The Ahlers Center for International Business with assistance of Dr. Denise Dimon organized a faculty development trip to South Korea and Japan during the student’s spring break – March 08 – 16, 2014.
The faculty members selected were provided with an opportunity to learn about the economic environment of Japan and Korea, the countries’ culture and history, major local businesses’ global strategies in a variety of industries and to further develop their international knowledge and linkages for the University. Among the companies and Universities visited were: Korean University Business School, Hyundai Motor Company, LG Electronics, SK Hynix, AmorePacific Co., Graduate School of Business Sciences of the University of Tsukuba, Fujitsu, Aflac and Google Tokyo.
At LG Electronics, faculty members were greeted with a tour of LG’s showroom (picture below) and a briefing of the company on “Sales and Building of Marketing Capabilities” by Mr. Jung-Whan CHOI, Director of LG Electronics.
In Tokyo, besides exploring the ancient Japanese culture, professors had the opportunity to visit Aflac Tokyo – 75% of Aflac’s pre-tax earnings come from Japan – Fujitsu, and Google Tokyo (picture below).
Attendees were: Craig Barkacs, Linda Barkacs, Annalisa Barrett, Barbara Bliss, Robert Bowen, John Demas, Shreesh Deshpande, Denise Dimon, Kristine Ehrich, Susan Jollineau, Amit Kakkad, Priya Kannan-Narasimhan, Maria Kniazeva, Barbara Lougee, Cynthia Pavett, Jillian Phillips, Manzur Rahman, Ryan Ratcliff, Carl Rebman Jr., Miriam Rothman, Vivek Sah, Tygarajan Somasundaram, Charles Tu, Adriana Vamosiu, Barbara Withers and Carsten Zimmermann.