20
Nov

By Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, Executive President of IE University

A main mission of business schools is to bridge the Academia and the Agora, the research world and the world of business. However, a main criticism over the past years has pointed at the irrelevance of academic research, the disconnection between knowledge generated in academia and real management issues.

Business schools are not the only ones under fire for their research irrelevance. Similar debates are currently underway at Law and Architecture schools, for example, showing a shared malaise among “clinical” or professional schools, where connectivity between research and real world’s needs is a must. This issue is not new, and was already identified by Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher and an academic himself, who said that there is no such thing as theoretical or applied research, simply good and bad theories: the good theory is always applicable into practice.[1]

Over my brief presentation at the next edition of the Drucker forum in Vienna (28 November), I will deal with some initiatives that may be implemented to combat this irrelevance of research, as well as to enhance to role of business schools as catalysts between the academic and the business worlds, exposed in my book “The Learning Curve”.[2]I will also refer to the convenience of ascribing the academic discipline of Management into the realm of the Humanities, instead of the Social Sciences –in line with what other thinkers suggest: e.g. Peter Drucker, Henry Mintzberg, Roger Martin.[3] Read more…

8
Nov

Ken Follet Hay Festival 2018

Written on November 8, 2018 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Literature, Video

25
Oct

IE FOUNDATION HUMANITIES PRIZE 2018 AWARD CEREMONY

Written on October 25, 2018 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE Foundation Humanities Prize, Video

24
Oct

IE Humanities Center is delighted to invite IE students to the stage play “Much Ado About Nothing” by  William Shakespeare.

They play has been produced by English Theatre Madrid.

If you want to attend to the play on Thursday 22 November at 8 pm please register here and enjoy the show.

Ticket Policy will be First Come, First Served.

Ticket expenses will be covered by IE Humanities Center

15
Oct

MARTES 23 DE OCTUBRE, DE 9:30H A 12:00H
AULA MAGNA DEL IE BUSINESS SCHOOL (C/ María de Molina, 11 – 28006 Madrid)

09h15 APERTURA DE PUERTAS

09h30 BIENVENIDA

Diego Alcázar Benjumea, Vicepresidente de IE

09h45 INTRODUCCIÓN

S.E. Yves Saint-Geours, Embajador de Francia en España

José María Segovia, Presidente de Diálogo

09h35 INAUGURACIÓN

Pedro Duque, Ministro de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades

10h00 “INTELIGENCIA ARTIFICIAL Y AVANCE INDUSTRIAL”

Pedro Casablanca, Director de Operaciones de Pernod Ricard España

Alberto Croso, Director de Ingeniería de Prosegur

Nicolas Loupy, Director General Iberia de Dassault Systèmes

Modera: Borja González del Regueral, Vicedecano de Data Science and Technology

de IE School of Human Sciences and Technology

10h45 PAUSA CAFÉ

11h15 “ÉTICA Y PROGRESO EN LA ERA DIGITAL”

Virginie Molinier, Abogada Socia de M&B Abogados

Stéphane Canu, Profesor del INSA de Rouen Normandie

Javier Rodríguez-Alcázar, Profesor de Filosofía Moral de la Universidad de Granada

Modera: Susana Torres, Profesora y Directora Académica de Humanidades de IE

 

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