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Anshuman Prasad to discuss international business environment

February 22, 2013

Prasad's topic: Global business concerns

Eurozone bailouts, the “Asian century,” tariffs and trade balances—what will they mean for global business? A management scholar shares his insights on Feb. 26.

February 22, 2013

Anshuman Prasad, professor of management at the University of New Haven, will lecture on “Plural Futures: A Brief Look at the Emerging Contours of the 21st-Century World,” sponsored by Skidmore’s International Affairs Program.

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Anshuman Prasad

Scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, the lecture is free and open to the public

The talk will cover the shape of things to come in a rapidly changing world—a world that has included enormous economic shocks (in both the United States and Europe) whose effects could last for several decades. Prasad asks, “Are we standing at the threshold of the much-anticipated Asian century?” He will answer this question and more in his Skidmore presentation.

Prasad teaches strategic business policy and management process at New Haven, where he was recognized for outstanding teaching by the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society in 2005.

Also a university research scholar, he applies an interdisciplinary orientation to such problems as globalization and its implications for business and management, strategic action and corporate legitimacy in the global petroleum industry, workspace diversity and multiculturalism, and organizational culture and ideology. His scholarly record includes more than 100 books, articles, chapters, papers, and presentations. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, including The Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, and Journal of Management Inquiry.

Prasad edited Postcolonial Theory and Organizational Analysis: A Critical Engagement (2003, Palgrave/Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press) and co-edited Managing the Organizational Melting Pot: Dilemmas of Workplace Diversity (1997, Sage Publications).

He holds a Ph.D. in management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; an M.B.A. from Xavier Institute in Jamshedpur, India; and a B.A. with honors from the University of Delhi, India.


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