UN Chief of Academic Impact Ramu Damodaran to keynote NJIT Fourth Annual Business Conference

November 17, 2014

"The Transforming Horizon: A Flat World Perspective for Business Today" is the theme of the Fourth Annual Business Conference presented by the School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Nov. 20, 2014, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Panelists and speakers representing a wide range of industries will discuss topics including technology in a flat world, the economic outlook for the New York-New Jersey region, and the face of global entrepreneurship. RSVP by Nov. 18 to: Lilia Lozarito, Lozarito@njit.edu; 973-596-8477.

"The dynamics of the marketplace in the New Climate Economy are changing rapidly and creating a chaotic and uncertain environment affecting core business behaviors, including basic corporate survivability, especially for small startups and entrepreneurs," said Reggie Caudill, Ph.D., Interim Dean of NJIT's School of Management. "The Fourth Annual Business Conference will address the challenges and issues imposed by the flat world perspective as defined by Thomas L. Friedman that characterize the current business landscape."

United Nations Chief of Academic Impact Ramu Damodaran will deliver the keynote address at 9:30 a.m. Damodaran's responsibilities also encompass outreach to, and partnerships with, the nongovernmental, academic and private sector constituencies in the context of the 70th anniversary commemoration of the United Nations. He also serves as Secretary of the United Nations General Assembly Committee on Information.

Other conference highlights include: Free deck parking is available at 154 Summit Street. For directions to the NJIT campus, please visit http://www.njit.edu/about/visit/gettingtonjit.php

The NJIT School of Management has been identified as a top 10 global research center in the management of technology in a study1 published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, a top-tier scholarly journal. The school is accredited by AACSB International--a The Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. Only one third of U.S. business schools are able to meet the rigorous quality standards of the AACSB.
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About NJIT

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks fifth among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to Payscale.com.

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