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Considering that more than half of its faculty is international, that its student population represents 95 countries, and that an undergraduate major in global business and a global MBA are among its marquee programs, it’s not surprising that Sawyer Business School was the venue for the Ninth Knowledge Globalization Conference.
Held Nov. 1 in conjunction with the Knowledge Globalization Institute (KGI), the conference drew participants from 21 countries, from Tunisia to Thailand. “The theme of this year’s conference has a special significance, as the future of the global economy is at a critical juncture,” noted Sawyer Business School Professor and KGI President Mawdudur Rahman PhD in a welcome letter.
“Our mission is the sharing of global knowledge for social and economic change. The knowledge gaps among individuals and societies hinder social and economic progress. We believe that along with academia, businesses and social organizations can play significant roles in knowledge sharing and can have a significant impact on the global future.”
Sawyer Business School’s Center for Innovation and Change Leadership (CICL) presented its 2013 Global Leadership in Innovation and Collaboration Award to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Ralph Swick, W3C’s chief operating officer, accepted the award, which was developed to recognize organizations that foster innovations that have a global influence on their industry. The award is just one of several initiatives to integrate best practices of innovation and collaboration within the research, teaching, and service missions of CICL and the Business School.