International Business, Cross-Cultural Management Subject of WHT Series Lecture Oct. 26

International Business, Cross-Cultural Management Topic of TAMIU Lecture Wednesday, Oct. 26

Dr. Jaime Alonso Gómez will present his lecture, "International Business and Cross-Cultural Management," for the Wednesday, Oct. 26 presentation of the International Bank of Commerce 2005-2006 Keynote Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. in Western Hemispheric Trade Center room 111.     

There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

Currently,  Gómez is Dean and professor of Strategy and International Management of the Graduate School of Business Administration and Leadership (EGADE) at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.  Under  Gómez' leadership, as founding Dean of the Graduate School, EGADE has been recognized as the top business school in Latin America by América Economía (Chile), among the top business schools in the world by the Financial Times (UK) and the Wall Street Journal, among the world's top 15% of business schools in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development by the Aspen Institute and The World Resources Institute, among the top business non-USA schools by Business Week, and among the top 50 MBA's in the world by Handelsblatt (Germany).

He has been a researcher and consultant for companies and/or institutions in more than 100 organizations in more than 40 countries. Formerly a corporate executive and project engineer,  Gómez joined Monterrey Institute of Technology in 1982. As an international scholar, He has taught students from all the Americas, Europe, Far and Middle East, Africa, and is a frequent guest speaker around the world. His areas of interest are: Strategic Management and International Operations and Management.

In 2005, Dr. Gomez was named "Dean of the Year" by the Academy of International Business.  Association of companies and business schools with more than 3500 members worldwide.

The Western Hemispheric Trade Keynote Speaker Series presents practical and targeted lectures imparted by distinguished leaders, recognized experts and outstanding scholars in the trade and business arenas.

The Series brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment and expertise to enhance the academic experience of Texas A&M International University students, faculty and the community.

For additional information, contact Virginia Vincent at the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade at 956.326.2827, visit offices in WHTC 222D or e-mail vvincent@tamiu.edu

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