These conferences are designed to facilitate an ongoing dialogue among U.S. management scholars and executives and their counterparts overseas. In addition to refereed competitive papers and keynote presentations by leading scholars and executives, a unique feature of the conference includes corporate sessions, on-site meetings held with CEOs and top management of leading industries. In the Netherlands, we met with executives of Phillips N.V. and Europort-Rotterdam. In Greece, sessions were held with management of Epiriotiki Shipping on board a ship of their fleet. In Hong Kong, we discussed current issues with the management MC Packaging, a global family firm, and with Computer Products, a Chinese subsidiary of an American-based company.

Designed for 150 people, the conferences are planned so that all attendees participate. A proceedings is published for each conference.