/fdib-in-developing-markets/> in Emerging and Developing Markets: 

Understanding How Institutions Impact Firms
/fdib-in-developing-markets/> and Managers

Faculty Development Workshop

June 9-12, 2015 at the George Washington University, Washington, DC


Offered by: The George Washington University Center for International
Business Education & Research (GW-CIBER)


The Workshop


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 – and the
ways firms and managers can cope with these issues. 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. Past topics have included: what are institutions and why
are the important for development; interactive case discussions: “Chinese
Business in Africa," "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 Speakers


Past workshops have included representatives from: USAID; IFC; Transparency
International; IMF; 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


Dr. Liesl Riddle <>  is an
Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at
the GW School of Business, and a faculty advisor for GW-CIBER in the area of
diaspora investment and entrepreneurship. She has written extensively about
diasporas and development, international entrepreneurship, and trade and
investment promotion, and has served as a consultant for several
organizations, embassies, and private-sector clients. Dr. Riddle’s regions
of expertise include the Middle East and North and West Africa. She is a
frequent guest speaker at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute in the Near
East North Africa Area Studies Program. Dr. Riddle has received numerous
teaching awards, including the GWSB Teaching Excellence Award. She teaches
courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels, including
courses on Migration, Identity & International Business; Global
Perspectives; International Management; and Managing in Developing
Countries. She previously served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in
the School of Business, where she oversaw fourteen graduate programs. Dr.
Riddle 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 at Austin. Prior to her appointment at GW in 2001, she worked in
the field of market research and held the position of the Director of
Research for an international market research firm.


The Details


Housing is provided by the GW-CIBER and is offered from June 9 to June 13 in
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:  


Co-sponsors:  The CIBERs at: Georgia State University; Indiana University;
Michigan State University; San Diego State University; University of
Colorado; University of Maryland; University of Washington



Contact us: GW-CIBER; Duqučs Hall, Suite 450, 2201 G Street, NW, Washington,
DC 20052; Phone: 202-994-3098; Email: [log in to unmask] 


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