Call for Papers: Papers Due - October 11, 2011
A global race to develop world-class universities is under way in most emerging countries. The dominant management education models emanating from Europe and North America are in a phase of adaptation as they compete for global intellectual capital, essential to achieve "knowledge economy" status and attract and retain foreign direct investment. New and more established emerging market economies account for eighty percent of the world's population, some 75% of its trade growth in the foreseeable future, following U.S. Department of Commerce data. These markets are located in North, South, and Central Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, the African continent, the Russian Federation and new member states of the European Union.

Global business education represents both a challenge and an opportunity for higher education actors to respond to the international and local talent pool requirements of emerging and developing economies.. Often in catch-up mode with decision makers heretofore trained overseas, the potential for domestically-trained leaders in Emerging Markets and local innovation is palpable.. Fast changing demographics and market dynamics more than justify a scholarly review and analysis of a policy area identified as critical by scholars, public policy makers, and business executives. This conference builds on the established scholarship of the organizing institutions, and will result in a published volume of high quality submissions. Previous conferences on the topic have led to the following edited volumes:

Alon, Ilan and John R. McIntyre, eds. (2005), Business and Management Education in China: Transition, Pedagogy and Training, Singapore: World Scientific.
McIntyre, John R. and Ilan Alon, eds. (2005), Business and Management Education in Transitioning and Developing Countries: A Handbook, Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe.
Alon, Ilan and John R. McIntyre, eds. (2004), Business Education and Emerging Market Economies: Perspectives and Best Practices, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

The following topics are of special interest to the symposium organizers:
*The rise of emerging markets' business schools and its impact on global management education
*New course development and curricular approaches to business in emerging markets
*Needs analysis in light of changing economic and educational environment in the developing world;
*Successful and transferable organizational models of the business education enterprise;
*Training and executive education modalities and relevance to emerging markets' needs;
*Teaching and learning cross-cultural competence in a globalized environment
*Course content and curricular innovation in cross-cultural and business silos learning;
*Sourcing faculty for delivery of an international curriculum;
*Internationalization of faculty, students and curriculum to reflect the rise of emerging markets
*Exchange programs for both students and teaching staff;
*Use of international consulting and experiential projects in preparing students for global competition;
*Learning from the Erasmus and Bologna models and experiences;
*Lessons from overseas campus operations of leading US and European business schools;
*Training of future generations of business educators: are new models needed?
*The role of research in the business education enterprise in emerging markets;
*Relationship of professional schools to economic development agencies and industry: recruitment
*Brand name, quality, rankings and recognition of emerging countries' business schools
*Competitive impacts on globalizing Western business schools and feedback effects
*Teaching languages, area studies and other non-business courses in training global managers for engagement in the developing world

Papers will be refereed and presented at a Symposium sponsored by Georgia Tech and Rollins College. The following deadlines apply for submitted papers:
One page proposals with abstract and contact information are encouraged before May 15, 2011.

October 11, 2011: papers due
December 11, 2011: decisions regarding revisions and acceptance
January 11, 2012: final formatted papers due
Feb 11-12, 2012: Symposium presentation in Atlanta, Georgia

Special Issue and edited volume in leading press will result from the conference.

Conference attendance fee is $295.00. This fee includes all the day's events, a complimentary book. Paper presenters will be considered for a fee waiver.
A faculty mobility stipend may be obtained for travelers presenting and coming from distant locations and/or local income localities. Registered participants of accepted papers will receive a waiver of registration fee. Best paper awards will receive a cash stipend and will appear in special issue or edited volume.
Contact Information

Dr. Ilan Alon
Cornell Chair of International Business, Director of Rollins China Center, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue-2722, Winter Park, Florida - USA
407 646-1512
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Dr. John R. McIntyre
Professor of Management and International Affairs, Executive Director, Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education & Research, College of Management, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-1149
404 894 1463
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