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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 22, 2003

(Mahwah) – William J. Frech, Ph.D. of Franklin Lakes, a professor of international business and marketing at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Jasmina Bisanovic of Mahwah, an M.B.A. candidate at the College, recently traveled to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to present at a conference.

The two co-authored a paper, “Globalization in the United States, Europe and Russia–Three Perspectives,” that centered on the political, social and economic aspects of globalization in three cultures. They presented it at the 2003 International Conference of the Faculty of Economics held October 9 through 11 held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The focus of the conference was the economic transition of post communist countries in the age of globalization. More than 200 professors and professionals from Europe and the Balkan countries attended.

Bisanovic is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a graduate of Ramapo College who majored in International Business. She is now enrolled in the College’s M.B.A. program. Frech is the convener of Ramapo’s international business program and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Sarajevo in 2000.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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