Newsletter #11/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Dear Readers! With this newsletter, the last of 2017, we bid you all the best for the Festive Season and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you to all our students, alumni, partners, faculty, staff and friends for making this past year so memorable at #ExperienceMSM. See you in 2018!

 

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Top five newsletter highlights of 2017

There are many more, but here below are perhaps the top five!
 

Blockchains and the 6 D’s of technological disruption

MSM and RWTH Aachen University: On the Triple Helix, Rapid Innovation, Textiles and Water

MSM steps up focus on Technology and Innovation

AMBA Milestone Award for Maastricht School of Management

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Workshop on pre-commercial procurement at MSM

The Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement at MSM in partnership with the Forschungzentrum Jülich recently hosted a workshop in Maastricht to reflect on Europe’s experience in the deployment of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). 

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MSM co-organizes launch meeting for Benelux and France PRME Chapter

MSM is happy to be one of the initiators of the PRME Benelux-France Chapter, officially launched in Antwerp recently.

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China Baowu Steel group corporation delegation concludes three month training program at MSM

A group of eight representatives, including directors and senior managers recently completed a 3-month training program at MSM in Maastricht, which was carefully designed to cater their specific training needs.

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MSM – IPB Indonesia cooperation renewed

Prof. Wim Naudé, PhD, Dean MSM, and Prof. Dr. Ir. Herry Suhardiyanto, Rector of the Agricultural University Bogor, IPB, in Indonesia, signed an agreement on continuing cooperation in the area of management education and research in agricultural technology, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

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MSM initiates Ethiopian Agribusiness Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee for the Executive MBA in Agribusiness of Jimma University was recently installed. Initiated by MSM, this committee is established to support Jimma University on agribusiness education, research and outreach, in which the Executive MBA program is a key program.

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MSM custom made program for the Ministry of Water Resources Bangladesh

11 high level civil servants of the Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh recently visited MSM to explore future cooperation and opportunities in the field of custom programs for further development of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB). 

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Friday seminar at SPRU, University of Sussex

MSM Dean Professor Wim Naudé recently gave a lecture on technological innovation and entrepreneurship at the Friday Seminar Series of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

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Implications of the 4th Industrial Revolution for telecom operators – DBA defense at MSM

The DBA program has been a great learning journey, where I have developed more skills and discovered myself in facing new challenges. It has enhanced my intellectual and analytical abilities and opened a new paradigm in the way I am approaching different topics and problem-solving business challenges. I would strongly recommend it.”

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Meet MSM’s staff members: introducing Ms. Iris Weijenberg

Every day I enjoy the presence of our students and helping them with their various questions. I encourage them to use the library resources in an effective way, teach them how perform a good literature search and help them referencing their sources. My goal is that every MSM student becomes information literate!”

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New and upcoming programs

Executive MBA 
19 January 2018 intake
Application deadline: 12 January 2018

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Beyond the Refugee Crisis – 2 January 2018
Project Design Tools – 15 March 2018
Project Monitoring Tools – 15 March 2018
E-Government Policies – 15 March 2018

Master of Science (joint programs with RWTH Aachen University)
Start date: October of each year
Application deadline: 1 March of each year 
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Water  
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Production Systems
M.Sc. in Management and Engineering in Design Concepts and Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities

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New and recent publications

Visit our research portal or click on the links below to access our publications. 

Recent titles include:
Well-Being, Personal Success and Business Performance Among Entrepreneurs: A Two-Wave Study
In: Journal of Happiness Studies
Authors: Josette Dijkhuizen, Marjan Gorgievski, Marc van Veldhoven, René Schalk

Political Parties and Minority Governance in Hybrid Political Orders: Reflections from Lebanon’s Palestinian Settlements and Kosovo’s Serbian Enclaves
In: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
Authors: Nora Stel and Chris van den Borg

Bitcoin mining as a contest
In: Ledger (Ledgerjournal)
Author: Nicola Dimitri

The life of women refugee entrepreneurs
In: MSM Occasional Papers
Author: Josette Dijkhuizen

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Latest and upcoming events

Meet MSM at the MERIT Summit in Portugal
Date: 17 January 2018

Fifth Annual CAF-LSE Conference
Date: 19 January 2018

Learning outcomes: what does good look like? Continuous improvement for Business Schools in preparing the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in an ever-changing world
Date; 1 February 2018

AMBA Gala Dinner
Date: 2 February 2018

Teaching Entrepreneurship Summit: approaches to educating local business leaders for the developing world
Date: 3 - 4 May 2018

Sixth International Workshop: Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development 
Date: 14 and 15 June 2018

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MSM videos

Discussing tomorrow’s business today! Have a look at The Wall Street Journal video about MSM’s focus on Technology and Innovation.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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