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SoBA MBA interns to aid in study of regional investment impacts in historic signing with Japan and County of Riverside

(June 30, 2010)

The signatories of the agreement between Japan, Riverside, and SoBA included David W. Stewart, dean of the UCR School of Business Administration

The UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA) participated in a historic signing with the nation of Japan to perform the first study of foreign direct investment impacts in the County of Riverside. Through the study, the county seeks to boost regional economic development and investment, as well as create more jobs.

The study will involve five SoBA MBA program interns, to be led by Dean David W. Stewart as their faculty advisor. The students (Yasar Numan Aksanyar, Rajan Garg, Jamie Morgan Lacy, Keerthi Madhav Rasineni, and Cong "Steve" Zhou), who were recruited by MBA Career Services Director Monica Martin, were recognized at the signing ceremony. They will be working this summer with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency's Office of Foreign Trade. Also joining SoBA at the signing as sponsors were the Riverside Chamber of Commerce, The Press-Enterprise, and the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership.

Stewart cites this partnership as an example of how having a business school at a world-class research university may benefit a region's economy.

The MBA interns, from the left: Cong (Steve) Zhou, Keerthi Madhav Rasineni, Yasar Numan Aksanyar, Dean David W. Stewart, Consul General Ihara, Rajan Garg, Jamie Morgan Lacy

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