9th February 2001




Two lecturers from Hull Business School have spoken alongside leading academics and politicians at a prestigious conference in New Zealand.


Chris Pike and Dr Helen Cagney-Watts presented a paper at the ninth International Breakthroughs in Thinking conference attended by almost 1,000 delegates in Auckland.


Other speakers included the mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary, thinking guru Edward de Bono, futurist Peter Senge, educationalist Dame Marie Clay, former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange and singer Melanie DeMore.


Chris and Helen led an interactive workshop on thinking differently about cultural diversity in business negotiations.


“Participants were very receptive to our innovative approach, which is a key component of the work undertaken at the Hull Business School,” said Chris.


“Over the course of the conference we made contact with other researchers in the field of human resource management, cross-cultural management and the burgeoning new field of virtual organisation and e-commerce.”


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