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ASU School of Global Management and Leadership hosts conference of prominent international researchers

January 09, 2006

Arizona State University will host a workshop featuring several prominent and internationally recognized researchers. The two-day conference, held at ASU's West campus, begins Jan. 12, and brings together experts from around the world to discuss cutting edge research papers that relate to international business, politics, corruption and corporate social responsibility.

Research papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of the "Journal of International Business Studies" which will focus on Politics, Corruption and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The conference is designed to be a paper development workshop to promote engagement among renowned scholars in the topic of multinational enterprise. Scholars, including ASU faculty, were invited to participate in the conference by the special editorial review board of the "Journal of International Business Studies."

"It is a true privilege to host this workshop," said Leanne Atwater, interim dean of the School of Global Management and Leadership at ASU's West campus. "These researchers are some of the world's foremost experts in their disciplines."

Scholars attending the workshop come from universities all over the world including Paris, Spain and Canada. The workshop will include presentations and panel discussions concerning the relationship between international business and society as it relates to multinational enterprises. Key note speakers include Angel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

The workshop is co-sponsored by ASU's School of Global Management and Leadership; the Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; the Department of Economics-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and CIBER-Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.