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The Globalizing Business Schools (GBS) project is designed to infuse understanding and the importance of international and interdisciplinary business education by equipping faculty with the pedagogical tools, knowledge, and experiences to incorporate international content into existing business courses and/or develop new courses. A integral component of the program is the one-on-one assistance provided by the sponsoring CIBERs to their respective HBCU in facilitating the implementation of international business education programs and in acquiring federal grant funds to support these efforts.Link: http://memphis.edu/wangctr
InterCultural Edge (ICE) is a scientifically validated cross-cultural communication instrument. Duke CIBER leads this initiative in collaboration with The Fuqua School of Business, Richard Lewis Communications, Cultureactive.com, and 3 other CIBERs that have supported the program since its inception in 2004.
The Capstone Conference will focus on the current use of the tool and its future.Location: Duke Fuqua School of Business
The ascension of the middle class (MC) in rapidly transforming economies of East Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East is one of the most remarkable phenomena of recent decades. Given the magnitude of the changes felt by vast numbers of households across the globe as well as the importance the issue holds in the realms of society, politics, business, economics, and culture, examining the middle classes in emerging markets (EMs) will be a topic of investigation for years to come in multiple areas of academic inquiry.
While a consensus definition may not exist, the middle class generally refers to growing number of households in EMs who have access to a substantial disposable income that they can now direct towards discretionary purchases. One benchmark is having at least 30 percent of total household income available for discretionary consumption. The business community is not alone in studying the MC phenomenon. Scholars from such disciplines as film, media, communication, sociology, anthropology, political science, literature, education, history, art, urban studies, geography, and architecture are also actively examining this topic. A special interest of some scholars is to contrast the contemporary developments in EMs with those already experienced by mature, post-industrial economies. Some also approach the middle class as a social phenomenon that derives meaning from social and cultural practices, while others treat it as political power with the capacity to shape a country’s social, political, economic, and cultural landscape.
By design, this conference continues to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines and countries to examine the middle class in emerging markets from at least three key themes: consumers, citizens, and the media.
•Capture what we already know about, and generate a holistic understanding, of the middle class phenomenon in emerging markets
•Formulate and advance a multi-disciplinary research agenda
•Facilitate the formation of collaborative research networks among scholars
•Prepare and disseminate an edited book, featuring select papers presented at the conference (Additional publications may include a reader on middle class in emerging economies.)
Annual CUIBE Governance meeting, Kohala Coast, Hawaii.Location: Hawaii
Connect in person to NACCE's community of practice. Network with peers who have an entrepreneurial mindset. Crowdsource innovative solutions for your campus and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Roll up your sleeves to develop a plan to put your ideas into action. Get practical support from disruptive peers sharing their best practices.Link: https://nacce.site-ym.com/?page=NACCE2014
Annual GBSN conference, Accra, Ghana, Nov 3-5, 2014.Location: Accra, Ghana
The main aim of this conference is to provide an international platform for academics, business professionals and government officials from all over the world to come together to exchange ideas on how to exploit global business management strategies for promoting global economic development will consist of workshops, tutorials, networking sessions, exhibitions, trade transactions, keynote speeches, paper presentations, panel discussions, and a tour of industries and places of tourist attraction in Michigan and other states.Link: http://www.gsmi-ibc.com/Pages/IBC2014Conference.aspx
The 9th annual FDIB-Africa program, tentatively scheduled to be conducted in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana, will once again combine over two dozen business visits, cultural experiences and academic visits and lectures over 14 days, to initiate and/or enhance faculty awareness and insight in the business, academic and cultural world of sub-Saharan Africa. Business and academic visits will include: Stellenbosch University, Wits University; U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate, South Africa; Boschendal Vineyards, NGOs, Standard Bank, Export Processing Zone, Industrial Development Corporation, Massmart, Women's Entrepreneurship Program, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Cape of Good Hope, and city tours of Livingston, Zambia; Cape Town, South Africa; and Kasane, Botswana.Link: http://www.moore.sc.edu
Annual NAFSA Conference, Boston, MALink: http://www.nafsa.org/Attend_Events/Annual_Conference
An annual international business faculty development seminar series hosted by the University of South Carolina CIBER in Columbia, South Carolina (scheduled for the brand new Darla Moore School of Business), is now in its 27th consecutive year. The week-long seminars—Survey of International Business, International Management, International Marketing, International Financial Management and Global Operations and Supply Chain Management—are designed for faculty who desire to teach or who are already teaching international business courses, providing them with current techniques and expertise to further globalize their business courses. There may be CIBER Scholarships available for these seminars to the first 40 registered participants who request them, usually for $500. Minority Serving Institutions (MS) faculty are also eligible for a larger scholarship stipend, usually $1,000 per participant.Location: Columbia, SC