The Carlson Global Institute, through its affiliate Center for International Business Education and Research, supports student and faculty research on business topics of international significance, particularly in the areas of sustainability and emerging markets.
Faculty and PhD Research
CIBER offers research grants to Carlson School faculty through the Dean's Small Grant program. For more information, please see the Faculty Resources intranet site or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Faculty Awards:
Frederico Belo: "Technological Diversification and Asset Prices."
Alfred Marcus: "New Forms of Cross-Sector Cooperation for Achieving Breakthroughs."
Kingshuk Sinha: "Evaluating and Managing Risk in Outsourcing and Offshoring Projects."
Paul Vaaler: Research in progress on whether and how banks in China vary their lending nationally and in specific provinces based on so-called "political business cycle" ("PBC") considerations.
Mary Zellmer-Bruhn: "When Is An Interaction Cross-Cultural?"
Recent PhD Awards:
Joel Malen: "Role of Firms' International Experience in New Clean Technology Development."
Hans Rawhouser: "Modular Policymaking: Lessons from the Emerging Carbon Offsets Industry."
For information about other research generated by Carlson School faculty, please visit Discovery at Carlson.
CIBER Honors Thesis Prize
Each year CIBER offers an award for best Honors Thesis on an international business topic. This award recognizes undergraduate research that contributes to an understanding of global business, or has implications for firms operating in a global environment.
CIBER Honors Research Circle
CIBER facilitates a series of research circles for undergraduate students in the University Honors Program who are writing theses on international business topics. The research circles provide a forum for presenting findings, sharing successes and challenges, and seeking tips from peers and faculty experts.
Honors Thesis Projects with a Global Business Dimension
|Lisa Clinton||Culture of Problem Solving: How Problem-solving Methodologies Compare between American and Asian University Students||2011-2012|
|Katherine Holten||Comparing Swiss and US Physician Payments for Elderly Patients in a Fixed Price Reimbursement Market||2011-2012|
|Adam Lueck*||Show Me the Money: An Analysis of Efficiency in the Online Microfinance Interface of Kiva.org||2011-2012|
|Tianshi Zhang||Cross-Cultural Differences in Financial Risk Preference between Chinese and American College Students||2011-2012|
|Joshua Sletten**||Project Finance Investment Risk and Political Business Cycles in Developing Democracies||2012-2013|
|Zachary Prebeck**||Perception of Key Stakeholder Groups Associated with the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards in the United States||2013-2014|
*Dean's Thesis Award Winner
**CIBER Honors Research Award Winner