Visiting professor to speak at Drake on innovation across cultures
Drake University will welcome Igor Dubina, visiting Fulbright scholar at The George Washington University's School of Business, for a lecture on "Innovation and Entrepreneurship Across Cultures" on Monday, April 11. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Theater (2875 University Ave.). (Dubina, at left. Photo from Drake.)
Dubina's talk will focus on the impact of national culture on innovative and entrepreneurial activity based on a review of over 200 cross-cultural studies on inventiveness, innovation and business practices.
Dubina, who is the author of seven books on creative decision solving and mathematical methods for social and economic research, received the 2008 National Education Support Foundation Award. He is also a twice-honored laureate of Russia's National Textbook Contest. He serves as associate professor of economic information systems and post-doctoral scholar at the Department of Theoretical Cybernetics and Applied Mathematics at Altai State University in Siberia, Russia.
The lecture is part of The Center for Global Citizenship "Global Perspectives" series at Drake, which aims to bring international scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds — including law, business, political science, sociology and agronomy — to the university.
For more information, visit the website for Drake's Center for Global Citizenship, drake.edu/international/cgc.