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ICRM 2010 Doctoral Colloquium

We are pleased to announce that Professor Alan Rugman, Director of Research for the School of Management at the University of Reading, will be performing a welcome address at the Doctoral Colloquium portion of this year’s ICRM.  This event gives doctoral students the opportunity to hear from authorities in the field, as well as get feedback on their research in the form of a poster session.  Having had presented my own research at ICRM2008 in Swansea, I speak from experience in saying that, it truly is a wonderful opportunity for any doctoral student at any level.

Again, we are very happy to have Professor Alan Rugman joining us, and hope that everyone will get the opportunity to be present at his welcoming address on September 27th, 2010.

ALAN_RUGMANBackground:  Dr. Alan M. Rugman is Professor of International Business at the Henley Business School of the University of Reading. He is the Director of Research in the School of Management. Previously he held the L. Leslie Waters Chair of International Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2001-2009. He was Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management at Templeton College, University of Oxford from 1998-2001. Previously he held tenured posts at the University of Toronto 1987-1998, Dalhousie University 1979-1987, and the University of Winnipeg 1970-1978. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia Business School, London Business School, Harvard University, U.C.L.A., M.I.T., Warwick Business School, and the University of Paris-La Sorbonne.

Dr. Rugman has published over 250 articles dealing with the economic, managerial, and strategic aspects of multinational enterprises and with trade and investment policy. These have appeared in such leading refereed journals as: The American Economic Review, Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of International Business Studies.

As a leading authority in international business, Dr. Rugman served as President of the Academy of International Business in 2004-06. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy in 1991. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, elected 1998.

Born in England in 1945, Dr. Rugman became a Canadian citizen in 1973 and a U.S. resident in 2002. He earned his B.A. in economics from Leeds University in 1966, M.Sc. in economic development from London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University in 1974. He was elected to an M.A. (Oxon) in 1998. Dr. Rugman served as an outside advisor on free trade, foreign investment and international competitiveness to two Canadian Prime Ministers over the 1986-1993 period.

He has been a consultant to major private sector companies, research institutes, and government agencies. These include Exxon/Imperial Oil, Kodak, Royal Bank of Canada, Northern Telecom, the United Nations (UNCTAD), NAFTA’s Commission on Environmental Co-operation, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Dr. Rugman served as an outside advisor on free trade, foreign investment and international competitiveness to two Canadian Prime Ministers over the 1986-1993 period.

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