Freeman hosts seventh meeting of research consortium
March 9, 2007
More than 40 scholars and administrators from across Latin America came together at the Freeman School on March 8–9 for the seventh meeting of the Latin American Research Consortium. Inspired in part by the growth of its faculty development PhD program, the Freeman School founded the consortium in 1995 to further its mission to promote scholarly research on Latin American markets and business institutions. The consortium today comprises a dozen highly respected academic institutions from across Latin America.
“The consortium highlights and distinguishes the Freeman School as a leader in business education and faculty development for the Latin American region,” says John Trapani, vice dean and director of the Goldring Institute of International Business. “No other U.S. or European university has had the involvement in or impact on Latin America that Tulane has had through the Freeman School’s faculty-development PhD program. The program has produced over 50 PhDs in the region and will graduate another 40 to 50 in the next five years.
This meeting of the consortium was unique in that in addition to showcasing scholarly research by faculty at member institutions, the meeting also featured a special dean’s workshop. Business deans from ESPOL (Ecuador), ICESI (Colombia), IESA (Venezuela), ITAM (Mexico), ITESM (Mexico), PUCP (Peru), Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina), Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), and Universidad Franciso Marroquin (Guatemala) gathered to discuss the role of scholarly research at their institutions and the challenges of faculty development.