|Academic Debate by Faculty of Management Sciences|
Faculty of Management Sciences presenting Challenges in the knowledge Resource Economy
VUT = MIT (Message Institution Technology) @ VAAL
Congratulations to Prof Leon de Wet Fourie, Executive Dean: Faculty of Management Sciences and Rochelle Moolman: Administrator on an excellent, if too short, second academic debate. The essence on the academic debates is that we can participate to create our future.
All of us have attended strategy sessions where we envision to become:
“The leading …..”
This is great stuff for the managers – but after a while the plebians might become a bit blasé about the leading this and leading that, especially when we must become the leading institution by using the resources of the lagging institution.
The difference is that we can now decide to become the MIT on the Vaal! The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 already created the 24th largest economy in the world via businesses created by the staff and alumni. By 2007 the staff and alumni had also earned 72 Nobel prizes!
It is evident that by becoming the MIT on the Vaal, we can
Left- Andre Mellet: Economist of the year 2006 , was the guest speaker during the 2008 Academic debate that was held on 5 September 2008. His presentation was titled ‘Challenges versus Constraints in the Knowledge Economy. After his presentation staff members were given the opportunity to debate on these issues
Right - Dr David Pooe, Director: Centre for Enterprise Development and Public Management. He started the discussions for the day by explaining what Knowledge Economy and Human Capital Development is all about.