Wed, Jun 23, 2021

7 PM – 8 PM (GMT+2)

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Join this session of the Gerhart Center Webinar Series titled "Business Diplomacy" featuring Raymond Saner, professor at the University of Basel.

Successful operations abroad depend on a company’s commercial prowess, financial resources, and competitive products and its ability to interact with non-business counterparts such as NGOs, academics, tribal leaders, or international organizations. It also depends on its ability to look for commonality of interests, prevention of conflict and identification of mutually beneficial activities which generate positive reputational capital for the company and positive social capital for non-business stakeholders. Business Diplomacy (BD) draws competencies from traditional diplomacy and international management and first appeared in Management Journals in early 2000.  

About the Speaker:
Raymond Saner is a Titular Professor at Basel University (Economics Department) and has taught at Sciences Po, Paris (Public Policy), and at Lüneburg University (Environmental Negotiations). His research projects focus on trade, international relations, organization and management, and socio-economic development (cooperatives). He is a reviewer of management journals and author of books and journal articles. He serves as an officer in professional organizations such as the Academy of Management (Board member of OD division (2002-2004), chair of Advisory Council of AoM to Board of Governors (2000-2002), and is member of the International Association of Applied Psychology (representative to the UN in Geneva). Raymond Saner is co-founder of CSEND, a Geneva-based NGRDO (nongovernmental research and development organization, 1993-present) accredited by ECOSOC and an expert working for international organizations such as WTO, the WB, UNDP, EBRD, ILO, UNICEF, BIS, government agencies from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, China, Brazil, the Netherlands and the EU Commission (DG Trade). 
 

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