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Augustine Lado Promoted to Professor

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Augustine A. Lado has been promoted from associate professor to professor of consumer and organizational studies in the School of Business.

A native of South Sudan, Lado earned a bachelor of business administration degree in 1985 from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, then traveled to the United States to pursue graduate studies under the Fulbright Student Exchange Program. He received a master of business administration degree from Arkansas State University and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Memphis.

He taught at Cleveland State University's College of Business Administration, before joining Clarkson University in 2002 as an associate professor of consumer and organizational studies.

Lado is one of the most prominent experts in his field. His scholarship in strategic management spans multiple boundaries of academic disciplines, including economics, organizational behavior and human resource management, entrepreneurship and philosophy. International in scope, his studies also explore integrating competitive and cooperative global strategies that firms use to gain and sustain strategic advantage. Lado teaches courses in strategic planning, global strategies, business ethics, and international management in the undergraduate business, MBA and Engineering and Global Operations Management programs. Also, his articles are required reading for Ph.D. students in graduate business schools across the nation.

Other published work addresses issues like technology transfer to foster entrepreneurship and economic development in developing countries, and foreign outsourcing of information system services and business processes by U.S. firms.

Lado regularly serves as a reviewer of manuscripts submitted to leading journals in strategic management and supply chain management, as well as papers submitted for presentations at national and international conferences, for which he has received several awards for best reviewer. Journal editors both across the nation and internationally, including Europe, often seek his opinion on manuscripts.

Lado has also worked actively to sensitize the international community to human rights violations in Sudan and on forging academic partnerships between universities in the U.S. and Africa.

He resides in Hannawa Falls with his wife, Betty Hinds ('07 MBA, Clarkson University), and sons Duku and Yengi.

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