2016 International Business Course


We are now in the middle of the Fall semester and gearing up for the Spring 2016 semester. My course on international business provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of international business and the institutions involved in the process. Enrollment will begin in November.

View the tentative course syllabus here: Syllabus IB SPRING 2016


Universities must embrace cultural change

Universities are among the most successful institutions created. They do not however accept change lightly. But what role do universities need to play in the knowledge society of tomorrow to continue their success. This question grows more pressing for the western welfare states as their dominance in research and innovation is being challenged by globalization and the dynamics of the emerging economies. The example of the US, which like no other nation, has been able to benefit from universities Click here for full article

Highlights of APEC 2015

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum of 21 Pacific Rim member countries that promotes free trade in the region. They are linked by their boundary with the Pacific Ocean. As such, India which has asked to join has not been allowed to do so. Established in 1989, its aim is to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific economies. The member countries include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Click here for full article

The Lure of the Middle East

The Middle East region centered on countries around Western Asia usually includes the following: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Most of these countries, especially those that border the Persian Gulf, have vast reserves of crude oil and benefit greatly from petroleum exports. The region is a strategically, economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive area Click here for full article

Visiting Munich

I recently concluded a visit in Munich for research planning with my former student Valbona Zeneli, who is now leading professor of security studies at the Marshall Center in Garmisch. Congratulations on your success! Here are a few papers we have written together: Corruption in the Balkans International Marketing: An Imperative in Southeast Europe Click here for full article

Social Media for Charity Fundraising

Twitter is a free microblogging social network that enables users to post short messages viewed by other subscribers. “Tweets” of 140 characters or less are sent and received from computers and other mobile devices. Facebook is the most popular social networking service. Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising, and firms use the site to promote their products and services. In 2011, Facebook launched a new portal for marketers and creative agencies to help them develop brand promotions. Click here for full article