Faculty International Seminars in Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, and India

Wharton faculty witnessed some of the largest and most dynamic economies in the 2010 and 2011 Faculty International Seminars, as a multidisciplinary cohort of faculty met with local colleagues, alumni, and business leaders to seed research and collaboration. An important part of the school’s agenda for globalization of its curriculum and faculty research profile is to facilitate faculty exposure to business issues in different parts of the world.  The Faculty International Seminars take groups of faculty to selected countries where they could have first-hand exposure to business issues related to their research and teaching. Past seminars have travelled to China, Cambodia and Vietnam.

2011 Faculty International Seminars

South Africa & Kenya

July 24 – August 5, 2011

Participants:

  • Jonah Berger >>
  • Martine Haas >>
  • Shawndra Hill >>
  • Stephen Hoch >>
  • David Reibstein >>
  • Kenneth Shropshire >>

Locations visited included: Johannesburg, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya

Sampling of companies and organizations visited:

  • Athi River Mining
  • British American Tobacco – South Africa (BATSA)
  • Haco Industries
  • KenCall EPZ
  • Ministry of Culture, Sport & International Affairs for the Western Cape
  • Ministry of Tourism, Kenya
  • Nakumatt Holdings
  • Raizcorp Ltd.
  • Royal Bafokeng Administration
  • Sanlam
  • Simba Corporation
  • Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund

 

2010 Faculty International Seminars

Brazil
June 3 – 12, 2010 

Participants:

  • Stephen Hoch >>
  • Anastasia Kartasheva >>
  • John Kimberly >>
  • Kenneth Shropshire >>
  • Z. John Zhang >>

Cities visited included: São Paulo, São José dos Campos, and Rio de Janeiro

Sampling of companies and organizations visited:

  • Abril Group
  • CDI (Committee for the Democratization of Information Technology)
  • Cosan
  • Casas Bahia
  • Clube de Regatos do Flamengo
  • Cyrela
  • EBX Group
  • Embraer
  • Globo
  • Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
  • HSM
  • Instituto Pereira Passos – Prefeitura Rio de Janeiro

 

India

July 16 – 25, 2010

 

Participants:

  • Santosh Anagol >>
  • Morris Cohen >>
  • Patricia Danzon >>
  • Kartik Hosanagar >>
  • Daniel Levinthal >>

Cities visited included: Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai

Sampling of companies and organizations visited:

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Genpact
  • HDFC Bank
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
  • Indian School of Business
  • Infosys
  • Max India Ltd.
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Reliance Group ADA
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Tata Capital

See India Knowledge@Wharton for additional information on this Faculty International Seminar.