Editorial committee appointment

We are pleased to welcome Edward Gonsalves to our editorial board.  Ed is Director of The Cooplexity Institute, Oxford  and Training Games Ltd.(Spain).

He is Pathway & Module Leader in Entrepreneurship on the MA & MBA Programs at the European Business School (London) and Affiliate Professor in Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Negotiation & Human Resources at Toulouse Business School (Barcelona).

Ed holds a number of non-executive directorships, advises, consults and publishes in the area of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Learning. His current research focuses on Organizational Learning and the Role of Play in Corporate Learning and Human Capital Management. He was also the learning facilitator on the Park Royal Partnership ‘Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program’ for Small & Medium Size enterprises and he was a lead adviser to the GBP15m London Carnival Village capital Project.

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Cross-cultural coaching and mentoring in international organisations

In a period of fast change in business, characterised by internationalisation of teams and markets, mergers and acquisitions, and virtual global teams, organisations need interculturally competent leaders and managers to succeed in a complex and global environment.

In this article, Karine Mangion explores the specificities of coaching and mentoring in a global environment.  Her article aims to provide an understanding of the potential of coaching and mentoring for individuals and organizations in a multicultural environment. Karine will also highlight tools that can be used by managers, mentors, and coaches at work in a multicultural environment.

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New Economic Thinking: “complexity polinomics” – an introduction.

Concepts such as self-organization, non-linearity, tipping points and chaos have entered the social discourse, helping us explore a wide range of social phenomena, from wars to business cycles. In the field of economics, such concepts have shed new light on the very nature of economic phenomena, and to a large extent undermined many of our fundamental assumptions regarding the manner in which economic systems develop and behave. Today, this new emerging field of ‘complexity economics’ is fast becoming a leading framework for the development of a new toolbox for sense-making and operational design for the 21st century.

In our first post, Orit Gal introduces the key principles of complexity economics, their relevancy and added value to all practitioners, whether designing strategies or promoting change, within the business or the public spheres.

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