Global Research Initiatives

The Ahlers Center for International Business is committed to advancing international business knowledge. This is done through the support of USD faculty for their work and collaborations, as well as others in the international business community of scholars. We provide support in the form of research awards, journal sponsorship, research sponsorship, and workshops. 

International Business Research Awards

The Ahlers Center supports and recognizes the international business research of the full-time faculty at the School of Business Administration through research awards. These awards recognize published papers, books, book chapters and case studies of significant interest that contribute to the academic business community. Please visit these guidelines for applying to see how you might be eligible to receive an international business research award. 

Here are a few of the USD faculty who have received supported from the Ahlers Center:

Supporting International Research through Journal Sponsorship

The Latin American Business Review (LABR) is a refereed journal, published four times a year, that facilitates the exchange of information and new ideas between the academic, business practitioner, public policy maker, and those in the international development community. Special features of the journal keep readers current on various teaching, research, and informational sources.

These activities all focus on the business and economic environment of the diverse and dynamic countries encompassing the Americas. The Latin American Business Review (LABR) is a joint publication by the School of Business Administration at USD and the Graduate School of Business (COPPEAD) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is sponsored, in part, by the Ahlers Center for International Business.

Supporting Research for Teaching: Latin America Best Teaching Case Award

Since 1996, the Ahlers Center for International Business, jointly with EGADE/ITESM (Mexico), has endowed an award for the best teaching case presented at the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) annual meeting.

Supporting Collaborative Research through Workshops

The Ahlers Center for International Business and AES Corporation teamed up to sponsor a Utilities at the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) Research Workshop. This workshop explored the challenges of utility services for emerging BOP business models and improved academic research on the BOP.

The Ahlers Center for International Business sponsored a research project and workshop on "The Trade Regionalism of the US and the EU: Cooperative or Competitive Strategies?" The focus of the research project and workshop was to contrast and compare the regional trade strategies of the European Union and the United States with regards to Asia, Latin American and the Middle East and Africa. The results of the project were published in The International Trade Journal.