CPBIS Introduces New Sponsorship Program
Since it was established in 2000, CPBIS, with the aid of financial support from the pulp and paper industry and significant grants from the Sloan Foundation, has succeeded in building a community of scholars who understand the pulp and paper industry and who have made significant contributions in the form of business knowledge that is highly relevant to the industry.
The heart of CPBIS lies in the continual advancement of business knowledge through research. This can only be accomplished by ensuring that the CPBIS Research Program has sufficient funds to continue to help support projects conducted by members of the CPBIS research community.
To be sure that the Center’s research is grounded in issues germane to the industry, the Center’s Board of Executives – consisting of CEOs, presidents, leading academics, and other very senior leaders from both inside and outside the Industry – works with the Center to review and identify research areas.
CPBIS has redesigned its sponsorship program so that it affords the pulp and paper industry with improved opportunities to not only support such knowledge creation but to better tap into that knowledge. The program is flexible, offering three levels of sponsorship: Partner (over $30,000), Affiliate ($10,000-$30,000), and Member ($5,000-$10,000).
CPBIS sponsors enjoy direct access to a growing body of new knowledge developed by the CPBIS academic community, as well as to the broader base of knowledge within the vast network of the Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Centers. Specific benefits available to Center sponsors include:
Advance Notice of Research Findings – Faculty completing CPBIS-funded research projects generally submit their findings to high-caliber, peer-reviewed journals within their disciplines. This process can take 12-18 months or longer. CPBIS sponsoring organizations will have access to the research reports as soon as they become available, without having to wait for formal publications to appear in the open literature.
Access to Staff and Faculty Expertise – CPBIS staff and faculty have expertise in areas covering a wide range of business, management, and economic issues. CPBIS will help sponsors gain access to this knowledge base by facilitating discussions with Center staff and Georgia Tech faculty experts.
Business Knowledge Through the Sloan Network – As a CPBIS sponsor, an organization will receive periodic updates on new research findings from other Sloan Industry Centers that are key to the pulp, paper, and forest products industries.
Student Projects – Sponsor organizations will have the opportunity to work with CPBIS faculty to identify a suitable project for student research.
Additional benefits of CPBIS sponsorship include waived registration fees for the CPBIS management development program and the CPBIS/IPST TechnoBusiness Forum. At the Partner level, sponsors will have access to a graduate student for a semester to conduct research that is of particular interest to the sponsor.
Affiliate Benefits – Annual Gift of $10,000 - $30,000
Member Benefits – Annual Gift of $5,000 - $10,000
If you would like to know more about the Sponsorship Program, or would like to have CPBIS visit your site to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Colleen Walker, associate director, at 404-894-5756 or Colleen.Walker@cpbis.gatech.edu.
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.