- Business Outreach
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program was created by the United States Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 in order to increase and promote America's capacity for international understanding and economic competitiveness. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965 through a competitive selection process. The program provides funding to schools of business for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to U.S. trade and competitiveness. Currently, there are 33 CIBERs located at major universities throughout the United States. More information about the national CIBER network is available on the CIBERWeb.
Purdue CIBER supports innovative activities and programs in areas of academic research, curriculum development, and community business outreach. As future business leaders, our Center endeavors to instill students at all levels with the knowledge, motivation, and confidence to think and compete globally, and facilitates pioneering research in business related disciplines. We collaborate with departments and colleges throughout Purdue, including, Management, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Global Engineering Programs, Consumer and Family Sciences, and Liberal Arts to internationalize business-related education and learning within their respective curricula and faculty research agendas.
Session on Chinese Names and Culture
Faculty and Staff attended a session to help with pronouncing Chinese names and understanding Chinese culture and attitudes on August 8, led by Wei Hong, director of the Confucius Institute at Purdue.
Hong, who also is professor of applied linguistics, covered pronunciation; cultural factors related to Chinese student behavior, class participation, student attitudes toward helping each other; and subjects raised by questions.
Latin America Expert Speaks to Krannert Masters Students.
Dr. Terry McCoy, a specialist on the political economy of contemporary Latin America, will speak on current developments in the region and share his assessment of long term prospects. Dr. McCoy is Director of the Latin American Business Environment Program and Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida and authors the annual Latin America Business Environment Report available online.
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2013 GBP MBA Students
(Top: Julio Tay, Byron Malone, Brett Shealy
Middle: Toshiya Mitsuhashi, Arjjodev Mukherjee, Allan Freire
Bottom: Satarupa Nandi, Han Zheng, Marielisa Rodriguez)
Krannert masters students embark on global projects. During late May nine students will begin the in-country portion of their CIBER Global Business Project assignments. Each consulting project consists of a real-world problem faced by a U.S. corporation or a local company wanting to enter or improve operations in the target country. Krannert students work on teams with masters students from fourteen other CIBER schools. This year five students received projects in Brazil (Allan, Mitty, Satarupa, Marielisa, and Julio), three in China (Byron, Brett, and Hannah), and one in India (Arjjodev). More…
CIBER hosts Faculty Development Workshop on using digital technologies within the classroom. Program includes incorporating digitized video clips in lectures and presentations; copyright, legal issues. fair use laws for incorporating digital videos in teaching; technology required to capture and deliver digital videos; and using Adobe Connect for international team projects. The event will take place 9:00am - 4:30pm, Friday, September 21st, Rawls Hall 3082 and 4082. For questions or RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Front row: Heather Owens, Nga Nguyen, Amilcar Velasco, Akihiro Yamada
Back row: David McDairmant, Jason Merritt, Mark Lip
CIBER Global Business Achievement Certificates for 2012 go to Krannert masters graduates. The CIBER Certificate in Global Business Achievement recognizes graduating masters students who have made a commitment to the global understanding of business beyond their regular coursework. To qualify for this award, students must have completed four credit hours of specialized international coursework and two credit hours of global experiential learning in the form of study abroad or international internships. This year's recipients were Amber Allen, Brittany Hill, Pierson Kuo, Jiangbo Lei, Mark Lip, David McDairmant, Jason Merritt, Nga, Nguyen, Heather Owens, Rex Shen, Amilcar Velasco, and Akihiro Yamada
Leading Expert on Cuba to Speak to Krannert Students. As part of the CIBER Global Management Forum Speaker Series, Dr. Paolo Spadoni, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Augusta State University will lecture students and business leaders on the current situation and direction of the Cuban economy. Dr. Spadoni has conducted extensive research on the Cuban economy and the economic impact of U.S. sanctions against Cuba. He has published widely in scholarly and academic venues and is the author of Failed Sanctions: Why the U.S. Embargo against Cuba Could Never Work. Most recently, he contributed a chapter on Cuba’s economic policies to the Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy and an article on Canada-Cuba business relations in the Thunderbird International Business Review (forthcoming). He is currently working on a book on the Cuban economy. The program will take place Wednesday, March 28, from 5:00-6:00pm in Rawls 2070.
Canadian Consul General to Speak at Krannert. In partnership with the Purdue Department of Political Science, Purdue CIBER will host Dr. Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada as part of the CIBER Global Management Forum Speaker Series. Mr. Norton will speak about the current Canada-U.S. business and trade relationship as well as the significance of the Canada-Indiana relationship. Subjects discussed will include bi-national issues such as trade policy, border security, energy, and infrastructure. The program will take place on Tuesday, February 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm in Rawls 3082. Light refreshments will be served. Read more here...
Distinguished Professor of Tsinghua University, Dr. Baiyin Yang, to Address Purdue Faculty and Students on "Confucianism, Socialism, and Capitalism: A Comparison of Cultural ideologies and Implied Managerial Philosophies and Practices in the P.R. China. Dr. Yang serves as Chair of the Department of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. His talk will discuss the ways in which contemporary organizational behavior and management practices in the Peoples Republic of China tend to refelct the ideologies of these three cultural forces.
Drs. Hundley & Yang with Students
Mr. Ramiro Garces, V.P. Human Resources, Latin America Region, Kimberly-Clark addresses Krannert Masters Students on "Building the Greatest Asset of a Global Company: Hiring and retaining world-class talent" as part of the Global Management Forum Speaker Series. Click here for video of presentation (select High Speed Version for full video/audio/slides).
In the News
Global Business Project: Krannert Student Shares Her Experience
Marielisa Rodriguez, MBA 2014, tells about her exciting GBP project in Brazil for Eli Lilly. Read more....
Brazil Webinar Gives Insight to International Culture
Take a look at this great webinar discussing cross-cultural business series, discussing Brazil. This webinar was sponsored by the UNC Center for International Business Education & Research and NC Department of Commerce.
Purdue CIBER supports development of the first website and podcast series devoted to the teaching of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). "TeachingIFRS.com" meets the growing and unmet need for web based educational resources in this important International Accounting subject area. Professor Mark Holtzblatt of Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois, was awarded a CIBER outreach grant for the creation of this unique website and educational video podcast series specifically dedicated to IFRS instruction. Please click on the image below to link to the website.
Global Business Languages Journal (GBL) achieves new usage records. More than 3000 full-text downloads occured during April 2012. The most popular papers were: "Business Negotiations between the Americans and the Japanese," "Facilitators and Obstacles of Intercultural Business Communication for American Companies in China," and "Culture and German Advertising ." More...
Professor Allen Wood, Editor,
Professor Emerita Christiane Keck, Founding Editor
CIBER honors Dr. Christiane Keck for her dedicated service as founding editor of “Global Business Languages.” Dr. Keck, Professor Emerita of German and former Head of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (now School of Languages and Cultures) at Purdue University, provided the driving force for the creation of the GBL Journal in the mid-1990s. Professor Keck retired from the university in 2002 and continued as co-editor, along with Professor Allen Wood, until 2010. The luncheon held in her honor on the Purdue campus was attended by Allen Wood, Professor of French and Editor of "Global Business Languages," Professor Greg Hundley, CIBER Director and Associate Dean for Krannert School of Management Global Programs and Initiatives, Adrian Del Caro, Professor and Head of the School of Languages and Cultures, Susan Clawson, GBL Publications Coordinator, and Dr. Greg Cutchin, Managing Director of Purdue CIBER.
Dean Wei Zhang, TJU College of Management and Economics &
Dean Chris Earley, Krannert School of Management
Krannert forms new relationship with leading Chinese university. Krannert has signed a “Letter of Intent” for strategic cooperation with the Tianjin University College of Management and Economics, Tianjin, P.R. China. The document forms the framework for cooperation between the parties to identify and achieve shared goals and objectives, and to facilitate and develop a genuine and mutually beneficial exchange process and research relationship. Initial focus of the relationship will be undergraduate student exchange programs, with eventual expansion into areas of joint faculty research, publications, and conferences. The initiative was headed by Purdue CIBER Director and Associate Dean of Krannert Global Programs and Initiatives, Professor Greg Hundley; Krannert Dean, Professor Chris Earley; with TJU represented by Professor Wei Zhang, Dean, College of Management and Economics; and Dr. Xiaomei Li, Assistant Dean of Foreign Affairs.
Professor Malik and Associate Dean Hundley
Krannert forms new relationship with leading Chinese university. Krannert has signed a “Letter of Intent” for strategic cooperation with the Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE), Dalian, China. The initial focus of the relationship will be undergraduate student exchange programs, with eventual expansion into areas of joint faculty research, publications, and conferences. The initiative was headed by Purdue CIBER Director and Associate Dean of Krannert Global Programs and Initiatives, Professor Greg Hundley, with DUFE represented by Tariq Malik, Professor in Business and Management and Director of the International Center for Organization and Innovation Studies.
CIBER Hosts Chinese Visiting Scholar. Dr. Xiaomei LI will reside as visiting scholar within the Krannert School of Management forapproximately one year starting February 2012. Dr. LI is the Assistant Dean of Foreign Affairs and Lecturer of Micro-behavioral Management in Cross-cultural Environments at the Tianjin University School of Management and Economics (TJU), Tianjin, China. The focus of her stay will be the development of current research as well as the exploration of possible institutional collaboration between Krannert and the TJU School of Management.
- Krannert undergrads compete in CIBER Case Challenge. Purdue CIBER sponsored four Krannert students to participate in this international business case competition held at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The participating students were Shulai Duan (ECON 2010), Taylor Jenkins (MGMT & ACCT 2012), Bhargav Kotadia (ECON 2012), and James Xu (MGMT (2012). Learn more. CIBER supports MBA team to compete in the 2011 John Molson International Case Competition in Montreal, Quebec. Six Krannert students competed against teams from top business schools worldwide.