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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SU's Shipper Participates in Aspen Institute Business Education Symposium

Dr. Frank ShipperSALISBURY, MD---Dr. Frank Shipper, professor of management and marketing in Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, recently participated in The Aspen Institute’s 2014 Business Education Symposium, hosted by the Ford Foundation in New York.

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Shipper was one of only 60 invited from around the world to contribute to the symposium, designed to determine how business schools can best prepare students to lead companies in ways that foster a vibrant economy for all. Additional participants included professors from Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Stanford, and other universities, as well as business leaders from companies including Levi Strauss & Co., PepsiCo, Hitachi, and The Kroger Co.

This year’s three-part focus was responsible sourcing within supply chains; the roles of the public and private sectors in value creation and problem solving; and exceptional employment practices, particularly for front-line workers.

With his extensive research of employee-owned companies, Shipper’s expertise falls into the last category. He has researched extensively the shared governance and ownership management model and its role in many top companies, such as W.L. Gore and Associates, Herman Miller, Equal Exchange and TEOCO (The Employee-Owned Company). His studies have been referenced by national media, including MSNBC and The Wall Street Journal, and featured on The Aspen Institute’s CasePlace website.

His work has been translated into multiple languages and distributed to over one million people in more than 140 countries in the past five years. He also has received several grants and awards to continue his work, including The Foundation for Enterprise Development Grants, Rutgers University’s prestigious Louis O. Kelso and Kevin E. Ruble Fellowships, and a 2014 University System of Maryland Regents’ Award for research.

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