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COB hosts seminar by Mexican economic expert

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, UTSA College of Business

(Oct. 24, 2007)--Jaime Alonso Gómez, national dean and professor of strategy and international management at EGADE in Monterrey, Mexico, will discuss "Cross-cultural Strategies for the New Global Economy" on Friday, Oct. 26, as part of the UTSA College of Business Latin American Speaker Series. The executive seminar is free and open to faculty and staff.

The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in Business Building Room 2.06.04, 1604 Campus, followed by the presentation at 8 a.m.

EGADE (Escuela de Graduados en Administracion y Direccion de Empresas) is the Graduate School of Business at ITESM (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, or Monterrey Tech), a university system with 33 campuses in 26 cities in Mexico.

Based on his global experiences as a consultant, Gómez will discuss how to evaluate the impact of global forces and design appropriate management systems to motivate employees, drive growth and deliver value to customers and shareholders.

Gómez has been a consultant for more than 100 major corporations in 40 countries including Africa, Asia, Europe, Japan and Latin America. He earned a Ph.D. from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

The UTSA College of Business Latin American Seminar Series, hosted by the college's Business Studies for the Americas program, was established to bring international business perspectives to the San Antonio business community. The series is funded by a two-year $140,000 Department of Education Business in International Education grant. Other components of the program include a one-credit-hour student international seminar, faculty presentations and student presentations.

"This program makes international education accessible for all business students," said Victoria Jones, director of the Business Studies for the Americas program and associate professor of marketing. "International experts are invited to campus for a week to present a one-hour academic course to students over the weekend. In addition to teaching, visiting professors will share their expertise with faculty and executives in the business community."

For planning purposes, reserve a seat at the seminar by calling (210) 458-6447.

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