Management Development Associations in Rising Economies Set to Establish an Alliance
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At the 27th CEEMAN Annual Conference on 26 September 2019 in Wroclaw, Poland, several management development associations from Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America signed a memorandum of understanding for establishing an Alliance to better serve the needs of business schools located in rising economies.

In 1997 the Star Alliance, one of the world’s largest global airline alliances, was formed with the intent of offering customers travel benefits that no single airline could offer on its own. What if, like airlines, regional business school associations in rising economies could find a way to co-operate to benefit their member schools? What if they could create a network of associations, schools, deans, faculty members and students in rising economies that augments the offerings of regional associations and their member schools, and accelerates the growth of relevant and excellent management education in the global markets that need it most?

“We believe that in a world of rising polarity, we need to take active steps to build and deepen connections across our world. To share information and our learnings. To collaborate to create thought leadership. To lift as we rise.” says the memorandum signed by representatives of CEEMAN – the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies; AABS – African Association of Business Schools; ANGRAD – the National Association of Business Administration Undergraduate Courses of Brazil; BMDA – Baltic Management Development Association; FORUM – the Association of Management Development Education in Poland; and RABE – Russian Association of Business Education.

Alliance offerings will be designed to augment those provided by regional associations, with particular focus on:

  • Enabling member schools to conduct comparative and joint research;
  • Accelerating faculty and student exchange across rising regions;
  • Supporting regional association accreditation efforts that enable schools accredited by one regional player to obtain recognition across all rising markets.

The Alliance partners will now work together to develop specific priorities and actions to focus on for the benefit of their membership.

For more information, please contact Olga Veligurska, Director of CEEMAN, +386 41 256 431,

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