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Next Generation Conferences

The Next Generation is a three-year series of conferences designed to prepare “next-generation” business leaders and scholars who are focused on innovations in global business practices.

The program aims to inspire and develop a new generation of scholars to pursue research on leading issues of global competiveness.

The inaugural conference, “Innovating the Global Supply Chain,” in April 2011 welcomed more than 90 thought leaders from academia and the private sector. “Brands and Branding in Law, Accounting and Marketing” and “Global Private Investing: Navigating Complexity, Maximizing Results” followed in April and December 2012 respectively with over 100 academics and industry representatives in attendance. A forth conference, “Tax-Efficient Supply Chain Management” will again convene scholars and practitioners in April 2014 to discuss effective integration of global tax planning into overall supply chain management.

Each conference in the Next Generation series includes special sessions dedicated to junior faculty research. Most often this takes the form of an invitation-only roundtable following the conference for junior faculty from UNC and universities around the world. They presented and shared research findings and ideas and discussed challenges and opportunities they face in pursuing their research.

For information on upcoming Next Generation events, contact Global Business Center Executive Director Julia Kruse at 919.962.4929 or krusej@unc.edu.

This program is supported by a Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) grant from the US Department of Education and the UNC European Union Center of Excellence grant from the European Union.