Faculty-Student Paper Accepted by Management Journal

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April 19, 2011 - 11:38am

A paper co-authored by Robert Guang Tian, Ph.D., associate professor of business, and David Pihlblad, a senior education major, has been accepted by the North American Business Press in its Journal of Management Policy and Practice.

“U.S. Economical Strategic Interests in Central Asia: Current Situations and Expectations for the Future” is based on the data collected for the term project of Dr. Tian’s macroeconomics class in fall 2009.

The paper discusses and probes the international economics theories and their implications in terms of U.S. and Central Asia region by analyzing what the benefits that both sides can get by international trading and cooperation. It demonstrates the significance of Central Asia to the U.S. as well as U.S. domestic economies and the economical connections with Central Asia region, trade history, and so on. It stresses the development of economical relationships between the two parties, analyzes the Central Asia region economical situation and the rationales that they keep good economical connections with US in terms of international trading and cooperation, as well as regional trading and cooperation. It highlights the U.S.’s major strategic economic interests in Central Asia region and why these interests are important to U.S.; and, discusses the current situation, the problems needed to be solved, and how to solve the problems identified.

Under the direction of Dr. Tian, Pihlblad wrote the paper in spring 2010 and presented the initial paper at the Business Research Consortium of Western New York (BRC) on April 17, 2010 at SUNY Geneseo. The paper was then revised several times according to the feedback from the conference and was submitted to the Journal of Management Policy and Practice for review in May 2010.

The Journal of Management Policy and Practice is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of business and economic knowledge by publishing, through a blind, refereed process, ongoing results of research in accordance with international scientific or scholarly standards. Articles are written by business leaders, policy analysts and active researchers for an audience of specialists, practitioners and students. 

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