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Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Diana Bank

Diana Bank was born in México City and graduated from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA, with two BA degrees in French and Sociology. After spending a year in France as her Junior Year Abroad, Diana went to Vienna, Austria to complete two MAs in International Affairs and Diplomacy, first at Webster University, campus Vienna, and then at the Diplomatic Academy also in Vienna, Austria. Upon her return to the US, she worked at the US Congress (House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Western Hemispheric Affairs) and the Mexican Embassy´s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Office, concentrating on lobbying activities for the passage of the NAFTA. Upon completion of her duties, Diana moved to New York City, where she attended Columbia University´s Graduate School of Business and earned her MBA in December 1995. From 1996 to 2000, Diana worked in the Israeli office of the marketing communications department at BMC, a US-based software company. In parallel, Diana started her PhD in international business and marketing, which she completed in 2008 at Bar Ilan University, not before spending one year at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA from 2000 to 2001 teaching international business. Since then, Diana has been full time faculty teaching international business and marketing at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, campus Puebla, México from 2008 to 2009, and at the University of the Americas in Puebla since January 2010, where she also coordinates three masters programs in marketing and international business. Diana´s main research interests include business diplomacy, social entrepreneurship, and business education in emerging economies.
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