school deans from around the world to deliberate how business education can support an inclusive economy.

For registration and more information about the event, click here

Entrepreneurship, Responsible Management and Economic Development Conference

Date: March 15 - 18, 2016

CYRUS Institute of Knowledge (CIK) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the United States and AUC School of Business, invite you to participate in the joint School of Business-CIK 2016 Conference. We welcome participation of faculty, students, policy makers, business community, civil society, and regional development leaders. The conference is co-sponsored by Bentley University and Southern New Hampshire University.

For more information on the conference and submitting abstracts, please click here. 

The Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference: Inclusive Businesses

Date: September 7 - 8, 2015

The John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at School of Business at The American University in Cairo and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Regional Chapter MENA (Middle East and North Africa), are pleased to announce the Second Responsible Management Education Research Conference. The conference will be held on September 7 and 8, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt. 

The main theme of the conference is “inclusive businesses.” Inclusive business is a dynamic and growing field of business practice that is changing the development solution matrix for institutions, and actors working toward poverty alleviation, equitable development and inclusive growth. With a more strategic and developmental footprint, inclusive businesses transcend the conventional CSR model by  advancing profitable supply and value chain partnerships with the poor and socially responsible interventions. Serving as an effective and sustainable framework for poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor at the base of the pyramid (BoP), there is much to learn about the role, concepts and models of inclusive businesses in order to unleash its potential.

Building on the First Responsible Management Education Research Conference held in Chur Switzerland in October 2014, the aim of this year’s conference is to foster knowledge exchange and networking opportunities by connecting emerging as well as established regional PRME chapters, PRME working groups and other entities in the PRME community (both signatories and non-signatories) with key regional stakeholders and the wider audience of educators and representatives of universities, students, business, government, media and civil society organizations eager to advance their knowledge and skills, integrating responsible management and sustainable development into their professional efforts.

The conference invites contributions to research sessions, interactive panel and roundtable discussions and poster sessions and demonstrations on various aspects of inclusive businesses, covering a broad spectrum of topics including poverty reduction, social entrepreneurship and social businesses, startups in the value chains of regional and multinational corporations, models for aggregating the production capacity of small producers, scaling up initiatives for inclusive businesses, impact investing and the role of strategic philanthropy and volunteerism in upgrading BoP players.

The conference will provide a forum for a truly global discussion of ideas, research, and showcasing projects and interventions that can help advance more inclusive businesses in practice and in management education, as well as achieving responsible business eco-systems.

The 21st AUC Annual Research Conference - MENA Region: Post-2015 Development Agenda

The 21st AUC Annual Research Conference will be held on March 16 to 18, 2015 at AUC New Cairo. Its aim is to provide an exchange platform for relevant, interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder research and policy debates on the region’s current development efforts, in addition to addressing visionary post-2015 agenda policies. The conference seeks to scale up MENA’s existing successes, identify appropriate best practices and elicit innovative solutions that solve critical challenges facing the region. It will bring together academics, policymakers, thought leaders and members of the business community and civil society in a structured array of academic discussions and policy debates relevant to the themes of the conference. The School of Business, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Graduate School of Education, the Center for Sustainable Development and the Office of the Provost are involved in the planning and execution of the conference.

The conference will combine both plenary sessions targeting an audience of policymakers, the business community and civil society, as well as parallel academic sessions targeting researchers and students. The range of themes to be covered in the conference includes topics related to the post-2015 agenda elements of MENA research. International and regional "thought leaders" will be invited to write short papers framing the topics of the conference. The conference proceedings will be published, including framing documents and academic papers presented in the conference.

The School of Business, the Center for Sustainable Development, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and the Graduate School of Education will serve on the conference organizing committee. All schools and centers of AUC will lead tracks related to their area of focus:

  • Social Inclusion
  • Human Development
  • Sustainability and Governance
  • Regional and Global Integration

The CSD is going to lead the Sustainability and Governance track and will bring in its expertise and networks to focus the debate around the UN’s sustainable development goals and their practical implementation.

This initiative stems from efforts to realize AUC’s vision to connect the region to the world. As Egypt’s global University, AUC is well positioned to provide a platform for relevant, interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder conversations on how the national policies may enhance the region’s development and the post-2015 agenda. This conference is part of a potential wider engagement between AUC and a multitude of stakeholders to move the region forward.

To learn more and register for the conference, click here.

Learning by Doing: The Power of Experiential Learning in Management Education

March 16, 2015
9 am

Co-Hosts: Global Business School Network, The American University in Cairo School of Business and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth 

A one-day summit coinciding with the American University in Cairo’s 21st Annual Research Conference, MENA Region: Post-2015 Development Agenda – March 16 - 18, 2015.

The vision of full youth participation and active engagement in the development of knowledge economies in MENA requires mobilization of resources across sectors, particularly the private sector.  Management educators around the world have long championed the transformative potential of experiential learning for leadership development, and for ensuring alignment between the needs of employers and the capabilities of their graduates. 

Business school deans, directors, and faculty are invited to a one-day summit immediately preceding AUC’s 21st Annual Research Conference to explore opportunities for applying experiential learning approaches to management education in MENA.

DISCOVER innovative approaches to experiential learning in management education around the world

EXPLORE opportunities to increase multi-sector engagement in management education in the region, particularly with the private sector 

ENGAGE with international peers to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned

APPLY successful experiential learning models to management education curricula in MENA

For more information, click here.

John D. Gerhart Center: Sustainability of Responsible Business in the MENA Region (Open to Public)

Date: March 16, 2015
Time: 11 am - 2 pm 
Location: Mary Cross Lecture Hall,  AUC New Cairo

Re-Launch and Activity Plans for Gerhart Center’s footprint in relation to Philanthropy, Civic Engagement, and Inclusive Business for the MENA Region.

Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship Industry and Civil Sector Dissemination

Date: March 16, 2015
Location: Hill House, Room 602 , AUC Tahrir Square
Time: 10 am – 3 pm

The Post-2015 Development Agenda includes Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), rather than Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as it used to be before. This event aims to highlight the importance of education for sustainable development and its relation to the post-2015 development goals. Moreover, building connections with key government and industry players (extend network) to spread the education for sustainable development concept.
To ensure participation of all stakeholders a participatory approach is proposed using an engaging forum where the participants can share and be exposed to various thoughts and views in a manner that enables participation and fruitful conversation.

Objectives:

- Highlight the importance of education for sustainable development and its relation to the post-2015 development goals.
- Build connections with key government and industry players (extend network) to spread the education for sustainable development concept.
- Bringing together the diversity of various stakeholders within the Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship sector by engaging them in a process/conversation that explores their different perspectives and insights

African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE)

Date: March 16, 2015
Location: Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Cairo
Time: 5 pm

This is the Kick-off event for the African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE) which includes six universities in Africa and Stanford University. The African schools include: University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, Lagos Business School, Strathmore Business School, ESCA Ecole de Management and the AUC School of Business. 

AAAE is mandated to build linkages among African business schools focusing on teaching and research in the areas of entrepreneurship and family business.

East Meets West: Sustainability, Operation and Cooperation
AUC New Cairo
January 12 - 14, 2013 

Led by El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC), AUC School of Business is hosting the third annual East Meets West conference in Cairo in coordination with the AIB-MENA Committee to discuss research pertinent to the theme East Meets West: Sustainability, Operation and Cooperation. The conference’s goal is to provide a forum for scholars, industry professionals and government specialists from around the world to present and be exposed to the latest research on this topic. Since business research from the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region makes up less than one percent of all published research, this is an important forum to discuss emerging issues and hot topics, especially as the world’s business center continues to move east with the ongoing economic recession.

This conference is an opportunity for participants to meet other researchers from around the world, and government and industry leaders from the region. The conference chair is Ahmed Tolba and the program chair is Hamed Shamma.

For the call for papers, click here.
For more details on the paper submission process and conference, click here.  

The Fourth Euro-African Conference in Finance and Economics (CEAFE 2012) 
AUC New Cairo
May 7 - 9, 2012


The Euro-African Conference in Finance and Economics (CEAFE) aims at offering African and European scholars in finance and economics the opportunity for an open dialogue and an exchange of ideas. It allows them to share their theoretical and empirical knowledge to better understand the economic and financial challenges that both continents face. The CEAFE provides a space for investigation and research of the new issues that have been brought on by the globalization of markets, the development of international trade and financial globalization.
Click here to visit the conference's website. 

2012 AUC Research Conference
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Shaping the Future of Egypt
AUC New Cairo
April 17 - 19, 2012


The 2012 AUC Research Conference, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Shaping the Future of Egypt, is accepting abstract submissions until February 18, 2012. 
Click here
 for submission details and relevant deadlines, and to check the call for papers and any information and updates.

Toward a Sustainable Society in the MENA Region: Roadmap and Priorities
AUC New Cairo
March 1 - 2, 2012


Out of a firm belief in the role of civil society and multi-stakeholder engagement in the creation of sustainable societies in the MENA region, the Business and Society Research Cluster (BSRC) at the German University in Cairo, and El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center at The American University in Cairo, and Misr El-Kheir Foundation, Egypt (MEK) would like to invite writers to submit case studies for the conference "Toward a Sustainable Society in the MENA Region: Roadmap and Priorities," which will be taking place at Dusit Thani hotel, New Cairo, on March 1 and 2,  2012. Outstanding case studies will be published in a special issue of the The MENA Journal of Case Studies published by IBIMA Publishing ). The special  issue will be co-edited by Ahmed Tolba, assistant professor  of  marketing, AUC (ahmedtolba@aucegypt.edu), and Noha  El- Bassiouny, lecturer of marketing at the GUC (noha.elbassiouny@guc.edu.eg). Click here for the conference website.

Responsible Business Schools in Challenging Times: Towards Creating a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East
AUC New Cairo
October 1 - 4, 2011


A series of events titled “Responsible Business Schools in Challenging Times: Towards Creating a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East” was hosted by AUC School of Business in October 2011. The event comes during a time of regional political, social and economic flux, haunting famine in the horn of Africa as well as lingering economic setbacks in the United States and Europe. All of these events dictate that schools of business play a more active role within their communities to become "agents of change" rather than "objects of change." Click here for the conference website.