February 11 and morning of 12, 2012:


Symposium presentation in Atlanta, Georgia


(dinner/reception, 7:00 p.m.  Friday 10, 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:


January 11, 2012: 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. 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.


Manuscript Preparation


1. Articles should be typed using font size 12 on A4 paper.


2. Apart from diagrams and other illustrations, authors are encouraged to use one continuous document.


3. Each page should be numbered and line spacing should be double-spaced.


4. Each article must have a cover page which clearly indicates the title, author/s,

and each author’s institutional affiliation and an abstract which does not exceed 150 words. Authors should bear in mind that abstracts will be used to publicize the content of their article and should therefore emphasize the value of the article’s contribution to learning.

Authors should also attempt to make the abstract understandable to both academics and laypersons alike. Case studies must be accompanied by a teaching note which outlines relevant analytical insights, learning points and teaching strategies. Both the case study and teaching note will be peer reviewed.


5. Authors should use footnotes instead of endnotes.


6. Any diagrams, graphs or other illustrations should be clearly numbered and supplied at the end of the document. Diagrams, graphs and illustrations should be provided in a form suitable for immediate reproduction for publication. The location of the diagrams in the main text of the article should be indicated by an insertion of the type: {table 1.2 near here} etc. In cases where diagrams, graphs and illustrations are based on basic statistics which are not in the public domain, the data should be submitted along with the article.

The data will not be published.


7. Where mathematical symbols are used, authors should attempt to use conventional form of notation. Roman alphabet is preferred to Greek. In cases where fractions are used, authors should use x/y as opposed to x y


8. Tables should clearly labeled, titled and as far as possible be self-explanatory. Units of measure must be clearly defined.


Submit questions and material to either


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

Email: [log in to unmask]

Ph: 404 894 1463




Dr. Ilan Alon

Cornell Chair of International Business

Director of Rollins China Center

Rollins College 1000

Holt Avenue-2722

Winter Park, Florida USA

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Ph: 407 646-1512


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