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Dr. Najiba Benabess, dean of the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University, was awarded the 2018 Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) Fellow Award at the AGBA's 15th Annual World Congress, held at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand on July 2-4.
The AGBA Fellow Award is the highest honor bestowed to an academic scholar/leader in recognition of the person's globally-acclaimed professional accomplishments.
Dr. Zafar U. Ahmed, Founder, President and CEO of the Academy for Global Business Advancement noted, "The AGBA Fellow Award recognizes the most distinguished academic accomplishments on a global stage. The AGBA's Global Board of Trustees selected Dean Benabess for this coveted global honor for her outstanding professional accomplishments that distinguishes her among her peers."
Additionally, Dr. Benabess presented a research paper at the AGBA World Congress titled "Bottom of Pyramid Ventures Calls for Effective Governance."
Bottom of Pyramid refers to a market-based model of economic development that promises to simultaneously alleviate widespread poverty while providing growth and profits for multinational corporations.
Dr. Benabess also provided a keynote speech sharing with the audience appropriate ways to motivate faculty, by type, to be productive.
Dr. Najiba Benabess was appointment dean of the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University on April 25, 2016. She previously served as the director of the School of Business and Management within the College of Professional Schools at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. She came to Norwich University in 2007 as an assistant professor teaching a variety of courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and quantitative methods.
Her areas of research include industrial organization, international economics and fiscal policy. She has taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate level such as economics, finance and quantitative methods; and at the Master of Business Administration level such as strategic resources management and international business. 

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