CIB Online Spring 2010

Tuck Brazil Learning Expedition participants with Mark Lyra, Business Development, Cosan, one of the world's largest sugar and ethanol producer.

South Africa and Brazil Learning Expeditions Give Students a New Perspective

Each year the CIB organizes trips for Tuck students to selected host countries over Spring Break. Students visit a variety of business-related organizations, participate in cultural activities, and network with alums and other business people in casual settings. This year the CIB organized trips to South Africa and Brazil.

A group of 18 Tuck students traveled to South Africa with Professor Phil Stocken and Assistant Dean Penny Paquette. They visited Johannesburg, Cape Town, and beyond, and learned about the business environment, Black Economic Empowerment, and the role of business people in addressing social challenges such as poverty, inequality, and HIV/AIDS.

Another group of Tuck students traveled to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Center for International Business Associate Director Lisa Miller and Brazilian student Mariana Moreira T'10. There, they learned from some of the world’s experts about marketing to low-income consumers, biofuels, and the Brazilian economy and politics.

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CIB Highlights...

CIB Brings Africa to Tuck

“Beyond BRIC: The Business Case for Africa” shifted the focus from aid to trade to examine business success in the sub-Saharan region. We kicked off the week with an overview of the entrepreneurial ventures and corporations that are thriving in African markets with a discussion by Murray Low, Director of The Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School and Nick Padgett T’94, Managing Director of Frontaura Capital.

We then heard from Enase Okonedo, Dean of the Lagos Business School, about how her institution combines local knowledge, a global outlook, and a keen focus on ethics to produce leaders capable of transforming the region’s economic landscape. This was followed by a night of cultural activities featuring the Dartmouth Africaso Dance Group and World Music Percussion Ensemble and food from a local African restaurant.

Finally, in a Student Career Panel Moderated by Prof. Phil Stocken and organized by the Career Development Office, we heard from classmates who have lived and worked in Namibia, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria in the private and non-profit sectors.

  Watch Padgett Interview

Watch Okonedo Interview 

Exploring Global Supply Chains and Social Responsibility

“Global Sourcing: Balancing Profits, Risk, and Responsibility” explored how multinational firms balance the pursuit of profits with labor and environmental concerns. To begin the week, Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Former Chairman of the Board, Hasbro, Inc., and current board member of the International Council of Toy Industries, addressed this topic with a particular focus on toy manufacturing in China. Next, Paula Luff, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Hess Corporation, discussed the numerous challenges her company faces in conducting exploration in countries such as Equatorial Guinea.

Finally, we were visited by Justin Bakule, Consultant at FSG Social Impact Advisors, who led an interactive case workshop about the challenges faced by a large candy company that relies on a steady source of high-quality cocoa from West Africa.

Event Details

CIB Thanks 2009/10 MBA Fellows and Welcomes 2010/11 Fellows

The Center for International Business would like to extend sincere thanks for the extraordinary work the 2009-2010 CIB Fellows - Hyeon Chang, Christine Lio-Soon-Shun, Mauricio Sartori, Stone Shi, Suds Tirumala, Yoko Warita, and Drew Wilkins - have done over the past academic year. Their accomplishments and dedication have greatly enriched the programming and research of the Center.

We would like to warmly welcome our new group of Fellows for 2010-2011:

Sarah Austrin-Willis (USA)
Anne Carrihill (USA)
Sewon Cho (Korea)
Jeremy Grossas (France)
Kevin Su (China)
Thiago Teodoro (Brazil)
Ambrose Usih (Nigeria)

Our new crop of Fellows will be doing research with Professor Peter Golder and with Professor Anant Sundaram, as well as assisting in the development of programming for the Center.

For more information on the CIB Fellows Program, click here.