Businessmen in the Ivory Coast have been told by an American business executive, Mr. Frank?
GV Ext. US Embassy and sign
SV Int. Mr. Pace (right) and reporter
SCU Mr. Pace speaks
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REPORTER: What exactly is the International Executive Service Corps?
PACE: Well it is relief. As I say we have sixty five hundred top business executives, who volunteer without pay to come to the developing countries. We come to the countries with a business or government agency, launch our services and sent a man for three months. We charge a fee that represents about one third of the cost of the services. We believe we can bring a special quality of management that will enable the developing countries to gain the managerial talent that has been developed in the U.S.A. We believe that the most useful management programme is one that is done on the job with the man who is doing the job.
REPORTER: Thank you very much.
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Background: Businessmen in the Ivory Coast have been told by an American business executive, Mr. Frank pace, that they must have a full grasp of modern management techniques if they are to take advantage of rapid industrial growth in Africa. Mr. Pace has been visiting Ivory Coast in his capacity of president of the International Executive Service Corps -- an organisation that provides executive and managerial aid to developing countries.
Mr. Pace said the Ivory Coast was on the threshold of substantial industrial growth. In a news interview at the American embassy in Abidjan on Friday, Mr. Pace outlined the function of the International Executive Service Corps.