Republished from Professor Kent William’s LinkedIn post August 22, 2022:
“…Last spring at the Rowe School of Business we had the the opportunity to partner with the upstart company, HealthCard, where our CEGE MBA students, enrolled in the CRS/Ethics course, took on a real live challenge through a case study coopetition. In this work, the teams considered the social-ecological system conditions of rapidly change world and delivered viable options for HealthCard.
Our live case study collaborations with the MBA students and HealthCard are excellent examples of a ‘deep engagement’ for sustainability-as-flourishing futures that think about real strategies for fairness, prosperity, and sustainability in the organizational-societal space.” Thank you to HealthCard (especially Anthony Saikali, Megan Force, and other members of their team), the CEGE MBA students, Dal faculty and staff for enabling this collaborative learning opportunity to emerge. We had two overall winning strategy teams but we all won in this process!
More than ever business schools need to move away from focusing on our theory-fetish and move towards applied action oriented approaches with students that enable a deep engagement between the university, students, organizations, and community. We face many challenges where there are no readily available solutions and it is the inter-weaving of the diversity of perspectives that can creatively generate novel ideas that can be considered and prototyped to bring positive impacts on society and the planet. A BIG and overdue congratulations to the two winning teams”.