The Center for International Business Education and Research
and the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development
of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in
partnership with the ICN Ecole de Management and Groupe
de Recherche en Gestion Nancy-Metz, France will hold a research
colloquium in Atlanta, Georgia, October 19-20, 2006.
The Colloquium raises the key question of the role which
multinational enterprises play in the conception and implementation
of sustainable development policies, in the context of economic
globalization. Because of the size and scope of their transborder
activities, multinationals are global environmental actors
and stewards. Their corporate strategies can accelerate
or slow the sustainable development process. Contrasting
U.S. and European-based multinational enterprises' roadmaps
will yield innovative solutions for one of the key issues
of our era.