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    Gwanhoo Lee, Ph.D.
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Kogod School of Business Research Center for Information Technology and the Global Economy CITGE

Where IT and Globalization Intersect

CITGE is a research center that brings faculty, students, practitioners together to solve problems of IT management.

About CITGE

The Center for Information Technology and the Global Economy (CITGE) is one of American University's Kogod School of Business research centers whose goal is to bring faculty, students and real world practitioners together to solve the challenges of IT management. 

The CITGE mission is to develop new knowledge about managing information technology in global corporations by combining the intellectual capital of the Kogod School of Business with that of its partner corporations. CITGE conducts multidisciplinary research that is relevant to the ongoing issues and challenges on information technology management and CITGE aspires to be a preeminent thought leader in business issues at the intersection of IT and globalization.

For more than fifty years, the Kogod School of Business has been privileged to provide business education in the nation's capital. Washington, D.C. is a city where decisions on technology policies and globalization issues regularly affect the impact of technology and its spread around the world. CITGE conducts multidisciplinary research that is relevant to the ongoing issues and challenges on information technology management.

2014 Events

April 11, 2014
"Managing Complex, Mission-Critical Projects"
Gwanhoo Lee, William DeLone

Registration

Please mail your completed registration form and payment to the following address:

Attn: Professor Gwanhoo Lee, Director, CITGE
American University, Kogod School of Business
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20016-8044

The registration form may also be sent electronically to: Professor Gwanhoo Lee at glee@american.edu. If you have any additional questions, please contact Professor Lee at (202) 885-1991.

CITGE News

We are proud to announce that two professors from CITGE, Erran Carmel and Alberto Espinosa, recently released their new book, "I'm Working While They're Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions."  

The book is about a facet of global work that is so obvious that it is overlooked. Millions of knowledge workers, especially those in technology, now coordinate daily with partners around the globe. Yet nearly all overlook the myriad ways that time zones affect their productivity. In this book Carmel and Espinosa distill a decade of research and best practices. The book includes case studies, stories from global corporations, and recommendations.

When they began looking at this topic a decade ago, Carmel and Espinosa noticed the elephant in the room. Therefore, Chapter 3 is devoted to timeshifting, still the key solution for time zone-challenged teams. Timeshifting means adjusting to others' worktime. This also led them to recognize why scattertime may be the work mode of the future. Later in the book Carmel and Espinosa come to the holy grail of global work: both Follow-the-Sun and Round-the-Clock leverage time zones, but in very different ways. In so doing they somewhat deflate the myth of Follow-the-Sun. Additionally, several chapters deal with how to think strategically, not just tactically, about time zones.

Learn more about Carmel and Espinosa's book on their website. Or listen Professor Carmel speak about this topic at TEDx, Delft, or Globalist Radio.

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Corporate Partners

2013 Corporate Partners

- HHMI
- MedImmune
- Marriott International
- Microsoft
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- Computech

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