Teaming up with Georgia State University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Global Atlanta launched a series of emerging-market reports to help readers make sense of fast-growing countries that can be as challenging as they are hot.
We've tackled China first, combining on-the-ground reporting from our October trip with CIBER's academic research to provide practical insight on real issues companies will face when doing business in the country. Reports on India, Mongolia, and Ghana soon followed.
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.[More]
The visit to Beijing, to JW Marriott, is probably my absolute favorite business visit. I like the feeling of being overwhelmed with knowledge about things in which I am interested. Before the trip, I have always thought that the hotel industry might be what I would choose to go into after I graduate. The visit certainly helped me decide that this industry is the right one for me.