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Programs

Dubai and Abu Dhabi: Emerging Market Challenges and Opportunities

This IFS will focus on its two biggest and main emirates, Abu Dhabi, the capital, and Dubai. We will examine the growth of their economies over the past couple of decades as well as the challenges that each emirate faced and continue facing during this period of transition. The cultural, economic and political context of each emirate will be examined in the context of emerging markets. We will also study how the country is leveraging its image to drive business and tourism. Led by Professor Nizar Zaarour, Assistant Teaching Professor of Supply Chain Management, D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Israel: The Land of Technology and Innovation

Through visits to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, this IFS will focus on Israel’s high tech and innovative business environment and historical culture. Students will visit with start-up, venture capital and multinational companies and government agencies to gain first-hand knowledge of the Israeli economy and business acumen. We will also explore cultural and historical sites in and around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Led by Dr. Felicia Lassk, Associate Professor of Marketing, D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Thailand and Vietnam: Emerging Market Challenges and Opportunities

This IFS will focus on the growth of the economies of Thailand and Vietnam over the past few decades as well as the challenges that each country faces during this period of transition. The cultural, economic and political context of each country will be examined in the context of emerging markets. We will also study how each country is leveraging its image to drive business and tourism. Students will meet with corporate leaders in local industries such as textiles, construction, finance, hospitality, education and IT. We will also explore cultural landmarks in Thailand and Vietnam. Led by Dr. Christopher J. Robertson, Professor of International Business and Strategy.