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MBA Webinars Executive Education

Discover the latest insights on topics that matter in today’s rapidly changing world. Faculty members of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s School of Business and Economics, supported by renowed practitioners, share their key thoughts and ideas in live Zoom sessions, handing you new perspectives on current challenges such as leading through crises, self-managing organizations, globalization, and digital transformation. 

MBA Talk 5- Back to the roots? How COVID-19 will change globalization

Discussants: Anke Dassler (Evonik Industries AG) and Oli Mihalache (VU Amsterdam)
Date & time: Tuesday 8 December 2020, from 5.30 PM till 6.30 PM.

The webinar brings two experts from research and practice together: Oli Mihalache is an Associate Professor of International Business with the VU. He investigates how and why firms relocate business processes across countries (offshoring). Anke Dassler is a former partner of KPMG and now acts as a Senior Vice President Accounting & Global Financial Services for Evonik Industries AG. Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals firms with more than 100 locations around the globe. Together, they share and discuss their views on how the Corona pandemic will change globalization.

Join this webinar to:

  • What makes global organizations (and their cross-cultural teams) resilient to keep them going even during a crisis?
  • How and why do firms adapt their supply chains, and why does this involve a mentality shift from short-term profit orientation to building capabilities?

Will globalization go back to ‘normal’ after the crisis? Which of the current changes will prevail?

MBA Talk 6- Lost in translation: Overcoming obstacles when leading diverse teams

Discussants: Janina Klein (VU Amsterdam) and Lara Tcholakian (VivaCell-MTS)
Date & time: Tuesday 12 January 2021, from 7.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

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