New York Keynote Presentation
International Business and Economics Scholarship from the Space of Mindfulness
David Borker, Ph.D, Manhattanville College, USA, Editor-in-Chief of the International Business & Economics Research Journal (IBER).
Learning how to balance your mind, cultivate awareness, build emotional resilience, develop self-compassion and generate compassion for others, see and listen deeply.
“Mindfulness meditation and contemplation practices have influenced all levels of education, including undergraduate and graduate teaching in colleges and Schools of Business. This teaching has penetrated the business world, through such means as executive educational programs, resulting in the spread of mindfulness meditation practices in many types of organizations. Although there is scholarly and professional research on the role of mindfulness in business higher education and business organizations, little if any attention has been paid to the potential impact of mindfulness practices on business and economic scholarship itself. This is the subject of our keynote address. The first part of the presentation describes intellectually and demonstrates experientially the basic concepts and practices of mindfulness meditation as they have been actively utilized and transmitted for several millennia in the East. The second part summarizes briefly the benefits that have been derived from integrating mindfulness meditation practices into both business higher education and into actual business organizations. The third part examines the characteristics of scholarly thinking, research, writing and discourse and identifies the unique benefits that can be derived by integrating mindfulness meditation and contemplation practices into these activities. The conclusion offers a vision of international business and economics scholarship transformed by the mindfulness of its authors.”
About David Borker, Ph.D
David Borker is an associate professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Management at Manhattanville College since 2009, where he teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in accounting, international marketing, international management, and international business. Professor Borker received his B.A. from Cornell University, a Master of Accounting from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Yale. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA). Before joining Manhattanville College, Professor Borker worked in accounting, finance, and international business at Visa, Huntington Bancshares, American Electric Power, and RWE Gruppe. He was a business management consultant in the United States for several Fortune 100 companies and consulted internationally in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. He has taught undergraduate and MBA-level courses in accounting and other business subjects at various other universities. Professor Borker’s primary research interests are international accounting, international Internet marketing, entrepreneurship, and business education. Prof. Borker regularly gives papers and chairs sessions at business conferences and publishes research articles in a variety of scholarly journals. To date, he has published over 30 articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals and made over 40 oral presentations at scholarly and professional meetings. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of the International Business and Economics Journal, he is on the editorial board of several other scholarly journals.