McDonough School of Business Professor Pietra Rivoli's Book "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" Named as Finalist f

September 26, 2005

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McDonough School of Business Professor Pietra Rivoli's Book "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" Named as Finalist for the Inaugural Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 26, 2005 - Georgetown University McDonough School of Business 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 recently named as one of only six finalists for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. This distinction recognizes business books that provide "the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues."

"This is an exceptional achievement that honors Professor Rivoli's diligent research, excellent writing, and choice of engaging subject matter," said McDonough School's Dean of Faculty Keith Ord. "We're proud that Pietra has been recognized for her contributions to the field. This acknowledgement underlines the position of the McDonough School as a center of excellence in the study of international business."

The finalists for this new award were narrowed down from over 150 submissions and judged by a panel chaired by Andrew Gowers, editor of the Financial Times. Other judges include:

  • Lloyd C. Blankfein, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc
  • John Gapper, Chief Business Commentator and Associate Editor, Financial Times
  • Jeffrey Garten, Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business, Yale School of Management
  • Andrew Gowers, Editor, Financial Times
  • Rachel Lomax, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy, Bank of England
  • N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief mentor, Infosys Technologies
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive, WPP

"I am so delighted to be chosen as a finalist for this award, and especially to be in the company of such well-regarded authors and academics," said Associate Professor Pietra Rivoli.

The overall winner will win £30, 000 and be announced at a gala event in London in November 2005. Runners- up will receive £5,000. The full list of six books can be found at the Financial Times Web site, www.ft.com/bookaward.

About the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
The new award highlights the business book that provides compelling and enjoyable insight to modern business issues. Particular emphasis is based on the book's originality and quality of writing, as well as its global resonance, longevity, and readability, among other criteria. The aim of the award is to provide a guide to the must-read business books. Nominated books in the English language or in English translation that are published between October 31, 2004 and November 1, 2005 are eligible.

About the Author
Pietra Rivoli is an associate professor in the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where she has served on the faculty since 1983. She specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business, and she teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade. Pietra
Rivoli. $29.95. ISBN: 0-471-64849-3, Cloth. Published by Wiley, April 2005

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