Join us for a workshop designed to equip international business educators with an in-depth understanding of how institutions shape the strategies of firms and managers in developing and emerging countries. In these markets, international institutions play a prominent role, and local institutions are often informal, in transition, or non-existent. Explore how weak institutions create particular challenges, such as corruption, political risk, regulatory obstacles, social divisions, and civil strife. Examine how non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social entrepreneurs, diaspora communities, and multilateral organizations strive to strengthen institutions in these markets and how these new institutional forms affect firms and managers. Topics include: what are institutions and why they are important for development; interactive case discussions: “Mobile Oil in Indonesia," "The Untouchable Watercarrier," and "BRAC and Arrong Brands";
using the World Bank’s “Doing Business In” indicators in the classroom; financial capital challenges in developing countries; coping with corrupt business environments.
Teaching & Research Resource Materials:
Articles; Cases; Syllabi; In-class exercises; Videos; Internet exercises; PowerPoint Slides
The 2008 Workshop included representatives from: USAID; IFC; Transparency International; Ashoka; Emerging and developing countries governments; Businesses with experience in emerging markets and developing countries; Universities and research institutes specializing in a number of functional areas and disciplines.
The Workshop Leader:
Liesl Riddle is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at The George Washington University. She holds a BA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies, an MBA in Marketing/International Business, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas in Austin. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the GW School of Business’ Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Riddle’s regions of expertise include the Middle East and North and West Africa. Dr. Riddle is a member of the United Nations’ advisory panel regarding diaspora investment and entrepreneurship policies. She has served as a consultant for several organizations, including the World Bank, the US Department of State, the Embassies of Afghanistan, Jamaica, and Liberia, the Grameen Foundation, IBM, and other private-sector clients.
Housing is provided by the GW-CIBER and is offered Tuesday afternoon, June 2 to Sunday morning, June 7 at one of GW’s scholar residences. Breakfast, lunch, and some dinners are also provided. Register early to ensure your spot is reserved! For full pricing information and to register please visit: www.business.gwu.edu/CIBER/FDIB09.
Sponsors: GW-CIBER; Michigan State University CIBER; Temple University CIBER; University of Maryland CIBER; University of Michigan CIBER; UNC-Chapel Hill CIBER
Contact us: GW-CIBER; Duqučs Hall, Suite 450, 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052; Phone: 202-994-3098; Email: email@example.com
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