Teaching Workshop

Teaching International Business: An Interactive Workshop

Thursday, October 26th from 1:30 to 4:30 pm

The practice of international business continues to evolve in the current environment of mega disruptions and uncertainty. In the meantime, new instructional technologies are being added to the instructor’s toolbox. For international business educators, the changing environment of cross-border business implies new and novel approaches to educating the next generation of business leaders.  Among other things, business educators need to reflect such new realities as: risk management, trade conflicts, increased polarization, and a new world order.

Our teaching must be relevant, engaging, and innovative.  The new generation of students, both undergraduate and graduate, provides new challenges for educators. How can we share the excitement of an interconnected global economy with our students? How can we best connect and communicate with them via such pedagogical approaches as: experiential exercises and projects; online learning; videos; and cases and exercises?

At Georgia State University, we teach a core course in international business to all business undergraduates and also offer a specialization in IB. Our cadre of master teachers are constantly engaged in course development and revision, developing new teaching resources and pedagogy, and innovating new approaches to engage our students, provide experiential opportunities, and equip them with work-ready skills and competencies.

Join us for a conversation where we will share our experiences and tools for teaching international business.

Workshop Chairs

Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil

  • S. Tamer Cavusgil is Regents’ Professor, Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair, and executive director of the Center for International Business Education & Research (GSU-CIBER). He is a trustee of Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • He earned his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
  • Professor Cavusgil has been mentoring students, executives, and educators in international business for the past four decades. A native of Turkey, his professional work has taken him to numerous other emerging markets.
  • He is the author of several dozen books and more than 200 refereed journal articles, Cavusgil is among the most cited international business scholars. Various reviews have listed him as one of the most influential and prolific authors in international management.
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Dr. Salomao Alencar DeFarias

  • Dr. De Farias is a professor of Marketing and International Business at Georgia State University.
  • He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Dr. Mourad Dakhli

  • Dr. Dakhli is professor of International Business at Georgia State University.
  • He received his Ph.D. from University of South Carolina.
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Dr. Evaristo F. Doria

  • Dr. Evaristo F. Doria is a senior lecturer in International Business at Georgia State University.
  • He received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from University of St. Thomas, MN.
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Dr. Cuneyt Evirgen

  • Dr. Cuneyt Evirgen serves as senior academic professional at Georgia State University.
  • He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business, Michigan State University.
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Dr. Vandana Pednekar-Magal

  • Dr. Vandana Pednekar-Magal is a principal senior lecturer at Georgia State University.
  • She received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Bowling Green State University.
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Dr. Edward Yihuai Wang

  • Dr. Edward Yihuai Wang is a clinical assistant professor of International Business at Georgia State University.
  • He received his Ph.D. in International Business from the University of Leeds.
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