Welcome TO IBRF 2005
About the Program
In the post-September 11th age of international commerce, falling consumer demand in the world's strongest economies and a decline in investment have compounded challenges faced by many emerging countries. Tighter security measures have since disrupted not only international movement of supplies and merchandise but also international financial flow and tourism. These measures threaten the smooth functioning of international business activities we had taken for granted in the last thirty years.
As a result, the larger problem of security, terrorism-induced and otherwise, has now entered directly and fully into the competitive business strategy equation. How will new costs of protection to avoid terrorist activity affect multinational firms? How does the increase in border controls affect U.S. imports, immigration of skilled foreign nationals, and other aspects of U.S. international business?
This research forum will foster a dialogue among scholars to address these and other issues related to maintaining competitiveness in an era of new security threats and regulations and their implications on international business strategy and theory development.
Funded by Title VI grants from the Department of Education, the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program increases the competitiveness of U.S. businesses in the global marketplace through funding research projects like this Forum, by broadening student international business and foreign language learning, and by providing outreach services to the business community.
The CIBERs have responded to this current need in international business, developing this research stream and similar projects. Program leaders believe that continued initiatives in this area will produce valuable contributions to national policy dialogue and practical business strategy on a global basis and disseminate knowledge on the international and management aspects of these issues.
Masaaki "Mike" Kotabe
Professor and Washburn Chair of International Business and Marketing Temple University
Arvind V. Phatak
Carnell Professor of Management and International Business
Executive Director, Institute of Global Management Studies and Temple CIBER
National CIBER Network
Brigham Young University
Florida International University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
San Diego State University
Texas A&M University
University of Colorado at Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Memphis
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin