WINTER PARK, Fla., Sept. 5, 2007 - Rollins College is pleased to announce Dr. Linda G. Sprague is now the College's Thomas J. Petters Distinguished Professor of International Business.
Sprague will play a leadership role in developing and supporting the Rollins China Center by engaging the global academic and local business communities in Chinese business.
"We are delighted Linda Sprague has joined us," said Rollins College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Roger Casey.
is one of the international leaders in operations management education and her
wealth of knowledge about Chinese business will benefit the College immensely.
Sprague previously served as professor of manufacturing and operations management at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai.
has served on the faculties of Cranfield University
(UK), the University of New Hampshire
, Stanford University
(Switzerland), Amos Tuck School
In 1980, Sprague was a founding professor at the National Center for Industrial Science and Technology Management Development at Dalian, China.
She received her Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and her MBA from Boston University.
Her bachelor's degree is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
current research focuses on international manufacturing, distribution and supply systems, small- to medium-sized manufacturers and China's developing supply chain infrastructure.
publications include works on developments in China's supply chain platforms, inventory management and control, manufacturing and operations information systems, strategic analysis for global manufacturing, industrial history and more.