One of the chief objectives of the Global Network for Advanced Management is the development of teaching materials that better reflect the challenges that students will face in the globalized world. Many existing cases and other materials focus on individual countries and miss the complex interplay that characterizes almost every real-world business problem.
GNAM schools share materials, such as case studies, which reflect the knowledge and perspectives of many different societies. The Yale School of Management is developing a catalog of the school’s innovative “raw” online cases, which provide a multi-faceted look at business issues, and will make it available to GNAM.
In addition, member schools will be able to collaborate on the development of new cases and classroom materials that include contributions from many different schools. Imagine a case on development in central Africa, which included perspectives from the University of Ghana, the African financial capital of South Africa, investors in China, corporate suppliers in the United States, and development-oriented NGOs in Europe. GNAM makes possible this kind of widely distributed collaboration.
GNAM is also exploring the development of video-based classroom materials and online shared programs.