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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
The 33 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) have developed a cost-effective method to meet the need for faculty to develop understanding of how business is conducted around the world through several overseas programs for Faculty and Professional Development in International Business (FDIB/PDIB). CIBER programs cover key emerging market regions of the world: China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and the MERCOSUR countries of South America, as well as the always important major markets of Western Europe and Australia. Participating faculty members, as well as business professionals and graduate students, gain firsthand knowledge of how business is conducted in a particular region of the world and the opportunity to network with overseas counterparts. They can integrate international examples into the courses they currently teach and develop new teaching and research interests, and make various business and professional contacts. Each program combines business, academic and governmental visits, cultural experiences and university presentations, all providing the opportunity to see just how the cultures and institutions influence the conduct of business. Please contact each CIBER directly about their program(s).[More Details]
"Embracing a New Era for Business Language and Culture"
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) invite you to join us in Park City, Utah for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on how foreign language educators best assess and meet the current and future linguistic and cross-cultural needs of global business leaders. The 16th Annual CIBER Business Language Conference goal is to link the needs indicated by U.S. business and the professions with the skills of language administrators, instructors, and researchers at all levels (K-12, college and university, and in-service) in the commonly taught languages as well as those languages for which the current needs are critically lacking or are currently in a developing stage.Link: https://marriottschool.byu.edu/event/ciberblc/registration
The purpose of this conference is to bring together outstanding scholars from operations management, accounting, economics, finance, law, and related fields plus managers, engineers, tax advisers, accountants, lawyers and others from leading companies to discuss the rapidly changing landscape in tax-efficient supply chain management (TESCM).
TESCM is designed to produce flexible tax planning that is operationally-driven and able to deliver long-term reductions in the firm’s effective tax rate and other taxes. Geographical reconfiguration of a global supply chain must consider aspects, such as potential gains and losses in terms of production and logistics costs, time and cost benefits due to co-location as well as implications for supply chain partners and customers. Since operations and tax management have historically been positioned as occupying different silos, in many firms this integration is difficult to envision, let alone implement. Because companies and their advisors view these TESCM restructurings as proprietary and confidential, little is known about the extent to which they have changed both supply chain management and tax planning.Location: Chapel Hill, NC
This one-day seminar is part of GW-CIBER's business language immersion event series. It will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about methods of teaching Business Japanese, exchange ideas and materials, and observe demonstrations and hear presentations by teachers, students, and representatives of the Japanese business community. The workshop will take place predominantly in Japanese, and will include a visit to Evermay - a historic Georgetown estate owned by a couple of Japanese biotech entrepreneurs.Link: http://business.gwu.edu/CIBER/events/BusinessJapanese.cfm
FIU CIBER is proud to present its 18th Annual Mercosur Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) Program to Brazil, Argentina and Chile which will be held May 11-20th, 2014.
This program is designed for business professionals and faculty members who wish to develop an international perspective and to observe Latin America first-hand.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet with business executives from multinational and domestic companies, business professors and experts, including cultural visits to learn about the idiosyncrasy of each of these countries.Link: http://ciber.fiu.edu/pdibmercosur.php
The 8th annual FDIB-Africa program, to be conducted in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique, will once again combine over two dozen business visits, cultural experiences and academic visits and lectures over 13 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: Wits University Centre of Entrepreneurship; U.S. Consulate, South Africa; Johannesburg Stock Exchange; MTN; Vodacom; Standard Bank; AngloGold; Coca-Cola; SABMiller; MOZAL; U.S. Embassy, Mozambique; and Gone Rural. Cultural visits will include Apartheid Museum; Soweto; Chimp Eden; Catembe Island; Origins Museum; Sterkfontein; Lesedi; Umoja; and a safari game drive in Krueger National Park.Link: http://www.moore.sc.edu
The Center for the Study of Global Change, in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and in partnership with the IU Title VI Centers, is proud to offer its annual Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization (ICCI), which will take place May 18-21, 2014 in Bloomington, IN. This unique institute facilitates the internationalization of your campus or unit, curriculum, and/or individual course, to better prepare students to be effective scholars, practitioners, and citizens of the 21st century. This institute is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators of Research I universities and small, Liberal Arts, minority, and community colleges. ICCI includes two tracks with unique guided workshops (Course Focus and Campus Focus), as well as the Global Mini-Conference “Global Issues in World Regions,” a session on the intersections of diversity and internationalization, a poster session for sharing participants’ best practices, and a multi-regional cultural evening for networking. If you are new to internationalization, consider the optional pre-institute workshop “The Increasingly Comprehensive World of Academic Internationalization: The Essential Context.” Individuals and teams are welcome. Register soon. Space is limited.
Deadline: April 14, 2014 Details/contact information: globalinstitutes.indiana.eduLink: http://globalinstitutes.indiana.edu/
The Globalization Seminars are designed to help business faculty bring international context into the classroom and to expand teaching and research skills. Each globalization seminar is built around a compreensive coursepack to support and demonstrate the globalization of business. These course materials will be available to seminar participants: course outlines, case studies, powerpoint slides, reference materials, and experiential exercises.Link: http://memphis.edu/wangctr
The 26th annual FDIB seminar series conducted by the University of South Carolina to internationalize business school faculty, preparing them to teach international business courses. Each participant chooses one of five concurrent seminars (Survey of International Business, International Management, International Marketing, International Financial Management or Global Operations and Supply-Chain Management) and spends a week with some of the top faculty in the international business field developing both professional knowledge about the particular topic and the pedagogical skills that will enhance teaching of the subject. Also available are three optional one-hour bonus (free) sessions on Emerging Markets in China, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The University of South Carolina CIBER provides $500 scholarships on a first-come, first-served bases to help defray the cost of attendance ($1,000 scholarships for MSI faculty, also on a first-come, first-served basis).Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/q4qlf1
Stockhom, Sweden & Copenhagen, Denmark
The University of Minnesota CIBER and Robert Strand of the Copenhagen Business School and the Nordic Centre for Sustainability will host the third annual Professional Development in International Business (PDIB) program showcasing sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices in Scandinavia. Travel destinations include Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Visits for 2013 program included Carlsberg, Coloplast, Danish Fashion Institute, Ericsson, IKEA, Maersk, Novozymes and Volvo. Cultural events included city tours and a visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek.Link: http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/CIBER/events/PDIB-Scandinavia.aspx
Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (AIB); the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. The 2014 meeting will be held in Vancouver, Canada on June 23-26, 2014. Our host school will be Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University.Link: http://aib.msu.edu/events/2013/