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Pages: 8217-8220
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.2207

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

HOW DO FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS THINK? ANALYSIS OF EXECUTIVE MBA STUDENTS’ PROPOSALS

The future of today’s organizations largely depends on the creativity and innovation capacity of business management students. The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) of EAE Business School is a transformative program designed to meet the development needs of experienced, mid-career managers.

During the EMBA program and based on their own ideas, participants propose a business plan for a start-up or an expansion to a current business. We believe that business plans developed by EMBA students can be significant to know the vision of the future generation of executive business leaders, as they reflect how they embrace change and how they demonstrate an ability to reinvent their business models.

In this article, we list and classify the business proposals developed by the EMBA students according to the different aspects involved in relation to business solutions: value offering, target market and kind of innovation. An analysis of the characteristics of the business opportunities addressed and the proposed solutions is performed. Tentative conclusions about future executives thinking and their approaches are obtained. The insights acquired from this study can suggest areas for further research.
@InProceedings{ALFAROPOZO2017HOW,
author = {Alfaro-Pozo, R. and {\'{A}}vila-Rond{\'{o}}n, M. and Calleja-Sanz, G. and Tomàs-P{\'{e}}rez, C.},
title = {HOW DO FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS THINK? ANALYSIS OF EXECUTIVE MBA STUDENTS’ PROPOSALS},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.2207},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.2207},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {8217-8220}}
TY - CONF
AU - R. Alfaro-Pozo AU - M. Ávila-Rondón AU - G. Calleja-Sanz AU - C. Tomàs-Pérez
TI - HOW DO FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS THINK? ANALYSIS OF EXECUTIVE MBA STUDENTS’ PROPOSALS
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.2207
PY - 2017
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2017
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2017 Proceedings
SP - 8217
EP - 8220
ER -
R. Alfaro-Pozo, M. Ávila-Rondón, G. Calleja-Sanz, C. Tomàs-Pérez (2017) HOW DO FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS THINK? ANALYSIS OF EXECUTIVE MBA STUDENTS’ PROPOSALS, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 8217-8220.
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