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The Tayloe Murphy Center encourages successful business growth on a global basis. The center develops and implements educational programs and research projects that broaden the business executive’s understanding of international issues, enabling the manager to respond effectively to international opportunities.
In pursuit of this mission, the center:
Educational Programs The center is identifying executive development needs concerning problems or opportunities in international business. The needs are met by executive development programs offered by the Darden School and the faculty from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia.
Broad-Based Research The center promotes the study of international business through the faculty of the Darden School by providing staff research capabilities, editing, and direct field research support. Currently, the center is engaged in the following activities:
Research and Scholarship Two international business casebooks are in preparation by Professors Mark Eaker and Faith Rubenstein. They will be published by Southwest College Publishing.
Casewriting Cases on international business issues are being written with the assistance of the center. Others are being translated for use abroad. These cases will be distributed world-wide through the Darden Case Distribution Center. Faculty assist international business schools in learning to write and teach with business cases.
Faculty Exchange Program Faculty from Asian, European, Latin American and African business schools have been recruited to bring their cases, research, and courses to Darden; the center also arranges for Darden faculty to teach in international settings. The Darden faculty reported visiting teaching appointments, speeches, or presentations in 43 countries during the past six years, many assisted by the center.
Student Exchange Program The center has established M.B.A. student exchange programs with leading business schools in six countries: Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Singapore, and Belgium.
Executive Education Efforts are underway to establish new management and executive education programs for international clients, either through new open enrollment programs, or in single company or consortium formats.
Business Outreach The center sponsors events which bring international speakers to Virginia business audiences.
Globalization The center sponsors various student and faculty activities which enhance the Darden School’s internationalization.
The center honors a prominent Virginia businessman, civic leader, and legislator, W. Tayloe Murphy, who died in 1962. Activities at the center are financed by endowment income, state funds, and grants from businesses that sponsor specific research projects. The endowment funds were provided by friends of W. Tayloe Murphy and by the Virginia business community.
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