The world’s largest companies are pushing a digital technology agenda that is changing the way the rest of the world works. Over $ 1.7 trillion in market capitalization resides in just four digital business masters: Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook. It seems companies have no choice but to innovate if they want to compete and succeed and stay on the cutting edge of technology.
How do you keep reflecting in an ever-accelerating society? Robotization and digitization have become commonplace. Especially now, it is important to give direction to the increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity in our lives. This is the message of Sharda Nandram, Associate Professor at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Stewardship at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. She has published three books on this subject.
Olympic sports federation NOC*NSF and Nyenrode Business Universiteit signed a declaration of intent today for collaboration in the area of leadership development in sports. By selecting ambitious top talents for the Nyenrode Sports Leadership Program at Nyenrode, among other efforts, the NOC*NSF aims to make an active contribution to the professionalization of leadership in the sports world.
On October 2nd, India celebrates the 146th birthday of its great leader Mahatma Gandhi, a champion of India’s independence after the second world war. Although the culture of India is very different from that of the Netherlands, in his policy we can nonetheless find important fundamental values that are familiar to Nyenrodians as well.
The paradigm for, notably, listed and other systemic business (including institutional investors) is changing with business stewardship focusing on balanced long term value creation for all stakeholders and aligned with a widely-accepted societal agenda.
‘To date, my 35-year career has featured a clear development curve: progressing from accumulated professional knowledge to a vision on the organization as a whole. My current occupation - I'm an independent consultant - is the result of this development curve.
On September 14th, Nyenrode Business Universiteit’s secondary campus in Amsterdam was opened in festive style. With this secondary campus, Nyenrode aims to increase its international appeal and tap into new target groups. This year the full-time MBA offered by Nyenrode was launched in Amsterdam. Next year an expansion of the full-time Master of Science in Management will begin at the location.
As of September 1st, Prof. Bas Hillebrand has been named professor by special appointment to hold the chair in “Innovations in Tourism”. Travel industry organization ANVR will hereby team up with Nyenrode Business Universiteit for a period of five years. In this chair, Hillebrand will carry out research with a focus on marketing and innovation in the travel sector. Rapid digital developments and critical consumers have turned the travel sector into a dynamic industry in which ANVR and Nyenrode see ample opportunity for research into innovation.