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May 8, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
5 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A
6 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
Location - Ivey Business School (1255 Western Road, London, ON)
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* This event is sponsored by the Bob Britney Lecture Series
Offshoring has already transformed the manufacturing sector, and the offshoring of services is expected to be a far bigger wave of change. More than moving call centres and basic business processes to another part of the world, the globalization of services is a fundamental reorganization of work, giving companies access to the best combination of talent, resources, and local markets. Ivey Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy will reveal the drivers behind this new trend; an explanation of how it affects countries, industries, firms and people; and advice on how companies can feel at home on this enormously fertile ground of opportunity.
Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy is the ninth Dean of the Ivey Business School and holds the Lawrence G. Tapp Chair in Leadership. He comes to Ivey from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where for the past 10 years he has led the William Davidson Institute (WDI), a non-profit research and educational institute that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging market economies. During the same time, Kennedy served as the Director of the Ross School Global Initiative and as the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration at Ross, teaching corporate strategy and international business courses in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. A well-known scholar, speaker, and educator, Kennedy’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in developing countries. He is a graduate of MIT, Stanford and Harvard, and taught at Harvard Business School for 10 years prior to joining the Ross School of Business.