The mission of the GGC BEAR Center, located within the School of Business Administration, is
to support the local business community, the state of Georgia, and beyond with economic and
business-related research and to provide outreach services including statistical and business-related
training in the community. The BEAR Center is also committed to furthering the mission
of the School of Business Administration by fostering continuous improvement in faculty
scholarship and student engagement in original research.
The BEAR Center accomplishes its mission through various activities including publication of
scholarly journal articles, research services, and the Symposium. We especially look forward to
the Symposium each year because it is an opportunity for scholars to interact with scholars in a
friendly and supportive environment. Conducting research is of great importance, but being able
to share your research in an uplifting and collegial forum is also of great importance. We strive to
ensure that the Symposium is a positive place for scholarly engagement.