Eberly Students and Faculty Attend American Society for Competitiveness International Conference

Posted on 10/30/2014 3:46:53 PM

Members of the American Society for Competitiveness stand with John Hillen, a former U.S. assistant secretary of state. The American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) Conference was held in Tysons Corner, Va. from October 16 to 18, 2014.  

Administrators and faculty members from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology played a pivotal role in the coordination and operation of the conference, with Abbas Ali serving as executive director of the organization, Robert Camp serving on the board of directors, and Prashanth Bharadwaj serving as academic program chair. Several faculty and administrators from the Eberly College also presented papers and/or served as academic reviewers, session discussants, and session chairpersons.

There were 160 papers presented at the conference, with representatives from 54 different schools and 5 different countries.  

Fifty students from the Eberly College attended the conference—25 MBA students on Thursday and 25 sophomore business honors students on Friday. Students participated in luncheon programs that featured Dimitri Simes, president of the Center for the National Interest, and John Hillen, former U.S. assistant secretary of state.

As indicated on the ASC website, the principal objective of ASC is to foster education and knowledge in subjects related to competitiveness by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among educators, policy makers, and business people; and by encouraging and assisting research activities which advance knowledge about competitiveness practices and increase the available body of teaching and practice materials.

—Casey Lemmons