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NEW INDUSTRY CENTRE FOUNDED


December 1, 2000
By Pulp & Paper Canada

ATLANTA, GA — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced that its Board of Trustees has approved the funding of its 16th Center for Industry Studies. The newest centre will study the paper industry…

ATLANTA, GA — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced that its Board of Trustees has approved the funding of its 16th Center for Industry Studies. The newest centre will study the paper industry and be called the center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS). It will direct the industry-focused business schools from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the technical capabilities of the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) on the specific, current needs of the paper industry. The new centre will concentrate on business fundamentals affecting the global paper industry and will generate focused research. The Sloan grant of over US$2 million will be complemented by direct industry-based funding. An academic community that studies business issues and needs central to the industry will be created. The CPBIS will originally focus on five areas of interest: globalization, commercialization, community interactions, workplace transformation and enterprise effectiveness. Faculty from the Georgia Tech DuPree College of Management, the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College and IPST will contribute to the centre. Tom McDonough, senior research fellow, IPST, will be the Center’s director. James McNutt will be the executive director. McNutt was formerly ceo of Jaakko Poyry Consulting, North America.

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