KSU Business Dean Tim Mescon to moderate panel on leveraging alliances in a down economy

Tim Mescon‚ dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ will…

Georgia (Mar 3, 2003) — KSU Business Dean Tim Mescon to moderate panel on leveraging alliances in a down economy

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Abstract

Tim Mescon‚ dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ will moderate a panel Thursday‚ March 6 entitled "Leveraging Alliances in a Down Economy for Profitable Growth." The panel discussion is the 2003 kickoff event for the Southeast Chapter of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP.)



The event will allow senior level executives involved with alliances to share knowledge about best practices and meet professional peers. The attendees are expected to represent a broad range of industries.



The panel includes David Parsons‚ vice president‚ Americas Enterprise Solution Alliances‚ Hewlett−Packard; Bill Wilkison‚ director of Alliance Management for GlaxoSmithKline; Jim Nelson‚ director of Enterprise Integration Services‚ Worldspan; and John Varley‚ assistant general counsel for alliances at Delta Air Lines.



The panel topics are expected to include:



Whether the current economy makes an alliance strategy a "must have" necessity or a "like to have" luxury;

When to pursue an alliance as opposed to another alternative;

Whether recent issues with corporate governance and professional responsibility (e.g.‚ Enron‚ Andersen) pose special concerns; and

The top things you should −− and should not do −− in an alliance.

Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30. The event will be held at the Executive Dining Hall of the Hewlett−Packard Business Center on Perimeter Summit Blvd. in Atlanta.



For more information on the event‚ contact Brett Lockwood of Smith‚ Gambrell & Russell‚ LLP at 404−815−3674.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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