Security and Innovation in Global Business

A scholarly discussion on security concerns, emerging markets, and innovation in international business

12 p.m. Registration Opens
12:30 p.m. Cyber Security Luncheon Keynote: General Michael Hayden
1:50 p.m. Welcome from Robert Grosse, Director, Center for Global Business Innovation & Transformation, George Mason University
2 p.m. Panel: Security Concerns in International Business
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Keynote: Jordan Siegel, associate professor in the strategy group at Harvard Business School
Institutional Arbitrage and International Business
4:45 p.m. Panel: Innovation in International Business
6:15 p.m. Conference Concludes




General Michael Hayden
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency & Distinguished Visiting Professor, George Mason University School of Public Policy

As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the US. Before becoming Director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country’s first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence—and was the highest-ranking intelligence office in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service.

Jordan Siegel
Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

Siegel is an associate professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on how companies can best manage institutional differences across countries. He has written on how firms can rent foreign institutions as a means of substituting for weak governance institutions at home, on how labor market institutions impact the design and success of global business strategies, and on how culture impacts the decision of where to locate foreign direct investments. In the course of this research, Professor Siegel has done extensive fieldwork in Latin America and East Asia.


Security Concerns in International Business

Moderator: Robert Grosse, Director, Center for Global Business, School of Management, George Mason University

  • Rob Spich, UCLA: “Terrorism and Global Banking”
  • David Wernick, Florida International University: “Overseas Human Rights Abuses as a New Political Risk”
  • Raj Aggarwal, University of Akron: “Black Swans and Supply Chain Strategic Necessity"

Innovation in International Business

Moderator: Hun Lee, Associate Director, Center for Global Business, School of Management, George Mason University

  • Felipe Monteiro, Wharton University of Pennsylvania: "Going far for Something Close: Unveiling the Initiation of the External Knowledge Sourcing Process"
  • Nandini Lahiri, University of North Carolina: "Lost in Translation? R&D Alliances in the Semiconductor Industry"
  • Stephen Tallman, University of Richmond: "Strategic Animation of the Global Network Firm"

George Mason University School of Management

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Management is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.





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