EMA faculty members presenting in London, Cambridge this summer

Later this summer, two members of the College's Economics, Management and Accounting Department will be presenting the results of their research at international conferences in Britain.

In mid-August, Dr. Mark Bagshaw will be presenting at the Ninth International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences where his topic will be "Attitudes Toward Initiative and Innovation: Indigenous Chinese Managers and Their ex-Pat Bosses in the Lower Yangtze Delta."

For some years now, Bagshaw has been investigating the cultural climate within Chinese firms where managers are non-Chinese. He has carried out many interviews on-site in China. The conference will be held at Bankside House, London School of Economics.

Brazil will be the focus of Professor Fraser MacHaffie's paper when he presents in July at the Fifth Global Conference on Business and Economics. The paper will describe how the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) has met the challenges faced by a stock exchange in an emerging economy and offer an assessment of success. In particular, he examines the performance of a newly created segment of the equities market where the Bovespa went ahead of current regulations and invited firms to adhere voluntarily to a higher level of corporate governance. The conference is to be held at New Hall College, Cambridge University.

Other members of the department are also contributing to the College's international involvement. Dr. Jacqueline Khorassani, associate professor of economics, has just returned from a sabbatical spent in Brazil where she was teaching at the Methodist University of Piracicaba and also undertaking research. Professors Grace Johnson and Jeremy Wang are teaching in China for most of the summer.