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Dispatches from #GNW2015

This month, more than 650 MBA students from throughout the Global Network for Advanced Management are participating in Global Network Week, traveling across the globe for 19 sessions over three weeks. Writer Matt O'Rourke is spending the week at the University of Cape Town, which is hosting a session titled "Economics of Emerging Markets: Social Innovation and Business in Africa.

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March 6, 2015
#GNW2015: Escaping the Middle Income Trap
On the last day of #GNW2015 in South Africa, Global Network students looked at how other emerging economies have raised their standards of living.
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#GNW2015: Businesses Can No Longer Operate in a Vacuum
The conclusion of UCT-GSBs’ first Global Network Week, on emerging markets.
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March 5, 2015
#GNW2015: Integrating Community into a Vineyard
Global Network students visit South Africa’s Solms-Delta Wine Estate.
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#GNW2015: Local Ideas with Global Potential
The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship examines South African businesses for sustainable models.
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March 4, 2015
#GNW2015: Social Responsibility as a Business Plan
Global Network students visit Pick N Pay, one of South Africa’s largest grocery retailers.
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#GNW2015: Seeing South Africa Up Close
Two GNAM students share their experiences at UCT-GSB’s Global Network Week.
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March 3, 3015
#GNW2015: Looking for Models of Innovation in the Townships
Global Network students travel to Cape Town’s poorest areas to look for business models and social innovations that have worked there.
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#GNW2015: Avoiding Echoes of Africa’s Colonial Past
UCT-GSB Director Walter Baets says that companies expanding into Africa will be more successful if they collaborate with residents.
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#GNW2015: WBCSD to Host Global Network Week on Business and Sustainability
For the first time, Global Network Week has expanded beyond the walls of an academic institution. This month, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will host its own network week, the first organization outside the Global Network to present a course.
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March 2, 2015
#GNW2015: The South African Political Economy
On the first day of Global Network Week at UCT-GSB, students got a sense of how South Africa’s businesses operate.
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#GNW2015: In Africa, Politics Are Key to Business
A University of Ghana Business School student talks about why he’s attending Global Network Week in Cape Town.
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#GNW2015: South Africa as a Gateway to Africa
Global Network students hear examples of how South Africa is being used to access other African economies.
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#GNW2015: Pay as You Go
Prof. John Luiz says that pay-as-you-go models make goods more accessible more quickly to more people across Africa.
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February 27, 2015
#GNW2015: Exploring Emerging Markets
Over the next week, students will learn how businesses can reach the poorest segments of the population and address other challenges specific to emerging markets.
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