Faculty Learning Abroad – Development Trip to Japan & Korea 2014

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.

Visiting Hyundai - South Korea

Visiting Hyundai – South Korea

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.

Visit to LG Electronics

Visit to 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).

Visit to Google Tokyo

Visit to Google Tokyo

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.

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