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LSU’s Carol Carter and Ye-Sho Chen Have Papers Accepted for International Business Conference

05/17/2010 12:00 AM

BATON ROUGE – Ye-Sho Chen, director of LSU’s Emerging Markets Initiative and professor in the Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences, and Carol Carter, associate director of the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and instructor in the Rucks Department of Management, each had a paper accepted for the 2010 Academy of International Business Annual Meeting. The conference is scheduled to be held June 25-29.

Chen’s paper, “Soft Landing Curriculum of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets,” describes how the E. J. Ourso College of Business has collaborated with partners in the emerging markets of Brazil and China to develop an action-oriented program that will achieve objectives of a soft-landing curriculum. According to the paper, a soft-landing curriculum works to provide a platform for students and business communities to engage in entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Carter’s paper, “Understanding Training and Networking Needs of the Female Chinese Executive: An Exploratory Look at Management Issues,” states the influx of highly skilled and educated women in private companies and governmental entities has raised issues in China regarding the need for management training skills and the ability of Chinese female executives to network with their peers. Specifically, the paper explores the possibility of designing and providing a successful and profitable training package to Chinese female executives.

Carter said she was honored to be chosen to present at the conference.

“My interest in women in business has been ongoing for many years, but it was an academic-focused trip to China last summer that piqued my desire to learn more about the female Chinese executive,” Carter said. “I was able to interact with management faculty at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing and learned about the issues surrounding the training needs for these women.”

The Academy of International Business is a leading global community of scholars designed for the creation and dissemination of knowledge about international business and policy issues. Established in 1959, AIB has 3,372 members in 82 different countries around the world. Members include scholars from the leading academic institutions, as well consultants and researchers. For information about the 2010 meeting, visit

The Emerging Markets Initiative of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has the goal to help prepare future business leaders for cultural and academic exchanges, relations and economic growth with several of the world’s burgeoning financial powers. Highly qualified undergraduates and Flores MBA Program students are offered the opportunity to complete courses on campus and experience global markets through travel abroad. For more information, visit

The LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Fellows, LSU Executive Education and Social Entrepreneurship to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. A generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and Toni Stephenson made the continued development of the college’s entrepreneurship institute possible. For more information, visit or call 225-578-0313.

E. J. Ourso College of Business