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12-17-2009

Clarkson University’s Lado in Uganda as Fulbright Scholar

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Clarkson University School of Business Professor Augustine A. Lado is teaching at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Mbarara, Uganda, as a Fulbright Scholar from October 2009 until August 2010.

A relatively new institution founded in 1989, MUST focuses on developing engineering- and science-based solutions to socio-economic development challenges.Professor Lado

At MUST, Lado is involved in curriculum development, teaching a course in strategy, mentoring graduate students, and collaborating with faculty. His work will enable Clarkson to forge stronger partnerships with MUST and other universities in Uganda.

Lado will also conduct research on how supply chain networks facilitate and promote entrepreneurship and social and economic development. This will build on his previous research into the role of technology transfer in promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries.

"There is little scholarly research documenting the potential of supply-chain networks for fostering and facilitating enterprise in emerging African economies," says Lado. "I am building on scholarship emphasizing the creation of interdependencies among businesses, civil society, universities and government to foster sustainable development."

Lado is one of the most prominent experts in his field. His scholarship in strategic management spans multiple boundaries of academic disciplines, including economics, organizational behavior and human resource management, entrepreneurship and philosophy. His articles are required reading for Ph.D. students in graduate business schools across the nation.

Lado taught at Cleveland State University’s College of Business Administration, before joining Clarkson University in 2002 as an associate professor of consumer and organizational studies.

He resides in Hannawa Falls, N.Y., with his wife, Betty Hinds (’07 MBA, Clarkson University), and sons Duku and Yengi.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. It promotes leadership development through learning and international cooperation.

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 150 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 300,000 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research in each others’ countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 6,000 grants are awarded annually.

The program was established by Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. It is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, which works with private non-profit organizations in the United States and with U.S. embassies and binational Fulbright Commissions abroad to administer the Program. Policy guidelines are established by the Presidentially-appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also selects the recipients of Fulbright awards.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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