U.S. businesses content to operate at home might soon find a dragon knocking at their doors, says Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Mary Teagarden, Ph.D. “Understanding China is so important because that is our competitor,” Teagarden says. “That is the dragon. He’s fit, he’s hungry and he’s coming.” Teagarden will discuss Chinese competition Oct. 4, 2011, at the Houston Professional Speaker Series at the University of Houston in Texas. “We’re going to look at challenges and opportunities associated with doing business in China,” Teagarden says. “And we’re going to look at challenges and opportunities associated with competing with the Chinese at home.” She will be joined by Betty Wu Adams, former adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
HOUSTON PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER SERIES
What: Expert Panel Discussion with Thunderbird Professor Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., and Betty Wu Adams, former Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, facilitated by Thunderbird Global Council President Eric Bing ’94.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, followed by Thunderbird “First Tuesday” networking event at 7:30 p.m.
Where: University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business, Melcher Hall, Room 365 B, Houston, TX 77204
Information: To learn more, contact Amanda Martinez at 602-978-7610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Mary Teagarden, Ph.D.
Professor of global strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. She is recognized and sought after in academic, corporate and government sectors for her teaching, executive training and consulting. Dr. Teagarden received her Ph.D. in Global Strategic Management from the University of Southern California. She has published more than 70 articles, book chapters, and case studies in the area of strategic management, and her research focuses on global competitiveness and capability building with an emphasis on off-shore manufacturing and service, innovation, high technology transfer, sustainable development, talent management and the automotive, aviation, information technology, healthcare services, mining, and telecommunications industries. Her current research projects focus on business dynamics in the Asian Pacific Rim, Latin America and emerging market economies, including the People’s Republic of China and India–and developing leaders’ Global Mindsets. Read more >>
Betty Wu Adams
Betty Wu Adams is Vice President at Olivewood Capital L.L.C. A seasoned senior executive in both private and public sectors, her professional experience provides her with a unique skill set for solving public policy and management issues. She is a past senior advisor and deputy assistant secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services and a former adjunct professor at Columbia University School of International Public Affairs. Additionally, as an appointee under President George W. Bush, Adams is a past chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and as an appointee under New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is a former Commissioner of the Department of Employment. In private sector, Betty held executive positions at financial software, media, and data company and numerous global financial services firms in Greater China, Europe and the United States.
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