IMD News

Updates on the latest developments at IMD and among its community.

Leadership

Keeping the momentum of High Performance Leadership

22/05/2017

Adrian Zwingli is a self-professed entrepreneur and as well as founder and chairman of SwissQ, a Zurich-based tech company. Adrian has done a number of programs at IMD including High Performance ...

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Economics

IMD ranked #1 in open programs by the Financial Times for sixth straight year

15/05/2017

15 May 2017 – IMD has been recognized once again among the world’s best business schools by the Financial Times in its 2017 Executive Education Rankings. IMD came in at #1 in open programs for the six ...

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Governance

Corporate governance experts at IMD For annual conference

15/05/2017

Fifty international academics and leading corporate governance practitioners have come together for an annual lecture at IMD with the IMD Global Board Center.  The event was part of the European ...

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Digital Transformation

New IMD digital series: bootcamp, strategy, leadership, execution and more

12/05/2017

The pace of digital transformation continues to speed up dramatically. No industries have been left untouched any many business risk being left behind. That’s why IMD business school is launching a ne ...

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Innovation

IMD’s MBAs wrap up innovation week with exciting new projects

09/05/2017

                                                                                                                                         IMD’s MBAs have just completed their whirlwind week of being ...

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Innovation

IMD MBAs immersed in innovation

27/04/2017

Can innovation be taught in a classroom? According to Cyril Bouquet, who’s currently leading the innovation module for IMD’s 2017 MBA class, the answer is probably not. That’s why he’s given the class ...

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Innovation

Smart Cities: Swisscom and IMD partner again to help cities digitize

24/04/2017

Smart City initiatives generally lack an operational framework that would guide the process undertaken by the heads of public entities. It was on this basis that IMD and Swisscom joined forces two yea ...

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Strategy

MBA alumnus authors new book on entrepreneurial management

24/04/2017

A graduate of the MBA Class of 1989 at IMD, Anwar Jumabhoy, has successfully co-authored and published a new book exploring the concept of entrepreneurial management.  The book, 9 ENTREPRENEURisms: ...

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Negotiation

What leaders can learn from hostage negotiation

13/04/2017

When Professor George Kohlrieser encountered his first hostage situation, he knew he had to act fast; a perpetrator had a knife held to a nurse’s throat. Fortunately, by speaking to the knifeman and ...

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Strategy

Welcome to Brazil

12/04/2017

IMD’s EMBA participants recently headed to Brazil to meet with both domestic and multinational companies, academics and government officials to learn about the internationalization strategies of ...

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Innovation

IMD Startup News: Cognex acquires ViDi Systems

10/04/2017

Cognex Corporation announced today that it has acquired ViDi Systems SA, a maker of deep learning software for industrial machine vision. ViDi's deep learning software uses artificial intelligence ...

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Human Resources

IMD is saddened by the loss of Bo Olsson, MBA 1993

10/04/2017

IMD regrets to announce the passing away of Bo Olsson who graduated from the school in 1993 with an MBA and who kept close ties to IMD over the years.  Fellow classmate Alan Kallir had this to say:  “ ...

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Governance

IMD hosts prestigious equestrian forum

06/04/2017

This April for the sixth consecutive year, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports Forum will be held on IMD’s campus in Lausanne. The event will include an introduction by IMD Professor an ...

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Economics

IMD’s first-ever EMBA Discovery Expedition to Vietnam

29/03/2017

Last week IMD’s EMBA class experienced Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta in the first ever Executive MBA Discovery Expedition to Vietnam, one of the fastest-growing Asian economies. In partnership ...

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Economics

Transformational EMBA Discovery Expedition to India

29/03/2017

“One word: transformational ”. That’s what the IMD EMBA class had to say about their recent Discovery Expedition to India.  The group of 55 executives from diverse backgrounds, 30 nationalities, and a ...

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Innovation

IMD hosts X.Days Suisse Romande with NZZ

28/03/2017

Digital disruption is like a vortex: It exerts a rotational force that draws everything that surrounds it, companies and entire sectors, into its center and drastically modifies processes, business ...

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Innovation

IMD hosts Indo-Swiss Investment and Innovation Forum

24/03/2017

IMD recently hosted the Indo-Swiss Investment and Innovation Forum which brought together over 130 business leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors from Switzerland, Europe, and ...

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Information Technology

IMD Startup News: OneVisage Secures Seed Funding

23/03/2017

OneVisage was a winner in the IMD Startup Competition, and collaborated closely with a team of the school’s 2016 fulltime MBAs , and CEO Christophe Remillet continues to be connected to the school. ...

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Innovation, Operations

IMD Startup News: Kizy continues to scale its business

23/03/2017

Kizy Tracking, the fast growing low-cost, low-power tracking solution for global supply chains, announced today a Series A funding led by Jari Ovaskainen, one of Europe’s leading business angels, with ...

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Negotiation

Hostage scenario at IMD

20/03/2017

photo credit: Hayley Hay photography What a can a life and death session teach you about leading under pressure? 300 executives and IMD alumni gathered at the Swiss business school to experience an ...

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Governance

IMD at the Africa CEO Forum

13/03/2017

CEOs of the largest African and international companies, political decision makers from more than 40 African countries, and the most active bankers and investors on the continent come together in Gene ...

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Human Resources, Interpersonal Leadership

Challenges for women leaders in 2017

08/03/2017

IMD interviewed Professors Bettina Buechel and Ginka Toegel to discuss to challenges facing women leaders in 2017 on the occasion of 8 March, International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “Be Bold ...

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Ethics, Human Resources

International Women’s Day 2017

07/03/2017

8 March is International Women’s day and this year’s theme is “Be Bold for Change”. IMD caught up with Jennifer Jordan a social psychologist and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at ...

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Team Leadership

Michael Watkins in the Wall Street Journal

06/03/2017

Michael Watkins recently talked with the Wall Street Journal about executive education and how managers make the shift to business leadership in a piece titled: “After promotions, managers must learn ...

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Team Leadership

An Executive MBA class Discovery Expedition to India

03/03/2017

Each IMD Executive MBA class goes on three “Discovery Expeditions” to key global business hubs. Guided by passionate faculty, local experts, and hands-on learning, we study the economy, but also the ...

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Innovation, Team Leadership

New study finds most leaders unprepared to meet the demands of digital disruption

02/03/2017

The Global Center for Digital Business Transformation , an initiative of IMD business school and Cisco, and HR consultancy metaBeratung, have identified four competencies and three behaviours that ...

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Human Resources, Information Technology

IMD takes prize at ‘Business School Oscars’

27/02/2017

Innovation Professor Howard Yu , along with strategy and management Professor Thomas Malnight , and IMD Research Associate Ivy Buche were awarded for their work in the “outstanding case writer on the ...

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Negotiation, Strategy

How negotiations escalate to the point of no return

10/02/2017

Executives and dealmakers typically understand the advantages of creating a collaborative atmosphere that favors value creation in negotiations. However, difficult negotiation processes, characterized ...

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Economics

Renowned academic and activist shines at IMD Alumni event in South Africa

10/02/2017

             From left, Adam Craker, Adam Habib, IMD Prof. Phil Rosenzweig In February, the IMD Alumni Club of South Africa were pleased to host guest speaker Adam Habib, an accomplished professor of ...

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Economics, Political Economy

Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalism

06/02/2017

The Global Network for Advanced Management , an association of international business schools of which IMD is a member, has released a joint statement signed by the network’s Presidents, Deans and ...

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Ethics, Self-Leadership

IMD’s 2017 MBA class receives over half a million CHF in scholarships

03/02/2017

Scholarships play an important role in supporting IMD’s already diverse MBA pool. There are roughly 10 different categories of IMD scholarships ranging from completely merit based awards to those awar ...

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Governance

IMD and Qatar Petroleum conclude successful High Performance Boards Program

24/01/2017

The Qatar Petroleum High Performance Boards Award Ceremony, held in Doha in January 2017, marked the culmination of a year-long transformational journey during which IMD and Qatar Petroleum laid the ...

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Economics, Innovation

IMD EMBAs rewarded for outstanding business cases on LinkedIn Learning and the Apple Watch

23/01/2017

Two teams of IMD EMBA participants recently won awards in the 2017 John Molson MBA International Case competition. The IMD case: ''Will LinkedIn Learning Disrupt the Education Landscape?'' took 2nd pl ...

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Economics, Innovation

26 startups selected for the IMD Startup Competition

16/12/2016

The IMD team in collaboration with CTI, investiere, MassChallenge Switzerland and VentureKick has selected 26 startups from 135 candidates for the 19 th IMD Startup competition. 15 will work with ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

A valuable platform for alumni takes shape in IMD’s Singapore hub

16/12/2016

Expanding in Asia continues to be a proud focal point for IMD. Since officially opening the IMD Southeast Asia Executive Learning Center in May of 2015, the Asian hub has brought the institute’s ...

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Economics

Cla-Val, Audemars Piguet and Elite win the Vaud International Company awards hosted at IMD

09/12/2016

At a ceremony recently hosted at IMD, the industrial company Cla-Val, the watchmaker Audemars Piguet and the bed specialist Elite were awarded the third annual Vaud Prize for International Companies. ...

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Operations, Team Leadership

Why is digitization the next big opportunity for your supply chain?

06/12/2016

Robots and drones, click and collect, automated warehouses, radio frequency identification inventory, and many other digital technologies are rapidly transforming the supply chain. The best companies ...

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Innovation

Mega diving into a grand finale

05/12/2016

After undergoing an intensive week-lon g executive program, how does one retain the newly acquired knowledge? And, more than just retention, how does one apply it back at the office? IMD’s Orchestrati ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

Bringing impactful executive learning to the humanitarian sector

02/12/2016

CHALLENGE How can a global humanitarian organization provide top quality learning to managers located in some of the world’s most challenging regions in terms of access, infrastructure and conflict? T ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership

The essence of leadership across contexts

01/12/2016

With a wealth of leadership experiences spanning across military, public service and corporate sectors, Desmond Kuek , who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corporation , shared his ...

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Team Leadership

IMD brings its CLO Roundtable to Singapore

01/12/2016

Among the many offerings available for corporate learning professionals, digital technology is increasingly adding options to the mix. But how is technology-enabled learning impacting business and, ev ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Team Leadership

Can CEOs learn?

01/12/2016

CEOs, more than anyone, know that it can be lonely and uncomfortable at the top. The IMD CEO Learning Center recently hosted a roundtable to address this and other challenges faced by CEOs in their ...

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Organizational Design

IMD’s Executive Education Advisory Council takes place for the first time in Singapore

01/12/2016

Developing unique and impactful learning experiences isn’t something leading business schools do alone. It’s a collaborative effort working with many partners in learning. Having established a strong ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self-Leadership

Fit body, smart mind – Coach Sharm gives fitness tips for executives

30/11/2016

Sometimes after an entire day of thinking the body refuses to move. Though mental exercise is every bit as stimulating as physical exercise, one doesn’t replace the other. That’s why IMD’s Orchestrati ...

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Economics, Innovation

Banking on talent at Bank Mandiri

30/11/2016

A bank in transition: That’s how Indonesian-based Bank Mandiri started and that’s how it continues to drive itself into the future. Speaking at IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance program in ...

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Economics

Crisis? What crisis? Study says Europe leads world in business talent

28/11/2016

A major global study has identified crisis-riddled Europe as home to nine of the 10 economies best equipped to develop, attract and retain business talent. The continent as a whole may well be struggl ...

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Interpersonal Leadership

World class learning in a truly international forum

28/11/2016

Of the many adjectives that could describe IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance taking place in Singapore, diverse is one of the most distinguishing. Symbolically flying the flags of many nations, ...

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Economics, Political Economy

What’s ahead for the future of the world economy?

28/11/2016

While a lot of emphasis – especially in executive education – is placed on developing individuals, firms and industries, surprisingly much of what may affect a leader or company’s long term success li ...

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Human Resources, Self-Leadership

IMD gives top leadership program a flexible format to reach young managers

24/11/2016

Looking for an effective leadership program that not only addresses the latest business essentials, but also brings knowledge back to the office (literally) and fits well into busy schedules? Look no ...

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Finance

IMD MBAs win Private Equity Case Competition 2nd year in a row

23/11/2016

A team of five members of IMD’s current class of MBAs just won the 7th annual Private Equity Case Competition hosted by the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).   The competition was broken down into ...

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Governance, Political Economy

Micheline Calmy-Rey highlights Switzerland’s place in the world at IMD

23/11/2016

IMD recently welcomed former Swiss Federal Councilor and President Micheline Calmy-Rey to an event organized by the IMD Lausanne Alumni Club. She shared insights on Switzerland’s current challenges, h ...

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Economics, Finance

Two top Swiss finance organizations support higher education through a merit award

21/11/2016

In order to support how higher education plays a role in shaping banking and finance, The Fondation Vaudoise pour la Formation Bancaire (FVFB) and the Association Vaudoise des Banques (AVB) have come ...

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Economics, Strategy

IMD figures prominently in the Case Centre’s bestselling authors

11/11/2016

For the first time, the Case Centre has compiled a list of its top 40 bestselling authors. The figures for the 2015-2016 academic year place a number of IMD faculty members among the list of influenti ...

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Economics, Finance

IMD in Oman contributing to the development of a new generation of leaders

09/11/2016

Last year Oman's Private Public Partnership Committee launched a National CEO Program (NCP) in cooperation with IMD and McKinsey & Co. The program aims to develop a community of world-class Omani CEOs ...

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Finance, Innovation

How IMD’s Executive MBA helped drive the success of neurotechnology unicorn “MindMaze”

04/11/2016

  Tej Tadi, founder and head of MindMaze, wants his company to become the top neuro-medical device business in the world. And MindMaze is definitely on the right path. Ernst & Young’s recent “EY ...

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Governance, Strategy

Asian-focused conglomerate Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise awarded the IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award

03/11/2016

Jebsen & Jessen Family Enterprise, a family firm first established in Hong Kong at the end of the 19th Century, was awarded the 21st annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the 27th ...

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Governance, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD signs agreement with Namaa group

28/10/2016

Namaa Group and IMD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together develop current and future business leaders in Saudi Arabia’s Al Madinah region and beyond. The signing ceremony took pla ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self-Leadership

IMD Lausanne campus experience dazzles participants

28/10/2016

IMD’s origins date back to 1946, but its roots in Lausanne were laid down in 1956 when Nestlé and Harvard Business School opened IMD’s predecessor IMEDE, which would later become IMD in 1990. A ...

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Governance

IMD pays tribute to Bohdan Hawrylyshyn

25/10/2016

Looking back on the roots of IMD, the institute honors the memory of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn. Mr. Hawrylyshyn played an important role in shaping IMD into what it is today. For eighteen years Mr. Hawrylysh ...

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Finance, Interpersonal Leadership

Bank Mandiri and IMD business school partner for leadership seminar

21/10/2016

Mandiri Corporate University, as a part of Bank Mandiri announces a partnership to work closely with IMD business school to conduct a Leadership Seminar under the theme “High Performance Leadership & ...

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Team Leadership

Our network is your network – the best of IMD reunite

04/10/2016

A squishy square blue cube recently got a lot of buzz at IMD. The soft throwable microphone served as an intriguing conversation piece that raised the fun factor for the more than 350 alumni attending ...

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Strategy, Sustainability

“Wise Family Business” book recently released by IMD Professor Joachim Schwass

30/09/2016

“Wise Family Business” a book by IMD Emeritus Professor Joachim Schwass and Anne-Catrin Glemser was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. It aims to help families in business to identify new and ...

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Innovation, Team Leadership

“IMD Executive MBA completes 20th Expedition to Silicon Valley”

30/09/2016

The IMD Executive MBA program has recently completed its 20th expedition to Silicon Valley this year, marking 17 years, approximately 200 startups, and over 1100 phenomenal Executive MBA participants. ...

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Economics, Strategy

Why mega diving at this island resort in November doesn’t require a wetsuit

30/09/2016

There’s a deep dive taking place where participants don’t get wet. In fact, they don’t even get in the sea. Rather, they submerge themselves in a kind of business knowledge that, much like underwater ...

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Ethics

Monsanto's Alistair Hide recommends how to survive in a land of scrutiny

13/09/2016

Alistair Hide, Corporate Engagement Leader of the world's largest provider of genetically modified (GM) seeds and weed killer Glysophate (Roundup) explained to IMD's 2016 MBA class how Monsanto deals ...

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Innovation, Strategy

IMD Business Forum in Dubai highlights business challenges and opportunities in the Gulf region

09/09/2016

The annual IMD Business Forum in Dubai examined the challenges and opportunities businesses in the Gulf countries are facing in the wake of rapid digital transformation and economic diversification, ...

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Information Technology, Strategy

IMD Professor Carlos Cordon releases new book “Strategy is Digital”

07/07/2016

IMD Professor Carlos Cordon, with co-authors Pau Garcia-Milà, Teresa Ferreiro Vilarino and Pablo Caballero recently released “ Strategy is Digital: How Companies Can Use Big Data in the Value Chain ”. ...

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Economics, Political Economy

IMD Professor Arturo Bris wraps up OWP with creative schemes

04/07/2016

Jobs are disappearing, public finances can’t cope, retirement plans are imploding and yet Professor Arturo Bris, head of the IMD World Competitiveness Center (WCC) doesn't lose hope. To close the 2016 ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

Tunisia’s former Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa shares the value of business skills in a political crisis

04/07/2016

Speaking at IMD's Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) Program to over 450 executives coming from all over the world, Mehdi Jomaa, Tunisia’s former Prime Minister said his past experience as a ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

New book unveils the keys to surviving digital transformation

04/07/2016

The Center for Digital Business Transformation, an IMD and Cisco initiative, announces a new book that aims to help business leaders and their organizations more effectively navigate the challenges an ...

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Governance, Innovation

Every company needs a Chief Corporate Entrepreneur

30/06/2016

Companies that don’t build innovation into their business will never be ready for disruption, said Alexander Osterwalder in a keynote at IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance program . But don’t sta ...

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Self-Leadership

IMD celebrates lifelong learning achievers

30/06/2016

At a ceremony held during the Orchestrating Winning Performance, (OWP) program, President Dominique Turpin recognized IMD alumni with Lifelong Learning Certificates for their demonstrated commitment t ...

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Self-Leadership

Getting more than just business skills at OWP

29/06/2016

In the belief that sustained leadership requires balancing mental, emotional, and physical health in a demanding world, IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance offers a series of activities for the ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self-Leadership

Looking beyond bias with Yassmin Abdel-Magied

29/06/2016

It isn’t often that a 25 year-old gets a standing ovation from leading executives while on the stage of IMD. Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a keynote speaker at the Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) prog ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD’s Orchestrating Winning Performance welcomes Kofi Annan

28/06/2016

New systems of governance are required to not only meet, but anticipate, the needs of a changing world. That was one of the messages Kofi Annan, the 7 th Secretary General of the United Nations and Ch ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Negotiation

IMD Professor George Kohlrieser's best-selling "Hostage at the Table" released on audio book

23/06/2016

J une 2016 - Talking Book has just released the audio version of IMD Professor George Kohlrieser's award-winning book "Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Ra ...

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Economics, Political Economy

IMD welcomes HRH Prince Dr Faisal Bin Salman

13/06/2016

IMD was honoured by the visit of HRH Princ e Dr Faisal Bin Salman; governor of Al-Madina Al-Munawara, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was welcomed by IMD Chairman of the Board Peter Wuffli, IMD President ...

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Economics, Strategy

Benoît Leleux and Anne-Catrin Glemser take prize in EFMD case competition

10/06/2016

IMD Professor Benoît Leleux and Anne-Catrin Glemser won the “Family Business” category in EFMD’s 2015 case writing competition. They were awarded for their case “Ayala Corporation: One Family’s ...

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Innovation, Strategy

IMD Professor Howard Yu takes prize in EFMD case competition

09/06/2016

June 2016 - IMD Professor Howard Yu recently won the “Emerging Chinese Global Competitors” category in EFMD’s 2015 case writing competition. He was given the prestigious award for his case "Xiaomi 201 ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self-Leadership

IMD Professor Didier Cossin releases new book “Inspiring Stewardship”

06/06/2016

Inspiring Stewardship helps leaders drive sustainable developme nt and growth by balancing short- and long-term objectives amidst competing interests. By examining a range of exceptional individual an ...

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Negotiation, Strategy

Conflict is bad for business

01/06/2016

A swarm of well-dressed bright minds from IMD recently flooded the premises of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva. It was not any swarm though, this was IMD ...

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Economics, Political Economy

The USA toppled as world’s most competitive economy

30/05/2016

30 May 2016 - The USA has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy after being overtaken by China Hong Kong and Switzerland, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center . T ...

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Marketing, Strategy

The success recipe of a Swiss luxury legend

25/05/2016

Jean-Claude Biver is a living legend in the Swiss and global luxury watch world. He is often credited with contributing to the success of the industry as a whole, which was experiencing decline in the ...

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Economics, Organizational Design

IMD ranked FIRST by Financial Times in open programs worldwide five years in a row

23/05/2016

23 May 2016 - IMD has once again been ranked by the Financial Times among the very best in the world. The 2016 ranking places IMD first in open programs, a position the school has held since 2012. In ...

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Economics, Strategy

Debiopharm Group™ donates to IMD to promote best practice in family business philanthropy

11/05/2016

Family businesses comprise upwards of 70% of companies worldwide and contribute extensively to the global economy and philanthropy today. However many of these families could benefit from more structu ...

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Economics, Strategy

The IMD Alumni Club of Canada hosts outstanding learning and networking event in Toronto

11/05/2016

The IMD Alumni Club of Canada recently held a well-attended event which featured Marc Caira, an IMD alumnus and Canada’s Business Newsmaker of the Year (2014), as guest speaker. Marc is Vice-Chairman ...

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Economics, Innovation

Swisscom and IMD business school to make cities smarter

11/05/2016

Swisscom announces a study in collaboration with IMD business school aimed at helping public authorities join the digital world. The study, entitled “Smart City: Essentials for City Leaders”, summaris ...

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Human Resources, Strategy

5 pieces of career advice from Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

10/05/2016

Celebrating 150 years, and continuing to grow despite downturns in both Europe and emerging markets, Nestlé sells over 1 billion products per day. But for Mr. Bulcke, the company’s continuing success ...

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Governance

IMD announces new President Jean-François Manzoni

04/05/2016

IMD business school’s Supervisory Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Jean-François Manzoni as the next President of IMD, starting January 1st, 2017, for a five-year term. Professor Manz ...

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Economics, Strategy

Qatar Petroleum to strengthen the performance of boards of directors with IMD Business School

28/04/2016

As part of its efforts to effectively to develop Qatari leaders, to manage corporate governance, and to sustain growth and development, Qatar Petroleum (QP) has launched the “Qatar Petroleum High ...

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Innovation, Strategy

Hype or reality? Exploring the age of digital disruption

28/04/2016

Is the world of businesses caught in a fury of hype around digital processes and transformations? According to IMD Professor Mike Wade, there is a lot of hype, but as the saying goes, “where there’s ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD’s new online programs: “action learning at its best”

13/04/2016

IMD has just launched eight online-based programs designed to bring the quality of its top-ranked face-to-face learning into the offices of executives worldwide. Participants in IMD's new  Global ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD launches series of highly-personalized online executive programs

23/03/2016

IMD, already a recognized leader in executive e ducation fie ld, h a s  now launched a series of online-based programs bringing  the quality of its top-ranked face-to-face learning to the offic es of ...

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Economics, Political Economy

IMD World Competitiveness Center leads Mega Dive to boost Thailand’s competitiveness

11/03/2016

Thailand’s Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN, Ministry of Commerce) recently partnered with the  IMD World Competitiveness Center   for a series of events aimed at improving Thailand’s competitive ...

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Innovation, Strategy

ICRC partners with IMD to boost innovation and business knowledge

10/03/2016

“Unfortunately war is becoming an acceptable extension of diplomacy and this is heavily destabilizing societies,” said Peter Maurer, President of the  International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) , ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Strategy

How do organizations deal with tough leadership dilemmas?

03/03/2016

When leaders find themselves having to deliver on two goals simultaneously, where the pursuit of one seems to hurt the other, they face a dilemma; like when striving for short and long term performanc ...

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Economics, Marketing

IMD awarded at “Business School Oscars”

29/02/2016

Marketing expert Wolfgang Ulaga and Research Associate Athanasios Kondis were awarded for their work in the “Outstanding case on a hot topic” category at the 2016 Case Centre Awards, which are called ...

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Economics, Sustainability

Sustainability pays off, say business leaders at IMD/Unilever event

19/02/2016

Businesses will ultimately profit by being sustainable, experts agreed at a recent IMD Alumni Club Finland event hosted by Unilever. "If you think your company should start a journey of sustainability ...

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Innovation, Strategy

New Accenture/IMD World Competitiveness center study shows that top Swiss companies are becoming digital disruptors

12/02/2016

Recognizing and then capturing the opportunities offered by digitization is at the heart of growth in Switzerland’s ‘Top500’ leading companies, according to the latest annual Top500 study conducted by ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Negotiation

Leadership Insights of a Hostage Negotiator

02/02/2016

Imagine you are a hostage negotiator sent into a hospital to speak with a man named Sam who is holding a pair of scissors to the throat of a nurse. You know from your briefing that Sam had been seriou ...

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Economics, Interpersonal Leadership

IMD business school awards over half a million CHF to its 2016 MBA class

28/01/2016

While IMD is well-known for offering one of the world’s best MBAs, it’s also gaining a new reputation as one of the most generous business schools. With the class of 2016 officially starting, 23 of th ...

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Interpersonal Leadership, Self-Leadership

IMD brings High Performance Leadership program to Singapore

26/01/2016

IMD announces the first ever edition of its successful executive development program  High Performance Leadership (HPL)  in Singapore. This six-day program will be held at IMD's Southeast Asia Executi ...

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Operations, Strategy

IMD to share business insights from companies all over the world

25/01/2016

Great research isn’t created in a vacuum. That's why faculty and researchers from IMD have long spent a great deal of time working with companies "in the field". While this research has always served ...

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Economics, Political Economy

Yes, there is a future for Brazil

25/01/2016

At this moment in time there may be few on the planet who would consider 2016 ‘the year’ for Brazil. However, at IMD, it is ‘the year’ of Brazil. In an MBA that prides itself on leadership and ...

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What’s on the horizon for the Swiss economy in 2016?

18/01/2016

Edouard Bugnion, Professor at EPFL, opened the event by highlighting the rapid digital revolution that the world and Switzerland are currently experiencing and how it will impact many industries. ...

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IMD online-based leadership program recognized for excellence

08/01/2016

IMD’s  Learning Leadership  program was recently awarded a Gold Medal for being the best advance in unique learning technology in 2015 by Brandon Hall consulting, a leading learning and development ...

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Major crisis for IMD’s EMBA class

26/11/2015

Graduates of IMD’s Executive MBA class of November 2015 recently went through an ordeal that they won’t soon forget. In November they were rushed away to a World War II-era secret military stronghold ...

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Economics

IMD and Lombard Odier recognize BAVARIA for resilience, adaptability and innovation

16/10/2015

From left: Albert Jan Thomassen, Stijn Swinkels, Jan-Renier Swinkels, Fabienne Swinkels, Frank Swinkels, and Peer Swinkels. Bavaria, one of the oldest privately held and run companies in the Netherlan ...

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Self-Leadership

IMD’s MBA ranks among the best

09/09/2015

Forbes has ranked IMD's MBA #2 among one-year MBA programs outside the US. Testament to the program's strength and effectiveness in continuously shaping business leaders, this is the third consecutive ...

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Economics, Political Economy

Turkey: stuck in the middle

01/07/2015

Istanbul is frequently said to be "the west of the east and the east of the west". Are Istanbul and Turkey the best of both worlds or simply stuck in the middle? IMD's MBA program headed to Istanbul t ...

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Finance

The intersection of fashion and business

24/06/2015

There was a double celebration at this year's Orchestrating Winning Performance . Paolo Zegna, the Chairman of Ermenegildo Zegna was invited in honor of the 20 th anniversary of the IMD Global Family ...

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IMD and Lombard Odier recognize Ayala Corporation for its excellence, integrity and contribution to nation building

17/10/2014

Ayala Corporation, one of the oldest and largest business groups in the Philippines, was awarded the 19th annual IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award at the 25th Summit of the Family Busines ...

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Innovation

Six of the top 10 Swiss startups have worked with IMD

24/09/2014

IMD has worked with six of the top 10 Swiss startups of 2014, according to the latest annual ranking of the country's most promising young companies. Overall, 22 of the top 100 Swiss startups have wor ...

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Women discover “Strategies for leadership” that can transform their lives

01/11/2011

It’s a fact that women are increasingly serving a more important role in business. As governments and organizations throughout the world help facilitate the advancement of female executives, IMD ...

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