MEC Well Represented at International Business Conference

The faculty and students from the School of Business are on a roll. They are traveling to Africa, the Caribbean and China to meet businesspeople, winning major pitch competitions, and next week will be major participants at an international business conference in New York.

Nine different groups of scholars from MEC will be presenting their work on April 10-11 at the Academy of Business and Retail Management 6th International Conference on Business and Economic Development. The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza JFK Airport in Jamaica, Queens. Dr. Zulema Blair, a professor in the Department of Public Administration, will present the conference’s keynote speech.

“For us, this is a very big deal,” said Dr. Jo-Anne Rolle, Dean of the School of Business, mentioning the sheer number of MEC faculty and students represented at an international conference. “It’s an important conference for the School of Business. Our faculty will get publications. Graduate students usually present papers – our students are the co-authors of two case studies from their work in Kenya on social entrepreneurs.” Dr. Blair will speak on corporate culture, Dean Rolle said. Among the other presentations with MEC representation are “The Cultural geogram: experiential entrepreneurship through a global lens,”; “The U.S. Gig Economy: Economic imposition or Economic choice?”; and “Socio-economic impact of the U.S. Presidential Election.”