Our Faculty

Robert Vambery

Professor

Lubin School of Business

Marketing

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W-441
Office Hours
New York City

Education


BS , Columbia University , New York, NY
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

MS , Columbia University , New York, NY
Industrial Economics and Operations Research

PhD , Columbia University , New York, NY , 1975
International Business and Marketing

MPhil , Columbia University , New York, NY , 1974
International Business and Marketing

Awards and Honors

  • Google, December 1, 2015 - Announcements
  • Academy of Business Research, November 24, 2015 - Best Paper Award
  • Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA), January 1, 2015 - Designated United States Country Co-Chair of the Global Business and Technology Association's 2015 17th Annual International Conference on-- Exploring the Possibilities for Sustainable Future Growth in Business and Technology Management-- in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA), November 13, 2014 - Designated United States Country Co-Chair of the Global Business and Technology Association's 2015 17th Annual International Conference on-- Exploring the Possibilities for Sustainable Future Growth in Business and Technology Management-- in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2014 Munich European Business and Economics Conference, June 9, 2014 - Best Paper Award
  • Pace University Lubin School of Business, May 19, 2014 - Lubin School of Business Award for Excellence in Research
  • China Investor Group, April 17, 2014 - Main Speaker before the meeting of the China Investor Group
  • 2014 San Antonio, Clute Institute International Academic Conference, March 17, 2014 - Best Paper Award
  • The Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs , November 21, 2013 - Designated participant in the Presidential Round Table of the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs on the subject of “Small States and Nuclear War”.
  • Global Business and Technology Association, July 6, 2013 - Global Excellence Award
  • Global Business and Technology Association, July 4, 2013 - Plenary Session Speaker
  • The Clute Institute International Academic Conference, June 10, 2013 - Best Paper Award
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel, December 7, 2012 - China Leaders Forum 2012 Expert
  • Global Business and Technology Association, July 14, 2012 - Global Excellence Award
  • 2011 Barcelona European Business & Economics Conference, July 2011 - Best Paper Award
  • European and American Business Research Conference, 2009 - Best Paper Award
  • Global Business and Technology Association, July 12, 2008 - Global Excellence Award
  • Global Business and Technology Association., July 9, 2008 - Global Excellence Award
  • Lubin School of Business, 2007
  • Global Business And Technology Association, 2004
  • Global Business and Technology Association, 2003
  • U.S. Department of State, White House, Business and Economics Society International, 2003
  • The International Applied Business Research Conference, 2002

Publications


Ganziro, T. T. & Vambery, R. G. The Yuan is No Dollar.

Vambery, R. G. War, Diplomacy and International Business: the Intersection of Belligerence and Friendship in US-China Relations. , pages 15 pages.

Ganziro, T. T., Vambery, R. G. & , . The Exorbitant Burden: the impact of the US dollar's reserve and global currency status on the US twin deficits. , United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishers. (Issue 1st Edition) , pages 250 pages.

Vambery, R. G. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). THE RISE OF THE RENMINBI FROM CONVERTIBLE TOWARD RESERVE CURRENCY STATUS AS A RESULT OF THE CHINA-US TRADE RELATIONSHIP. Journal of Global Business and Technology. (Issue Volume 10, No. 5) , pages 15 pages.

Vambery, R. G. (2015, March 25). Overcoming Challenges to American Competitiveness and Meeting the Challenges of Revitalizing Globalization. Vol 2015 , pages 10 pages.

VMBERY, R. G. (2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). The Rise Of The Renminbi From Convertible To Reserve Currency Status And Its Impact On The China -. Vol Summer 2014

VAMBERY, R. G. & Gabberty, J. W. (2014, March). Trade Deficits Always Matter. International Business & Economics Research Journal. Vol Volume 13 (Issue No. 2) , pages Pages 371-376.

VAMBERY, R. G. (2013, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). From restoring American competitiveness to reenergizing globalization: from what Washington needs to do to issues the world needs to be concerned about now. (Issue 2013) http://gbata.org/

Gabberty, J. & VAMBERY, R. G. (2013, June 10). Trade Deficits Always Mattered. Vol 2013 , pages 158-160. http://www.cluteinstitute.com/index.html

Mayer, P. & Vambery, R. (2013, February). Unbranding: threat to brands, opportunity for generics and store brands. Journal of Consumer Marketing. Vol 30 (Issue 2) , pages 140-149. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17083549&show=abstract

Mayer, P. & Vambery, R. (2012). PLC and SWOT Reengineered: Strategy Development Tools for Service Industries in Global Competition. Nejdet Delener (Eds.), Service Science Research, Strategy and Innovation. Hershey, PA: IGI GLOBAL. , pages 400-417.

Mayer, P. & VAMBERY, R. G. Unbranding: the Threat to Brand Values by Unbranded and Store Brand Products. Journal of Consumer Marketing. Vol Volume 30 (Issue No. 2) , pages Pages 140-149.

Vambery, R. (2012, August). FROM SHARED SACRIFICES TO CONSTRUCTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS--SOME CONTROVERSIAL GOVERNMENTAL, CORPORATE AND CONSUMER CHALLENGES (WHEN MOST OF THE WESTERN WORLD IS IN ECONOMIC TROUBLES). , pages 10 single spaced. http://www.wbiworld.org/#!journals

Vambery, R. & Mayer, P. (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). A NEWLY EMERGING ECONOMIC WORLD ORDER AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS: THE CHALLENGES TO FREE MARKET ORIENTED ENTERPRISES FROM THE EVER GREATER ROLE OF GOVERNMENT AND STATE OWNED CORPORATIONS. Vol 2012 , pages 4 single spaced.

Vambery, R. & Lau, A. Monograph---The IMF and China in Reshaping the World Financial Order..

Vambery, R. & Mayer, P. Unbranding - the Decline in Brand Value Under Unbranded and Store Brand Product Competition. .

Vambery, R. Vambery, R.G.(2009). "Trading Partner Exploitation: an Effective Strategy for One-way Globalization.'. Journal of World Business.

Vambery, R. Continued work on 'One Way Globalization: Building a Quantitative Model for Trade Imbalance Analysis' and newly created data bases for NAFTA applications.. Journal of World Business.

Vambery, R. & Gabberty, J. W. Endless Surpluses: Japan's Successful Intenational Trade Policy. The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge. Vol 10 (Issue 1) , pages 264 - 272.

Vambery, R. & Gabberty, J. W. Endless Surpluses: Japan's Successful Intenational Trade Policy. The Business Review, Cambridge. Vol 5 (Issue 2) , pages 1 - 10.

Vambery, R. Note: Japanese Economic Nationalism in International Business. Business And Economic Review.

PRESENTATIONS


VAMBERY, R. G. (2014, June 9). 2014 Munich International Academic Conference June 8 to June 11. IT IS GOOD TO BE CHINA TODAY!The Rise of the Renminbi from Convertible toward Reserve Currency Status. Munich, Germany

VAMBERY, R. G. (2014, April 17). Main Speaker before the meeting of the China Investor Group. China Investor's Goup, New York City

Vambery, R. G. (2014, March 17). 2014 San Antonio, Clute Institute International Academic Conference. Globalization V2.0: Is The World Viewing The Fundamental Restructuring Of Globalization?. Clute Institute, San Antonio, Tex

Vambery, R. (2013, October 1). 2013 China Leaders Forum. Sharing the Gains from the China- U.S. Economic R. Golden Network, New York, NY

Vambery, R. (2013, July 4). Global Business and Technology Association 15th Annual Conference. From restoring American competitiveness to reenergizing globalization: from what Washington needs to do to issues the world needs to be concerned about now. GBATA, Helsinki, Finland

Sampath, V., Rahman, N. & Vambery, R. (2013, July 1). Academy of International Business Conference in Istanbul Turkey 2013. Corruption in Multinational Enterprises: The Confluence of Corruption Culture Distance and Firm Core Values. Academy of International Business , Istanbul, Turkey

Vambery, R. & Gabberty, J. (2013, June 10). The 2013 Paris International Academic Conference. Trade Deficits Always Mattered. The Clute Institute, Paris, France

Vambery, R. (2013, April 18). Discussant. Build Two Keystone-XL Pipelines. New York University Institute for International Law and Justice and the Canadian Consulate Investment Law Forum , New York University

Vambery, R. (2012, July). Paris Business and Social Sciences Conference. FROM SHARED SACRIFICES TO CONSTRUCTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS--SOME CONTROVERSIAL GOVERNMENTAL, CORPORATE AND CONSUMER CHALLENGES (WHEN MOST OF THE WESTERN WORLD IS IN ECONOMIC TROUBLES). World Business Institute (WBI) and European Centre for Business and Economic Research (ECBER) , Paris, France

Vambery, R. (2012, March 1). The 2012 China Leaders Forum. The Rise of the Renminbi from Convertible to Reserve Currency Status and its Impact on the China-US Trade Relationship. Golden Network, New York, NY

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Vambery, R. (2014, January). Kenan Fund and Scholarly Research Committe Grants.
Kenan Fund and Scholarly Research Committe , Pace University , $495.00 . Funded,Several tiny grants in support of publication related activities.

Vambery, R. (2013, January). Kenan Fund and Scholarly Research Committe Grants.
Kenan Fund and Scholarly Research Committe , Pace University , $495.00 . Funded,Several tiny grants in support of publication related activities.

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Reuters and The Hill's Congress Blog [Newspaper], November 21 2014
    Around November 11, 2014 Reuters disseminated information on the functioning of Japanese Prime Minister Abe's economic stimulus programs referred to as "Abenomics". Professor Vambery was asked to comment on "As Japan Falls Into Recession, Europe Looks to Avoid It"... His responses were published in The Hill's Congress Blog in Washington DC.and on the Internet : Lessons (not) learned from Japan's failed economic policies
  • Voice of America--China Foucs [Radio], July 15 2014
    Senior representatives of the United States (including the Secretary of State, Secretary of Commerce, Federal Reserve Bank Chair, etc.) held the sixth in a series of annual meetings entitled "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" this time in Shanghai. Following the dialogues, the Voice of America--Asia Division invited me to participate in a round table discussion on its contents and potential impacts. The discussions with two inside and two outside China specialists (I being one of the outsiders) took place on July 15 and was broadcast on July 18, 2014 and remained available on the Voice of America website.
  • The Russian/Ukranian Investment Magazine [Magazine], February 11 2014
    Having been previously interviewed and quoted by CNBC Re: "The Naysayers are Wrong -- Olympics Should Be Great for Japan, the The Russian/Ukranian Investment Magazine submitted a list of questions to Professor Vambery concerning the Sochi Winter Olymics, The World Footbal Cup Games coming up in Brazil, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. He offered the following responses: The Russian/Ukranian Investment Magazine submitted a list of questions to Professor Vambery concerning the Sochi Winter Olymics, The World Footbal Cup Games coming up in Brazil, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. He offered the following responses:The Russian/Ukranian Investment Magazine submitted a list of questions to Professor Vambery concerning the Sochi Winter Olymics, The World Footbal Cup Games coming up in Brazil, and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. He offered the following responses: 1. Why are now some European countries withdrawing their bids from the Olympic Games 2022? Do you think in a period of savings for most of countries big sports events now aren't so attractive as in the past? The expenses associated with hosting Olympic Games appear to have escalated dramatically from event to the next event. Partially, this happens, because host countries want to outdo each other or at least match the grandeur of the preceding Olympics. Nonetheless, costs for most necessary items do rise, often significantly faster than inflation. Indeed, as governments grapple with big budget deficits, it becomes less attractive to host Olympic Games. 2. Do you think, the Olympic Games 2014 and World Football Cup in Brazil will be profitable? Or Russia and Brazil will have only economic losses? I see no way for Russia to recover the total costs of the about to start winter Olympics. The good news for Russia is that many of the huge expenditures on sports facilities, housing, roads, airports and other infrastructure facilities will be usable for many years to come. Moreover, if the Sochi Olympics do take place without any serious problems, the world will rejoice at its success and Sochi and the nearby regions may experience useful increases in future tourist activities. It is even possible that a successful event would help to make the region more attractive for business investments both by Russian and by foreign corporations. For the Brazilians, it will be difficult to recover the costs of the two gigantic sporting events such as the World Football Cup soon to be followed by the summer Olympic Games. The costs will represent a substantial burden on the Brazilian Central Government and on some individual state governments inside Brazil. Nonetheless, there will be at least some synergistic benefits in terms of newly built stadiums being used for both events. 3. In your point of view, could now big sports events like the Olympic Games be profitable for a country? Yes, a major event can be profitable especially for a big and well to do country such as China. A good way to look at the costs versus benefits of the Olympic Games is to divide the total cost by the number of citizens of the country. Even if the costs of the Chinese Olympics were three times as great as they were for the Greek Olympics, on a per capita basis the costs of the Chinese Olympics may have been much lower. In addition, in the Chinese case, many of the newly built facilities will have long term uses, although some new facilities are currently receiving less usage than was originally hoped. The Los Angeles Olympics were financially a big success, because most of the needed facilities were already in place and relatively little additional sums had to be spent on new construction. Moreover, the organizers were able to enlist many, many volunteers who performed much useful work free of charge. Please note that when I refer to financial success then I am not talking about significant profits but only about being able to prepare for and conduct the Olympic Games within budget both in terms of expenses and revenues. 4. Or is it only a way to demonstrate power for autocratic or small countries in Middle East? Clearly, both autocratic and democratic governments may choose to demonstrate their power or to gain publicity by hosting Olympic Games. For a very rich Middle Eastern country, recovering the costs associated with Olympic Games may not be an important goal. The Mayor of New York City wanted very much to win the privilege of hosting an Olympic Game as was the current President of the United States. However, many people were not in favor of incurring the associated expenses. Especially in New York City, many people were happy that the Olympics are not coming to New York City, because of the great disruptions to daily activities and transportation that the event would have caused. 5. What should a country do to make Olympic Games profitable? What actions should be done before and after the Games? The profitability of Olympic Games should not be measured only by standard accounting methods of weighing costs against revenues. In addition to the cost-benefit analyses, the indirect benefits to the happiness of the population, the additions to the prestige of the country, and the potential increases in future business activities should be considered. For Brazil, the great expenditures for the World Football Cup may be hard to justify on a net revenue basis. However, the Brazilian people who are “mad about football” may derive much happiness whose per person value may be greater than the price of ten movie theater tickets. Moreover, the happiness and pleasant memories may linger on for years into the future. In an article in which I was quoted on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, I commented that the expenses to be incurred will be monies well spent, because the event is already and will continue to raise the spirits of the Japanese people. I consider this to be enormously valuable even if it is hard to measure it precisely. Of course, you have to be a well to do country in order to have the funds to afford to be happy. (Yes, money can buy happiness.) 6. Will European and North American countries in future refrain from big sports events if they are likely to become unprofitable? No, not all European and North American countries will reject unprofitable sports events. As indicated above, there are and will continue to be considerations in addition to net income. The purposes of hosting Olympics include various goals other than making money. Unfortunately, providing security for both athletes and the public-at-large has become a major consideration and also an enormous expense beyond what used to be necessary under more reasonable or normal circumstances.
  • University and Association Publications [Other], 2013
    Media—Public Relations 1) Interviewed and Quoted by CNBC Re: "The Naysayers are Wrong -- Olympics Should Be Great for Japan, Sunday, September 15th, 2013" 2) Event at Japan Society with Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae: A brief discussion on whether Japan will ever allow the United States to significantly reduce its trade deficits or ever allow the United States to earn a surplus in the bilateral trade relationship. Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 3) Commentary to Columbia University Graduate School of Business Chazen Insights about Professor Stiglitz's views about the past 5 years of stagnation in the U.S. – 358 words long note 4) The receipt of the Global Business and Technology Association's Global Excellence award at their 15th annual international conference. 5) Designatedto address the 2013 China Leaders Forum and discuss “Will the Chinese Dream Become the Long Term Investors' Dream or Nightmare?” were announced in the Opportunitas, Pace University. August 21st, 2013 6) Was interviewed by Thomson Reuters on the subject of hiring in China and on bribery investigation into JPMorgan Chase over its hiring of Chinese officials' children to get an edge. August 19th, 2013
  • The Economist [Magazine], November 23 2013
    The Economist magazine published a commentary from me again this year. http://www.economist.com/news/letters/21590336-trusts-inflation-azerbaijan-teachers-labour-markets-eu-bureaucrats-tunnels-zwarte-piet
  • CNBC [TV], September 15 2013
    Interviewed and quoted by CNBC on the economics of Olympic games and the approaching Olympic games in Japan. http://www.cnbc.com/id/101024098
  • The Economist [Magazine], May 18 2012
    The Greek Debt Crisis: The Greek debt crisis is a similar situation to the securitisation of mortgages in America. Mixing valuable financial instruments with other toxic instruments was akin to adding three quarts of milk to a quart of sewage: the result was four quarts of sewage. It would have been better to allow Greece to leave the euro zone and establish its own currency with exchange rates that would make its economy more competitive. The European Union can withstand the collapse of the euro and the re-establishment of national currencies. After all, it functioned quite effectively prior to the formation of the currency union. Robert Vambery Professor of international business and marketing Pace University New York ?
  • [TV], February 28 2012
    Participated in the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affair's Workshop on Responsible Oversight: How Boards Can Promote Profitable and Ethical Organizations In this interactive workshop, corporate governance experts and high-level executives came together to discuss best practices in cases like paper company Kimberly-Clark, which required board support in order to develop an aggressive sustainability plan. The workshop also looked at the balancing act that non-profit executives and board members must undertake at organizations like iMentor, where mission and revenue also come into play. The workshop together with my comments was televised and online. In the just-released "2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index," Carnegie Council ranks number 19 in the list of 55 top think tanks in the United States.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 2008
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution serving as a nonpartisan, educational resource for international affairs professionals, journalists, educators and students, business people, and the public worldwide. Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, the Council is a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts, and decision-makers. Through videos, audios, and publications, the Council reaches a global audience, and embodies Andrew Carnegie's two great philanthropic interests: educational opportunity and the peaceful resolution of conflict. In the "2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index," Carnegie Council ranks number 19 on the list of 55 top think tanks in the United States.
  • Global Business and Technology Association 2008
    Founded in 1998, GBATA has 2500+ members from 40+ countries, GBATA features cutting-edge work and encourages multidisciplinary as well as discipline-specific research. More than 400 participants from over forty countries attend the GBATA annual conferences. GBATA Board consists of 34 distinguished scholars and executives.
  • Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 2008
    Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) institution serving as a nonpartisan, educational resource for international affairs professionals, journalists, educators and students, business people, and the public worldwide. Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, the Council is a forum for the world's leading thinkers, experts, and decision-makers. Through videos, audios, and publications, the Council reaches a global audience, and embodies Andrew Carnegie's two great philanthropic interests: educational opportunity and the peaceful resolution of conflict. In the "2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index," Carnegie Council ranks number 19 on the list of 55 top think tanks in the United States.
  • Global Business and Technology Association 2006
    Founded in 1998, GBATA has 2500+ members from 40+ countries, GBATA features cutting-edge work and encourages multidisciplinary as well as discipline-specific research. More than 400 participants from over forty countries attend the GBATA annual conferences. GBATA Board consists of 34 distinguished scholars and executives.
  • Global Business and Technology Association 2006
    Founded in 1998, GBATA has 2500+ members from 40+ countries, GBATA features cutting-edge work and encourages multidisciplinary as well as discipline-specific research. More than 400 participants from over forty countries attend the GBATA annual conferences. GBATA Board consists of 34 distinguished scholars and executives.

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • [Faculty Mentor]
    Desc: For the requirement in the DPS program for each candidate to work with a faculty mentor on a research project whose purpose is to jointly publish a new research paper in an academic journal: I specified a research topic, created a list of issues to be examined; I identified numerous sources of information and relevant research publications; I corresponded with the candidates over an approximately one year period; I reviewed and approved the progress report.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The doctoral candidate prepared an early and not yet complete version of the paper. Her progress was satisfactory. The second semester of this academic credit granting project needs to be continued.
  • Lubin TAP Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Review dossiers of all candidates for promotion or tenure at the Lubin School of Business. Attend one day meeting of the Full committee. Draft report on the Committee's findings on one or two candidates.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The committee came to decisions concerning all candidates based on reviews and discussions of the materials submitted by the candidates. The committee decisions were based on majority votes.
  • Lubin TAP Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Reviewed credentials of all candidates; presented credentials of a Marketing Department candidate Formed personal opinions. Participated in discussions at the TAP Committee meeting. Cast votes on all candidates.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Following extensive presentations and discussion both were taken and the committee voted on the merits of all candidates
  • Doctoral Education Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Studied and expressed views on current operation of and proposed changes in the curriculum of the DPS Program. Served as Chair of Doctoral Dissertation of candidate Mr. Taranza Ganziro. Doctor Ganziro graduated with honors and is now employed as a professor.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Committee monitors the effectiveness of the doctoral program and serves to provide advice and consent to the Director of the DPS Program.
  • [Other]
    Desc: Identify relevant events taking place at the same time when MBA classes meet. Obtain permission to bring relatively large groups of Pace students to these events.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Contributed to the mission of the Lubin School of Business to bring MBA students to programs in New York City that enhance the exposure to the business and academic communities and which contributes to their learning experiences while studying at Lubin. Additionally, several events taking place were brought into the classroom through live online connections. A sample includes: 1) Mr. Adil Zainulbhai --Advisor to the Prime Minister of India and Chairman of the new Quality Council of India. Topic: Modi's Five Waves of Change-- Each wave has the potential to boost India's GDP by at least a half percentage. Location: Columbia University Club, CHAZEN INSTITUTE, Oct, 6, 2014 2) Mr. Tom Doctoroff-- CEO, JWT Asia Pacific; Author, Twitter Is Not a Strategy: Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing; Topic The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum--Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing in China's Digital Age. Location: Columbia University Club, Nov. 11, 2014 3)SPEAKERS--Manuel Aguirre, Managing Director Latam, CH2M Hill Roberto Alexander, President, IBM Argentina Roberto Alvarez Roldan, Former Regional Executive, Accenture; President, ARGENCON Juan Jose Campanella, Producer, Mundoloco; Oscar winner for “The Secret in Their Eyes” Mariano Dolhare, President, Hewlett-Packard Company, Argentina Sergio Kaufman, President, Accenture Argentina Gabriel Martino, President, HSBC Argentina Sebastian Mocorrea, Vice President, IBM Latin America Beatriz Nofal, Former President of Argentina's National Agency for Investment Development; Argentine Economist Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas Juan Waehner, President, Telefe Argentina Roberto Wagmaister, President & CEO, Grupo ASSA Topic: ARGENCON: The Future of Argentina - Successfully Serving Global Clients Americas Society / Council of the Americas Location: Live connection to Americas Society / Council of the Americas via internet, November 05, 2014 4)Speakers-- Ernesto Zedillo former President of Mexico; currently Director of Yale University's Center for the Study of Globalization Thomas “Mack” F. McLarty III Charmain, McLarty Associates Christopher Sabatini Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (Moderator) Topic: NAFTA at 20 Years Location: Live connection to Americas Society/Council of the Americas via internet, Spring, 2014 5) Former Foreign Minister of Japan -- Topic: Japan and its business relations in a more dangerous Asia Pacific Region Location: Japan Society, NYC. Fall 2014.
  • And a few words from my friendly “employers”: [Other]
    Desc: And a few words from my friendly “employers”: That's all great activity and accomplishment Robert. Congratulations. I hope you got some R and R too! and Complements from colleagues: And a few words from my friendly “employers”: That's all great activity and accomplishment Robert. Congratulations. I hope you got some R and R too! (and) It sounds like an interesting but highly theoretical discussion. It is terrific that you were included in such an interesting group of people thereby raising awareness of Pace. Neil Robert, your knowledge of trade always impresses me and, more important, I see that you enjoy the discussions. Glad to see it. Dan Your note on monetary policy is enlightening. Mary (and) Thanks for offering the opportunity at Columbia to the students. Mary President of the Global Business and Technology Association: I would also like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for your support and cooperation. It has been a pleasure working with you. (N. Delener)
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Comments in response to notes and lists from me on various activities, presentations, discussions, publications, and Conference Chairmanships
  • Lubin TAP Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Reviewed dossiers of all candidates. Formed personal opinion. Participated in discussions at the TAP Committee meeting. Cast votes on all candidates.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: After detailed review, the Committee voted on the candidacies of all applicants for tenure and/or promotion.
  • [Other]
    Desc: Being located in New York City is one of the great advantages possessed by the Lubin School of Business. This year, I brought the benefits of these advantages to Lubin Students in a variety of ways. 1) I took an entire class to a program at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs on cyber security issues in global business competition. 2) I linked with the Carnegie Council to my class over the internet for a live presentation by Nobel Prize winning Columbia University Professor Edmund Phelps on “Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change”. 3) I enabled Lubin students to attend the all day 2013 China Leaders Forum at which I was one of the main speakers. 4) I informed students about a series of relevant programs, some of which I also attended, organized and hosted by the Japan Society, the Asia Society, the Museum of American Finance, and Baruch College of the City University of New York at which the recently graduated DPS students and now adjunct professor at Pace Vijay Sampath was one of the speakers. 5) I also advertised programs promoted by colleagues such as Professor Markovitz's “Interactive Direct Marketing Lab” program.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: These opportunities and activities are a useful addition to our graduate students' Pace University education. It also adds lively activities to courses both when an entire class goes on location and when an activity is brought into the classroom. Students who attend programs as individuals rather than as a part of the group indicate that they were very pleased to have done so and that they learned a lot from the speakers. In addition, some of the programs add to the students cross cultural experiences.
  • [Other]
    Desc: This year, more so than the past, I made a point of providing special recognition to Pace MBA student and Pace alumni successes. These included verbal congratulations, congratulatory letters, hosting lunch meetings at the faculty dining room and a celebratory dinner at a restaurant in Manhattan. The persons involved included 1) Ketki Mankame named outstanding International Business major; 2) Joshua Michaelman, Douglas Kohn, Ioannis Vrontakis who were outstanding Discussant students in one of my courses; 3) George L. DeFeis, one of my doctoral students who is now also a Lubin adjunct faculty member; 4) Maulikumar Patel, an MBA graduate, whom I helped get into the Columbia University's School of International Affairs; 5) Mr. Kirtan Stoute whom I helped get into a Columbia University Graduate Program; 6) Professor Charles Richardson, whose dissertation committee I chaired and who recently was selected for a distinguished faculty fellow program by the American Council on Education; 7) Doctor Joel Rosenthal, President of the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs who was awarded an honorary Doctor Science Degree in Social Sciences by Edinburgh University; 8) Doctor Tae Yun Um, my formal graduate assistant and Lubin Doctoral student and recently Counselor of the South Korean Embassy.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: These recognition of the accomplishments of our current students, recent graduates, and others associated with or working with the Lubin School of Business emphasize the high quality performances of the individuals involved, reflect positively on the contributions made to them by the Lubin School of Business Faculty and add to maintaining favorable relationships with and reputations of everyone involved.
  • Lubin TAP Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Review Tenure and Promotion dossiers of all candidates. Make a presentation and participate in discussions on the credentials of all candidates at the TAP meeting.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Decisions were reached and recommendations concerning all candidates.
  • New MBA student orientation [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Joined with Prof. Randi Prulick for a one-half day orientation program for newly enrolled MBA students. This involved participating in conducting the "Cultural Dilemmas" exercises and presentations concerning the Marketing and International Business majors in the MBA program. (January 2012) At the September 2012 orientation program, I again represented the International Business and Marketing majors in the MBA program and held brief discussions with students interested in those fields of studies.
  • [Other]
    Desc: Responded to request to evaluate vendor proposal for pedagogical modules for faculty and for MBA students on the issue of "Sustainability".
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I recommended use of the module for training faculty (that is, training the trainers) if a sufficiently large number of professors opt to participate.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Global Ethics Day [Program Organizer]
    Desc: Entered Pace University into the inter-university "Global Ethics Day (Week) " programs organized by the think tank Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs. Pace University was listed and featured together with many other participating universities that included Yale, Columbia, University of California at Berkeley, NYU, US Military Academy (West Point), Naval War College of the United States, etc. After the events, the President of the Carnegie Council wrote to me: Dear Robert, Delighted that you and Pace University participated in this way. You have been a most supportive colleague over these past years. We look forward to more opportunities in the future! Warm regards, Joel Rosenthal President Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: In addition to the online publicity for Pace University, I added ethics-focused content to my classes during this period. Lectures and discussions on Global Ethics in my classes were influenced by the following: Readings 1) Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2013: Executive Summary. 2) Joseph Stiglitz, Ethics, Market and Government Failure, and Globalization. Video 1) Bjorn Lomborg - Tackling Global Warming and Doing Good. Forum Attended by Dr. Vambery 1) 8th Global Justice Forum at Columbia Law School, October 17th, 2014—Income Inequality. Link to Carnegie Council Program: 1)Martin Wolf, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis. After the events,the President of the Carnegie Council wrote to me: Dear Robert, Delighted that you and Pace University participated in this way. You have been a most supportive colleague over these past years. We look forward to more opportunities in the future! Warm regards, Joel Rosenthal President Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs
  • Global Ethics Day [Program Organizer]
    Desc: Entered Pace University into the inter-university "Global Ethics Day (Week) " programs organized by the think tank Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs. Pace University was listed and featured together with many other participating universities that included Yale, Columbia, University of California at Berkeley, NYU, US Military Academy (West Point), Naval War College of the United States, etc. After the events, the President of the Carnegie Council wrote to me: Dear Robert, Delighted that you and Pace University participated in this way. You have been a most supportive colleague over these past years. We look forward to more opportunities in the future! Warm regards, Joel Rosenthal President Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: In addition to the online publicity for Pace University, I added ethics-focused content to my classes during this period. Lectures and discussions on Global Ethics in my classes were influenced by the following: Readings 1) Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2013: Executive Summary. 2) Joseph Stiglitz, Ethics, Market and Government Failure, and Globalization. Video 1) Bjorn Lomborg - Tackling Global Warming and Doing Good. Forum Attended by Dr. Vambery 1) 8th Global Justice Forum at Columbia Law School, October 17th, 2014—Income Inequality. Link to Carnegie Council Program: 1)Martin Wolf, The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis. After the events,the President of the Carnegie Council wrote to me: Dear Robert, Delighted that you and Pace University participated in this way. You have been a most supportive colleague over these past years. We look forward to more opportunities in the future! Warm regards, Joel Rosenthal President Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs
  • Pace University Research Day [Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Provided selected samples for display and discussion of my ongoing research projects and recent refereed publications at the 2014 Pace University Research Day. Displayed and presented four different projects and recent publications.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The Pace University Research Day recognizes, promotes and encourages academic research by the faculty of our University.
  • Doctoral Committee [Chairperson]
    Desc: Chair person on doctoral dissertation of candidate Taranza Ganziro on a topic that is of considerable research interest of mine also: “The Exorbitant Burden--The Impact of the U.S. Dollar's Reserve and Global Currency Status on the U.S. Twin-Deficits”.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Monitoring and enhancing development of what is evolving to be an important dissertation.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member [Committee Member]
    Desc: Member of dissertation committees of DPS candidates, Sophie Kauffman and Dawn Muller. Both candidates have defended their dissertations successfully. Doctor Kauffman already graduated while Ms. Muller is working on minor revisions under the supervision of her Chairman, Professor Gopalakrishna.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: It always gives me great joy when a doctoral candidate successfully completes this substantial education endeavor. Of course, the candidate feels both joy and enormous relief. In some projects, the advice given at the original proposal defense and the eventual final defense varies in magnitude and importance but typically contributes to moving forward the candidates' efforts toward project completion.
  • [Various Activities]
    Desc: During the year, I participated in a variety of activities such as the Lunch and Learn Sessions; a "Veterans in the Classroom" program; the Dinner in Pleasantville celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pleasantville campus; the MBA Learning Goals Assessment Project; a visit to the Entrepreneurship Lab; Lubin Faculty Council Meetings; New York Faculty Council Meetings; etc.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Participation by faculty members in these activities contributes to the life of the University. They provide information to the University about programs and faculty members. They also provide me with updates about the life of the University in ways that enhance my ability to contribute to Pace University's progress.
  • [Pace Research Day]
    Desc: Participated extensively in the 2013 Pace Research Day the purpose of which was to feature faculty members' current research. In the display that I brought to the program, I featured several work-in-progress projects and I also displayed four recently published refereed works. I was available to describe and discuss both the already published and the currently being developed works.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I contributed to the successful operation of this first Pace University Research Program and already received an invitation to participate in the 2014 project. In my Pace Research Day presentations I displayed, in addition to materials from current research projects, several recently published refereed research publications.

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs [Member]
    Desc: Attended and monitored 3 discussion presentations by 3 generals of the US military discussing issues of military preparedness, the economics and management of utilizing huge amounts yet limited funds for the US military and the national defense, levels of preparedness, the conduct of war and issues of just wars and ethics for the military.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Also:Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey. Former Defense Secretary of State Chuck Hagel; Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster; From Nuclear Deterrence to Disarmament: Evolving Catholic Perspectives Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs These contacts and my previous participation on a Voice of America panel on US-China conflicts contributed significantly to my ability to prepare the Best Paper Award Winning conference presentation entitled: "War, Diplomacy and International Business: the Intersection of Belligerence and Friendship in US- China Relations".
  • Voice of America [Discussant]
    Desc: Panelist with China specialists on currently evolving conflicts between China and the US.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Panel discussion was broadcast on the Voice of America and continues to be available. Subsequent to the broadcast, I prepared an 8000 words long paper entitled "Belligerence or Friendship". This will be the source of a further presentation and publication.
  • US Department of State [Presenter and Discuassant]
    Desc: The year 2013 witnessed the continuation of my involvement with programs of the US Department of State.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: I continue to be called upon to meet with international visitors hosted by the US Department of State. China and Japan seemed to continue to be the countries from which I am asked to exchange ideas with the visitors. Economic growth and trade topics receive most attention.
  • US Department of State [Presenter and Discussant]
    Desc: The year 2012 witnessed the continuation of my involvement with programs of the US Department of State. Two significant activities took place during 2012. The first was a half day presentation and discussion with a delegation of Directors of 9 Chambers of Commerce from Tunisia and the US Department of State Officials. The presentations were delivered in English with consecutive translations and some French language comments from me. International trade issues, international competitiveness and US-Tunisian relations in the after the Arab Spring period were the major topics. Secondly, this year I was asked to meet with a scholar (a professor of international business) from the People's Republic of China hosted by the US Department of State. The meeting was assisted by the Asia Society and took place at their Park Avenue headquarters. Somewhat similarly to other recent meetings with PRC scholars. Discussions focused on the issues of US-China trade relations, the handling of the challenges of globalization by US corporations and my comparisons of America's versus China's approaches to the prevailing international economic crisis. Interestingly, the visitor held an optimistic outlook about the near term future of the USA while I held an optimistic outlook about the near term future of the PRC.
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