CEMS Community Cooperation: Faculty Groups

27 Jan

The cooperation between CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education schools has exceeded its original framework based on the CEMS MIM Master in International Management program in recent years.  In addition to the program, the CEMS Alumni enables to CEMS MIM students to stay connected to with the CEMS corporate & social partners.  The opportunities for academic interfaculty cooperation have increased too. This ongoing development represents the basis for new CEMS research and education initiatives.

One of the key activities of the CEMS Community within the field of academic members and faculty is cooperation based on CEMS Faculty Groups’ conferences, workshops and teaching exchanges.  The CEMS Faculty Groups are set within the fields of business and environment, business consulting, business ethics, consumer behavior, ICT, entrepreneurial finance, gender and diversity management, global leadership and cross-cultural management, global strategy, innovation & design, logistics, marketing, public management and governance, and social entrepreneurship. The events organized by CEMS faculty groups are an opportunity for academics and Ph.D. students from CEMS academic members to work with colleagues from other CEMS schools on the challenges in their personal research. Moreover, their activities enable numerous opportunities for joint publications such as books or journal articles together with the organization of doctoral research seminars. More information about CEMS Faculty Groups, their activities and contacts can be found at: http://www.cems.org/academic-members/faculty-groups .

One example of CEMS faculty group cooperation is the annual CEMS Research Seminar on Supply Chain Management organized by the CEMS Logistics Faculty Group in Riezlern, Austria every January. The 11th seminar took place in Riezlern from January 22 to 26, 2014 (see photos). There, VŠE is regularly represented by its academics from the Department of Logistics, Faculty of Business Administration, i.e. Ing. Petr Kolář, Ph.D. and Ing. Marek Vinš, Ph.D.  Like other CEMS faculty group events, the seminar aims at providing Ph.D. students with a stage for the presentation, discussion and guidance of their own current research projects, provides all participants with a global overview of the various research subjects and types that are undertaken in their field of interest.  It also seeks to create a network of colleagues on which collaborations of various forms such as joint research, courses, or exchanges are designed and implemented.

Despite above mentioned research and teaching collaboration opportunities within CEMS Community, the CEMS MIM Master in International Management still remains the core of CEMS schools and partners cooperation.  The application deadline to the CEMS MIM master’s program for academic year 2014/2015, carried out by the Faculty of Business Administration at VSE, is 28 February 2014. More information at: http://cemsmim.vse.cz/