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Unlocking the Ivory Tower - Management Research can Transform your Business

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8:30am - 9:30am
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

Unlocking the Ivory Tower – making management research accessible to those actually managing organizations, and interpreting that knowledge for practical application is a continuing challenge in today’s economy. In their new book, Eric Ball and Joseph LiPuma meet that challenge as they act as field guides and interpreters to bridge the divide between scholarship and practice, as they address research on strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, organizational theory, international business, innovation, and finance. Both have helped create, develop, and run organizations and they have executive experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, and entrepreneurship in international contexts. They bring that combined knowledge to help managers who are faced with responsibilities for functional and staff management, as well as developing strategies for growth, leading teams, and staying competitive in evolving industries and markets globally. Bring your questions for Eric and Joe and join them in the Crawford Family Forum as they talk with Claremont Graduate University’s professor of management, Bernie Jaworski about how to open the doors of that Ivory Tower and put research to work.  


Bernie Jaworski, Interim Dean and Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and Liberal Arts in the Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.


Eric R. Ball, PhD: Senior Vice-President, Treasurer and member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows at Oracle. In 2011 he was named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by the editors of CRO and Treasury & Risk Management magazines. He is a graduate of Claremont’s Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Joseph A. LiPuma, DBA:  Associate Professor and Director of the International MBA Program at EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France

7:45am - Breakfast
8:30am - Program

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

This program is a Drucker Business Forum co-presented by SCPR and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University