Universitas Indonesia Hosts Ninth GNAM Deans and Directors Meeting

April 27, 2016

Koç University Graduate School of Business (Turkey)


Istanbul, Turkey

Topic & Description:

From Local to Global: Concepts, Frameworks, and Analytical Tools Necessary to Develop an Effective Global Strategy

Globalization has changed the dynamics of business irrevocably. Today’s companies must operate on a much larger scale and in an environment of global competitiveness where product development, market needs, customers’ targets must take into account multiple cultures, collaborations and regional developments. Even for companies that do not intend to “go abroad,” the entry of foreign companies into their home markets makes a better understanding of global strategy a necessity if not a requisite for survival. The goal of this course is to introduce you to concepts, frameworks, and analytical tools necessary to develop an effective global strategy. There will be case studies and a presentation by student group teams on companies visited.

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Accommodation & Travel Information


Başak Yalman (byalman@ku.edu.tr)

Yasemin Soydaş (ysoydas@ku.edu.tr)


Among the main topics of discussion were teaching students how to work on global virtual teams, online education opportunities and GNAM student ambassadors.

The ninth GNAM Deans and Directors Meeting hosted by the Universitas Indonesia topics was an opportunity to discuss progress on current initiatives and new proposals for ways to leverage the network in ways that support each school’s mission to train students for business in an increasingly globalized world. Recognizing that many of our students are likely to be working as part of global virtual teams in their future roles, a new Global Virtual Teams course requiring students from HEC, Yale SOM and EGADE to work in virtual teams on a simulation with peers from one of the other schools was developed. Students and faculty from that course spoke with the deans via videoconference. Faculty from Sauder, Hitotsubashi ICS and IIMB described a recent project in which their students worked together, some of the time in virtual teams, on social projects in India.  Faculty from IE, Haas, IIMB and Sauder shared several new initiatives from their schools in online learning.  Presentations were followed up with discussion of next steps.

Deans discussed the new student ambassador program and agreed that each school will appoint a student GNAM ambassador to work with the other student ambassadors to develop student-led initiatives for the network.

The deans also heard from Professor Dorodjatun Kuntjorojakti, former Coordinating Minister for Economics Affairs in Indonesia and Professor Emeritus at the University of Indonesia; Mr. Tandean Rustandy, founder of PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk, a ceramic products manufacturer and distributor; and Mr. Alexander Rusli, President Director and CEO of Pt. Indosat Ooredoo.