Title: Corporate responses to Rana Plaza: a comparative case study
Members of the defense committee
Professor Alessia Contu (Adviser/Chair, Dept. of Management and Marketing),
Professor Atreya Chakraborty (Reader/MTO program director)
Friday, July 17, 2015 at 2 PM
McCormack Building – 5th floor – Room 614 Deans Conference Room
Abstract: The thesis deals with corporate responses to the Rana Plaza building collapse and compares the efforts that have been made within the two major frameworks that emerged after the event: the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. It is designed as a comparative case study, which aims to provide a deeper understanding regarding what has been done by Western companies, local manufacturers, labor unions, and the Bangladeshi government until today and what still needs to be done in order to create sustainable change in working conditions in the clothing industry in this area.
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Starting Fall 2015, the College of Management Graduate Programs will be offering a new specialization – Healthcare Informatics.
The Healthcare Informatics Certificate has been available for a few years now, but now full MBA students can choose to focus on this emerging area as part of their degree completion requirements by taking the prescribed classes as electives for the MBA degree.
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MSIS 632 Introduction to Health Informatics (3 credits)
MSIS 633 Health Information Exchange: Management & Technology (3 credits)
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MSIS 635 Health Information Analytics (3 credits)