Faculty Interview: International Business Professor Harry Lane

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Transcript

Harry Lane: Hi, I’m Harry Lane. I’m a professor of international business and strategy at the D’Amore-McKim school of business. I’ve been at the D’Amore-McKim school of business for 14 years. Prior to this, I spent 23 years in Canada at the Richard Ivey School of Business. My areas of research are basically, two. One is organizational learning, and the other is cross-cultural management.

Harry Lane: I think the best way for students to approach their courses is by doing the assigned readings, work, participating in the discussions. I’ve been very impressed with both the business experience, and the international experience, of students in the course. So, they need to take advantage of their classmates and their classmates’ experience.

Harry Lane: For example, in my current class, I have students in [inaudible 00:00:54], Nepal, China, and the Philippines, as well as all over the United States. So, it’s a wonderful opportunity, and you need to participate in the program and share your experience, and learn from their experiences.

Harry Lane: I’ve been very happy teaching in the online environment. I’ve been very impressed with the students, as I said, with their business experience, their international experience. They seem to be very motivated. They’re well prepared. I think because you have to write your answers, and they’re there for everybody to see. So, I’ve been very impressed. I’ve enjoyed it.