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James E. McConnell

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

 Department of Geography
University at Buffalo
Room 110 Wilkeson Quadrangle
Ellicott Complex
Buffalo, NY 14261

 Phone: (716) 645-2722, ext. 41
Fax: (716) 645-2329


Summer, 2006 (May 16-July 3)
I will be teaching courses in Singapore at the Singapore Institute of Management.

Course Outlines: Lecture Topics and Assignments
  Geo 330  "Dynamics of International Business" See course outline for more details.
  Geo 333  "Bases of World Commerce" See the course outline for more details.

Dr. James E. McConnell is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo. In addition, he is the coordinator of the Department's graduate and undergraduate programs in International Trade, and the Associate Director of the Canada-U.S. Trade Center, a research center housed in the Department of Geography. He received his Ph.D. in Geography from Ohio State University (Dissertation title: "An Analysis of International Trade Networks: The European and Latin American Free Trade Areas").


 McConnell's teaching and research interests are in international business, industrial location, and regional growth and development. Publications and works in progress are focused upon Canada-U.S. trade and investment patterns, locational strategies of foreign-owned companies in the U.S., North American trade and industry policy, competitive strategy of firms in declining industry sectors, regional impacts of North American economic integration, prospects for a Western Hemisphere free trade area ("On extending NAFTA southward: the view from the south" - download the ppt file),  the impact of technology transfer on small and medium-sized companies and the surrounding regional economy, the cost of import protection and increased national and border security on U.S. manufacturing establishments, and the cost and business implications of efforts to protect the security of America's seaports and international commerce.


 More than $1.44 million has been received as financial support for research and includes grants and/or contracts from the National Science Foundation,the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Economic Development Administration, the Secretary's Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Education, the Canadian Government, the Institute for Public Policy Alternatives, the New York State Sea Grant Institute, various private- and public-sector firms and agencies within New York State, and the University at Buffalo. In addition, more than $225K has been received for educationally related activities.


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