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Title: CIBER Short Term Study Abroad Conference 2009 LEARNING ACROSS TIME ZONES: ASIA HOSTED BY BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Co-sponsored by the Centers for International Business Education and Research of: Brigham Young University ? Georgia Institute of


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CIBER Short Term Study Abroad Conference
2009 LEARNING ACROSS TIME ZONES ASIA HOSTED
BY BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Co-sponsored by
the Centers for International Business Education
and Research of Brigham Young University ?
Georgia Institute of Technology ? Michigan State
University Purdue University ? University of
Pittsburgh ? Texas AM University ? University of
Memphis ? Duke University ? University of North
Carolina- Chapel Hill ? University of Texas at
Austin
  • MARTA SZABO WHITE, Ph.D.
  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • 6 MARCH 2009

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INTRODUCTION
  • Asia represents a culturally diverse,
    historically rich continent with structural
    wonders and fascinating landscapes.
  • This session examines the unique challenges and
    opportunities in planning and implementing a
    study abroad program in Asia.

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INTRODUCTION
  • Topics include envisioning a program, course
    design, student preparation, managing the
    details, evaluation and assessment.
  • A study abroad program presents rigorous
    academic challenges for students, who have a
    unique opportunity to learn about global business
    practices and the impact of economic,
    political/legal, social and cultural forces.

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GEOGRAPHY
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  • TIME ZONES
  • POPULATION
  • LANGUAGE

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INTRODUCTION
  • The linking of theory with practice facilitates
    student learning and first-hand experience that
    classroom instruction cannot replicate.
  • Unlike other study abroad programs, partnering
    is particularly important in Asia.
  • The result is a rich and unforgettable
    experience for students and professors alike. 

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ENVISIONING A PROGRAM
  • Why offer short-term study abroad courses for
    credit to graduate and undergraduate students?
  • Integrating study-abroad with the rest of the
    curriculum

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COURSE DESIGN
  • Selecting the countries to visit
  • Setting trip parameters
  • Functional-area emphasis
  • Finding faculty to develop and lead short-term
    study abroad programs

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STUDENT PREPARATION
  • How best to spend classroom time before the
    trip?
  • Advance preparations for site visits
  • Strategies for introducing cross-cultural
    awareness

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS
  • TRANSFER PRICING FOR TAX PURPOSES
  • DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA BIG FOUR
    PERSPECTIVE
  • COCA-COLA IN CHINA
  • POLITICAL SYSTEM OF CHINA
  • THREE GORGES DAM
  • AIRLINE INDUSTRY IN CHINA
  • FINANCIAL MARKETS IN CHINA
  • CHINESE TAX SYSTEM

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS
  • INTERNET IN CHINA
  • THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN CHINA
  • BANKING INDUSTRY IN CHINA
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY IN CHINA
  • CHINESE UNIVERSITIES PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES IN CHINA

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MANAGING THE DETAILS
  • Who arranges the trip- hotels, airfare, ground
    transportation, visas, site visits
  • Managing health, safety and risk management
    issues

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EVALUATION and ASSESSMENT
  • Grading of projects and assignments
  • Disseminating cross-cultural
    experiences with the rest of the school
  • Effective assessment of study abroad program

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  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL
  • CHANGING POLITICAL and
  • ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTS
  • ECONOMIC
  • ATTRACTIVENESS AS FDI SITE
  • INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
  • LEGAL
  • SOCIAL
  • HUMAN RIGHTS

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  • CULTURALLY-ANCHORED
    BEHAVIORS
  • FRAMEWORKS FOR STUDYING
    CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
  • TROMPENAARS AND HAMPDEN-TURNER
  • HOFSTEDE
  • CULTURE
  • LEWIS

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  • UNIQUENESS OF CHINESE GROWTH
  • CURRENCY-YUAN
  • ECOLOGICAL ISSUES
  • FINAL THOUGHTS
  • EMERGING ECONOMIES
  • BALANCE OF POWER SHIFT

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SOURCES
  • http//globaledge.msu.edu/
  • Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G. Riesenberger, J.R.
    2008. International Business Strategy,
    Management, and the New Realities. 1st Edition
    Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson/Prentice Hall.
  • Hill,C.W.L. 1997. International Business
    Competing in the Global Marketplace. 2nd. Ed.
    Chicago Irwin
  • Lewis, R.D. 2000. When Cultures Collide
    Managing Successfully Across Cultures. London
    Nicholas Brealey.
  • Lewis, R.D. 2003. The Cultural Imperative
    Global Trends in the 21st Century. Finland
    Intercultural Press.
  • Morrison, T., Conaway, W.A. Borden, G.A.
    1994. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands How To Do
    Business In Sixty Countries. Holbrook, MA Adams
    Media Corp.
  • Friedman, T. L. 2000. The Lexus and the Olive
    Tree. United States Anchor Books
  • Friedman, T. L. 2005. The World is Flat.
    United States Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Trompenaars, F. Hampden-Turner, C. 1998.
    Riding the Waves of Culture Understanding
    Cultural Diversity in Global Business. 2nd. Ed.
    New York McGraw-Hill.

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TRAVEL AGENTS
  • RIM-PAC INTERNATIONAL
  • 51 E.42ND STREET, SUITE 1812
  • NEW YORK, NY 10017
  • 1-800-701-8687
  • THE ACCENT GROUP
  • ONE BELMONT AVENUE, SUITE 415
  • BALA CYNWYD, PA 19004
  • 1-800-4-ACCENT
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