Smith School Builds Biz Leaders in Developing Economies

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has become the newest member of the international nonprofit, Global Business School Network (GBSN), the school announced Monday. More than 30 other world-class business schools make up the network, which is dedicated to building business leaders in developing economies and shares resources and thought leadership to accomplish this mission.

“A commitment to globalization, combined with a strong focus on social value creation, is the centerpiece of our strategy and vision,” said G. “Anand” Anandalingam, dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. “The Global Business School Network’s mission to educate the next generation of mangers in developing countries makes us perfect partners in our mutual quest to use business education to make the world a better place.”

As part of GBSN, the Smith School will share knowledge and help build programs at business schools in emerging markets ”” either one-on-one or in teams made up of faculty from several member schools. The goal is to establish strong business schools in emerging markets that provide a robust pool of business leaders to local, regional and multinational organizations in those markets.

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