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Unformatted text preview: John J. Fernandes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AACSB International Article Type: Executive corner From: Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Volume 17, Issue 3. John J. Fernandes is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the world's largest association of business schools from more than 70 countries and the primary global accrediting body for business schools and accounting programs. John served prior to AACSB as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The Institute of Internal Auditors and Vice President and General Auditor for New York City Transit. His experience includes staff and management positions with Exxon Company USA, Cameron Iron Works and Houston METRO. Mr Fernandes has extensive corporate governance experience as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of a large health care system. He is also on the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma and the boards of directors of the Global Foundation for Management Education, the PhD Project, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Tampa Bay & Company. John holds a bachelor's degree in business from Babson College and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Houston. He is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and the University of Texas' Public Executive Institute. In 2006, John was recognized as the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship's Corporate Entrepreneur of the Year. Context AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – is a global association of high-quality business schools and organizations with nearly 1,200 member institutions in 74 countries, 570 of these are accredited schools in 33 countries. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, and with a regional office in Singapore, AACSB International is the primary business school accreditor, association and collective voice for management education worldwide. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss AACSB International's role in addressing cross-cultural challenges in management and management education. Cross-cultural management challenges There is no “one size fits all,” in a discussion of management education throughout the world. Business school missions, priorities and operations are motivated by the state of development of the school's primary economic sector. While business disciplines are generally similar in content, all economies face different management needs as they progress through various stages of development. Moreover, in the highly diverse global economy, cultural, political and societal differences necessitate different managerial approaches and styles. Management educators must be responsive to business's approaches and styles....
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