India prof at Tabor to lecture on business trends Jan. 20

Jayakar Dalavai, a business professor and management expert from India and the inaugural lecturer in Tabor College?s ?scholar in residence? program, will speak on ?The Causes and Consequences of the Global Meltdown and Outsourcing: An Ominous Sign for the Future of America? at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The lecture will be in the Chapel-Auditorium, located on the second floor of the H.W. Lohrenz Building on the Hillsboro campus. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Dalavai, who is teaching management skills and mentoring students about the changing global business environment during Interterm, Jan. 5-28, says his public lecture will be ?both educational and motivational.?

?The changing global environment has imposed on us changes in our ethos about our social and business functions,? Dalavai said. ?We are facing competition from emerging economies, impacting our standards of business operations and cultural settings. Multicul?turalism, diversity and global economic changes are causing us to shift from our economic philosophies. Our technological advancement is now based on outsourcing rather than internal resources.

?I believe the public would be able to learn about these emerging issues from this lecture.?

After earning his bachelor?s degree in mathematics in India, Dalavai came to the United States in 1963 and went to work for what is now Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways. He worked with the company for 17 years and was an information-technology and management consultant for more than 10 years.

Dalavai obtained his U.S. citizenship in 1981. He returned to India in 2005, where he taught business and management courses and served in administrative roles at the university level.

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