Extension 4: Boca Raton
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

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The rise of Emerging markets (EMs) worldwide over the past decade is widely documented in the popular business press. For example, in 1990, EMs represented less than 15% of the global economic output while the developed nations represented 77%. By 2010, EMs represented almost 30% of the global gross domestic product and 37% of the inbound direct investment. Indeed, some experts predict EMs will account for almost 80% of the global economy by 2050 with BRIC countries denoting a larger share of the global economy than their G7 counterparts. Others believe that EMs are expected to prevail, at least for the foreseeable future. Thus, it is not surprising that academic interest in EMs has also risen considerably over the past decade—urged by the seminal work of Hoskisson, Eden, Lau & Wright (2000).

The FAU-Boca Raton Extension will leverage the academic momentum in scholarly research as well as pedagogy vis-à-vis EMs. The Research as well as Pedagogy panels will start with mini-presentations followed by interactive discussions with the audience. The intent of this format is to tap into the panelists expertise and then—importantly—to leverage it to discuss issues raised by the Extension's participants.

The Research panel will briefly highlight the evolution of research on EMs, and take stock of what we have studied over the last decade of work in this area. Next, panelists shall highlight current trends in BRICs as well as transition economies to define potentially fruitful areas of academic inquiry. Participants will then have an opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions around audience-generated themes with the goal of augmenting scholarly research about EMs.

The Pedagogy panel will emphasize ways to bring EMs research into the classroom as well as leveraging the classroom to identify/inform research about EMs (e.g., theory-building). Relying on a conceptual framework for organizing phenomena observed in EMs, panelists shall illustrate the give-and-take between pedagogy and research vis-à-vis the subtleties/nuances observed in EMs. Following brief remarks by panelists, participants will have another opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions around audience-generated issues with the goal of augmenting pedagogy and leveraging it to benefit scholarship.

Extension Program (Tentative)

08:30 to 08:45 am
Bus leaves from Loews Miami Beach hotel
09:45 to 10:00 am
Estimated arrival time at FAU, Boca Raton
10:00 to 10:30 am
Registration & Coffee
10:30 to 11:00 am
Opening remarks
11:00 to 12:30 pm
Research panel on Emerging markets
12:30 to 02:00 pm
Lunch break
02:00 to 03:30 pm
Pedagogy panel on Emerging markets
03:30 to 04:30 pm
Networking event & Closing remarks
04:30 to 04:45 pm
Bus leaves for Loews Miami Beach Hotel
05:45 to 6:00 pm
Estimated arrival time in Miami



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