Visiting Scholar from Switzerland Presents "Doing Business In China"; Wells Fargo Business Executive Speaker Series Presents Dr. Peter Abplanalp

Published: October 20, 2006 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Dr. Peter Abplanalp (alp-la-nalp), a visiting scholar at Southern Utah University, from Olten, Switzerland, will be the presenter at the next installation of the University’s School of Business’s Wells Fargo Executive Speaker Series. October 25, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Starlight Room of the Sharwan Smith Center, Abplanalp will share his insights about doing business in China.

Incidentally, Abplanalp just returned from China, where he received the highest honor the Chinese government confers on foreigners--the Friendship Award—given to those who have made significant contributions toward China’s economic and social progress. He first visited China in 1994 as part of the Sino-Switzerland program and has since helped develop numerous business training and education programs throughout China. He has particular interest in the development of rural China. His experiences gathered over the last dozen years in establishing partnerships in China will be the focus of his presentation at SUU.

Dr. Abplanalp is the former president of the University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland, and is one of SUU’s international partners. As a visiting scholar at SUU, he is teaching international strategic management and leadership to SUU business students.

He has been a visiting professor at universities in Austria, China, Germany, North Korea and the United States. He is also an accomplished author, with several publications and a textbook in its fourth edition. Dr. Abplanalp received his academic training at the University of Basel (1973). He also did post-graduate work at Cornell University (New York) in 1978.

For more information on Abplanalp’s upcoming presentation, free and open to the public, contact Laurie Harris at the SUU School of Business at 435.586.5401.

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