The complex needs of business, government, and society must be addressed through multidisciplinary, dynamic, and impactful partnerships. Today, AACSB International (AACSB)–the world’s largest business education network–recognizes 21 business school collaborations as highlights of its 2019 Innovations That Inspire challenge.
An annual initiative, the challenge recognizes institutions from around the world that serve as champions of change in the business education landscape. This year’s focus emphasizes co-creation of knowledge–one of five opportunities identified in AACSB’s Collective Vision for Business Education . With research and thought leadership as a foundation, the highlighted institutions are engaging in a wide range of collaborative partnerships to support new curriculum, establish new products or services, and impact industry and government policy.
Included among the highlighted innovations is UNSW Business School’s Sandbox Method for Transformative Research, a translational, multidisciplinary research methodology for co-creating business and social impact that aims to bridge the academic-practice gap and provide a platform for high-impact research. At Monash University Malaysia , the Gerontechnology Laboratory was established to deepen awareness and understanding of the health, well-being, active aging, and safe working and living of older adults through assistive technology-based research. Likewise in the Philippines, the Asian Institute of Management’s ACCeSs