Moore School of Business to host leading international scholars at 'Frontiers' conference

December 02, 2009

Global business experts, including economists, sociologists and political scientists, from the world's leading business schools and universities will convene in Charleston, S.C. December 3-5 to discuss a range of issues related to the current global economic crisis and the dramatic changes in the international marketplace. The interdisciplinary conference will be hosted by the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business and sponsored by the Academy of International Business and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

The event, which will be introduced by Moore School Dean Hildy Teegen and Moore School International Business Professor Gerald McDermott, will feature speakers and panelists from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the University of Chicago, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Columbia University, Duke University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, LMU Munich, IESE Business School, the University of Maryland, and the World Bank among others. In addition to Dr. Teegen and Dr. McDermott, Moore School Professors Andrew Spicer, Tatiana Kostova and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra will also serve as panelists.

Panel discussions will focus on a wide range of global economic and sociopolitical research issues, including:"Leading thinkers and researchers from the world's top business schools and universities play a critical role in helping policymakers and executives better understand the complex global issues and challenges that face international business today," Dean Teegen said. "The Moore School is an ideal host for such an event, as we continue to build a strong research agenda and make curricular advances in international business and sustainable enterprise and development."
About the Darla Moore School of Business

The Moore School of Business is among the highest-ranked business schools in the world for international business education and research. Founded in 1919, the school has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study-abroad programs, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was named for South Carolina native and New York financier Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman. For more information, visit

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