November 23, 2017

Archives for November 2012

More MBA Graduates Than Ever Cross the Dubai Stage

The seventh annual Heriot-Watt Postgraduate Graduation ceremony in Dubai took place on Wednesday 21st November, 2012. Among those present at the graduation ceremony was special guest, HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research. HH Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan also gave a speech in which he praised Heriot-Watt […]

Professor Alex Scott visits South Africa

Professor Alex Scott gave a talk to assembled Edinburgh Business School alumni in Johannesburg during a recent visit to South Africa. The talk, which was hosted by alumni ambassador, Tony Savides, later saw Professor Scott give further classes in both Economics and Strategic Planning. The visit marked Professor Scott’s first visit to South Africa in […]

Edinburgh Business School Alumni Club (Nigeria) End-of-Year Dinner

Edinburgh Business School Alumni club in Nigeria has extended an invite to all Edinburgh Business School alumni, and also current students in Nigeria, to its end-of-year dinner and networking event. The event will be held from 3pm on 16th December 2012 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Abora & Suite, Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, […]

Blog Handover

That’s the end of my month in charge of the EBS Blog.  I hope you have enjoyed the posts I have created.  As is customary I offer the following links to web sites that you might find interesting during your studies: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is the UK professional organisation that registers […]

OB Revision Session in Edinburgh

We held a two-day revision session for the December OB examination over Monday and Tuesday of this week. We had our full time cohort of students together with a number of people who had dropped in for the session from France, Norway, Nigeria, the Philippines (via Dubai), Tanzania and from other parts of the UK.   […]

Long Lived Organisations

There is an interesting article on the BBC News website.  The report concerns a family owned building company, R Durtnell and Sons,  in the south east of England that was created in 1591 and has survived 13 generations of that family and more recessions than most.  The family report that surviving the current financial crisis […]

Talent Scarcity in China

Hi – it’s November so I have now taken ownership of this blog and will be posting from an Organisational Behaviour perspective as well as supporting others to continue to build our stories. An article in HRM in Asia cited PricewaterhouseCoopers’ annual global CEO survey in China, saying that more than 59% of respondents said […]