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Raj Raghunathan earned his PhD from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is currently employed as a professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin. Raj’s work juxtaposes theories from psychology, behavioral sciences, decision theory and marketing to document and explain interrelationships between affect and consumption behavior. Raj’s work has been published in top marketing and psychology journals such as, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, and others. His work has also been cited in the popular press, such as The New York Times, the Austin American Statesman, and Self magazine.
In this Facebook Live, Raj talks about Gross National Happiness (GNH) and how a nation can increase the happiness of its citizens.
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Deirdre Mendez is Associate Director for Cultural Programs at the Center for Global Business at the McCombs School of Business. In this role, Deirdre oversees the development and implementation of cultural adaptability programs to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. business. She is a member of the faculties of the McCombs departments of management and marketing. She worked as a consultant to U.S. corporations developing international strategies before coming to UT Austin. Since returning to academia, Deirdre has been a leader in work at McCombs to develop resources that strengthen students’ and executives’ adaptability to the international context.
In this Facebook Live, Deirdre gives examples of common challenges for individuals, teams, and companies operating in the global arena and answers questions on how to avoid and address culture-based problems.
Jim Nolen is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at UT since 1980. Jim has taught in the Mexico City and Dallas Executive MBA programs as well as IMADEC University in Vienna. Mr. Nolen has received numerous teaching awards. His research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship and corporate finance, including business valuation and mergers &acquisitions. Professor Nolen is the faculty advisor for Venture Fellows and the Entrepreneurs Society. Mr. Nolen has extensive executive education experience working with corporate clients such as Dell, Texas Instruments, Essilor, PetSmart, St. Jude Medical, USAA, Shell Oil, HB Zachry, Fedex-Kinkos and Motorola. Mr. Nolen serves on the board of directors of an independent bank, a recycling company and a medical distribution company.
John N. Doggett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management. He received his B.A. from Claremont Men’s College, his J.D. from Yale Law School and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. His research and teaching interests include international entrepreneurship, global competition and Sustainability and Energy. Since 1999, Professor Doggett has spent part of each summer and winter teaching courses on entrepreneurship and global competition in Austria, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Since the spring of 2003, Professor Doggett has led MBA students on annual two-week observation tours of the People’s Republic of China.
John Daly is the Liddell Centennial Professor of Communication, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, TCB Professor of Management, and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy. He has published more than one hundred articles and chapters in scholarly publications, and completed six books. Dr. Daly’s interests focus on practical ways of improving the communication skills of individuals. Thus, he has examined topics such as shyness, personality difference in communication, communication difficulties people experience in their personal and professional relationships, and ways people advocate for their ideas. Daly has served as editor of Communication Education and co-editor of Written Communication, as well as a member of the editorial boards of ten different academic journals. In recent years, he has worked with the White House on issues related to customer service and communication.
Prior to joining the University of Texas, Steve Courter served as the CEO and board member of Broadwing Communications in Austin, Texas. He led the successful sale of the company to Level 3 Communications in January 2007 for $1.8 billion. Mr. Courter had served as CEO and Chairman of NEON Communications from December 2000 to March 2005. He completed a capital restructuring in 2002 that led to the successful merger of NEON with RCN in March of 2005. Prior to joining NEON, Courter was CEO of Enertel, a facilities based network service provider in The Netherlands. From 1994 to 1998, Courter was based in Belgium as Vice President of Finance and Assistant General Manager of GlobalOne, a joint venture formed by Sprint, Deutsche Telecom and France Telecom. Earlier in his career, Courter worked for IBM Corporation and KPMG.
In this Facebook Live, Steve discusses the strategic implications of globalization and delves into the indicators that determine whether a company is taking strategic advantage of globalization.
Brian Lendecky is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at The University of Texas at Austin. He joined the department in 2006 and teaches Financial Accounting, Cost and Managerial Accounting, and the Tax Practicum course, the latter winning a 2008 Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Perry and a 2011 Tower Award. Brian Lendecky started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has subsequently managed accounting departments in the food manufacturing, energy, and medical supplies manufacturing industries. Brian is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas and is a proud alumnus of the McCombs School’s #1 ranked MPA program.
Last update on February 2019