Symposium in Atlanta Friday, February 10 (welcome dinner) -Saturday, February 11 (Symposium-all day) , 2012
Registrations and partcipants are encouraged.
GLOBAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION INNOVATION IN EMERGING AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: SECOND RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
TO BE HELD AT TECHNOLOGY SQUARE, MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE CENTER, 800 WEST PEACHTREE STREET N.E, ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30308
GEORGIA TECH ATLANTA CAMPUS IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA
A global race to develop world-class universities is under way in most emerging countries. The dominant management higher education models (but also higher education at large) 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;
*Higher Education Administration and its economic development implications for work force and managerial skills training
*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
Presentations by AACSB, various educational technology firms, the Journal of International Business Education among other guests from educational and corporate sectors in an intense one-day symposium.
FOR IMMEDIATE INFORMATION:l
Dr. John R. McIntyre
Professor of Management and International Affairs,
Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education & Research, College of Management, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-1149
404 894 1463
Direct line: 404 805 6654
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Dr. Ilan Alon
Cornell Chair of International Business, Director of Rollins China Center,
Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School,
1000 Holt Avenue-2722, Winter Park, Florida - USA
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