A national resource center for International Business
Since April 2010, the U.S. Department of Education has designated CIBER at Georgia State University as a national resource center in International Business (IB). This distinction recognizes the Center’s established expertise in IB, and makes a significant investment to further advance IB education, research and practice.
Since April 2020, Georgia State University CIBER has hosted a prolific series of webinars designed to inform faculty, students and the business community about pertinent international business topics. These informative webinars are offered free to the public and address categories including pedagogy for teaching international business, contemporary trade and investment issues, and research trends in international business.
Beginning in October 2020, a new category of webinars was introduced, featuring conversations with senior business executives of global organizations. Speakers are experts drawn from Georgia State CIBER and the national CIBER MSI Consortium network, targeting an extensive outreach network which includes MSIs, two- and four-year colleges and trade practitioners. All of the webinars in this series are recorded and made publicly available for later viewing.
Held since 1992 by a consortium of CIBERs (Centers of Excellence designated by the U.S. Department of Education), IB Pedagogy Workshops have trained over 1,000 faculties from around the U.S. and other countries. The workshops are designed to assist business faculty to improve their practical knowledge and classroom skills for teaching international business.
This is a unique professional development opportunity for those who: (1) have a passion for teaching international business; (2) are interested in learning about latest classroom innovations; (3) wish to update their skills and pedagogical toolbox; and (4) wish to meet and be inspired by seasoned educators who have excelled in teaching.
The competition is an annual event in which students from several different universities, especially minority-serving institutions, are placed in groups to solve a real-world business problem. The students are assigned to teams of four students each from a different university and majoring in a distinct field area. This allow students to work through multiple cross-cultural obstacles, including different study habits, learning methods and even diverse university cultures. The fields represented during the Case Competition are Finance, Accounting, Marketing and Management & Operations.
The International Business Case Competition is funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the goal of mounting competitiveness in the global market. The competition allows students to work together in teams while preparing them to enter the global job market, in which they will be confronted with actual business problems.
Many researchers are concerned about the generalizability of their research findings in cross-cultural, cross-national settings. Many pursue research topics in a single national environment and wonder if their research results would be confirmed in different contexts.
In 1993, a small number of researchers from across several countries, whose major research interests focus on the internationalization of firms, decided to collaborate in future projects. With the leadership of Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil, then Michigan State University CIBER Founding Executive Director, and Professor Catherine N. Axinn of Ohio University (an MSU alum), an informal research alliance was then formed, known as the Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR).
We highlight a broad range of topics from collaborative strategies learning, sustainable practices, student engagement, business and community outreach, and commitment to providing exemplary programs at GSU-CIBER.