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Mount Professor Commended for Work with Chinese Sister City

March 9, 2005--Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn honored Mount business Professor Katherine Whitman in February for her contributions to strengthening the cultural and economic ties between L.A. and sister city Guangzhou, China.


Whitman was honored with a certificate of commendation during the annual Los Angeles-Guangzhou Sister City Banquet. As part of her work with the Chinese sister city, she has been working on student exchange programs with two professors at Guangdong University of Commerce and Law.

Whitman also recently co-authored the textbook Intercultural Communication Skills with professors from the university. The book is being used as a text in business-English classes throughout China.

In addition, her article, General Managers’ Capability in Asian Organizations – Empirical Findings of Four Studies was published in the Winter 2005 edition of the Journal of the Association for Global Business. The article is co-authored by Peter Antoniou, a lecturer in the Mount’s Business Administration Department.

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