Why Business Schools should develop a large modelling & simulation community before the next pandemic
Kathy Kotiadis, Antuela A. Tako, Christine S.M. Currie & Bhakti Stephan Onggo

Business schools could play a crucial role in helping governments prepare for the next pandemic by developing the next generation of the modelling and simulation community. Simulation modelling is an area of teaching and research found in many elite business schools. COVID-19 looks set to be the worst infectious disease pandemic of a generation in…

‘Glocalization’ in a post-COVID-19 world
Arijit Paul, Romana Rauter & Rupert J. Baumgartner

“Glocalization, the simultaneous occurrence of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies in contemporary social, political, and economic systems.” [1]   While the world is still reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to remain hopeful and share our thoughts about how to become more sustainable in a post-COVID-19 world. In our commentary, we…

Including Practitioners in Co-Creating Desirable Future

Including Practitioners in Co-Creating Desirable Future   Speaker: Dr Garima Sharma (Georgia State University)   Management research fails to impact practice because our focus is on evidence from the past that may not reflect practitioners’ current reality. Further, we use this historical evidence to predict the future. However, as the current crises has shown, often…

Conclusion: Science for a Better World

The current system is falling short of fulfilling our collective potential. The goal for researchers and their institutions should include business and societal impact, not simply to publish in a small set of journals with limited readership. The results of research are an important input into the curriculum and are the basis for informing public…