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About Charles Wankel
Dr. Charles Wankel, Professor of Management at St. John's University's Tobin College of Business, has received many awards for his research and service to the profession from the Academy of Management (AOM), the premier scholarly society for the discipline. His extensive business and international experience is used as a resource in his teaching. He is regularly a visiting researcher and lecturer in nations around the world. He has served as a Fulbright Fellow and with support from the United Nations Development Program and the Open Society Fund in Eastern Europe. In addition to his position at St. John's, he is Vice Rector at the Poznań University of Business in Poland and serves the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands as a dissertation committee member. He has served as an executive of his family's Manhattan-based Wankel's Hardware, founded in 1896 and currently ongoing. Among his clients are Fortune 50 companies, including IBM Learning Services (La Hulpe, Belgium, and Briarcliff, NY), McDonald's Corporation (where he has developed a program for 10,000 supervisors through its in-house Hamburger University, Oak Brook, IL), Prudential Insurance (intercultural training for expats), Ecodata (futuristic transportation modality alternatives study for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York), and Siberian oil companies. Over decades he has lectured in executive programs for the Columbia University School of Business in the US and abroad. Pro bono consulting assignments include re-engineering and total quality management programs for the Lithuanian National Postal Service’s 55 districts’ managers and on the establishment of an entrepreneurship program at the University of Latvia in Riga. He is the President of the 18,000+ member Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association (for 2012-2013). He is the incoming Co-Editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (Emerald). He has served on the editorial boards of many other journals, including Academy of Management Learning & Education, the Academy of Management Journal, and the European Journal of International Management.
Dr. Wankel has published and presented extensively. His Research in Management Education and Development series (Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC) includes Effectively Integrating Ethical Dimensions into Business Education (2011); Cutting-edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education: Teaching with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, and Blogs (2010); Being and Becoming a Management Education Scholar (2010); Management Education for Global Sustainability (2009); University and Corporate Innovations in Lifelong Learning (2008); New Visions of Graduate Management Education (2006); Educating Managers through Real World Projects (2005); The Cutting Edge of International Management Education (2004); Educating Managers with Tomorrow's Technologies (2003); Rethinking Management Education for the 21st Century (2002). His Palgrave Macmillan Global Sustainability Through Business series includes: Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequences (2012), Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative (2010). His Emerald Publishing Group Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education series includes: Misbehavior Online in Higher Education (2012); Transforming Virtual World Learning (2011); Higher Education Administration with Social Media: Including Applications in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni Relations, Career Centers (2011); Educating Educators with Social Media (2011); and Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media (March 2011). SAGE Reference multi-volume works include: Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009), winner of the American Library Association's Outstanding Business Reference Source of 2009 Award, and 21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook (2008). Textbooks include: Management (Prentice Hall, 1986); World-Class Managing: Two Pages at a Time (Fordham University Graduate School of Business, 1990); Kierowanie (Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne, 1994); and La Gerencia Dominicana en el Nuevo Milenio (Universidad Catolica, 1998). Books on social and ethical issues include: Anti-communist Student Organizations and the Polish Renewal (St. Martins Press, 1992); Innovative Approaches to Reducing Global Poverty (IAP, 2007); Global Sustainability Initiatives: New Models and New Approaches (IAP, 2008); Innovative Approaches to Global Sustainability (2008); Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy (2010); Emerging Ethical Issues of Life in Virtual Worlds (IAP, 2010); Ethical Models and Applications of Globalization: Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives (IGI-Global, 2011); Management Education for Integrity: Ethically Educating Tomorrow's Business Leaders (Emerald, Sept. 2011), and Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education (IGI-Global, 2012). Books on higher education in virtual worlds include: Higher Education in Virtual Worlds: Teaching and Learning in Second Life (2009), Transforming Virtual World Learning: Thinking in 3D (Emerald, 2011), and Engaging the Avatar: New Frontiers in Immersive Education (IAP, 2012). Also see: Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes (IGI-Global, 2011).
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This starts with engaging your avatar and is completed in a transformation in how you interact with the internet. Whether using the visual internet to learn or to interact with a customer about a product or service, this immersive interface can be a world that knows you and forms around your unique needs and interests.
2009 RUSA Outstanding Business Reference
Business in today′s world is increasingly diverse. Undertaking commerce, even by an individual, can mean working globally through a welter of new media with opportunities of all kinds rapidly appearing. The boundaries, scope, content, structures, and processes of a business activity can morph into completely different ones in the course of a project. Contemporary businesses, and certainly future businesses, find it incumbent upon them to fit within the requirements of environmental and economic sustainability of the others who inhabit our world.
With more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia of Business in Today′s World is packed with essential and up-to-date information on the state of business in our world. Not only does it reflect where business is, it also conveys the trajectory of business farther into the 21st century. These four volumes provide clear overviews of the important business topics of our time, ranging from culture shock to currency hedging, political risk, offshoring, and transnational corporations. The wealth of topics represent an integrated vision by the editor of a perplexity of functions, technologies, and environmental factors.
- Provides insight into the development and current business situation globally through articles on many individual countries
- Examines the processes, responsibilities, and ethics of business in the global market
- Offers entries written by experts from diverse fields
- Includes an appendix that looks at World Trade Organization statistics
- Presents a vast range of topics, including key companies, business policies, regions, countries, dimensions of globalization, economic factors, international agreements, financial instruments, accounting regulations and approaches, theories, legislation, management practices and approaches, and much more
- Competitive Forces
- Corporate Profiles
- Cultural Environments
- Economics of International Business
- Economic Theories of International Business
- Ethics, Corruption, and Social Responsibility
- Export/Import Strategies
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Globalization and Society
- Human Resource Management
- International Accounting
- International Finance
- International Monetary System
- International Trade
- Legal and Labor Issues
- Management and Leadership
- Manufacturing and Operations
- Political Environments
- Regional Economic Integration
- Supranational and National Organizations
The Encyclopedia of Business in Today′s World serves as a general, nontechnical resource for students, professors, and librarians seeking to understand the development of business as practiced in the United States and internationally.
This volume will share visions and partial realizations of the impact of the semantic Web and associated Web 3.0 features on higher education. This volume will provide accounts of cuttingedge pedagogic applications of the semantic Web with its extremely extensive use of interconnecting information technologies.
This volume includes articles from authors from around the world exploring topics such as: employing rationalist and casuistic approaches to the controversial topic of “virtual rape” yield an increased understanding of how virtual worlds ought to be designed, the relationship between the ethical and legal dimensions of virtual world users’ participation in “paratexts”, utilitarian consideration of harm and freedom in the case of virtual pedophilia, norms of research ethics in virtual worlds, the ethical implications of employing virtual worlds as tools for medical education and experimenting with healthcare services, the ethics of the collective action of virtual world communities, consideration of the virtue and potential of cosmopolitanism in virtual worlds, Deleuzian ethical approaches to the experience of the disabled in virtual worlds, the ethics of virtual world design, and the ethical implications of the “illusion of reality” presented by virtual worlds.