College of Management Professor and Dean Will Lead 2013 International Smart Sourcing Conference
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
Brookville, N.Y. - LIU Post’s Shailendra Palvia, professor of management information systems, and Andrew Rosman, dean of the College of Management, will play key roles in this year's 11th annual International Smart Sourcing Conference to be held August 8 and 9, 2013 in Atlantic City, N.J. Dr. Palvia, a professor of management information systems and scholar of global IT management and global sourcing of services at LIU Post, is serving as the World Conference Chairperson; and Dr. Rosman will be a keynote speaker at the conference.
The conference is organized by the Center for Global Outsourcing, or CGO, which has as its mission to “facilitate the emergence of a harmonious global village with maximum economic equity, while advancing knowledge of the benefits of global outsourcing to business, and to help businesses understand how to realize those benefits.” CGO was co-founded by Dr. Palvia in 2001. He has been president and CEO since 2004.
During Dr. Palvia's career, he has served as director of Management Information Systems at LIU Post from 1997 to 2004. He has authored more than 150 articles in top tier refereed journals such as Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Information & Management, Communications of AIS; conference proceedings; and books. He has also co-edited four books on the theme of global information technology and electronic commerce management. He is currently co-editing a book titled Global Sourcing of Services: Strategies, Issues and Challenges. He is a founding editor of the Journal of IT Case and Application Research (JITCAR), recognized as a world-class journal in its field. Since 2002, he has chaired the annual international smart-sourcing conferences organized by CGO. These conferences have been held in U.S.A., India and South Korea. Dr. Palvia has been invited speaker to conferences in several countries including Italy, Germany, Thailand, Russia, India, and U.S.A.
According to Dr. Palvia, the aim of these annual conferences is to “facilitate knowledge sharing and networking among diverse stakeholders in the global sourcing industry – practitioners, researchers, government officials, and consultants.”
Dean Rosman has a Doctor of Philosophy in business from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University. He was an administrator and professor at UConn for over 20 years, having received an academic appointment in 1989. Prior to that position, he worked in public accounting and at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, which was followed by earning a Ph.D. One of only two UConn faculty members in the School of Business to achieve the award of “Teaching Fellow,” Dr. Rosman also received two international teaching awards from the United States Distance Learning Association, and published research that has appeared in such top tier journals as Journal of Accounting and Economics, Academy of Management Journal, and the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. A widely published scholar in his field, he has been on the editorial boards of two education journals, and is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Accounting Education. He was a member of the Executive Board of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Connecticut Chapter. He also consulted with one of the Big 4 accounting firms to design active student-centered training for both online and face-to-face delivery.
"Our world’s educational landscape at all levels has been undergoing phenomenal changes for the last two decades," notes Dr. Palvia. "Internet-based innovations in education have changed how the industry provides teaching material, answers student questions, administers quizzes and exams, provides availability of student grades, and offers professor-to-student and student-to-student interactions. Given these continuing changes, what is the future of different stakeholders in the education industry – professors, students, administrators, governments, companies?”
According to Dean Rosman, “My presentation will, in an even-handed way, compare traditional and technology-based learning environments with particular focus on the way that outsourcing has transformed teaching in a very different way than it has transformed other aspects of academics’ responsibilities including research. The role of outsourcing on teaching and learning will be critically examined to evaluate how the new frontier that is now available to faculty has affected the academic profession, the role of faculty, and the overall learning opportunities for students."
The theme of this year's conference is Global Sourcing of Financial Services and Health Care. While most outsourcing is still domestic, countries such as India, Ireland, Israel, Russia, China and the Philippines have become top destinations. The conference is sponsored by Polaris Financial Technology with headquarters in India and major operations in North America. The conference is also sponsored by Finance Tech, a global sourcing vendor based in Mexico. In addition to presenting a paper, Dr. Palvia will be also moderating and chairing a session on Critical Issues Facing Clients and Vendors of Global Sourcing.
Harrah's Casino Resort in Atlantic City will host the event. For more information visit www.outsourceglobal.org
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