With the technological growth of the last two decades, businesses around the world are now interconnected and the importance of educating future business leaders about business globalization has become essential. It is vital for current and future business leaders to be aware of the cultural, political, and economical nuances across the globe that impact the way business is conducted, be it in the United States or abroad.
As part of our dedication to this important topic, George Mason University School of Management has recently established the Center for Global Business Innovation and Transformation (CGBIT). This center was established to bring in dedicated scholars and offer students a place to learn from and work directly with leading scholars in cutting edge fields, and to meet the increasing need for international education and research. And we are pleased to announce that Robert Grosse, current dean of the EGADE Business School in Monterrey Tec, Mexico is leading the center.
In addition, we recently held our first annual Symposium on Business Globalization. In this rapidly changing business environment, the opportunity for discussions of global business issues is both timely and valuable. Bringing together students, faculty, alumni, and business leaders is a vital step in moving research and business practices forward and discussing ongoing issues, opportunities, and challenges that businesses face. Such events provide important direction for the future.
It is our hope that our renewed focus on business globalization through our Center and the Symposium, will generate many new collaborations and will also provide the opportunity for individuals to expand each other’s knowledge and learn from one another on this topic of great importance.
As educators, all we can do is strive to provide a more comprehensive understanding of today’s global business and bring awareness to one another.
As the Dalai Lama said, “Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.”