Global Research Centers
The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University has entered into a series of strategic agreements with partner institutions to collaborate on research activities on a global scale. Within the structure of these Global Research Centers, the involved parties are working on collaborative projects and joint research programs in a selected set of research domains spanning all fields of business and many related areas. In addition, the Broad School has unique infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates and Japan that is leveraged for research purposes. This section of the Global Initiatives site describes the partners of the Broad School’s strategically located Global Research Centers.
The structure involves exchanges of research intensive faculty and highly qualified doctoral students for programmatic research purposes. These visits are intended to foster research collaboration among faculty and doctoral students at the involved universities and to allow these individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and business climate of the receiving university’s environment. A number of other research-based activities also form the core of the strategically located Global Research Centers, including research speaker series, research workshops, and joint grant applications.
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (http://uk.cbs.dk/)
CBS is an international business school with more than 15,000 students, focused on developing strong links between contemporary international research and the active business community. The atmosphere is intellectual, but always in a way that keeps business realities firmly in focus. Creativity and innovation are topics characterizing CBS’ approach to both established and new subject areas and both topics are necessary for meeting the demands placed on universities by the knowledge society and globalization. That is why CBS strives to maintain a strong international platform in the form of international publications, leadership of international academic networks, editorial activities, conference hosting and PhD collaborations. The research collaboration between MSU and CBS focuses on the intersection between strategy and globalization.
Erasmus University, The Netherlands (http://www.rsm.nl/home)
The Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University is located in the commercial heart of Europe and its core Dutch values of openness, flexibility, and acceptance of diversity form a powerful platform for its primary focus – the development of leaders in global, sustainable business. The school takes a distinctive approach toward leadership development, educating participants for both personal leadership capabilities, and intellectual substance. This is inspired by the namesake of the university – Desiderius Erasmus – one of the foremost thinkers in the lead up to the Renaissance. Thought-leadeship is also embodied in the school’s research institute, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), which is recognized for its contribution to knowledge in its five research areas and across the themes of sustainability, innovation, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. The research collaboration between MSU and RSM spans all cutting-edge topic areas of both business schools but especially those exemplified by ERIM.
Asia and Middle East
Japan Center for Michigan Universities (http://www.isp.msu.edu/JCMU/about/)
The creation of JCMU represents a unique commitment on the part of Shiga Prefecture and the State of Michigan to promote international education and to prepare the citizens of both countries for the realities of our changing world. It also represents an unprecedented level of cooperation among the universities in Michigan and elsewhere in an effort to develop and implement programs of mutual interest. The Michigan-Shiga sister-state relationship was initiated in 1968. Since that time, various exchange programs have been developed including goodwill missions, teacher and high school student exchange programs, and education programs that take place at JCMU. The Michigan-Shiga relationship is one of the most active sister-state relationships in existence. The Broad School faculty and doctoral students have the opportunity to engage in research via the JCMU infrastructrue.
Koç University, Turkey (http://gsb.ku.edu.tr)
Koç University is a privately established nonprofit institution located in Istanbul, Turkey. Koç University is supported by the financial resources of the Vehbi Koç Foundation, set up by Vehbi Koç, a Turkish business person, “to serve humanity by increasing the number of people who can be of service to the Turkish nation.” The university is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. The business programs are offered in the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and in the Graduate School of Business. MSU has a long-standing tradition of working closely with Turkish universities and the Middle East region. The research collaboration between MSU and Koç University spans all cutting-edge topic areas of both business schools and builds our deep partnership since the founding of Koç University in 1993.
MSU Dubai, United Arab Emirates (http://dubai.msu.edu/)
MSU Dubai is a non-profit higher education institution established to offer world-class research, teaching and scholarship. MSU Dubai offers progressive and competitive higher education programs to support Dubai's internationally distinguished knowledge economy. Based in the heart of the Middle East's emerging intellectual center, MSU Dubai will promote Michigan State University's world grant mission. MSU Dubai scholars will teach, conduct research, and extend their knowledge and expertise to local, national, and regional constituencies and communities. The MSU Dubai campus offers the Broad School faculty unique avenues to take advantage of research opportunities that MSU Dubai presents in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East region. The Broad School’s International Business Center collaborates with MSU’s Center for Advanced Study of International Development to offer faculty the resource infrastructure to conduct cutting edge research in this region of the world.
Peking University, China (http://w3.gsm.pku.edu.cn/)
The Guanghua School of Management (GSM) at Peking University offers a comprehensive range of high-quality programs. Established in December 1993 by merging the Department of Economics and Management, the School of Economics, and the Center of Management Science, Guanghua was originally called the Peking University Business School. The name was changed in 1994 to honor the generous donation from the Guanghua Education Foundation in Hong Kong. Just as China is in a dynamic state of change, the School finds itself in the position of meeting the future challenges facing the world economies. Through its educational initiatives, Guanghua seeks to enable its graduates to develop and implement responsible, innovative and successful business solutions. The research collaboration between MSU and Peking University is linked via MSU’s Center for International Business Education and Research and Peking University’s Research Institute on International Business and Management.
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil (http://www.fgv.br/)
Created by the Fundação Getulio Vargas, FGV is a pioneer in the teaching of Business Administration in Brazil and is one of the principal Brazilian centers of teaching, research, publication and consulting in the field of Administration. Escola de Administração de Empresas offers a complete range of courses for professional training at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing education levels. Through partnerships with the most important Brazilian companies and government institutions, FGV offers modern facilities in its classrooms, distance learning center and computer laboratories. These partnerships also allow the active exchange of students and professors with schools and universities in other countries, along with supporting the scholarship fund. The research collaboration between MSU and FGV spans all cutting-edge topic areas of both business schools.