Professor Pietra Rivoli's Book Named One of the "Best Business Books of 2005" by Strategy + Business Magazine

December 14, 2005

Andy Pino
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Professor Pietra Rivoli's Book Named One of the "Best Business Books of 2005" by Strategy + Business Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Associate Professor Pietra Rivoli's book, The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade, was named one of the Best Business Books of 2005 by strategy + business magazine.

The magazine noted, "Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is an entertaining narrative of globalization in action...not until she follows her T-shirt into the market for export of American secondhand clothing to Africa does Professor Rivoli find a truly free market."

Professor Rivoli specializes in corporate and international finance as well as ethical and social issues related to finance. She teaches corporate finance and international finance. Professor Rivoli has served on the Georgetown faculty since 1983. Her recent research has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of International Business Studies.

Professor Rivoli is also involved in social issues at Georgetown, including the University's Licensing Oversight Committee, which overseas workplace issues for Georgetown University apparel producers, the University's Committee for Social Responsibility in Investing, and the Vital Voices partnership, a University initiative in executive education for women from developing countries. Professor Rivoli teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive level, and has been the recipient of teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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