Welcome to CIBER

Temple University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has been renewed for another funding cycle and is currently implementing more than 70 events to improve U.S. competitiveness in the world marketplace and to produce globally competent students, faculty and staff. This year marks the fourth time Temple CIBER at the Fox School has received a grant from the Department of Education since the center’s inception in 2002 and is one of 17 such centers in the country.

The newly renewed proposal will help position U.S. interests to pivot to the growth markets of Asia, while remaining balanced in matured markets. In addition to enhancing programming in Japan and China, where Temple has a 30 year and nearly 20 year presence respectively, new programming will focus on emerging markets in Southeast Asia and India.

Through a series of programs such as conferences, seminars, and workshops, Temple CIBER has an important influence on the local K-12, academic and business communities.

The Fox School is host of the only CIBER in the greater Philadelphia region and also the only such center in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are 3 CIBERs located in the northeastern United States.

Special Program Announcements

Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB): Adelaide & Sydney, Australia

July 13 – 23, 2019

Australia: Innovation & Internationalization

Understanding the International Business Environment through Innovation in Australia

Most colleges and universities are at once firmly rooted in place and yet globally connected through research and faculty and student travel. At the same time, many struggle to connect the daily work of teaching and research to international business. Inspired by their location in a small country far from many population and economic centers, some Australian universities have embraced the challenge of becoming the bridge local and global economies and communities.

On this FDIB, we will visit Flinders University at the Tonsley Innovation Precinct in Adelaide and Western Sydney University in Sydney to learn about the ways in which these universities are catalyzing innovation and internationalization by linking small regional firms to global opportunities. Both are suburban universities, and the challenges and opportunities presented, in particular in relation to a pivotal role in economic development and transformation, are being approached in unique ways.

    Some of the key learning outcomes will include:

  • Meet the CEOs of numerous SME or regional firms in the midst of internationalization;
  • Experience (and contribute to) an extremely experiential innovation curriculum and teaching style;
  • Compare and contrast government (defense)-led development and globalization with community-led development and globalization;
  • Witness radical university transformation with the goal of increasing impact in local and global communities and;
  • Take significant steps towards developing a teaching case or pedagogical research project for publication.

This Australian immersion experience is being led by Fox School of Business Associate Professor Dr. TL Hill, a professor in Strategic Management. Dr. Hill’s research interests include the governance of knowledge intensive organizations and social ventures, the ways networks span organizational boundaries, the social and institutional context of entrepreneurship, and community economic development.

PROGRAM FEE: $3,400 per person*


  • Accommodations (single occupancy)
  • Corporate visits
  • Cultural activities
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation

DEPOSIT: A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at initial time of registration. Final payment will be due on May 31, 2019. A guest package is also available.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Jeffrey Conradi, Associate Director of International Programs at jeffrey.conradi@temple.edu

Download our flyer for more details.

REGISTRATION LINK: Temple/Fox CIBE FDIB Australia Application

Faculty Development in International Business(FDIB): Santiago, Chile – January 2020, full details coming soon!

Business Innovation in Chile: A Case Study of the Wine Export Sector

Join us for a summer experience in the Chilean wine country. As an innovation-driven economy, the United States prides itself on developing and delivering innovative goods and services domestically and globally through high-tech exports, creative branding, and in-demand services. Among those exports is our growing wine sector, led by Napa Valley but recently expanding into other parts of California, Oregon, Virginia, and other lesser known wine producing regions of the United States. Despite this expansion, the United States remains behind old world wine producers in Europe. Recently Chile and Australia are also outpacing the United States in terms of wine exports and have been leading the way in innovative production and marketing techniques.

On this faculty immersion experience, participants will visit a number of innovative businesses in the wine export sector and related industries in Chile to better understand how innovation in a highly-regulated sector can disrupt the traditional approaches taken by Old World producers in Europe and provide a comparative advantage for modern producers.

    Some of the key learning outcomes on this immersion include:

  • An understanding of how innovation is utilized to drive growth in emerging markets;
  • A comparative perspective of an innovative sector active in the home and target market;
  • A better sense of the supply chain for a commodity such as wine and how innovation can accelerate movement along that supply chain and;
  • Tools that can be used to leverage enhancements in innovation for U.S. exporters.

The immersion experience is being led by Fox School of Business Assistant Professor, Dr. Kevin Fandl, a Latin America specialist with deep knowledge of the region. Dr. Fandl’s research emphasizes the relationship between law, policy, and business in global markets. He takes his extensive experience at senior levels of federal government policymaking to the marketplace by examining how laws and regulations drive or inhibit innovation and business opportunity. His knowledge of Chile as well as the wine industry add significant academic value to this immersion experience.

Please contact Associate Director Jeffrey Conradi at jeffrey.conradi@temple.edu to be added to our mailing list and receive updates once full program details are available.

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CIBER Research

Dr. Ram Mudambi

iBEGIN Project

Innovative research on International Management is a key component of the CIBER program. Each year, the CIBER team awards grants to applicants who demonstrate the ability to impact U.S. competitiveness, in additional to supporting ongoing major projects, including Program Director Dr. Ram Mudambi's iBEGIN (iBEGIN, or International Business, Economic Geography and Innovation) project. Read more about IBEGIN. Learn More About CIBER Research