Fonds UBCA-ARC-1364 - Asia Pacific Business Institute fonds

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Asia Pacific Business Institute fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title is based on the provenance of the fonds
  • Variations in title: Previously known as the Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies

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25 cm of textual records.
32 photographs.

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The Asia Pacific Business Institute (APBI), formerly the Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies (CAPBS), was founded in 1985 and administered jointly between UBC, SFU and UVIC with funding from the Federal Government. The organization's purpose was to coordinate, develop, and disseminate information to enable Canadian business people to deal effectively with the Asia-Pacific region's diverse business practices and cultures. In 1986 it was decided to close the CAPBS and reestablish it as a non-profit Society that would administer its finances. Thus, the CAPBS became the Asia Pacific Business Institute with Joe Weiler as its executive director. The APBI dissolved in 1990.

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This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, published materials and clippings, legal contracts and photographs created or acquired by the Asia Pacific Business Institute and document the administrative and financial activities of the organization. The records are arranged in the following series: Administrative, Clippings and Publications, Committees, Taskforces and Conferences, Correspondence, Financial, Organizational History, Legal, and Photographs.

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These are institutional records and subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review.

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Records relating to the Asia Pacific Business Institute can also be found at the Simon Fraser University Archives as part of the Faculty of Business Administration fonds.

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Due to the incompleteness of the records, insufficient information is available regarding the conditions leading to the final closure of the Institute.

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