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The New China

Challenges and Changes in the New World Order 

Dr. Robert Robertson

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Program Summary

China will soon be the world’s largest economy—again. What does this mean for the United States and global human resource management? All companies large and small must understand the rise of the new China as an economic super power and the impact of the growing Chinese economy on the world. Specifically, the session will explore the impacts of the growth of the Chinese economy on the United States and identify issues and impacts associated with the growth of China on global human resource management.

Speaker Bio

Robert RobertsonRobert W. Robertson is the Director, Graduate Business Studies at Saint Leo University, Florida. In addition, he serves as a Visiting Faculty member with the University of Ljubljana in the Executive MBA program.

Dr. Robertson was the Dean, Bang College of Business and Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Futures at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (2005-2006). He has more than twenty years of management experience in the public sector in Canada leading award winning organizations.

Most recently, he served as the City Manager, City of Hamilton, Ontario an organization with more than 8,500 employees and a budget in excess of one billion dollars. Robertson has lectured at universities in China, Brazil, Canada, Central Asia and Europe and he is an invited speaker at conferences world-wide.

Robertson holds a Doctorate degree from Stirling University, Scotland (Management and Organization); Master of Studies in Law, Vermont Law School; Master of Public Administration, Dalhousie University; and, Master of Art, Eastern Kentucky University.
Dr Robertson’s research and consulting interests include corporate and strategic planning, business planning, quality management, continuous improvement, organizational behavior, economic development, public sector management, city planning and international business.

Dr Robertson has been elected as an Academician Fellow, International Project Management Institute and he serves as a Board Member of the Tampa Foreign Direct Investment Task Force. Recently, he received the Academic Administrator of the Year Award from Pearson Publishing.


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