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.
Here are a few of the USD faculty who have received supported from the Ahlers Center:
Carsten Zimmermann and Johan Perols: "Reducing Uncertainty in Supplier Selection Decisions: Antecedents and Outcomes of Procedural Rationality", Journal of Operations Management, 2012
Alyson Ma: “Outsourcing and Productivity: Evidence from Korean Data,” (with Songhua Lin) Journal of Asian Economics, 23(1): 39-49, 2012
Kokila Doshi: "Diffusion of Technological Innovations in Rural Areas", Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2012
Rangapriya Kannan-Narasimhan: "Behavioral Integrity: How Leader Referents and Trust Matter to Workplace Outcomes", Journal of Business Ethics, 2012
Marko Svetina and Shreesh Deshpande: "Analyst Coverage of Acquiring Firms and Value Creation in Cross-Border Acquisitions", Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 2012
Tara Ceranic: The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Cultural Viability, Richard Ivey School of Business Case Number 9B11M040, May 2011
Maria Kniazeva: "It all began with a kiss, or when packaging sells a country" Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 5(4): 383 – 395, 2011
Alyson Ma: “Wage Disparities in China: an Analysis by Firm Types,” (with Florence Bouvet), Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 9(3): 263 - 282; “China’s Exports in a World of Increasing Oil Prices” (with Byron Ganges and Ari Van Assche), Multinational Business Review, 19(2): 133 – 151; “China’s Role in Global Production Networks” (with Ari Van Assche), Global Value Chains: Impacts and Implications, eds. Aaron Sydor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada - Trade Policy Research: 127-156, 2011
Kokila Doshi, Professor of Economics: Studying the role of the telecommunications sector in the developing countries of Asia, 2009-2010
Charles Tu, Associate Professof of Real Estate: Comparative analysis of current status and future prospect of sustainable real estate development across major Asian cities, 2009-2010
Alyson Ma, Associate Professor of Economics: Examine the impact of the global economic crisis on the Chinese economy and the impact for US markets, 2009-2010
Simon Croom, Professor of Supply Chain Management: Development of a common set of metrics for sustainable outsourcing, 2009-2010
Maria Kniazeva, Associate Professor of Marketing: Participation on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Global Academy of Marketing Science JGAMS, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, 2009-2010
Supporting International Research through Journal Sponsorship
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.