Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaging Stakeholders Locally and Globally

A Multinational Business School Collaborates Across Disciplines, Time Zones, and Cultural Backgrounds
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From Volume 51 Number 4 | July–September 2023
By Sanjeev Khagram, PhD, and Buzz Yudell, MArch, FAIA
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix

An inclusive approach to planning and design for the new headquarters for Thunderbird School of Global Management offers important lessons about the value of investing in stakeholder engagement. The Thunderbird leadership team worked with their architects and planners to connect with Arizona State University stakeholders, the City of Phoenix, regional constituents, and alumni in the area and around the globe. This article includes real-world insights into how global entrepreneurs and business leaders collaborated and innovated to create a business-and-industry-savvy academic environment. The integrated process shows how teamwork and the understandings it yields set the stage for the institution to be a good citizen in the community and the world.

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