Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union

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The Pittsburgh Papers

In 2012 the ESC began publishing a series of scholarly papers devoted to the European Union under the editorship of Professor Alberta Sbragia, Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies. Submissions come from throughout the United States, Europe and elsewhere and are from scholars and practioners.  All submissions are screened for topic and length, and all published papers are subject to double-blind anonymous review.

Submissions can focus on any contemporary or historical aspect of the European Union including relations among members, with other states or in a regional or global context.

Upon final acceptance, Papers are published electronically, utilizing the Open Source Open Journal System (OJS). Papers are available free of charge and without subscription costs.  Metadata for the materials published in the Pittsburgh Papers are freely available for harvesting by internet search engines, allowing for greater access by researchers worldwide through major indexes of scholarly research.  Authors are able to include links to documents, documentary collections, videos or other sources of electronically available information. The University of Pittsburgh Library System is the official publisher, authors retain copyright under license, and the Papers is housed on the Library’s OJS platform.

Please visit The Pittsburgh Papers website or contact Allyson Delnore for further information and submission instructions.

Current Issue:

The Challenges of Linking Pay and Promotion: Repeated Reforms of the European Commission Staff Appraisal Process
Carolyn Ban

This case study examines the expansion of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to Italy and Ireland in the European Union. The authors use international business theory to help understand why US Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) are beginning to go abroad and, through semistructured interviews with UPMC officials, they examine the market entry issues UPMC faced when expanding to Italy and Ireland. The authors also explain why UPMC’s first successful foreign ventures took place in the European Union. They conclude with comments on several of the strategic issues that AMCs should address if they wish to successfully expand overseas.

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