Happenings @ CORI
Staring in Fall 2011, the Division of Applied Social Sciences will begin offering a Graduate Certificate in the Economics and Sociology of Institutions and Organizations. The certificate can be part of a graduate degree program at the University of Missouri or a stand-alone program for someone who has previously earned or is pursuing a graduate degree elsewhere. CORI is one of the partnering organizations for the new certificate program and its research workshop.
On the CORI Calendar
July 24-25, 2011
CORI Fellow Harvey S. James, Jr., and CORI Director Michael Sykuta will be participating in workshops at the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association's annual meetings in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. James organized a session on "The ethics and economics of agrifood competition," during which Dr. James will present a paper on "Industrial Clusters and Agri-food Competition" and Dr. Sykuta will present a paper on "The Falacy of 'Competition' in Agriculture." Dr. Sykuta will also give a presentation on "Intellectual Property Rights: Issues of Enforcement, Licensing and Competition" in a session on "Intellectual property rights, new plant varieties and innovation".
May 19-21, 2011
The University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business, Division of Applied Social Sciences, and School of Law are jointly hosting an interdisciplinary conference on corporate governance, 19-21 May 2011 in Columbia, Missouri: “Corporate Governance: The Role of the Board of Directors in Understanding and Managing Disruptive and Transformational Technologies.” Keynote speakers include Renee Adams, Ed Zajac, David Haffner, and Tom Melzer. Check the link above for registration, accommodation, and other information.
March 10, 2011
CORI Director Dr. Michael Sykuta participated at the Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal's 2011 symposium at the Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law titled "The Big Squeeze: Small Business Financing During the Great Recession". Dr. Sykuta joined other scholars, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the effects of the recent financial crisis on small business financing and economic performance. Papers from the seminar will be published in a special issue of the EBLJ.