The World Business Academy (WBA) is a not-for-profit institution established as a bridge among business, government, academia, and the public.
The Academy, headquartered in San Francisco, California, was established in 1987 as a result of a series of discussions and projects at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) International.
Its mission is to enable and support an ongoing dialogue on the changing role of business in a transforming society.
The Academy sponsors and disseminates leading-edge research by scholars and business thinkers on issues pertinent to this dialogue.
The WBA functions as a working partnership and brings together business executives and entrepreneurs with the Academy's Fellows - leading thinkers, writers, visionaries, and scholars from around the world.
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