Global Business Strategy Seminar: Managing the Foreign Business Environment

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Date and Time

Thursday, February 23, 2012Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Alcala Park West: Coronado Bldg, Room 132

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Thursdays, February 23, March 1 and 8

Seminar Description:
Firms often avoid countries where policy and economic uncertainty are high. Yet, these countries offer the best prospects for growth. Management of the company's interactions with the local public and government is thus critical for the positioning and strategy of any firm doing business in a foreign country. In this seminar, we will examine how managers can develop nonmarket competences to manage abroad. We will put into practice a series of concepts, analytical tools and skills that will allow participants to develop a comprehensive set of competences required to manage the environment of business in a foreign market. Practical cases and hands-on discussions will be essential components of the learning process, with a special focus on the Latin American business environment.

Seminar Leader:
Ariel Casarin, PhD, is associate professor at IAE Business School, Universidad Austral, Argentina. He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick Business School, an MSc in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, and an MSc in Finance from CEMA University. Most of his research is concerned with regulatory economics, nonmarket strategy and applied industrial economics, with a focus on applied production theory, market power and entry. He has published articles in a number of scholarly journals, including The Journal of Regulatory Economics, Energy Economics and Utilities Policy. He has spoken to academic, industry and government audiences on regulation in Argentina, Chile, South Africa and the US. His professional activities relate to the application of microeconomics and finance to a range of regulatory, business, competition and public policy issues. He has served as a consultant to firms, regulators and other institutions, including the Treasury Attorney General’s Office (Argentina), the  World Institute for Development Economics Research (Finland) and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (Switzerland).

This seminar is part of the professional Certificate in Global Business Strategy. Attend individual seminars of interest, or complete 50 seminar hours to earn the certificate. Please inquire about our discount for USD affiliates.

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