Executive Lecture Series

Attend a Thunderbird Executive Lecture on campus or live stream

Thunderbird’s faculty thought-leaders are known around the world for their innovative teaching methods, their academic and professional insights into global management and their unparalleled understanding of the nuances of regional business. Now is your opportunity to experience Thunderbird faculty in action during an upcoming Executive Lecture Series event on our Arizona Campus. 

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For additional information, contact our Admissions team at admissions.tbird@asu.edu or call +1 602 978-7100 or 800 457-6966.

**Leave your business card at the lecture check-in table for your chance to win a Thunderbird swag bag! Random drawing immediately following lecture.**


JULY
Rick Baer, PhD

DATE / TIME
July 19, 2016
6:00 - 7:30pm
(AZ time)

 

LOCATION
Thunderbird Campus 
- AT&T Auditorium

SPEAKER/TOPIC
Understanding the psychology of pricing
Join Rick Baer for this discussion of how people’s emotions impact their understanding of pricing. He will be sharing a number of principles that businesses use to maximize prices by capitalizing on the ways we think about prices—and will talk about how people often make irrational pricing decisions because psychology plays such a big role in the pricing process. And, finally, you’ll learn some of the rules of pricing sensitivity, based on some of these psychological insights. It should be a fun session with many examples from everyday pricing experiences.

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AUGUST
Rich Ettenson, PhD

DATE / TIME
August 9, 2016
6:00 - 7:30pm
(AZ time)

LOCATION
Thunderbird Campus 
- AT&T Auditorium

SPEAKER/TOPIC
Want your next international venture to succeed? Better check your ‘tudes.
One of the trickiest growth challenges companies face is to duplicate domestic business success in overseas markets. While some international expansion efforts are successful, we all know that far too many are not. At Thunderbird, we believe the rate of global business success can be improved. In this new and inspiring presentation, Thunderbird Professor Richard Ettenson will present his latest thought leadership research (just published in Harvard Business Review [Digital Article]) aimed at helping executives and companies improve their chances of overseas success.

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Previous Lectures

 

MAY

Mary Teagarden, Ph.D.

DATE / TIME
May 24, 2016
6:00 - 7:30pm (AZ time)

 

LOCATION
Thunderbird Campus 
- Yount Auditorium

TOPIC
Asia and Africa in the 21st Century
The proliferation of South-South trade has overshadowed North-South trade in the 21st Century. A compelling part of this story is Asian investment in Africa. In the past decade, African economic growth has surpassed Asian economic growth. This session will explore the dynamics that underpin these changes and conclude with a discussion of what the future holds.

JUNE

Denis Leclerc, Ph.D.

DATE / TIME
June 14, 2016
6:00 - 7:30pm
(AZ time)

LOCATION
Thunderbird Campus 
- Yount Auditorium

TOPIC
Diversity is the reality; Inclusion is the true leadership challenge
Global organizations understand that a diverse workforce can be the primary source of competitive advantage but leaders often fail to embrace differences.  During this presentation, Dr. Leclerc will engage participants in a discussion about what diversity is really all about and how inclusion is the real global leadership challenge of the 21st century.   


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