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Professor from Japan to talk about challenges for global firms

March 5, 2008
photo of Philippe Byosiere
Philippe Byosiere

Philippe Byosiere, professor at
Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, will present "Technology and
Innovation Management Challenges for Japanese Global Firms" Thursday,
March 6.

The lecture, which is free and
open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. in room 106 of Meredith Hall, 2805
University Ave.

Byosiere received his master's and
doctoral degrees in organizational psychology at the University of Michigan. He
has held both permanent and visiting positions at universities in Belgium, the
Netherlands, Spain, Japan and the United States.  

In addition, he has numerous
publications and serves as a management consultant in the United States, Europe
and Asia.

Byosiere's lecture will kick off
the spring 2008 Center for Global Citizenship speaker series. The speaker
series is sponsored by the Center for Global Citizenship.

The event is also part of Drake's
Engaged Citizenship Experience series. The theme for the series is "Voices
of Democracy: Dissent and Dialogue."

The Engaged Citizen Experience is
a part of the Drake Curriculum, which aims to ensure students will learn to
participate effectively in democratic processes through coursework and
classroom and community activities. Students are required to earn a number of
credits to fulfill the Engaged Citizen Experience.

For more information, contact
David Skidmore at 515-271-3843 or david.skidmore@drake.edu.