Managing with Purpose: Contribute Solving Societal Problems

Last week I got my “African shot”: I visited Strathmore Business School (SBS) in Nairobi where I led a Pre-Doctoral Workshop. Upon return, I participated in IESE’s Symposium on Business Ethics. The two activities connected well: many Workshop participants were interested in research topics related to societal problems, and the role that business leaders can […]


How personal networks matter in Africa

Last month, the annual meeting of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) revolved around the theme “Strategies in a world of networks.” Have you ever heard anyone say “connections are not important in this part of the world”? That would be quite unusual, don’t you think? It’s no surprise, then, that networks matter in Africa just […]