Join us, from June 16 to June 20, 2009 at the George Washington University CIBER, 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.
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.
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