Prof. Davide Torsello, a CEU Business School associate professor of social and cultural anthropology, delivered an invited talk at the European Parliament on April 9. Research on the topic of corruption in different EU countries was presented and discussed with European Commission members at the special event.
In a significant step towards its goal of advancing innovation and entrepreneurship in Hungary, CEU Business School signed a cooperation agreement with the National Innovation Office of the Hungarian Government in late February. The National Innovation Office is the governmental body responsible for research, development and technological innovation. It operates under the direction of the Minister for National Economy.
Áron Jakab thought high-quality design would be enough to grow and sustain his start-up. When he started Fruit of Care, a company that sells handcrafted home and gift items made by people with mental disabilities, his concept was to create products that were so well designed that customers would “buy them not out of charity, but because they needed them.”
Forty-one percent of shipping containers delivering goods by sea from Asia to Western Europe return to Asia empty. One reason for this imbalance, of course, are major market differences between the regions. But another cause is that the length of the journey — five weeks — limits the types of goods that can be sent back to Asian companies and consumers. But China has an ambitious plan that may even out East-West trade.
Michael LaBelle, an assistant professor at CEU Business School, delivered a series of lectures in Zagreb, Croatia this month about how energy efficiency technologies can be more widely deployed in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe and South East Europe.
The Silk Road may conjure up images of the exotic exchange of spices and gold, and arduous camelback treks across the desert. But we will soon associate it with trade in computers and cars, and one day, with travel from London to Singapore in just 72 hours, says Paul Lacourbe, associate professor of operations management at CEU Business School.
It might not be possible to estimate the amount that substance abuse costs businesses and governments. Yet this undeniable burden remains a sensitive issue that has not been effectively dealt with on national or global levels. Gergely Radacsi, a researcher at CEU's Center for Business and Society, part of CEU Business School, was driven by personal experience of the devastation of substance abuse as well as his background in economics to investigate how business participation could make a difference.
CEU Business School has joined forces with the University of Tennessee College of Business and Administration, a recognized leader in supply chain education and research in the United States, to create the Global Supply Chain Forum. The forum’s first initiative is a day-long learning and networking event designed specifically for supply chain professionals in Central and Eastern Europe. It will take place on Februrary 22, 2013 at CEU Business School.