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April 2014

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Pietra Rivoli, Ph.D., Tells a Global Story of a T-Shirt's Travels

Pietra RivoliProfessor Pietra Rivoli recently visited the CoB, and discussed the findings and implications of her book "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy." This book was widely acclaimed by both the popular press and the academic community as a path breaking study of globalization.

Rivoli’s book has received numerous awards, including being named one of the best business books of the year by the Financial Times, Booz Allen Hamilton, Foreign Affairs, the Library Journal, and by Amazon.com. 

In addition, the book was also named as a finalist for the Inaugural Financial-Times-Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award. Finally, “Travels of a T-Shirt” was recently designated by the American Association of Publishers as the best scholarly book of 2005 in the category of Finance and Economics; it has been translated into 14 languages.

Rivoli teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs at Georgetown University. She has special interests in social justice issues in international business and in China, and she regularly leads MBA residencies to China. 

In 2006, Rivoli was awarded a Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute. This award recognizes Business School faculty who have been leaders in the integration of social and environmental issues into MBA curricula.

Click here to see Rivoli’s presentation.