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2018-10-29

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AAPBS President's Message OCT. News
attached file : e Newsletter_AAPBS Secretariat_OCT_2018_final.pdf

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

 

 

 

Dear Deans, Members and Schools,

Earlier this year, we got together in Hong Kong and at HKUST for the AAPBS Academic Conference to discuss the impact of technology on the future of work.

 

In a series of presentations and interactive talks, we discussed how AI and automated intelligent machines would take over more human roles. The conference has provided a great platform for participants to share best practice and strategies on ways to enhance business and management education. But we still have questions unanswered on ways to address the urgent need to retrain our future workforce.

  

According to a study (The Future of Jobs Report 2018) by the World Economic Forum, 75 million existing roles globally are set to be displaced by automation. However, with technology advancement, among other reasons, there is the potential for 133 million new ones to be created, leaving a net balance of 58 million new jobs.

 

These figures reveal the imminent need to adapt strategies that the world must put in place to facilitate a transition of the workforce. Our society must bridge the gap between a critically low supply of highly-skilled professionals and the urgent demand among employers for a highly-skilled workforce. We, as an educator, have an indispensable role to play. 

 

Hosted by the UNSW Business School, the next AAPBS Annual Meeting in Sydney on 18-20 November will provide a chance for us to further our dialogue. The meetings theme, The Future of Work, will be the focal point for a series of presentations, panel discussions and conversations on matters of mutual interest to businesses and business schools.

  

Speakers will share insights into the significant impacts of technology and participants can discuss the skills students need in the future and exchange views in ways to deliver relevant and timely content to our students.

 

I look forward to seeing you at UNSW in November.

 

 

Professor Tam Kar Yan

President of AAPBS

Dean of HKUST Business School







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