George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

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to explore issues in government contracting


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Industry Discussion: CFIUS — Implementation of the FIRRMA (Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018) with (invited) Heath Tarbert, Assistant Secretary for International Markets, U.S. Department of the Treasury — Jan 25, 2019 SAVE THE DATE

Center Buzz — The announcement of the Center's establishment was covered by the Washington Business Journal, Washington Technology, Virginia Business Magazine, and ExecutiveBiz.

Washington Technology logoWith new center, Mason seeks to drive GovCon conversation was the topic of an interview between Ross Wilkers, a senior staff writer for Washington Technology, and Jerry McGinn, the executive director of the Center for Government Contracting. The interview examined the vision behind the Center and introduced the three major activities of the newest Center of the School of Business: Research, Education and Training, and Collaboration. The Center seeks to explore areas of interest by including government and business stakeholders, and the School's academic community, in any GovCon discussioin. [link]

George Mason University Establishes Center for Government Contracting, Press Announcement, Dec 6

Washington Technology logoJerry McGinn, Executive Director of the Center and Brett Josephson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, have written a Commentary for Washington Technology: Are performance drivers shifting in the GovCon market? The article provides insights on the strategic choices companies must make to grow their business. The article also proved a useful introduction for the Center's Dec. 11 discussion that was held on Dec. 11: Growth Drivers in the Government Contracting Marketplace. Washington Technology, Nov 30, 2018 [link]

Brett JosephsonA research article by Brett Josephson, Assistant Professor of Marketing and a Center Affiliated Faculty member, was just published in the Journal of Marketing: "Uncle Sam Rising: Performance Implications of Business-to-Government Relationships." Co-authored with Ju-Yeon Lee, Babu John Mariadoss, and Jean Johnson, the article examines performance implications of B2G relationships. The article provides numerous contributions to marketing theory and practice by revealing how the unique qualities of B2G exchanges produce specific costs and benefits for the firm Journal of Marketing, Nov 30, 2018 [link]

Government Matters: Interview with Jerry McGinn on Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States — A "Top Story" for Nov 19, 2018 [Link]

Soundview 2018 Best Business Book Award

Congratulations to Mark Nevins and John Hillen, authors of "What Happens Now? Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You." This book was selected by Soundview as a 2018 Best Business Book. See their website for more information.


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