To coincide with the fifth anniversary of the Global Network for Advanced Management in April 2017, Global Network Perspectives asked faculty across the 29 schools in the network: "What do you think the future of globalization looks like? How will this affect the economy in your country or region? How is your school preparing students for this world?" Read all of the responses. Also, in a session at the anniversary symposium, a panel of experts—including former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry—led a discussion of the future of globalization and its implications for business and management education. Watch the video.
What do you think the future of globalization looks like?
After Brexit and Trump, some have argued that globalization has reached a tipping point. I don't think that is the case. While some politicians might be thinking of closing their borders, in the long run, globalization is driven by technological change. And politicians have only limited control over the pace of technological change.
How will this affect the economy in your country or region?
The Chilean economy is relatively small. Therefore, we need the scale that comes with globalized markets. International integration in trade and finance in the last decades has brought prosperity to the Chilean society. In our country, we embrace globalization, we don’t oppose it.
How is your school preparing students for this world?
Our MBA courses include regional and global cases. In addition, we offer our students several international experiences, such as exchange programs and dual international degrees. We also have a program of international visiting professors who share their global perspectives. Most important, our courses have a focus on leadership, where we emphasize respect to others and diversity.