Whitman School launches African Business InstituteIn 1908, the best double-play trio in baseball was the talented Chicago Cubs infield of "Tinker to Evers to Chance Tinker to Evers to Chance
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See : Cooperation ." One hundred years later, the best double-play trio in American business schools may be Syracuse University's Stith to Koveos to Yourgobou.
The goal of the Chicago shortstop, second-baseman, and first-baseman was to put outrunners at first and second base on the same play. The object of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is Syracuse University's (SU) business school. It was named after Martin J. Whitman, an alumnus and benefactor of the school. The school was established in 1919. It is considered to be one of the top business schools in the United States. trio is to enhance the regional business community's readiness to compete in the African marketplace while simultaneously strengthening the school's international business component.
Melvin T. Stith is dean of the Whitman School, Peter Koveos is chair of the school's Kiebach Center for International Business Studies, and Pierre Yourougou manages the new African New African is an English-language monthly news magazine based in London. Published since 1966, it is read by many people across the African continent and the African diaspora. Business Institute (ABI Abi (ā`bī) [short for Abijah], in the Bible, King Hezekiah's mother.
(Application Binary Interface) A specification for a specific hardware platform combined with the operating system. ), which formally launched Oct 17.
The launch began with a half-day program at Whitman. Dean Stith offered welcoming remarks. Carol Pineau, a journalist who specializes in Africa, then showed one of her films - "Africa: Investment Horizon" - and offered commentary. A panel discussion, which included two African ambassadors, the Onondaga County executive, and the senior vice president of the Empire State Development Corporation for International Economic Development, followed. The program concluded with a luncheon and keynote address keynote address
An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
Noun 1. by the assistant U.S. trade representative for Africa.
ABI, which is funded in part by a two-year, $177,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to promote doing business in Sub-Sahara Africa. The program is jointly sponsored by the Kiebach Center, the Central New York Central New York is a term used to broadly describe the central region of New York State, roughly including the following counties and cities:
Cayuga County – Auburn
Cortland County – Cortland
Madison County – Oneida Technology Development Organization, the Central New York International Business Alliance, the Onondaga County Division of Economic Development, and the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.
ABI plans to help regional businesses to develop business models in order to penetrate the African market. The program will include short courses, seminars, workshops, one-on-one advisory services advisory services
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"Why Africa, Why Now?
"Africa is truly an untapped market, ripe with opportunities, and underestimated in its potential," says Stith. A statistical snapshot confirms Stith's comment. Sub-Sahara Africa has 781.3 million people (2006), an annual population growth rate of 2.5 percent, a collective gross product approaching $1 trillion, and a growing literacy rate that is nearly 70 percent (2006). Further, "2009 economic growth is projected at 6.5 percent," says Florizelle Liser, the assistant U.S. trade representative for Africa, office of the United States trade representative The Office of the United States Trade Representative, or USTR, is an arm of the executive branch of the United States government that falls within the Executive Office of the President. . Liser adds that "African subsidiaries of [western) corporations return 25 percent on their investment versus 12 percent worldwide."
Liser also points to the African Growth and Opportunity Act In May 2000, the U.S. Congress approved legislation known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA (Title I, Trade and Development Act of 2000; P.L. 106-200). (AGOA AGOA African Growth and Opportunity Act ), which provides trade preferences for quota and duty-free entry of certain African goods entering the United States. First passed in 2000, the law, which now covers 41 countries, has now been extended to 2015. In addition to textiles and apparel, AGOA countries are also exporting cut flowers, horticultural products, autos, and steel. In 2007, Liser noted that "exports from New York New York, state, United States
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And finally, governance in Africa has improved. Pineau says that "democracy, which is the oxygen for private enterprise, is now enjoyed by 75 percent of Sub-Saharan African countries."
While all eyes are currently focused on doing business in China and India, the Whitman School is betting that the next focus on developing countries will be Sub-Saharan Africa. ABI is designed to put area businesses and Whitman's faculty and students in the position of competing globally.