Tuesday, October 16, 2018
I posted about this program last year, too, and it looks like another good program this year. Hard to beat good wine and learning about international business, I would think, but I can't make it again this year. It overlaps with the AALS Annual Meeting, and I have plans for New Orleans. But, if it's your thing, it looks like a neat opportunity.
Temple University's Center for International Business Education (CIBE) presents
A Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB): Santiago, Chile
January 5-11, 2019
Chile: The Global Star of Latin America
Understanding the International Business Environment through Innovation in Chile
Chile is often considered to be the place where great Latin American wines come from. Some may even know that Chile is also the hub of the global copper industry. But what many people are unaware of is how Chile became the only South American country invited to join the OECD, or how it is a country that has signed 21 free trade agreements and is one of the most open economies in the world, or the fact that it is rapidly attracting foreign innovators and entrepreneurs through a unique start-up incubator program for investors worldwide. Chile serves as an example of what a Latin American country can do with the right economic and social policies in place. It is the star of the South.
On this FDIB, faculty will be immersed in the Chilean business environment and will meet with business and academic thought leaders across innovative sectors from copper to manufacturing to wine. Our emphasis will be on how a small Latin American economy far removed from major trade routes has excelled through its linkages to the global business environment. Two key sectors—wine and copper—have driven much of this growth and will be a large part of our focus. However, we will also explore the start-up, education, and manufacturing sectors, in order to grasp a full picture of the Chilean business environment. In addition to the robust academic content, participants will have a chance to explore Chile’s marvelous natural environment and history through cultural activities and events, from visiting a wine innovation center to exploring the effects of the dictatorship on Chilean business and social culture. Some of the key learning outcomes will include:
- A better understanding of how innovation is utilized to drive growth in emerging markets;
- A comparative study of innovation in emerging and developed markets;
- Increased awareness of the importance of global markets for commodity production, such as grapes and copper, and;
- Fundamental insights into Latin American economic development and business strategy.
This Chilean immersion experience is being led by Fox School of Business Assistant Professor Dr. Kevin Fandl, a professor of legal studies and international business. Dr. Fandl’s research emphasizes the relationship between law, policy, and business in global markets, especially in Latin America.
PROGRAM FEE: $2,750 per person*
- Accommodations (single occupancy)
- Corporate visits
- Cultural activities
- Some meals
- In-country transportation
DEPOSIT: *A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The remaining balance, also non-refundable, must be paid in full by November 30, 2018. Space is limited. A guest package for spouse/significant other is also available.
QUESTIONS? Please contact Phyllis Tutora, Director of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org