S. Tamer Cavusgil

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The Robinson College of Business professor S. Tamer Cavusgil and Thomas L. Friedman, Pulitzer Prize winning author and New York Times columnist, are to receive honorary doctorates at a Belgium university May 28.

Hasselt University of Hasselt, Belgium, is to confer the honorary degree on Dr. Cavusgil in recognition of his contributions to international marketing and business.

Mr. Friedman is to receive the degree for his extensive writing on foreign affairs including global trade, the Middle East, globalization, and environmental issues. He has won the Pulitzer Prize three times.

Dr. Cavusgil holds the Fuller E. Callaway professorial chair at Georgia State University’s Robinson College and is executive director of the university’s Center for International Business Education and Research. He is author or co-author of more than a dozen books and 200 journal articles on international business.

Hasselt offers a wide variety of academic programs including business economics. It has numerous bilateral cooperation agreements with universities in Brazil, Canada, China, Jordan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Vietnam and South Africa.

In January, Dr. Cavusgil was awarded the “Decade Award” with Gary Knight of Willamette University for their paper appearing in the Journal of International Business Studies in 2004.

The award recognizes the most influential paper published in the journal over the course of the prior 10 years. Their paper is titled “Innovation, organizational capabilities and the born global firm.” Dr. Knight was Dr. Cavusgil’s doctoral student when the two researched and wrote the paper.

The Decade Award was initiated at the 1996 annual conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and is selected by the academy’s board of directors.

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