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March 23, 2013

The global economic order has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past twenty years as new markets and sites of production have developed in nations and regions formerly relegated to “Third World” or “developing” status. Nations such as India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia, and many others have fully embraced global capitalism and now compete with the most advanced economies in the world. This seminar introduces participants to the origins of these new economic powerhouses, the opportunities they present, and the limitations and risks still incumbent in doing business in them. Peter Coclanis will discuss the great shift in the twentieth-century global order that opened spaces for emerging economies. Jay Swaminathan will focus on unique opportunities and challenges encountered by firms as they develop an operational footprint in emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil, and Kenya. Mabel Miguel will discuss varying styles of leadership and behavior in the emerging economies of Latin America and the unique challenges they present to doing business.

Topics and Speakers

Reality Check: Today’s Emerging Economies in Historical Perspective
Peter A. Coclanis, Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor of History and Director, Global Research Institute

Managing Business Operations in Emerging Countries
Jayashankar M. Swaminathan, GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor of Operations, Kenan-Flagler Business School and Director, Center for International Business Education and Research

Do Western Leadership Theories Apply in Emerging Economies?
Mabel Miguel, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Kenan-Flagler Business School

Emerging Economies and the Future of Business
A panel discussion with our speakers

Time and Cost
12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013. The tuition is $125 ($110 by January 30). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by January 30). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. There is no lunch scheduled for this program.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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