A reflective essay by Giri Kesavan, MBA student at London Business School, graduating in 2021. Hand washing. It’s the story of 2020. A phrase that was seldom used prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a whole new dictionary of words has been introduced to our daily lives over the past six months. Of course, some countries […]
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“The pandemic will pass, but understanding and maximising the role that firms and business leaders can play in the developing world will remain a key objective throughout society”
My intention this Easter was to work as a Project Officer with the Wheeler Institute in Bachok District, north-east Malaysia, on an initiative with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. I applied to this position eager to use my newly acquired skills from the London Business School MBA programme to support the launch of a humanitarian emergency field school.
Sir Andrew Likierman, Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, joins Raffaella Sadun, Professor of Business Administration in the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School and Nicos Savva, Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, to share best practice and reflect on the key lessons.
Rajesh Chandy, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute, hosted Andrea Galeotti, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Flavio Toxvaerd, Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Alum of London Business School to discuss behavioural responses to COVID-19 in the UK and how it might shape future policy interventions. Key Takeaways: Using […]
Spotlight on the UK economy: A Wheeler Institute webinar series The measures taken after the 2008 financial crisis have protected the economy but how much can the UK take? Hélène Rey, Lord Raj Bagri Professor of Economics and Paolo Surico, Professor of Economics join Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute, to consider some […]
Tony Wheeler, founder of the Lonely Planet, joined Professor Rajesh Chandy and George Looker, MBA2020 to discuss how the pandemic is impacting the travel sector and consider some of the long-term implications.
Julian Birkinshaw and John Van Reenen were hosted by Rajesh Chandy to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on firms in the UK, how to survive during the crisis, the actions required by management and how a company’s strategy might evolve as a result of the pandemic.
Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science was joined in conversation with Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive Director of the Aravind Eye Care System, the biggest eye care system in the world, treating about 4.5million patients per year, in Tamil Nadu, India to discuss how patient care and staff support can be maintained during the lockdown.
Firms can ‘grow their pie’ during the crisis by redeploying expertise and innovating to solve emerging challenges
Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School to discuss how corporate responsibility is fundamental to the success of a business.