Industrialist Alfred P. Sloan, who established the foundation bearing his name, believed that the reservoir of knowledge that exists within universities should be shared with the leaders of industry. He encouraged the creation of Sloan Industry Centers to function as the conduit for communication between academe and business.
What We Can Do for You
The best and the brightest faculty of both the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management and the Moore School of Business are partnering with industry leaders. Together, we are engaging in interdisciplinary study of industry issues and concerns to arrive at positive conclusions and solutions.
The focus of our researchers includes:
- Corporate strategy and management practices
- Financial and revenue management
- Risk management
- Organizational positioning and transformation
- Workplace and workforce issues
Especially vulnerable to political, environmental, economic and social influences, one needs to look no further than September 11, 2001 to understand the impact of outside forces on — and the fragility of — the travel and tourism industry.
Among the 25+ Sloan Industry Centers are a dozen or more whose industries affect the fortunes of travel and tourism companies. Thus, the Sloan Travel & Tourism Industry Center will be engaged in activities that foster cross-center collaboration and communication among industries in addition to its efforts within the travel industry itself.
This includes programs and venues that bring together participants from Internet retailing, food, apparel, financial services, aviation, motor vehicles and other industries that relate to the business of travel and tourism.