Succeeding in Emerging and Developing Markets:
Understanding How Institutions Impact Firms and Managers
Faculty Development in International Business
June 11-14, 2013
The following participants took part in the 2011 workshop. We are looking forward to registering you!
Fjorentina Angjellari Dajci
Fjorentina Angjellari-Dajci is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Paine College with an MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University. Her research has focused on the interrelations between economic performance, institutions, social capital, civil society and social networks, both at national and regional levels. Her most recent research fields include economic evaluations of healthcare and telehealth systems, forecasting of regional business cycles, economic impacts of higher education, dynamic social network analysis, and radioactive waste management. She has published numerous journal articles and a book chapter, and has secured several research grants. Dr. Angjellari-Dajci is a member of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, and has presented at the 2010 Med-e-Tel Conference in Luxembourg, G.D. of Luxembourg, and the 2011 American Telemedicine Association Meeting in Tampa, FL.
Brodie, currently a doctoral student in Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University, is a former President of AIESEC International and consultant for McKinsey & Company. As President of AIESEC International, he led the development of a five-year vision and plan for AIESEC globally, which has since been achieved. Brodie's team also started the initiative to expand AIESEC's operations to the Middle East and Central Asia. As a consultant for McKinsey & Company, he worked with organizations in the public and private sectors on issues ranging from long-term nuclear power generation to petroleum production efficiency. He is currently researching how large-scale, sustainable change occurs in complex systems through the collaborations of business, government, and civil society institutions. Brodie has traveled to over 40 countries, is an avid rock climber, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Calgary.
Diane Alleva Cáceres is a PhD student in the Program of Science, Technology, and International Affairs in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. She received her B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She brings 20 years of international trade, investment and economic development experience having worked with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Asia Program, the World Technology Foundation, the Australian Trade Commission and the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for Trade and Investment Services covering North Africa and the Middle East based in Washington, D.C. She also established an international trade and investment consulting practice, Market Access International, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Alleva Cáceres currently serves as part-time Associate Director of the European Union Center of Excellence at Georgia Tech. "Manfred Worner Seminar for German-American Understanding," and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her recent work examines networked polities at the sub-national level in bioscience.
Anthony P. Cannizzaro is a doctoral fellow in international business at the George Washington University School of Business. In 2006, he earned his bachelor's degree in international business and finance from Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Prior to joining GWSB, Anthony worked as an analyst and associate at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, an investment banking firm specializing in the financial services industry. His primary role involved corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raising for banks and thrifts. His academic interests include international corporate finance, corporate governance, corruption, formal and informal institutions, and research methods.
Dr. Cynthia Cycyota is an Associate Professor of Management in the Management Department at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her current research and teaching interests include executive decision making, entrepreneurial strategies, organizational diversity, and non-profit organizations.
Sarah Bauerle Danzman
Sarah Bauerle Danzman is a forth year doctoral student in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying International Political Economy and Research Methodology. She holds an M.A. in political science from UNC-CH and a B.A. from Villanova University. Sarah's primary research interests include how foreign direct investment affects interest group preference formation and aggregation in emerging economies as well as how patterns of international financial flows affect state and firm power over global financial governance. Her dissertation, The Political Determinants of Investment Promotion Strategies, investigates the strategic environment in which governments in the developing world bargain with local capital, foreign investors, and domestic labor over investment policy. Prior to graduate school, Sarah worked for three years as an investment analysis for Smith Barney.
Omer F. Genc
Omer F. Genc is currently a PhD Student at the Strategic Management and International Business Department at the Fox School of Business of Temple University. He holds a Master's degree in Finance (MSA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. His current research interests include mergers and acquisitions, internationalization of SMEs, CEO compensation, NGOs and exchange rate exposure. He is currently a member of Academy of Management (AOM) and Academy of International Business (AIB). Email: email@example.com
Anna Helm is Assistant Professor of International Business at the George Washington University (GW), currently teaching courses on international marketing management and green business. She has recently become involved with service-learning at GW through a grant from the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service which allowed her to develop and teach a service-learning course titled "International Perspectives on Green Business." Prior to joining GW, she was Director of the Business, Culture, and Languages Program at the University of Maryland for seven years. Her first book "The Intersection of Material and Poetic Economy: Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben and Adalbert Stifter's Der Nachsommer" appeared with Peter Lang in 2009. She is currently pursuing research on cross-cultural differences in consumer perceptions of green products. In her capacity as GW-CIBER Business Language Co-Coordinator, she is also conducting research on business case methodology.
Dr Saleema Kauser is a lecturer in the Organization Studies Group at Manchester Business School (MBS). Saleema earned her first degree in Psychology from the University of London. She holds a masters degree in Information Systems and Technology from Cass Business School (formerly City University Business School); an MBA from Aston Business School and received her PhD (2000) from the Warwick Business School which was rated as world leading in the last RAE. Dr Kauser has been lecturing for over 10 years on strategic and organizational management issues.
Masoud Kavoossi is currently a tenured professor who teaches International Business, International Business Strategy, and International Management at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has had graduate and undergraduate appointments at American University, Washington, D.C., Sellinger School of Business, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and R.H. Smith School of Business. He was awarded Distinguished University Chair Professor at Shandong Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT), P.R. China, 2010, Distinguished University Chair Professor of International Business at South Western University of Finance Economics (SWUFE), P.R. China, and a visiting scholar/lecturer to the Kuopio Polytechnic Intercultural Business Program, Finland. In addition, he has served as graduate faculty of Industrial Management Institute, Tehran, Iran among others. He is the author of numerous scholarly journal articles and cases including his book "Globalization of Business and the Middle East".
He is a holder of the 2003-04, Fulbright-Johannes Kepler Distinguished Chair Professor of International Business in Austria. Dr. Kavoossi received his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His areas of specialization include international business issues pertaining to the Middle East, with an emphasis on the business environment. Additionally, he has been an invited speaker at the Iisalmi Polytechnic, Finland. He is a recipient of A. W. Mellon, Endowed lectureship at the American University of Paris. Professor Kavoossi is a recipient of 2004 Howard University Senate Award for Interdisciplinary Inspirational Teaching.
Dr. Kimberly McNeil, Associate Professor of Marketing, holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Marketing. She is responsible for teaching international marketing, global business environment (a new course with a short term study abroad service learning component), consumer behavior, and other marketing courses. Dr. McNeil recently applied for and secured a 2010-2014 position for NC A&T in the Globalizing Business Schools (GBS) Program, a collaboration among HBCUs, INCFSP-IIPP, CIBERs, and USDOE. The GBS program is designed to infuse understanding and the importance of international and interdisciplinary business education by equipping faculty with the pedagogical tools, knowledge, and experiences to incorporate international content into existing business courses and new courses. She also serves as a member of NC A&T's International Programs Advisory Council and the University's Internationalization Team. Dr. McNeil has attended faculty development programs through CIBER in Memphis, Tennessee and Sao Paulo, Brazil and most recently gave an invited lecture at Henan Polytechnic University in Jiaozuo City, China. Her research interests include marketing issues in travel and leisure services, marketing education, and influences on consumer behavior.
Dr. John W. Milton is currently an Adjunct Professor at the College of Graduate Studies at Central Michigan University. He is also the President of John W. Milton & Associates, a boutique consultancy firm specializing in international business development, market entry strategy, and international trade policy; with a portfolio of customized services tailored to small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs. He has served as an engineer and an attorney with over 20 years of professional experience in various senior technical and managerial positions. In addition, he has founded several companies focused on doing international business in various industries in the emerging markets of Africa and the Caribbean. In his academic endeavors, since 1995 Dr. Milton has developed and taught a range of undergraduate and MBA courses in international management and strategy, global trade policy, marketing, business law, and finance at several institutions in the Washington, DC region. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the New York Institute of Technology, an MBA in Global Enterprise Management, from Jones International University; a JD and Doctorate of Law, from the Rutgers University School of Law, a Ph.D in the Philosophy of Religion, from the Bible Believers College and Seminary; and he has completed graduate work in Physics. Dr. Milton is a Certified On- line Instructor, and he also hold certificates of advanced studies in Corporate Finance and Microsoft Office Software. His legal specialization includes intellectual property rights, and patents and product liability law. He is the recipient of numerous awards and citations.
Robert Mittelman, (M.B.A., University of Oxford) is a 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His research interests include international marketing, immigrant entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and microfinance in the developing world. His academic work has been presented at the Macromarketing Conference, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, and, this year, at the World Marketing Congress. Robert's first peer-reviewed publication entitled "Development Porn? Child Sponsorship Advertisements in the 1970s" is forthcoming in the Journal of Historical Research in Marketing. He teaches the undergraduate 'Introduction to International Business' course at Carleton and will be teaching 'Business and Government in Emerging Economies' at the MBA level this coming spring in Iran.
Robert served as a volunteer consultant with MBAs Without Borders in Guatemala, a Kiva Fellow for Kiva.org in Peru, and trains nonprofits in his community on the basics of social enterprise. He speaks English, French, and Spanish and enjoys traveling, managing his fantasy baseball team, and the sport of curling.
Jihad Tendolph Muhammad is currently an adjunct professor at Indiana University Northwest and Chicago State University. His instruction has been requested in Micro/Macro Economic, Introduction to Business Principles and Practices and Grant writing and Community Economic Development. He works with proactive citizens and community and faith-based organizations in Gary, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois providing them with strategies to create, establish and implement new enterprises related to import/export opportunities designed to achieve community economic development.
Nana "Kweku" Nduom is a Ph.D. candidate in the International Business Department at the George Washington University's School of Business. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Finance from Princeton University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of Business. Kweku intends to specialize in the flow of human resources and capital from individuals commonly known as "diasporans" to their home countries. He is also interested in exploring family business succession in countries that have gained independence within the past 75 years. Kweku has worked in the Finance industry for over 10 years at firms including the Marsh and McLennan companies, Merrill Lynch, and the General Electric Capital Corporation ("GE Capital"). Most recently he was the finance manager for Coconut Grove Hotels, based in Accra, Ghana.
Daniel Wilson Ndyetabula
Daniel Wilson Ndyetabula is a PhD fellow at the Centre of International Business, department of Business and Management at Aalborg University in Denmark. His current research project is on agribusiness value chain formation processes in developing countries. In this project the core investigation is on the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in value chain formation activities in a specific country and industry. Daniel is a certified professional Banker (CPB) and has B. Sc and MBA degrees both from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania. He has published on credit guarantee funds in agriculture, and agribusiness value chain creation in Tanzania.
Dr. Nikolai (Nick) Ostapenko currently serves as an Associate Professor with the School of Business and Public Administration of the University of the District of Columbia as well as president, board director and consultant for international humanitarian organizations in Washington, D. C. Nikolai holds Ph.D. and Dr. Sc. degrees from St. Petersburg University with a specialty in Developmental Economics and International Economic Theory, as well as B.A. and M.A. Degrees in Industrial Administration and Marketing Management. His previous experience includes faculty and research positions with the renowned universities in England, Russia, Sweden, and the U.S. He has held many visiting and research appointments in several countries, including The GW-CIBER research fellow, The British Council fellow, Stockholm University scholar, St. Petersburg University and Moscow University research scholar in residence. An expert in the area of transnational management and international development, Dr. Ostapenko has published over 142 academic books, articles and research papers worldwide. He also teaches part-time at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Mohammad Bakhtiar Rana
Mr. Rana did his bachelor (BBS) followed by MBA in Marketing from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. After that he pursued MSc in International Business from the University of Stirling, Scotland, UK under the European Academic Consortium for Management Studies in 2004. He taught in several universities in Bangladesh and finally stationed in Jagannath University, Dhaka (public university), where he became associate professor of Marketing. He started my PhD at the centre for international business, Aalborg University under Professor Olav Jull Sørensen in 2010 under the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of European Commission. The title of PhD is *Strategies of TNCs in a Business System Perspective: The case of Denmark and Bangladesh*.
During his teaching period he published 10 research papers in academic journals in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Indonesia and presented in the conferences like AGBA, AIB, and ISMD etc.
Darlington Richards, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Management and International Business in the Earl Graves School of Business and Management, Morgan State University. His background is in Law and Management. Dr. Richards, who had also taught at the University of Baltimore, is a Visiting Professor at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), He has at various times been a Consultant to the Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC), at Morgan State University. He serves as both a Fellow and Consultant to the International Dispute Resolution Institute. Dr. Richards graduated from Law Schools at both the University of Jos and the Nigerian Law School, has a Masters Degree in Tax Law from the University of Baltimore, and PhD in Management from Sheffield H. University's School of Business and Finance. Dr. Richards teaches graduate and undergraduate classes, in areas of International Business, International Marketing, Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Law and Legal and Ethical Environment of Business. His research interests include Privatization and Market Deregulation, Market Reform and Change Management, Law Reform for Emerging Economies and Ethics in Business. He has published extensively in these areas, in several refereed journals and book chapters. He is a reviewer for a number of Publishers and refereed Journals, including Thomson, McGraw Hill, Prentice Hall, the Baltic Journal of Management, International Management Development Association, Thunderbird International Business Review and International Academy of African Business and Development. He has also presented at various International and national conferences, seminars and workshops, where he has chaired tracks/sessions. Dr Richards has won many awards and commendations, including the Emerald Literati Award, Morgan State University Outstanding Service Award, University of Baltimore Outstanding Service Award, and the IAABD Recognition of Service Award.
Daniel Rottig is an Assistant Professor of Business Strategy and International Business in the Management Department of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches in the Executive MBA Program. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Strategic Management with emphasis on Global Strategy and International Business, an MBA degree in International Business, an undergraduate degree(German Diploma) in Business Administration with the triadic emphases on International Economics, Finance, and Marketing, and a Diploma in International Studies. His doctoral dissertation "Institutional Distance, Social Capital, and the Performance of Foreign Acquisitions in the United States" was awarded the 2009 Richard Farmer Best Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business, and was a runner-up in the Barry Richman Best Dissertation Award competition of the Academy of Management's International Management Division in the same year.
Dr. Rottig's research focuses on the institutional and cultural environments of multinational corporations, the performance determinants of international acquisitions, as well as on social and ethical issues in organizations around the world. He has received several awards and award-nominations for his scholarly work from leading academic institutions, including nominations for the Academy of Management's SERI Best Paper in Strategy/ International Business Theory Award and the Douglas Nigh Best Paper Award. He has won the William Ziegler Best Paper Award from the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter in two consecutive years and was runner-up in another year. His research is published in such journals as Decision Sciences Journal, Management International Review, the European Journal of International Management, the Journal of Teaching in International Business and International Business: Research, Teaching and Practice and four of his papers are published in the Academy of Management's Best Paper Proceedings. He has further presented more than 20 research papers at leading academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, the Southern Management Association, the Decision Sciences Institute, and the Southeast USA Chapter of the Academy of International Business.
Prof. Rottig teaches International Management and Business Strategy in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and International Business courses in the Executive MBA Program at Florida Atlantic University, and he has taught courses in Global Strategy and Policy, International Business, and Strategic Management at the MBA, Fully-employed MBA, and Accelerated MBA-levels at California State University, Long Beach. He is actively involved in the academic community and has served as president and executive chair of the Academy of Management's New Doctoral Student Consortium and currently serves as a director on the executive board of the Academy of International Business Southeast USA Chapter (AIB-SE) and as co-chair for AIB-SE's 2011 annual conference. He is a member of the editorial review board and an active ad-hoc reviewer for a number of leading academic journals and conferences, which shows in the form of several Best Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.
Prior to beginning his career in academia, he worked for such companies as Merrill Lynch in the US and ING Group in Europe. He also served as chairman of a German student business consultancy while studying for his undergraduate degree, and he embarked upon an entrepreneurial venture as co-founder and consultant of a Germany-based company. He is an invited member of several honor societies, including The International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, The National Scholars Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honour Society. He was born and raised in Germany and, while studying and working in the fields of strategic management and international business, he had the opportunity to travel extensively and visited more than 30 countries.
Marketa Sonkova is a doctoral student at Boston University in the School of Management's Strategy & Innovation department. She has a B.A. in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Iowa, with strong interdisciplinary training in Finance and Strategy. She is a native of the Czech Republic, but grew up in Iowa City as the daughter of two academics. Her professional background includes five years spent in the financial services industry, where she gained first-hand insights about the operation of multinational enterprises in the region of Central & Eastern Europe. The experience motivates her research interests. She speaks Czech, German, English and some Russian.
Patnaree is teaching international business at Thammasart Business School, Thailand. She has got her Ph.D. from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, innovation in services, and internationalization of service industries, especially in healthcare industry.
A native Chinese, Karen Xie is the first year Ph.D. student in the Fox School of Business and a Research Assistant of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University. Her main research interest is revenue management.
Nanda Viswanathan has taught Marketing for over twenty years. He has a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, India, a MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from The Ohio State University in the USA. He is currently a Professor of Marketing at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware and has taught at other universities including The University of Redlands, and University of California at Riverside. He also teaches as an adjunct Professor at the University of Delaware, and has taught at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi, India. His teaching interests include Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, and Advertising. As an active marketing faculty he has participated and presented at many conferences in the USA and around the world including the Association for Consumer Research, the Academy of Marketing Science, the American Marketing Association and published in journals including Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, the International Journal of Technology Management, and the International Marketing Review among others. His research interests include, international marketing, marketing strategy, consumer behavior, branding and GIS.
Angela C. Zenteno-Hidalgo
Angela C. Zenteno-Hidalgo is assistant professor at Universidad de Concepcion in Chile. She has taught in Chile and the US, including courses such as management, human resources, ethics, and economics. In 2002 she received her masters in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Concepcion. Five years later, in 2007 she obtained a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Ph.D in Human Resources Management at Temple University. She currently is working on her Ph.D. dissertation. Prior to joining the academia, Angela Zenteno-Hidalgo worked in a development program in a small rural town in southern Chile, where she worked in close contact with entrepreneurs.