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Game Global Continues

“Game Global” is a Finnish research project, originally developed by CPBIS Fellow Dr. Hannes Toivanen at Finland’s Lapeenranta University of Technology (LUT) to bring together an international team of researchers focused on the globalization of the pulp and paper industry. (Dr. Toivanen is now with the Finnish Ministry of Industry and Trade.) To date, two workshops have featured speakers from the United States, Finland, and Brazil and included visits to local paper manufacturing and pulping facilities. The objective of a planned third workshop will be to deepen this network and its research relationships. Aided by a Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Networking Grant, this meeting will be hosted by CPBIS in Atlanta on the Georgia Tech campus, May 7-8, 2007. The workshop, entitled “Game Global in the Pulp and Paper Industry – What Lies Ahead” will feature five speakers from Finland, Brazil, and Sweden, and at least five more from the U.S. It will also include a trip to a local paper manufacturing facility.

Expected participants include: Professor Jaana Sandstrom, LUT, Finland; Dr. Kalevi Kalecki, Vice Rector and Professor, LUT, Finland; Professor Paulo Zawisiak, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Professor Paulo Figueiredo, EBAPE, FGV, Brazil; Professor Ou Tang, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden; Professor Patrick McCarthy, Georgia Tech; Professor Steve Usselman, Georgia Tech; Professor Usha Nair-Reichert, Georgia Tech; Professor Joseph Buongiorno, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Professor David Sonnenfeld, Washington State University. All participants are Sloan Industry Studies Affiliates.

About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is an internationally recognized academic research center providing business knowledge of relevance to the global forest products industry. The CPBIS is cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.



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