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PhDs Shine at Academy of International Business Meeting

8/4/2003 --

The Michigan Business School fared well in doctoral dissertation competition at the annual Academy of International Business (AIB) meeting held in Monterey, California, in July, reports Professor Emeritus of International Business Vern Terpstra.

Fritz Foley, assistant professor of corporate strategy, was one of four finalists in the competition, which was chaired by Kiyohiko (Keith) Ito, PhD '88, assistant professor of business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Another finalist¿s dissertation committee was chaired by Myles Shaver, PhD '94. Renata Kosova, PhD student of corporate strategy and international business, won top honors in the dissertation proposal category.

In a related event, the "Guru Conference," Gary P. Hamel, PhD '90, was selected "Number One Guru" by The Economist magazine. Hamel is associate professor of strategy and international management at the London Business School.

Another Michigan graduate, Stephen J. Kobrin, PhD '75, professor of multinational management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is the immediate past president of the AIB. In all, more than 600 academics, including 23 with ties to Michigan, attended the academic meeting.

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