Posted: 5/19/22

TAMIU Doctoral Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at 26th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference


Nana Twum Owusu-Peprah
Nana Twum Owusu-Peprah  

A Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) International Business Administration doctoral student won a cash prize for the Best Student Paper Award at the 26th Annual Western Hemispheric Trade Conference, hosted both virtually and in person this year by TAMIU's A. R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business.

Nana Twum Owusu-Peprah won the cash prize of $400 for his paper submission titled, "Do Macro-level Nonperforming (NPLs) Matter? Using Fintech to Mitigate in Sub-Saharan Africa."

Two Honorable Mention Awards went to Augustine Tarkom and Leiza Nochebuena-Evans, both doctoral students in International Business Administration. Tarkom's paper submission was titled, "Do or Die: Analysis of Bankruptcy Risk from Research and Development Perspective." Nochebuena-Evans' paper was titled, "Supply Chain Finance Arrangements and Shareholder Benefits."

Special Recognition Awards were received by Tamara Obomeghie, an MBA in Management student, and Leopoldo Garza, an undergraduate Business Administration student. Obomeghie's paper submission was titled, "The Effect of Economic Crisis on Mortality rates Case Study: The Great Recession" and Garza's paper, "Feasibility of Rejections and Discount offers for Insurance Policies at GNP Seguros."

The Western Hemispheric Trade Conference attracts business leaders, experts, scholars and students from throughout the Western Hemisphere to TAMIU to discuss perspectives on international business and economics each year. It is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade in partnership with Mexico's Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) Facultad de Comercio, Administración y Ciencias Sociales.

A total of 87 submissions were included in the Conference program in either abstract or paper form this year.

Program chairs were Dr. Steve Sears, A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business dean, and Dr. George Clarke, Distinguished Professor of Economics, PNC Bank Chair, and director of the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade.

This year's Conference sponsors included Commerce Bank, Daniel B. Hastings, Inc., Falcon Bank, IBC Bank, Main Event and PNC Bank.

For more information, contact Amy Palacios, associate director, Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, at 956.326.2820 or amy@tamiu.edu.

Additional information is available at facebook.com/tamiucswht

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