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Antwerp Conference: Sponsors

Antwerp Conference: Sponsors

1997 Conference Sponsors

Unviersity of St. Thomas' Institute for Christian Social Thought and Management (US)
International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS)
Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius, University of Antwerp
Woodstock Theological Center (US)
ILADES (Chile)
College of Business Administration of St. John's University (US)
Notre Dame University (Philippines)
University of Notre Dame's Center for Religious Values and Business (US)
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (India)
Saint Mary's College of California School of Economics and Business Administration (US)
Catholic University of Central Africa (Cameroun)
University of St. Thomas' Graduate School of Business (US)

Conference Advisory Board

Eliseo Mercado, OMI
Jean Loup Dherse
Louis Xavier, SJ
Jeanne Buckeye
Patricio Crichigno
John Haughey, SJ
Edwin Epstein
Oliver Williams, CSC
Helen Alford, OP
Philippe Dubin, SJ
Des Dwyer, SJ
Jose Maria Echeverria, SJ
Gabriel Codina, SJ
Robert Wahlstedt
Marilyn Fleckenstein
William Byron, SJ
Thomas Bausch
Robert Kennedy
Michael Stebbins
Charles Clark
Sr. Catherine McNamee
Jozef Van Gerwen, SJ

Our first conference was held last summer in Los Angeles in conjunction with the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) conference. Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas' Institute for Christian Social Thought and Management, IAJBS, and the Woodstock Theological Center, over sixty deans, faculty and practitioners attended the conference from seventeen countries. The conclusion of the conference was "we need more." The relationship between Catholic social thought and management caught the attention of many of the participants as an important focus of enhancing the Catholic intellectual tradition, establishing ecumenical dialogue, facilitating international cooperation, and initiating interdisciplinary research, all in light of improving management education at Catholic colleges and universities. But because of the lack of scholarship, research and pedagogy in making more explicit the connections between Catholic social thought and management, the conference participants saw it essential to hold further conferences on this area.