[AACSB] AACSB and EAIE Business Education Expert Community Collaborative Sessions

AACSB’s Business Education Alliance and EAIE’s Business Education Expert Community have teamed up to bring you a range of monthly collaborative sessions to discuss current issues and trends in business education. By bringing together these two prestigious networks for collaborative discussions, we hope to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and best practices to unite the business education industry at a time when working together is of utmost importance.

Each session will be led by a panel of thought leaders across different parts of the European region to ensure a well-balanced and engaging conversation. Participants will be encouraged to share their opinions, challenge the panelists, and raise awareness of issues which may be specific to their region.

Session Topics

Session 6: Defining, implementing, and measuring societal impact and engaged scholarship: best practices from business education

Wednesday, 19 May 2021
5.00 p.m.–6.30 p.m. (CET)

  • Monder Ram, Professor, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME), Aston University, UK
  • Christian Iaione, Professor, Director of the Master Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability, Luis Guido Carli University, Italy

Some of the most successful international projects are the ones which successfully engage multiple stakeholders from across government, education and industry. In this session, we will discuss at an institutional level some of the keys elements required in the planning and development of these models, whilst exploring some of the ways in which the quantitative and qualitative outcomes of these models can be measured. What data is available? What are the key performance indicators for measuring societal impact? We will also zoom in to take a closer look at how engaged scholarship can act as one of the key grass-roots driving forces behind the implementation and success of these models.