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Serving Students, Faculty and Business

Center for International



Education and Research

Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida

Annual Report for 2000-2001 Academic Year

CIBER Synergies

An Update on Programs of the

Center for International Business Education and Research

Warrington College of Business Administration
University of Florida

Academic Year 2000-2001
Prepared Spring 2002


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From the directors

During 2000-2001, University of Florida (UF) undergraduate students in
international economics won four of the seven available prizes at the first
"International Business Initiatives Competition" co-sponsored by CIBER and the
Tampa Bay business community. For the second consecutive year, MBA students
spent six weeks in Rio de Janeiro gaining fluency in Portuguese and studying
business in Brazil. A course in "Business Chinese" was offered for the first time in
2001. Across campus, students indicated broad-based enthusiasm for more global
multidisciplinary offerings as new and enhanced IB courses, for the third consecutive
year, filled to capacity. International business internships and fellowships were
inaugurated in summer 2001 providing opportunities for students to work in Latin
American operations of major firms. Academics, government policy makers and
industry representatives participated in conferences on world citrus markets, on
corporate control and industry structure in telecommunications and on legal and
policy issues in the Americas. UF faculty and graduate students began new research
on U.S. African business linkages, U.S. trade and developing country ages. new
markets for citrus products, international technology diffusion and competitiveness,
international intellectual property rights and Internet adoption in former communist
These are a few of the exciting CIBER-supported programs that served students,
faculty and businesses last year. Emphases of 2000-2001 were enhancing
multidisciplinary research, increasing interdepartmental and interdisciplinary
curriculum development and expanding experiential learning opportunities both in
the U.S. and abroad. Faculty from seven colleges and centers plus Santa Fe
Community College continued participating in a monthly workshop series on
international business (IB) research and competitive research and curriculum grant
programs encouraged multidisciplinary activities. Study tours and studh abroad
programs were funded for undergraduates, MBAs and faculty. Graduate student
travel funds supported foreign fieldwork for IB dissertations and theses
First- and second-year (1998-2000) initiatives were revised, improved and
expanded. CIBER-supported courses and degree programs have impacted 19,330
students since 1998. Curricula programs ranged from new and enhanced IB offerings
in Economics to new commercial language courses to three new IB master's degree

To continue on this successful journey, new initiatives are being planned and
implemented. These focus on increasing experiential learning opportunities and
interdisciplinary IB offerings; extension of IB learning opportunities to other
institutions; expansion of interdisciplinary IB research: and expanding outreach
programs that partner CIBER with businesses and other institutions of higher

Welcome to the growing UF CIBER! We're proud to share with you how CIBER
is serving students, faculty and businesses.

Carol West Mark Jamison Terry McCoy
Director Associate Director for Associate Director for
Business and Economic Languages. Area and Other
Studies Professional Studies

Serving students

Undergraduate programs provide a broad introduction to international
business for thousands of students and specialized, intensive opportunities for
students seeking more in-depth training. Graduate students receive advanced IB
training through formal coursework as well as CIBER-sponsored seminars,
workshops and research experiences abroad.

Undergraduate students

Study abroad and tuition scholarships were awarded to four outstanding
undergraduate students this past year. With supplemental funding provided by the
United States Department of Education, the Center was able to offer two $3,500
awards to study abroad. The selection committee rewarded recipients on the basis of
financial need, grade point average, and demonstrated commitment to a career in
global business. Charles Kleeman, sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Finance and
Political Science and Amberly Lakemaker, junior in Finance and Decision
Information Sciences, received the awards. Both students participated in the Summer
Tour for Undergraduates to London and Paris. On a continuing basis, UF CIBER
annually awards two undergraduates with a $1,000 general tuition scholarship. In
2001, a committee selected two students to receive this support based on grade-point
average, financial need, and interest in global business. Rachel Kaiman, junior in
Global Business, and Michael Ford, junior in Finance with a minor in Spanish, were
the recipients. Both students have studied abroad and will pursue advanced degrees in
international business.

New and enhanced IB offerings in Economics introduced in 1998-2000
(see CIBER Synergies Volumes I and II) continued to receive high course evaluations
indicating broad-based student enthusiasm for more global multidisciplinary
offerings. From August 1998 through August 2001, approximately 10,000
undergraduates have benefited from C[BER's support of these courses including those
developed for the International Business Economics Track, an economics major
introduced in academic year 1998-1999. Through Summer 2001, 21 students
completed their BSBA degree in this unique program. Participants in the track take
the business core and a trio of courses to earn this degree: International
Macroeconomics, International Trade and The Firm in the Global Economy.
Enrollment in all three courses has grown each semester and all sections consistently
receive evaluations of 4+ on a scale of I (poor) to 5 (outstanding). Many of the
track's graduates have gone on to careers with international firms while others are
pursuing advanced degrees.

Enhanced IB offerings in Management and Finance also provide broader
IB expertise to thousands of undergraduates. Over the past two years, curriculum
enhancements to Principles of Management (MAN 3025) and Business Finance (FIN

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3403) have changed each course's content to include more than 25% related to IB

The International Business Initiatives Competition was introduced in April
2001. The contest was the brainchild of Michael Rado, formerly of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Corinne Young, University of Tampa and UF CIBER
Advisory Council Member, and Mark Jamison, UF CIBER Associate Director. Their
goal was to create synergy between business and academia. Rado was looking for
ways for Tampa Bay business executives to tap into the creativity of college students.
Young and Jamison were looking for ways to encourage their students to apply IB
classroom theory to practical issues of developing IB in a real market. Business
executives from Tampa judged papers submitted by undergraduate and graduate
students from the Central Florida region.
UF CIBER provided funds for student awards as a way of encouraging the
study of international business and promoting student research at UF and at other
schools. All of the competing students from UF were undergraduates enrolled in
international economics courses developed with the support of CIBER funding. It was
a positive testament to the impact of CIBER funding when UF undergraduate students
won four of the seven available prizes -- including the top award for the "Most
Innovative Idea." This was especially significant because the UF undergraduates
competed with graduate students from the University of Tampa and the University of
South Florida.
Rado said that Tampa Bay regional businesses are ready and willing to
implement good ideas and that he was pleased when the students responded with
fresh ideas and a fresh look at the resources of the Tampa Bay community. First place
winner, Chris Gatlvn. said, "It was a great experience to be able to take real-life
business issues and find solutions that will work in today's market. Presenting our
ideas to a group of prominent business executives in Tampa Bay was highly
beneficial toward preparing us for careers in international business." A list of the
winners and their research topics is provided in Appendix 1.

Area studies and language students were, for the third academic year,
provided specialized international business study opportunities through UF's Foreign
Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) program. Traditionally, FLAC augments a
non-language course with a one-credit extra section of related material taught in a
foreign language. Beginning in Fall 1999, CIBER funded a Spanish FLAC for the
Latin American Business Environment (LAS 6295) course taught in the Center for
Latin American Studies (CLAS). The course fills to capacity with each offering and
another Spanish FLAC section will be added in 2002 to courses in Economics.
CIBER will continue to provide funds to staff this important language component of
business coursework.
Building on the Intensive Business Spanish summer program offered in
Summer 2000, CIBER supported the development and delivery of a new, more
traditional business language offering -- Intermediate Spanish for Business (SPN
2440). The course was initially offered in Summer 2001. It was favorably received
and will be offered in the future in Europe and on campus.

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Summer salary support was provided through supplemental Department of
Education funds to develop a course in Business Chinese (CHI 4905) that was first
offered to a capacity enrollment often students in Spring 2001. To provide the
opportunity for more advanced practice of language skills, the instructor plans to
revise the course structure to provide introductory concepts in the fall semester
followed by more in-depth business language applications in the spring term.
Appendix 2 itemizes the business language offerings available to students on
the UF campus and highlights those made available through CIBER's support.

Both business and non-business students benefited from CIBER-assisted
development of new IB components or IB enhancements to existing undergraduate
courses in several colleges and departments across campus. The Chart in Appendix 3
shows new IB degree programs. IB courses, and IB enhancements (exclusive of those
for languages) initiated since CIBER began operating at UF in Fall 1998. The
Center's Competitive Curriculum Grant Program began in Fall 2000, funding the
development of three new courses described in the next section on Serving Faculty.

Upcoming for undergraduate programs is a greater emphasis on
experiential learning opportunities and interdisciplinary 1B offerings. Experiential
learning will be supported through new rounds of competition for study abroad
scholarships and through greater opportunities for IB research by undergraduates.
Each year, the number of applicants for study abroad financial support programs
increases significantly and that demand will become even greater as the Warrington
College of Business Administration (WCBA) targets having at least 50 percent of
undergraduate students participating in an overseas study program by 2003. While the
Undergraduate Office has worked to develop affordable opportunities, marginal costs
still exceed the budgets of a number of students and CIBER will continue to expand
travel scholarships. In addition, CIBER will continue to support the highly successful
International Business Initiatives Competition in association with the University of
Tampa and the Tampa Bay business community to provide incentives for
undergraduates to conduct IB research.
New and enhanced undergraduate course offerings with IB emphasis or IB
components will focus on language and interdisciplinary instruction rather than new
or enhanced offerings in the WCBA and other colleges. The FLAC program will be
expanded to include foreign language enhancement sections to accompany courses in
the International Business Economics Track as well as two courses in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences Business and Economics in Latin America and Spain and
the European Union. Commercial language offerings will be repeated with
significantly enhanced content in Business Chinese. Finally, more cross college
collaboration is in process to provide for the inclusion of social and cultural
components to IB research and courses on business strategy. For example, students in
Business Chinese (CHI 4905) and Global Telecommunications Strategy (ECO 3429)
courses will work together in Spring 2002 on a research project for a
telecommunications company to enter the Chinese Market.

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Graduate students

The University of Florida Summer Program in Rio de Janeiro, Study
Business in Brazil, was offered for the second consecutive year. It is a collaborative
program between UF and the Catholic University of Rio (Pontificia Universidade
Catolica or PUC-Rio) providing a unique study opportunity that combines business
coursework with training in Brazilian Portuguese. Building upon UFs longstanding
experience in providing Portuguese language training in Brazil and its solid
relationship with PUC-Rio, this six-week, six-credit program integrates the language
component with professional level business coursework and visits to local companies
in financial, industrial, and service sectors.
The program is designed for MBA students and others with career interests in
Latin American IB and is open to faculty members and to students from other
universities. Details on the program of study and comments from past participants are
included in Appendix 4. In 2001, CIBER provided scholarships to eight student
participants -- two each from the University of Florida and San Diego State
University and one student each from the University of Kansas, New York
University, University of Massachusetts and University of California at Los Angeles.
In the future, program support will also be provided by the CIBERs at Texas A&M
University, San Diego State University and the University of Kansas.

The IB 2020 Program is a unique, innovative approach to development of
critical IB skills that simultaneously trains graduate students and improves the
competitiveness of small Florida firms in global markets. Formerly known as the IB
2000 Program, it is open to MBA and MAIB students at the University of Florida
where it begins with a Spring course that teaches a broad spectrum of export
operations. The program is also available to students at the University of Tampa,
Florida Atlantic University and the University of Central Florida. After initial
coursework, the students identify small Florida businesses to recruit into the program
and work with those companies to develop an export strategy. Eight students
participated in the program in Summer 2001, going abroad in teams of two to
implement these strategies for three selected firms. Upon return, company reports
from different countries were integrated into a comprehensive study for each firm.
UF CIBER annually supports students from all participating schools. In the future,
the Center will provide additional money to enhance the interdisciplinary scope of
this valuable program.

IB Enhanced MBA content was offered this past year. Two new courses
for the pilot of the Latin American Business Concentration were successfully
delivered. CIBER Associate Director, Terry McCoy, received a teaching evaluation
score of 4.69 on a scale of I (poor) to 5 (outstanding) for his inaugural delivery of the
Latin American Business Environment (LAS 6295) to 16 MBA students in Fall 2000
In addition, CIBER funded the development of another course, Latin American
Business Economics (ECO 6241) delivered by Dr. Elias Dinopoulos to nine students
in the Spring 2001 semester. He also received excellent evaluations 4.33 on a scale
of 1 (poor) to 5 (outstanding).

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Three non-traditional MBA programs received IB upgrades. Dr. Roy Crum's
taped IB module for the WCBA Internet MBA was delivered in Fall 2000. Dr.
Waldo's Open Economy Macroeconomics was added to the Weekend MBA roster in
2000-2001. Dr. Waldo is a popular, award-winning teacher in the Executive MBA
Program and his course provides a valuable IB upgrade to UF's outstanding Weekend
MBA program. New IB courses were also added to the International Studies
Concentration of the regular MBA program. These new courses were in international
entrepreneurship, human resource management, accounting and taxation and
operations and logistics A Global Management Certificate program was also
Two new IB programs progressed through development phases in 2000-2001 -
- A Masters of Science in International Finance and an International MBA (IMBA).
The former, piloted in Fall 2001, is taught in three segments, one in Gainesville and
the other two at partner institutions in Europe, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
and Uppsala University (Sweden). The IMBA is scheduled to start in January 2002.
Students in the program will first take major components of the business core at a
partner institution abroad and then return to Gainesville for electives and
concentrations. [MBA business school partnerships have been arranged in seven
countries: Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Japan and Turkey.

The Joint Masters of Arts in Latin American Students (MALAS) and
Masters of Science in Management (MSM) degree program received further design
enhancements in 2001 and will be presented to a college committee for review and
consideration in 2002.

A Master ofArts in International Business (MAIB) completed its second
successful year after its introduction as a degree program in Fall 1999. Forty-six
students graduated in Spring 2000 and 50 students in Spring 2001. Another 60
students have been accepted into the new MAIB class for the 2001-2002 academic
year. The 30-credit hour curriculum, completed over a 10-month period, is designed
to provide students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the functional
areas of international business and to increase students' awareness of cross-cultural,
societal and business differences. It includes a study tour to major business centers
that gives a brief, but intensive, international immersion experience. A final project
produces an extensive case study of a global industry or company. In Spring 2001,
four MAIB students received scholarship awards from CIBER. They were David J.
Henderson. Fabio R. Paparoni, Kerry L. Smith and Miguel Romano.

International business internships and fellowships were inaugurated in
Summer 2001 through The Center for Latin American Studies' (CLAS) programs
with Prudential Real Estate and Motorola Corporation. MALAS student, Brandon
Knox. was awarded an internship from Prudential Real Estate to work in the
company's Brazilian operations. Another MALAS student, Virginia Rada, interned in
communication and public affairs with Motorola's Latin American headquarters.
MBA Student, Alain Payan, received the second Motorola internship award as well as
a fellowship from the corporation. Payan worked in Brazil conducting research on

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generating local start-ups. CIBER supported these internship programs by assisting
CLAS with coordination and recruitment.

Doctoral student travel funds allowed Ph.D. students from WCBA, the
Institute for Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS) and Romance Languages and
Literatures to attend special conferences organized by other institutions. Students
benefited from the opportunity to present their own research, conduct research, and to
learn about international dimensions of their specific disciplines.
Economics Ph.D. student, Iordonis Petsus, traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece to
present his paper on international trade and to collect additional data for his
dissertation research. Two other Economics Ph.D. candidates, Eric Chiang and
Sourav Chatterjee, also received travel support from the Center. Chiang conducted
research on international intellectual property rights issues and the associated impact
on U.S. firms at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva,
Switzerland. Chatterjee attended the Third International Conference on Health Policy
in Great Britain. UF CIBER continued its support of research in international
agricultural trade issues by funding travel for Ewan Scott, Ph.D. candidate in Food
and Resource Economics, to conduct research on U.S. trade and developing country
wages in Jamaica.
A number of doctoral consortium, workshops and seminars are available to
Ph.D. students through the national CIBER network. In 2001, UF CIBER provided
funding for three doctoral students to participate in two of these programs. Carmen
Canete Quesada, Ph.D. candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures, attended
the Summer 2001 Workshop for Teaching Spanish for Business sponsored by the
Florida International University C[BER in Spain. WCBA Doctoral students
Bonghoon Kim and Thomas Greckhamer attended the International Doctoral
Education Conference at the University of Wisconsin. This Conference is supported
annually by several schools in the CIBER network and provides valuable learning
opportunities for Ph.D. students preparing to write dissertations on IB subjects.

Graduate and undergraduate student training in international business is
available through opportunities for students both in business and non-business
programs to work on CIBER projects. Twenty-three students participated in the
Center's third year of operation. Their activities included researching the Latin
American business environment and global telecommunications, preparing and
teaching international economics courses and international business foreign language
sections, and supporting CIBER outreach programs through developing and
organizing conference materials, working paper series and web sites.
The following students provided this valuable support to the Center during the
2000-2001 academic year: Brandon Knox, Mary Risner and Paolo Spadoni
(MALAS); Eric Chiang, Sourav Chatterjee, Janice Hauge and lordanis Petsas (Ph.D. -
- Economics); David Barlowe and Tauheed Khan (MA Decision Information
Sciences); Jason Mills, Sonja Parisek and George Glenn (BSBA); Kevin Stofan
(Liberal Arts and Sciences); Ewan Scott (Ph.D. Food and Resource Economics);
Brian King (MA Anthropology); Daniela Dimitrova (Ph.D. Journalism and
Communication); Pablo Garciga (Law Student), Tricia Bailey and Eric Bonnett (MS -

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Food and Resource Economics); Sunwon Lee (Ph.D. -- Anthropology); Marcela
Hurtado and Diana Serrona (Ph.D. -- Spanish); and Carmen Canete Quesada
(MA/Ph.D. -- Latin American Literature).

Upcoming IB opportunities for graduate students include new IB
internships, scholarship programs, expanded opportunities to study overseas and new
IB courses.
Two corporate-sponsored IB internship programs will again be available to
graduate students in business, area studies or journalism and communications.
Motorola will sponsor another internship competition in Summer 2002 awarding one
student the opportunity to conduct venture capital research in a Sao Paulo, Brazil
business unit and awarding another student an internship in the Communications and
Public Affairs office of Motorola Latin America. The Prudential Real Estate
Investment Internship Program will select one graduate student to study business and
Portuguese Language at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Summer 2002 in
preparation for a fall internship with Prudential Real Estate Investors joint venture
with Icatu, also in Rio de Janeiro.
CIBER will continue to sponsor scholarship competitions for the MAIB and
Study Business in Brazil Programs Scholarship support is also planned for a new
study abroad opportunity -- a tour of Latin American financial markets to be led by
Professor Andy Naranjo of the Department of Finance. The Center will also continue
its assistance to the IB 2020 program and provide travel funds for students conducting
IB research abroad.
New IB classes will be available to graduate students in Dr. Naranjo's
International Financial Markets (FIN 6930) course, which includes the previously
mentioned tour of Latin American financial markets, and to students in Dr. Stephen
Powell's new International Trade Law Seminar (LAW 6936). Both are scheduled for
delivery in academic year 2001-2002. A new interdisciplinary course -- Culture and
International Business (GEB 6930) -- will be offered in Spring 2002 for students in
business and other disciplines.

Serving faculty

Through a variety of initiatives, including competitive grant programs for
research and curriculum development, CIBER supports specific faculty projects and
study tours that enhance IB research and teaching expertise across the campus and the
region. CIBER-sponsored faculty development programs encourage UF faculty and
instructors from other Florida schools to enhance international business aspects of
their courses and their research agendas. A lecture series brings distinguished
speakers to campus to stimulate interest in international business topics, a working
paper series makes UF studies available to researchers elsewhere and a
multidisciplinary workshop brings together faculty from diverse colleges to learn
from the perspectives of other disciplines. In addition, faculty development programs
in IB are made available to UF instructors as well as to those from other Florida
colleges, including community colleges.

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Research and curriculum development support

Competitive research grants were offered by the Center for the second
academic year. This program is open to all university faculty and graduate students
and provides funding for research in international business. The competition
emphasizes interdepartmental and interdisciplinary research, especially research
combining language / area studies faculty with that of business faculty, and the
linking of agriculture faculty with business, language, and area studies faculty. The
goals and objectives of this grant program are to 1) promote the competitiveness of
US businesses in international markets; 2) enhance the IB capacity of university
faculty and students; and 3) encourage a broad interdisciplinary approach to IB issues.
Eleven proposals were submitted for funding during the 2000-2001 academic
year and were evaluated by CIBER's Research Advisory Committee. Eight of the
eleven proposals were awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $9,000 each and
totaling over $35,000. These funds supported a broad range of assistance including
international travel, graduate student support and purchases of research supplies. A
complete list of the research projects funded is provided in Appendix 5.

Competitive curriculum grants were offered by the Center for the first time
in academic year 2000-2001. The program provides funding for business and non-
business faculty to develop new courses and new course modules in international
business (IB). The program emphasizes interdepartmental and interdisciplinary
curriculum development-e.g., the incorporation of IB perspectives from non-business
professional disciplines and non-economics liberal arts and sciences disciplines into
business college offerings or the reverse, incorporation of IB perspectives from
traditional business disciplines into the offerings of other professional colleges or
liberal arts and sciences. The program funds development of both undergraduate and
graduate courses and courses that are offered within the business college, outside the
business college and jointly across departments/colleges.
As a result of these grant awards, two new graduate courses with
interdisciplinary emphasis will be available in the next academic year. These courses
are International Trade Law Seminar (LAW 6936) (open to Law School and MBA
students) and Culture and International Business (GEB 6930) (open to students in
business and other disciplines). Dr. Roy Crum of the Department of Finance and Dr.
Anita Spring of the Department of Anthropology collaborated to create the latter of
these two courses. A third grant award funded IB upgrades to graduate and
undergraduate courses in human resource management.

Travel grants issued to faculty outside of the competitive grants program
were also the basis for new and expanded IB research and several working papers.
Topics included new and evolving patterns in global telecommunications alliances
and mergers, the Free Trade of the Americas (FTAA), the world market for processed
orange products. technology trade-off issues in agribusiness distance education, using
electronic commerce for economic development and investing in telecommunications
for economic development. The Center also provided travel support to conduct
research and present papers on global trade issues for the U.S. citrus industry. Dr.

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Tom Spreen, Department of Food and Resource Economics, was a featured presenter
at the International Citrus Symposium 2001 held in Beijing, China.

Summer salary funding was awarded outside the Competitive Research
Grants Program to special projects in the WCBA, languages, and area studies. This
funding allowed UF faculty in the WCBA to develop a new graduate course, The
International Financial Markets Study Tour (FIN 6930). Faculty from the Romance
Languages and Literatures Department received CIBER support to teach Intermediate
Spanish for Business (SPN 2440) in Summer A. CIBER additionally supported CLAS
faculty research on evolution of Latin American business markets and free trade in the
Americas. WCBA and Public Utility Research Center (PURC) matching funds
supported four faculty conducting IB research in Summer 2001.

Graduate student funding supports faculty international business research
as well as training students in the research process and introducing them to current
global business issues. Eight CIBER-supported graduate students worked with faculty
on state IB economic development activities and on research projects analyzing
global infrastructure markets, current business conditions in Latin America, business
opportunities in Africa and international agricultural markets. The students were Eric
Chiang. Pablo Garciga, Sunwon Lee, Brian King, Paolo Spadoni, Iordonis Petsas,
Eric Bonnen and Tricia Bailey.

The CIBER Working Paper Series disseminates UF research to faculty and
graduate students at other universities. Since the series began in 1998-99, 113
manuscripts have been completed. Studies cover a broad range of topics including
theoretical models of how world markets develop; empirical policy models that
simulate the impact of global trade restrictions (and removing those restrictions);
cross-cultural studies of business practices; in-depth case studies of particular
international markets and; analysis of the financial, legal, regulatory, socio-economic
and political environments that frame the context of international business. (A list of
the new CIBER working papers accumulated in 2000-2001 is provided in Appendix

Faculty development

Study programs for faculty combine formal lectures and opportunities to
visit global firms. The UF CIBER co-sponsored two programs in Summer 2001 --
the South American Faculty Development Program organized by the Florida
International University CIBER and the European Union Faculty Development in
International Business (FDIB) program organized by the University of Memphis
CIBER. Two UF faculty from Economics attended the former two-week business tour
of Argentina, Brazil and Chile. It emphasized the impact of the global economic
crises on South American markets, national economic reform and regional
integration. Faculty from Accounting and Decision Information Sciences participated
in the European program that focused on economic, financial and management issues

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in the European Union. The University of Antwerp delivered the two-week program.
In addition, matching funds supported CIBER Associate Director Mark Jamison's
participation in the People-to-People Ambassador Program in China.
Utilizing supplemental funding from the Department of Education, UF CIBER
expanded faculty development opportunities to instructors outside of UF. The Center
funded an Associate Professor of Economics from the University of Tampa so that
she could participate in the South American tour. In addition, the Center co-sponsored
The 4* Biennial Michigan State University International Business Institute for
Community Colleges and provided additional travel funding so that faculty from
Santa Fe Community College and Brevard County Community College could
participate in this valuable, week-long program.

The CIBER Interdisciplinary Research Workshop Series officially kicked
off in September 1999. The forum promotes a systematic exchange of ideas and
research among a broad range of disciplines. As illustrated in Appendix 7, the
monthly workshop attracts faculty from seven colleges and centers plus Santa Fe
Community College. The series features presentations on IB research by faculty and
graduate students as well as IB presentations by invited speakers. Over the past two
years, topics presented by UF faculty included cross-cultural analyses of conflict
management and resolution; globalization of telecommunications and media;
implications of economic, social, and political developments for the Latin American
business environment; potential ramifications of the FTAA for the world orange juice
market, the impact of advancements in telecommunications on doing business in
cities around the world, and how globalization affects income inequality. The faculty
presenters came from the WCBA, Journalism and Communications, IFAS, CLAS,
and Geography. Outside speakers have included international experts in trade and
finance as well as international political leaders including Nana Asante Frempong,
entrepreneur and Member of Parliament in Ghana, Africa, who spoke on "Economic
Development in the African Private Sector.

Lecture series bring distinguished scholars and business leaders to
campus, enhancing the research environment and providing faculty links to the
business community. CIBER-supported presentations cover a range of speakers
representing international businesses, government agencies and academia. Featured
presentations for academic year 2000-2001 included the Brazil Week Symposium and
the Bradbury Lecture.
The Brazil Week Symposium offered a panel presentation on "The Florida-
Brazil Business Connection: Opportunities for the New Millennium" The panelists
were: Ren6 Christiaan Duvekot Duvekot Services; Consultant in Research &
Planning for US / Brazil business operations; Miguel Kaled Coldwell Banker
Consultant in Real Estate and Marketing Development; Robert M. Rich R.M. Rich
& Associates: Consultant in Health Sector, Technology / Alternative Energy
Applications: Welson A. Tremura- Stanadyne Automotive, Precision Engine Products
Corporation Brazil Development Consultant, Visiting Professor at UF. Another
featured topic for Brazil Week was presented by Luiz Felipe Jacques da Motta,

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Professor of Finance, School of Business, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
(PUC-Rio), who addressed "The Pension Fund Industry in Brazil."
The Annual Bradbury Lecture Series on International Economics is co-
sponsored by CIBER. Professor Guillermo A. Calvo, Director of the Center for
International Economics and Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland.
addressed the timely Latin American economic issue "The Dollarization Debate" at
this annual event in Spring 2001.
In the Economics and Finance Departments, presentations of basic research on
international business topics were coordinated through specialized seminar series
during the 2000-2001 academic year. In Economics these seminars included "Do
Countries Specialize?" (Peter Schott, Yale University); "A New Approach to Bilateral
Trade Patterns and Balances" (Don Davis, Columbia University); "The Dollarization
Debate" (Guillermo Calvo, University of Maryland); and "Tariff-Seeking Interest
Groups: Olson and the International Trade Literature" (Wolfgang Mayer, University
of Cincinnati). IB seminars in Finance included "Why are Foreign Firms Listed in the
U.S. Worth More?" (Andrew Karolyi, Ohio State University) and "Long-term Global
Correlations" (Geert Rouwenhorst, Yale University).

International business conferences and seminars for scholars provide
unique opportunities for faculty initiating new curriculum and research projects. To
strengthen campus links between foreign language and business, CIBER sponsored
UF attendance at the IB Workshop for Language Faculty at Ohio State University.
and at the Summer 2001 Workshop for Teaching Spanish for Business sponsored by
the Florida International University CIBER in Spain.
To strengthen links between IFAS research and global agribusiness, CIBER
sponsored several UF participants attending the February 2001 Southern Agricultural
Economics Association meetings in Forth Worth and the August 2001 American
Agricultural Economics Association meetings in Chicago. At the February meetings,
Tom Spreen presented "The Structure of the Processed Orange Industry in Florida
and Sao Paulo, Brazil." At the August event, William Messina and Tom Spreen
presented research on U.S.-Cuban Agricultural Trade and organized a session on this
timely international trade issue.
To expand IB expertise of faculty outside of the WCBA, CIBER provided
funds enabling three non-WCBA instructors to attend the International Institute of
Communications Conference in Tampa, Florida, in September 2000. Corinne Young
(University of Tampa), Rhonda Phillips (UF Urban and Regional Planning) and
Sylvia Chan-Olmsted (UF Telecommunications) participated in this important forum
that is held in the U.S. only once each decade.

*International business education for Florida high school teachers was
enhanced by an Outreach Resource Library that includes specific lesson plans for a
high school Latin American business curriculum. This library was used by 131
teachers from across the nation last year, which in turn impacted approximately 2,650
K-12 students. CIBER provided funding for printing these materials. In 2001-2002
CIBER will support two teacher workshops that address incorporation of Latin
American business and economics into high school curriculums.

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*Upcoming opportunities for faculty include additional faculty participation
in CIBER-developed FDIB tours and new rounds of competitive research and
curriculum grants. Scholarships will be available to send faculty from other
institutions in the State of Florida to FDIB programs. Foreign language faculty will
have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences on enhancing business
language curriculums. Research results stemming from the 2000-2001 CIBER
Competitive Research Grants Program have yielded a full and diversified agenda for
working papers and for next year's Interdisciplinary IB Workshop series.

Serving business

An annual publication on The Latin American Business Environment is a
signature UF CIBER program for state, regional and national businesses. Other
business programs vary year-to-year in response to current issues and needs and
include conferences, forums, workshops, publications and presentations.

Trade delegations, conferences, forums and seminars

A trade delegation to South Africa included CIBER research grant
recipients Barbara McDade (UF Geography) and Anita Spring (UF Anthropology).
The Center provided travel funds enabling both professors to participate in the trade
mission that complemented their study of "The New African Entrepreneurs and the
New Methods of Entrepreneurship: Providing the Guidance for U.S. Africa Business
Linkages." Enterprise Florida and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor led the
delegation in February 2001.

International Institute of Communications Conference Communications
by Design: Exploring the Digital Future was a major international conference co-
sponsored by CIBER and PURC and organized by the United States National
Committee of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). CIBER Associate
Director, Mark Jamison. presented and discussed international telecommunications
research at the conference held September 25-27, 2000, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The event brought together 300 of the worlds' leaders in telecommunications,
internetworking, broadcasting and media. HC holds this conference each year, but the
opportunity to co-sponsor and participate in the event here in the United States is only
available every 10 12 years. (The conference agenda was provided in Appendix 10
of CIBER Synergies Volume IL.)

The 7r International Economic Outlook Conference for Citrus and non-
Citrus Juices was a CIBER co-sponsored agribusiness conference held October 26-
27, 2000, in Orlando, Florida. Organized by the Food and Resource Economics
Department at the University of Florida, the conference brought together 208 persons

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from throughout the world to explain and analyze the globalization process as it
relates to the world fruit juice industry. The event provided insight into ever-changing
trade regimes and the implications of those changes on comparative advantage and
trade flows. Participants included decision-makers from the private and public
sectors, as well as analysts and researchers who study world fruit juice markets and
related industries. (The conference agenda was provided in Appendix 11 of CIBER
Synergies Volume II.)

The Second Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas was held on the UF campus in April 2001. One hundred attendees --
international attorneys, trade law specialists, Florida business leaders and key
government and private sector representatives -- gathered to examine legal and policy
issues affecting Florida and Latin America, and to work on developing opportunities
for collaboration among business, education and government sectors. Topics
included international litigation, organized crime and money laundering in the
Americas. economic integration and trade negotiations and what they mean to Florida
businesses. CIBER Associate Director Terry McCoy presented research on the FTAA
and making regional trade agreements work for Florida businesses. CIBER Director
Carol West presented on the topic "Educating to Meet the IB Demand of Florida
Business and Law Schools." CIBER will continue to co-sponsor this annual event
%with the Levin College of Law.

Corporate Control and Industry Structure in Telecommunications was a
conference co-sponsored by CIBER. PURC and the London Business School May
14-15, 2001, in London, England. Forty-five attendees from business, academia and
government agencies examined and discussed issues on mergers, acquisitions and
privatization in the global telecommunications industry. Based on the success of the
conference, all three sponsors agreed to hold a second conference in 2002 at the
University of Florida. It will focus on competition in the international wireless
communications market.

Conference collaborations with the University of Tampa (UT) have and
will continue to allow UF CIBER to meet the needs of Florida businesses. Tampa is
a centrally located, major Florida metropolitan area characterized by numerous
international business operations. Previous collaborations have included the
International Utilities Infrastructure Conference (March 2000) and seminars and
workshops focused on the Free Trade of the Americas (FTAA) which were co-
sponsored with the UT's Institute for World Commerce Education (2001). In 2002,
CIBER will expand its collaborating partners for business seminars to the
Jacksonville community by working with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
and Jacksonville World Trade Center.

The Annual Conference of the Business Association of Latin American
Studies (BALAS) will be held in Tampa, Florida, on March 20-23, 2002. In keeping
with UF CIBER's and UT's collaborative relationship, the Center will be a significant
contributor and co-sponsor of the annual meeting of the premier international

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professional association dedicated to fostering better understanding of Latin
American business and economic issues. CIBER Associate Director, Terry McCoy,
will serve as a presenter and will arrange for a keynote speaker. (For a list of
sessions, refer to Appendix 8.)

*Upcoming conferences, forums and seminars include seminars at the
Institute for World Commerce Education at UT, workshops at the Jacksonville World
Trade Center, the BALAS conference and five other events being co-sponsored by the
Center in academic year 2001-2002. The first is a workshop on doing business in
Africa co-sponsored by UF's Center for African Studies and scheduled for October 8,
2001, in Gainesville, Florida. The second is The First International Agricultural
Trade and Policy Conference scheduled for October 31 November 2, 2001, in
Gainesville. Flonda. (For background information and a conference agenda, see
Appendix 9.) The third is the North Texas Global Telecommunications Society
Conference in Dallas in November 2001. The fourth event, Competition in Wireless:
Spectrum Service and Technology Wars, will take place on the UF campus on
February 19-20, 2002, following up the May 2001 conference, Corporate Control
and Industry Structure in Telecommunications, co-sponsored with the London
Business School. (For a list of distinguished presenters, co-sponsors and a conference
agenda, see Appendix 10.) Finally, The Third Annual Conference on Legal and
Policy Issues in the Americas is scheduled for April 22, 2002. (For background
information and a conference agenda, see Appendix 11.)

Publications and presentations

The Latin American Business Environment: An Assessment annually
provides a comprehensive examination of business conditions in Latin America, a 33-
country region comprising a global market of nearly 500 million inhabitants. First
published in 1999, the Assessment is designed to assist in interpreting developments
in the regions from a business and investment perspective. The report for the year
2001 was delayed two months from the typical June release in order to include
analysis of the Argentine financial crisis and its implications for the rest of Latin
America. The assessment analyzes this and other key developments over the past
year and gives individual area reports for the 20 largest markets in the region. CIBER
Associate Director, Dr. Terry McCoy, prepared the document that combines text and
tables to track socio-economic trends and analyze recent developments that currently
shape the outlook for Latin American markets. Within the context of the report, the
business environment consists of government regulatory policies, global and regional
external impacts on Latin America and internal Latin American economic, social and
political conditions. (See Appendix 12 for the report's Executive Summary and a list
of its tables.)

IFAS Extension Fact Sheets are distributed directly to extension offices in
the 67 counties of Florida and are available publicly on-line. CIBER's support of
web-based information on international agribusiness and research on hemispheric

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agribusiness issues has resulted in the release of valuable information on export
opportunities relevant to ten Latin American countries. These Export Guides for
Business and Agribusiness can be accessed through the CIBER web linked to
http://agbuscenter.ifas.ufl.eduiexport. The primers are available in Portable Document
Format (PDF) and provide an overview of a given country's market potential through
concise and easy-to-use documents.

Trade publications and books reach a large audience around the globe.
During 2000-2001, PURC researchers, Sanford Berg and Mark Jamison, contributed
to international infrastructure outreach publications. Berg's "Infrastructure
Regulation: Risk. Return and Performance" was published in Global Utilities.
Jamison wrote "Business Imperatives" a chapter for the book The New Global
Telecommunications Industry & Consumer published by Penn State University's
Institute for Information Policy and distributed to hundreds of policy makers,
business analysts, academics and consumer groups. Multiple IFAS researchers
contributed to Trade Liberalization and Globalization of World Agricultural Markets
published by Kluwer in 200 1.

The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA): Opportunities and
Challenges for Florida was revised by CIBER Associate Director, Terry McCoy, in
March 2001 and widely distributed to public officials, businesses and the media in

CIBER research presentations transfer technical university expertise to
business and policy practice. CIBER-affiliated faculty presented research findings to
local Florida business groups, to international trade groups and to industry groups
nationally and worldwide. As previously noted, CIBER Associate Director, Terry
McCoy, presented his research on the impact of the FTAA in Florida to business
leaders at conferences in Gainesville and Tampa. CIBER-supported research on U.S.
Policy Toward Cuba and Its Implications for Cuban Trade and Commercial
Relations was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the
Cuban Economy in Miami, FL. In addition, Dr. Tom Spreen, IFAS, presented two
research papers on international citrus markets at the International Citrus Symposium
2001, in Beijing, China. Finally, a number of research presentations were made to
representatives of the telecommunications industry. CIBER Associate Director, Mark
Jamison, spoke to U.S telecommunications industry representatives at multiple U.S.
forums. These included the Convergence Conference in February 2001 and a
National Press Club event in July 2001 announcing the release of the book The New
Global Telecommunications Industry & Consumers published by Penn State
University's Institute for Information Policy. His numerous presentations abroad
included papers at the International Telecommunications Society Asia-Pacific
Conference in Hong Kong and the Telecommunications Regulatory Association of
Southern Africa Conference in Arusha, Tanzania. (For a complete list of CIBER
research presentations for 2000-2001, see Appendix 13).

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IB 2020 Export Strategy Reports provided three small Florida businesses
with strategic plans for expanding into markets in Argentina, Denmark, Costa Rica,
Great Britain and Ireland.

*Upcoming outreach publications and presentations include, in addition to
the conferences noted above, expanded web-based information on global agricultural
trade, a 2002 edition of The Latin American Business Environment: An Assessment.
IFAS Extension Fact Sheets addressing the impact of the terrorist attacks on Florida
agriculture, and IB presentations and publications on current global infrastructure
issues (e.g., a series of articles for Water 21, Magazine of the International Water
Association, and Sanford Berg's book Private Initiatives in Infrastructure: Priorities,
Incentive and Performance).

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List of Appendices


1. Tampa Bay International Business Initiatives Program 2001 A-1
Abstracts for Award Winning Research Projects

2. Business Language Offerings at the University of Florida A-3
Including Courses Made Available through CIBER's Support

3. CIBER-Supported New IB Degree Programs, New IB A-4
Courses and IB Enhancements Across Colleges
Since August 1998

4. Highlights for the Program: Study Business in Brazil A-6

5. Summary of Activities from C[BER Competitive Research A-8
Grants for Academic Year 2000-2001

6. New 2000-2001 CIBER Working Papers in International A-10

7. Multidisciplinary Research Workshops: Description and A-12
List of Participants

8. Background. Agenda and Speakers for the Conference, A-15
2002 Business Association of Latin American Studies
(BALAS) Annual Conference; Transformations in Latin
America: Leadership. Technology and Entrepreneurship

9. Background, Agenda and Speakers for the Conference, A-20
Ist Agricultural Trade & Policy Conference

10. Background. Agenda and Speakers for the Conference, A-26
Competition in Wireless: Spectrum Service and Technology

11. Background, Agenda and Speakers for the Conference A-31
Third Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the

12. Executive Summary and List of Tables for The 2001 Latin A-35
American Business Environment An Assessment -

13. CIBER Research Presentations for 2000-2001


Appendix 1. Tampa Bay International Business Initiatives Program 2001
Abstracts for Award Winning Research Projects

Most Innovative Idea
(Sponsored by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC)

Gadgetspace: The Prospects and Pitfalls of the Latin American Market by Patrick
Bartlett, Jennifer Frisbee, Chris Gatlyn, and Mike Katz (undergraduate students from the
University of Florida)

There is a rapidly growing demand for wireless technology in Latin America.
This paper provides a business plan for Gadgetspace to move into the Latin American
market while the industry is still in the embryonic stage in L.A. Gadgetspace designs and
sells the infrastructure software that enables wireless technology to connect into a
company's intranet and network. The authors propose that Tampa be the L.A.
headquarters for this market expansion, citing 1-4 High-Tech Corridor, skilled labor and
the lower cost of doing business in Tampa vs. other U.S. cities.

Trade and Commerce Infrastructure Paper
(Sponsored by CIBER at the University of Florida)

Tampa Bay-Brazil Intellectual Trade Agreement: Telecommunications and Higher
Education by Jack Bless (graduate student from the University of Tampa)

This paper discusses a plan for creating a partnership between universities and
corporations in Tampa and Sao Paulo to strengthen trade and business ties through
education. Specifically, programs that focus on culture, language and negotiation
training, under the umbrella of how to build business relationships between the US-Brazil
should be developed. This type of training builds the human capital infrastructure that
will help facilitate trade, and ultimately, increase trade and commerce between Tampa
and Sao Paulo.

International Trade of Goods and Services
(Sponsored by Tampa Bay Women in International Trade)

Examining Barriers to Importing to the Greater Tampa Bay Area: The Helo-Transporter
by Shannon Ratliff (graduate student from the University of Tampa)

This paper is an analysis of the viability of a UK company exporting land transporters for
helicopters to the US, specifically the Tampa Bay region. The transporter is
revolutionary and is now being exported to many parts of the world. Potential customers
and demand are forecasted and the key threats are identified. The analysis also includes
recommendations for entry strategies.

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Hemispheric Integration Issues
(Sponsored by the British-American Chamber of Commerce)

The FTAA. Its Effects on E-Commerce, and the Emergence of Latin America by
David Freer and Carla Flores (undergraduate students from the University of Florida)

This paper provides a strategy for Tampa Bay to become a Latin American e-commerce
hub. The Internet has no boundaries and can help to facilitate and even expedite the
negotiation and implementation of the FTAA. The increasing B2B transactions and
growing e-commerce throughout the hemisphere is a catalyst for moving the integration
process forward. A clear strategy in this area would put Tampa Bay in a valuable
position for the years to come.

Technology Issues in International Trade and Commerce
(Sponsored by Sterling Enterprise Group) by Rosana Gutierrez, Angelos Hajidementriou, Larry Peek, and Luis
Sabal (undergraduate students from the University of Florida)

The objective of the proposed movie rental portal is to offer a convenient and affordable
new way to watch any movie at any time. would be an online video
rental site that would differentiate through its ability to price effectively for each country
market (achieve purchasing price parity). To avoid the intellectual property issues that
have faced many companies, most notably Napster, would not permit
file download. Instead, the rental would be watched on a computer monitor in real time.

Honorable Mentions
(Sponsored by PURC at the University of Florida)

U.S. Water Recycling Export Business Plan by Bryan Trippler and Emily Wol forth
(undergraduate students from the University of Florida)

This paper is a plan for a distributor of a unique closed-loop wastewater reuse system to
enter the European Union through The Netherlands. The choice of Holland is strategic as
it has the infrastructure and social conscience for environmentally friendly products that
reduce both water and energy costs. The authors contend that the product can be
successfully launched from The Netherlands throughout the EU.

Utilizing the Port of Tampa to Import Thai Tiger Shrimp by Ned Biggs and Sumalee
Sriviroch (graduate students from the University of Tampa)

This paper develops the supply chain required to directly import Thai tiger shrimp It
examines the infrastructure capabilities of the region and opportunities for bypassing
Miami and Jacksonville through value added to the Tampa Bay consumer.

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Appendix 2. Business Language Offerings at the University of Florida Including
Courses Made Available by CIBER's Support

FRE 3440
FRE 3442

Commercial French
Contemporary French Commerce

Spanish SPN 2440 Intensive Intermediate Spanish for Business (CIBER-supported)
SPN 3224 Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC)
SPN 3440 Commercial Spanish

Japanese JPN 4905 Living & Working in Japanese- Intermediate
JPN 4905 Living & Working in Japanese- Advanced

Chinese CHI 4905 Business Chinese (CIBER-supported)

GER 3440

German in Business

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Appendix 3. CIBER-Supported New IB Degree Programs, New
IB Courses and IB Enhancements across Colleges since August 1998

New IB Programs Includes the Following Degrees, Tracks Concentrations and
Certificate Programs
Masters of Art in International Business (MAIB)
International MBA (IMBA)
Since August 1998, 10 new IB MS in International Finance
programs including 5 new Masters of Agribusiness
degrees, 2 degree tracks, 2 Joint Masters of Science in Management (MSM) / Masters of
concentrations and I certificate Art in Latin American Studies (MALAS)
program have been introduced International Business Economics Track
BABA Global Business Track
Latin American Business Concentration
MBA Global Management Concentration
MBA Certificate in Global Entrepreneurship

New and Enhanced IB Courses Includes the Following Majors or Disciplines
Outside the WCBA I
New and Enhanced IB Courses in Journalism and Communications
Since their introduction, 222 International Advertising (ADV 4400)
students have enrolled in these 2 Special Topics in International Advertising (MMC 6936)
courses in Journalism and
New and Enhanced IB Courses in Languages and Area Studies
Since their introduction, 288 Latin American Business Economics (LAS 6938)
students have enrolled in these 9 Special Issues in Latin American Management (LAS 6295)
courses in Languages and Area Latin American Business Environment (LAS 49351)
Studies Business in Brazil
Japanese FLAC for Business (JPN 4905)
Business Chinese (CHI 4905)
Intermediate Spanish for Business (SPN 2440)
Brazilian Portuguese for Business (Catholic University of Rio)
FLAC for Latin American Business Environment (SPN 3224)
New and Enhanced IB Courses in Political Science
Culture and World Politics (INR 3084)
Since their introduction, 2,571 International Relations (INR 2001)
students have enrolled in these 5 Politics of the World Economy (INR 3034)
courses in Political Science Rich and Poor Countries in the World System (INR 4035)
1- International Environmental Relations (POS 6933) (INR4350)

New IB Courses Across New Interdisciplinary IB Courses
Disciplines and Colleges
Enrollments for these 2 courses Culture and International Business (new 2002)
will be available in Spring 2002 Seminar in International Trade Law (new 2002)

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CIBER-Supported New IB Degree Programs, New IB Courses and IB
Enhancements across Colleges since August 1998 (continued)

New and Enhanced IB Courses New and Enhanced IB Courses in WCBA
Within the WCBA I
New and Enhanced IB Courses in Economics:
Since their introduction, 10,666 Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
students have enrolled in these 6 The Finn in the Global Economy (ECO 4730)
courses in Economics Economic Development of Latin America (E CS 3403)
Global Telecommunication Strategy (ECO 4934)
Managing International Trade and Investment (MBA course)
(ECO 6705)
Managing in Deregulated Industries (ECP 6429)
New and Enhanced IB Courses in Management:
Since their introduction, 3,536 Principles of Management (MAN 3025)
students have enrolled in these 2 International Aspects of Human Resource Management (new
courses in Management 2001)
New and Enhanced IB Courses in Finance:
Since the enhancement was Business Finance (FIN 3403)
introduced, 1,905 students have
enrolled in this course
New and Enhanced Courses for MAIB Program of Study:
Since Fall 1999, 142 students The 10-month program, designed and run by the University of
have participated in the MAIB Florida Department of Management. is organized into a modular
Program of Study system. All courses, the Study Tour and the Special Project are two
credit hours:
Term One (Summer B)
International Business
Global Strategic Management (new)
Professional Communications
Term Two (Fall Module 1)
Managing International Trade and Investment
International Finance
International Marketing
Fall Break*
Study Tour
Term Three (Fall Module 2)
International Business Law
Financial Management of the Multinational Corporation
Special Project
Term Four iSprmng Module 1)
International Human Resource Management (new)
International Operations Logistics (new)
International Taxation (new)
Term Five (Spring Module 2)
Global Entrepreneurship (new)
Special Project
*The Study Tour takes participants to major international business
centers abroad where students attend briefings and site visits to
__governmental, financial and business institutions of the nation.

19,330 enrollees have benefited from these new and enhanced IB offerings since Fall 1998.

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Appendix 4. Highlights for the Program Study Business in Brazil

In summer 2000, the University of Florida launched a program in Brazil for MBA
students and others with career interests in Latin American business. Drawing on the
resources of CIBER. WCBA and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), UF
created a unique study opportunity combining business coursework with intensive
training in Brazilian Portuguese. It is open to both UF students and students from other

Program of Study

> Business in Brazil Course (3 semester credits)
Organized by the IAG-Escola de Negocios at the Catholic University of Rio
(PUC-Rio), this part of the course takes place three afternoons a week on the PUC
campus and includes site visits to local firms and organizations.
Classes are taught in English by PUC faculty. Topics covered the past two years
included ethics in business, marketing, pension funds, capital markets, economic
environment and inflation, Brazilian cultural trends and web-based education.
Group visits are made to local companies and projects. These have included
CEG-State Gas company, Projac (production company for TV Globo), Michelin,
H. Johnson wax, Sadia (meat and food processing), Stern (jewelers). Knoll
(agribusiness) and the Roberto Marinho Foundation.

> Brazilian Portuguese Courses (3 semester credits)
Five mornings a week, students study Portuguese with other students in the UF
summer language program at IBEU in Copacabana.
Portuguese training is offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels
in small intensive classes taught by native-speaking, professionally trained IBEU

Participant testimonials

> "The program gave me a deep understanding of the complex issues that collectively
constitute the Brazilian business environment. The excellent faculty at the Catholic
University and the many visits we made to local companies allowed us to learn first-
hand the issues surrounding business in Brazil."
Brandon Knox, 2000 program participant

> "For me the best part of the PUC program was the direct contact with business
professionals through company and organizational visits where we could talk to them
and ask questions about areas of interest."
Mary Risner, 2000 program participant

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> "The program gave excellent insight into the workings of the Brazilian economy, and
should be very interesting for those who have never seen an emerging market before."
Jacob Eisdorfer, 2000 program participant

> "The companies we visited were very organized and well prepared with great
presentations ... and people willing to answer our questions. I was extremely
impressed. The lectures from PUC-Rio also added value to the experience."
Kristin Hoyne, 2001 program participant

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Appendix 5. Summary of Activities from CIBER Competitive Research Grants for
Academic Year 2000-2001

> Eric Chiang, Ph.D. candidate in Economics, received support for research travel and
data purchases for the project "Investigations of Alleged Intellectual Property Rights
Infringement by U.S. Firms: Causes and Implications." Among the most critical
concerns that U.S. businesses face in today's technology-abundant world is the
protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), including that of Patents,
Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets. The World Trade Organization is
increasingly developing new reforms in international meetings to not only strengthen
IPRs, but to have countries harmonize the foundation and enforcement of IPRs to a
universal standard. This involves the identification of determinants that will lead to a
more effective approach toward harmonizing IPRs. Two dissertation chapters and
future publications are the products of this project.

> Dr. Elias Dinopoulos of the Department of Economics received summer salary
support to research "International Technology Diffusion and Competitiveness." The
project provides a better understanding of international business strategies as it
examines the international product cycle framework used by many businesses to
penetrate foreign markets. Research is nearly completed and the results are being
incorporated into classes taught by Dr. Dinopoulos and are leading to collaborative
research with faculty in Food and Resource Economics and to other faculty in the
Department of Economics.

> Dr. Jon Hamilton of the Department of Economics was awarded funding for travel
and data for the project "Tax Competition and Spatial Competition: The Effect of
Falling Transport Costs and Electronic Commerce." Many issues relating to the
taxation of cross-border electronic commerce will require new treaties among
countries in order to prevent severe revenue erosion. The research will identify which
international tax policies will prevent U.S. businesses from facing competitive
disadvantages. The research is in collaboration with faculty from the Universit6
Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Papers are in process and will be presented at future
meetings of the European and North American Econometric Society.

> Pro fessors Barbara McDade (Department of Geography) and Anita Spring
(Department of Anthropology) received support for a graduate assistant and for travel
to Africa for the project "The New African Entrepreneurs and the New Methods of
Entrepreneurship: Providing the Guidance for US-Africa Business Linkages." Dr.
McDade and Dr. Spring have traveled to Kenya and Uganda to complete the
preliminary assessment of the business environment in those countries. The
researchers will present their preliminary findings at seminars and workshops and are
using the data collected to prepare a proposal for funding to submit to an external
funding source so that the research can be expanded to include six countries and to
expand the depth of the study.

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' Four faculty from the Department of Food and Resource Economics in the College of
Agriculture received travel funding to research "New Markets for US Citrus: Changes
in Bilateral US-Argentine Trade." Dr. Suzanne Thornsbury, Dr. Tom Spreen, Dr.
Gary Fairchild and Dr. Ronald Muraro will travel to Argentina in Fall 2001 to
conduct their research.

> Daniela Dimitrova, Ph.D. candidate in Telecommunications, received support for
conference travel and data purchases for the project "Internet Adoption in Former
Communist Countries: Causes and Opportunities." Data was purchased in June 2001
and preliminary research has begun on this project which examines how growing
Internet demand in the former Soviet Block can be used by American businesses to
gain competitive advantage.

> Dr. Robert Emerson and Ph.D. candidate, Ewan Scott, of the Department of Food and
Resource Economics received support for conference travel, purchase of data sets,
and graduate assistance for the project "U.S. Trade and Developing Country Wages:
The Case of Jamaica." Data was purchased in June 2001 and preliminary research
has begun.

> Professor Terry McCoy of the Center for Latin American Studies and William
Messina of Food and Resource Economics were awarded funding for a graduate
student assistant and for conference travel for the research project "U.S. Policy
Toward Cuba and Its Implications for Cuban Trade and Commercial Relations."
Research began in August 2001 and will result in publications for outreach to U.S.

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Appendix 6. New 2000-2001 CIBER Working Papers in International Business

The CIBER Working Papers in International Business make available to scholars and
practitioners around the world recent research findings of CIBER-affiliated UF faculty.
Manuscripts published during academic year 2000-2001 (and listed below) include basic
and applied research and are linked by a common theme of improving competitiveness of
American businesses in global markets. CIBER recognizes the broad range of research
that contributes to this theme-e.g., theoretical models of how world markets develop;
empirical policy simulation models investigating the impact of global trade restrictions
(and removing those restrictions); in-depth case studies of particular international
markets; analysis of the financial, legal, regulatory, socio-economic and political
environments that frame the context of international business and pedagogical research
focused on enhancing international business training.

01-01 T. Spreen. The Free Trade Area of the Americas and the Market for
Processed Orange Products.

01-02 B. Xu. Endogenous TechnologD Bias, International Trade, and Relative

01-03 B. Xu. The Relationship Between Outsourcing and Wage Inequality Under
Sector-Specific FDI Barriers

01-04 M.A. Jamison. E-Business in Latin America and Developing Regions.

01-05 M.A. Jamison. Executive Summarn. Emerging Patterns in Global
Telecommunications Alliances and Mergers.

01-06 M.A. Jamison. Issues and Strategies in Latin American
Telecommunications: The Global E-economy.

01-07 M.A. Jamison. Globalization, Consolidation, and Restructuring: Business
and Regdulatory Impacts.

01-08 J. Hamilton. Main Lines & Mobile Substitutes or Compliments? Evidence
from Africa.

01-09 R. Phillips. Crossing the Digital Divide, Caribbean Style: Investing in
Telecommunications for Economic Development.

01-10 R. Phillips. The Internet Advantage: Using Electronic Commerce for
Economic Development.

01-11 S. Berg Developments in Best Practice Regulation: Principles, Processes
and Performance.

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01-12 E. Chiang. Technology Diffusion with Costly Knowledge Spillovers: A
Cross-Country Analysis.

01-13 E. Chiang. Intellectual Property and Firm Actions towards Cross-Border

01-14 S. Chatterjee. Optimal Payment Scheme for General Practitioners.

01-15 I. Petsus. Greece and the Euro.

01-16 K. Davis, S. Thomsbury and T. Minton. A Golden Opportunity: IT
Support for Data Utilization in Agriculture.

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Appendix 7. Multidisciplinary Research worKsnops: uescripuon anu jui o0

Description: The CIBER Multi-disciplinary Research Workshop Series officially began
in September 1999. The forum promotes a systematic exchange of ideas and research
among a broad campus working group. Faculty from seven colleges and centers plus
Santa Fe Community College participated in the monthly series featuring presentations
on IB research by faculty and graduate students as well as IB presentations by invited
speakers. Over the past two years, topics presented by UF faculty included cross-cultural
analyses of conflict management and resolution; globalization of telecommunications and
media; implications of economic, social, and political developments for the Latin
American business environment; potential impacts of the FTAA on the world orange
juice market, the impact of advancements in telecommunications on doing business in
cities around the world, and the impact of globalization on income distribution. The
faculty presenters represented the WCBA, Journalism and Communications, IFAS,
CLAS, and Geography. Outside speakers have included international experts in trade,
finance, and politics as well as Mary Ann Von Glinow, Director of the CIBER at Florida
International University, who spoke on cross-cultural reactions to a leader's

Participants by Center or College by Department:
Center for African Studies
Michael Chege
Agnes Leslie
Center for Latin American Studies
Terry McCoy
Charles Wood
College of Architecture and Design
Rhonda Phillips, Urban and Regional Planning
Jay Stein, Interim Dean
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Carol Murphy, Associate Dean
African and Asian Languages
Elinore Fresh
Ann Wehmeyer
Anita Spring
Barbara McDade
Political Science
Samuel Barkin
Myra Leann Brown
Romance Languages and Literature
Libby Ginway
Greg Moreland

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College of Business
Jack Kramer
Gary McGill
Decision and Information Sciences
Indranil Bose
Selcek Erenguc
Walter Beckert
Sanford Berg
Eric Chiang, Ph.D. Candidate
David Denslow
Elias Dinopolous
Jon Hamilton
Mark Jamison
Carol West
Roy Crum
Mark Flannery
Andy Naranjo
Jay Ritter
Larry DiMatteo
Heather Elms
Robert Emerson
Virginia Maurer
Robert Thomas
Henry Tosi
Xinhong Xie
College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Exercise and Sports Science
Gregg Bennett
James Zhang
College of Journalism and Communications
Marilyn Roberts, Associate Dean
Lynda Kaid, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Sylvia Chan-Olmsted
Daniela Dimitrova, Ph.D. Candidate
Michael Leslie
Mindy McAdams
College of Law
Clifford Jones
Stephen Powell

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Florida Museum of Natural History
Perran Ross
IFAS (College of Agriculture)
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Charles Jacoby
Food and Resource Economics
Gary Fairchild
John Gordon
Bill Messina
James Seale
Thomas Spreen
Indian River Research and Education Center
Suzanne Thomsbury
International Center
Dennis Jett, Dean
Sandra Russo, Program Development Director
Santa Fe Community College
Clark Wheeler, International Business Instructor

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Appendix 8. Background, Agenda and Speakers for the Conference
2002 Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS) Annual Conference;
Transformations in Latin America: Leadership, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Date: March 20-23, 2002

Location: The University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.


Organized by the Business Association of Latin American Studies (BALAS)
The University of Tampa

Conference Co-Sponsors

The University of Tampa
John H. Sykes, College of Business, University of Tampa
Institute for World Commerce Education
University of Florida, Center for International Business Education and Research


The annual BALAS conference takes place in a major, western hemispheric city. The
event draws scholars from all parts of the Western Hemisphere and provides them with
the opportunity to address critical business, economic and development issues.

Purpose of the Conference

The intent of the BALAS Executive Committee and the 2002 Conference Committee, is
to make the annual meeting a learning experience that provides a forum for the exchange
of ideas affecting business practices in Latin America and impacting the daily lives of its

Agenda and Sessions

Wednesday, March 20,2002

12:00PM Doctoral Consortium and Luncheon

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2:00PM Faculty Development Seminar

4:00PM Business Community Program: Outlook for the Free Trade of the
Americas: A Brazilian Perspective

5:45PM Welcome, Cocktail Reception

Thursday, March 21, 2002

7:00AM Continental Breakfast

8:00AM Opening Plenary Session

9:00AM Concurrent Sessions

Cost Estimation and Asset Valuation Issues

Fine-Tuning the Consumer Decision-Making Process

Leadership and Global Entry Strategies

Organizational Culture

Capital Budgeting and Corporate Strategy

Exchange Rates and the Macro Economy

Management Education in Latin America

Options, Futures and Derivatives

Challenges in Human Capital Management

Micro and Macro Strategic Alliances

Relationship Marketing

Using Information Systems

12:30PM Luncheon

2:15PM Concurrent Sessions

Issues in Strategic Management

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Privatization and Administrative Styles

Financial Performance Measurement Factors

The Significance of Organizational Culture

Impact of Regionalism on Firm Competitiveness

Case Studies in Organizations in Brazil

3:45PM Afternoon Break

4:00PM Concurrent Sessions

Corporate Social Responsibilities

Banking and Financial Markets

Macroeconomic Variables and Stock Market Returns

International Applications of Marketing Techniques

Supply Chain Management: Brazil

Competitiveness and Innovation Management

7:00PM Institutional Representatives Dinner

Friday, March 22, 2002

7:00AM Continental Breakfast

8:00AM Concurrent Sessions

Industrial Networks and Competitive Intelligence

Leading Innovation

Issues in Financial Management: Brazilian Pension Funds; Stock Portfolio

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Management Structure and Taxation Issues

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New Perspectives in Service Quality

Corporate Philosophies and Values

Customer Relationship Management

The Value of Education and Learning in a Corporate Environment

Dividends and Valuation Issues

Global Operations and Technology Management

External Factors and Stakeholder Management

11:15AM Break

11:30AM Concurrent Sessions

Strategic Adaptations

Enterprise Control and Performance Evaluation Issues

Ethical Challenges

Strategies in Economic Development

Portfolio Diversification and Risk

Marketing Issues in the 21st Century

1 :OOPM Lunch on your own

2:15PM Concurrent Sessions

The Role of Credit in Emerging Markets

Theoretical Models in Strategic Management

The Use of IT in Enhancing Corporate Competitiveness and

Innovative Uses of Technology

Global Competitiveness in Merger & Acquisitions and Export

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Strategies and Tactics in Services Management

Saturday, March 23, 2002

8:00AM Continental Breakfast

9:00AM Concurrent Sessions

The Internationalization of Emerging Market Firms

Student Input of Instructional Methods

Consumer Perceptions: On-Line and Off-Line

Cultural Impact in the Business Environment

Empirical Studies and Market Efficiency

Innovation and Strategic Visions

Use of the Internet for the Business Sector

Enterprise Contributions to Society and Employment Opportunities

Organizational Change

Issues in Public Economics

The Organizational Dynamics for Employee Success

Managing Technology, Information and Innovation

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Appendix 9. Background, Agenda and Speakers for the Conference
J" International Agricultural Trade & Policy Conference

Date: October 31 November 2, 2001

Location: Sheraton Gainesville Hotel
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.


Organized by the Food and Resource Economics Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida U.S.A.

Conference Co-Sponsors

Dixie Lime Products Company
Farm Foundation
University of Florida, Center for International Business Education and Research


The agricultural industry in the southern U.S. will benefit from this conference by
providing a forum for dialogue on issues that will impact the competitiveness of southern
agriculture. This conference will provide a forum where the agricultural industry will
have an opportunity to influence agricultural and trade policy, helping to shape it so that
southern producers become more competitive in our global economy. Agriculture in the
southeast is at a crossroads with new farm legislation that must be enacted by 2002, and
with new trade agreements that could have both positive and negative benefits to
producers throughout the southeast. It is critical that these producers form their opinions
on policy by being informed about their potential influences on competitiveness. This
conference will allow them to learn more about these policies and to voice their opinions
directly to policy makers who will influence the outcome of these policies.

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Purpose of the Conference

The purpose of this conference is to develop a dialogue between producers and policy
makers that will allow producers to voice their concerns about trade and agricultural
policy. The expected results include a more informed set of producers and industry
leaders who will have a better understanding of the issues and process for developing
agricultural and trade policy. Policy makers will benefit from the dialogue with industry
leaders and will know more about the needs of their constituents.

Agenda and Speakers

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Moderator: Michael Martin, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural
Resources, University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

10:00AM Registration

1:00PM Opening and Keynote Address

Charles Young, President, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Ann Veneman, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

1:30PM Farm Bill Past, Present and Future

Moderator: Martha Roberts, Deputy Commissioner, Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer Services, Tallahassee, Florida

John VanSickle, Professor, Food & Resources Economics Dept., and
Director, International Agricultural Trade and Development Center,
University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Andy Morton, Legislative Aid to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee,
Washington, D.C.

2.30PM Refreshment Break

3:00PM Priorities for Farm Policy for Southern Producers

Convener: Richard Jones, Dean for Research, University of Florida, IFAS,
Gainesville, Florida

F. Allen Boyd, Jr., U.S. Congressman from Florida's 2nd Congressional

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3:30PM Perspectives from Stakeholders in the Current Farm Legislation

Moderator: Carl Loop, President, Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Gainesville,

Mark Lange, U.S. Cotton Council, Memphis, Tennessee

Thomas R. Cotton, Manager, Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing
Association, Franklin, Virginia

Joe Wright, Florida Dairyman Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

Dalton Yancey, Florida Sugarcane League, Washington, D.C.

6:00PM Poolside Reception

7:00PM Banquet

Banquet Address Bob Graham, U.S. Senator, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, November 1, 2001

8:00AM International Trade and Trade Agreements

Moderator: Mike Stuart, President, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association,
Orlando Florida

Andrew Schmitz, Ben Hill Griffin Eminent Scholar and Professor,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Bruce Gardner, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics,
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Timothy Josling, Professor, Food Research Institute, Stanford University,
Stanford, California

9:00AM Refreshment Break

9:30AM FTAA and Prospects for Southern Agriculture

Convener: John VanSickle, Professor, Food & Resource Economics Dept. and
Director, International Agricultural Trade and Development Center, University of
Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Allen Frederick Johnson, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S.
Trade Representative, Washington, D.C.

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10:00AM Commodity Perspectives on International Trade

Moderator: Tim Hewitt, Professor, North Florida REC, University of Flonda.
IFAS, Marianna, Florida

Andy LaVigne, President, Florida Citrus Mutual, Lakeland, Florida

Dennis McDonald, Rancher, Open Spear Ranch, and Vice President, R-
CALF, Billings, Montana

Don Koehler, Georgia Peanut Commission, Tifton, Georgia

Reggie Brown, General Manager, Florida Tomato Exchange, Orlando,

11:45AM Luncheon

Convener: Jimmy Creek, Dean for Academic Programs, University of Florida,
IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Adam Putnam, U.S. Congressman from Florida's 12th Congressional
District, Washington, D.C.

1:30PM Critical Issues Facing Trade Negotiations

Moderator: Carlton Davis, Distinguished Service Professor, Food & Resource
Economics Dept., University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Steve Powell, Director of International Trade Programs, Levin College of
Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Michael Reed, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of
Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Charles Moss, Professor, Food & Resource Economics Dept, University of
Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

2:30PM Refreshment Break

3:00PM Role of a World Class University of Florida in International Trade

Convener: Christine Waddill, Dean for Extension, University of Florida, IFAS,
Gainesville, Florida

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Karen Thurman, U.S. Congresswoman from Florida's 5t Congressional
District, Washington, D.C.

3:30PM International Trade and the Evolution of Multinational Firms

Moderator: William Messina, Coordinator of Economics Analysis, Food &
Resource Economics Dept., University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

John Connor, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Tom Spreen, Professor, Food & Resource Economics Dept., University of
Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Nick Emanuel, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Citrosuco
N.A., Lake Wales, Florida

Charles Lucas, Vice President, Southern Gardens Citrus, Clewiston,

5:00PM Setting an Agenda for Research and Extension in Land Grant Universities

Moderator: John Gordon, Professor and Chair, Food & Resource Economics
Dept. University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Walt Armbruster, General Manager, Farm Foundation, Oakbrook, Illinois

Michael Martin, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

6:00PM Reception at the Web Livestock Pavilion

7:00PM BBQ Dinner at the Web Livestock Pavilion

Friday, November 2, 2001

8:00AM Situation and Outlook for Southeast Agriculture I

Moderator: Fritz Roka, Associate Professor, Southwest Florida REC, Immokalee,

P.J. van Blokland, Professor and Richard Weldon, Associate Professor,
Food & Resource Economics Dept., University of Florida, IFAS,
Gainesville, Florida

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Ron Muraro, Professor, Citrus REC, University of Florida, Lakeland,
Florida and Tom Spreen, Professor, Food & Resource Economics,
University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Al Wysocki, Assistant Professor and John VanSickle, Professor, Food &
Resource Economics Dept., University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville,

9:00AM Refreshment Break

9:30AM Situation and Outlook for Southeast Agriculture II

Moderator: Mark Wade, Assistant Professor, Indian River REC, University of
Florida, IFAS, Ft. Pierce, Florida

J. Walter Prevatt, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Auburn
University, Auburn, Alabama, and Tom Anton, Assistant Professor, Range
Cattle REC, University of Florida, IFAS, Ona, Florida

Edward Evans, Assistant Instructor, Alex Heyman, Economic Analyst,
and Sikavis Na Lampang, Graduate Research Assistant, Food & Resource
Economics Dept., University of Florida, IFAS, Gainesville, Florida

Tim Hewitt, Professor, North Florida REC, University of Florida, IFAS,
Marianna, Florida, and Stanley Fletcher, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural
& Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Georgia Experiment
Station, Griffin, Georgia

David Zimet, Associate Professor, North Florida REC, University of
Florida, IFAS, Chipley, Florida, and Charles E. Curtis, Professor, Dept. of
Agricultural & Applied Economics, Clemson University, Clemson, South

Richard Kilmer, Food & Resource Economics Dept., University of
Florida. IFAS, Gainesville, Florida., and Bill Thomas, Dept. of
Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Athens,

11:15AM Conference Wrap-Up

Pat Cockrell, Director of Agricultural Policy, Florida Farm Bureau,
Gainesville, Florida

11:30AM Conference Concludes

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Appendix 10. Background, Agenda and Speakers for the Conference
Competition in Wireless: Spectrum Service and Technology Wars

Date: February 19-20, 2002

Location: University Hotel and Conference Center
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.


Public Utility Research Center of the Warrington College of Business Administration
at the University of Florida

Conference Sponsors

University of Florida, Public Utility Research Center (PURC)
University of Florida, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
University of Florida, Center for Public Policy Research (PPRC)
The London Business School


In May 2001, the conference, Corporate Control and Industry Structure in
Telecommunications, was held in London and co-sponsored by PURC, CIBER and the
London Business School. Based on the success of that event, the co-sponsors agreed to
conduct a follow-up conference, in Florida, bringing together the world's leading experts
on competition in wireless communications to examine current research, discuss the
impacts of those studies and identify research agendas for the future.

Purpose of the Conference

The focus of the conference will be the phenomenon of wireless telecommunications
rivaling traditional wire-based communications as the dominant mode of
telecommunications in many parts of the world. Emerging issues in globalization, market
demand, technology, and regulation present new challenges for practitioners and

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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, February 19,2002

8:OOAM Breakfast

8:30AM Morning Session: Experiences in Wireless Competition and Regulation

Session Chair: Dr. Leonard Waverman, Professor of Economics, London
Business School, UK

Opening Remarks: Dr. Mark Jamison, Director of Telecommunication
Studies at PURC, University of Florida, USA, and Dr. Leonard
Waverman, Professor of Economics, London Business School, UK

A Regulator's Strategy for Promoting Competition in
Telecommunications: The Moroccan Case, Dr. Mostafa Terrab, Director,
ANRT, Morocco

Joe Gattuso, Deputy Associate Administrator, National
Telecommunications and Information Administration, USA (discussing
Dr. Terrab's paper)

Brazilian Strategy on Mobile Spectrum, Dr. Jose Leite Pereira Filho,
Conselheiro da ANATEL, Brazil

Dr. Mark Jamison, Director of Telecommunication Studies at PURC.
University of Florida, USA (discussing Dr. Leite's paper)

Should We Regulate any Aspects of Wireless? Dr. Annegret Groebel,
Coordinator of International Bodies, RegTP, Germany

Dr. Sanford Berg, Director of PURC, University of Florida, USA
(discussing Dr. Groebel's paper)

11:30AM Lunch

1:00PM Afternoon Session: Licensing and Spectrum Management I

Session Chair: Dr. Pinar Dogan, Visiting Scholar, University of Florida, USA

The U.S. Digital TV Transition: Time to Toss the Negroponte Switch
Dr. Tom Hazlett, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, USA

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Dr. William Lehr, Associate Director, MIT Research Program on Internet
and Telecoms Convergence, USA (discussing Dr. Hazlett's paper)

The Simultaneous, Ascending Auction: Dynamics of Price Adjustment in
Experiments and the U.K. 3G Spectrum Auction
Dr. Timothy C. Salmon, Associate Professor, Florida State University,

Dr. Leonard Waverman, Professor of Economics, London Business
School, UK (discussing Dr. Salmon's paper)

Impact of Entry Costs on the Subsequent Evolution of the Market (for
GSM/PCS and 3G)
Dr. Johannes Bauer, Associate Director of J.H. & M.B. Quello Center for
Telecommunications, Michigan State University, USA

Dr. Michael Ward, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, USA
(discussing Dr. Bauer's paper)

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

8:00AM Breakfast

8:30AM Morning Session: Standards and Technology Choices

Session Chair: Dr. Michael Ward, Associate Professor, University of Illinois,

Opening Remarks

Coverage versus Compatibility in Wireless Telephone Networks, Dr.
Leonard Waverman, London Business School, UK; Dr. Neil Gandal, Tel
Aviv University; and David Salant, NERA, USA

Dr. Tomasso Valletti, Imperial College Management School, UK
(discussing Dr. Waverman's paper)

Wireless Internet Access: 3G vs. Wi-Fi, Dr. William Lehr, Associate
Director, MIT Research Program on Internet and Telecoms Convergence,

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Dr. Mark Jamison, Director of Telecommunication Studies at PURC,
University of Florida, USA (discussing Dr. Lehr's paper)

Unbundling the Local Loop, Dr. Pinar Dogan, Visiting Scholar, University
of Florida, USA

Dr. Johannes Bauer, Associate Director of J.H. & M.B. Quello Center for
Telecommunications, Michigan State University, USA (discussing Dr.
Dogan's paper)

11:30AM Lunch

1:00PM Afternoon Session: Competing in the Market and for the Market

Session Chair: Dr. Mark Jamison, Director of Telecommunication Studies at
PURC, University of Florida, USA

Indian Experience in Mobile Licensing, Dr. Steve McDowell, Associate
Professor, Florida State University, USA; Jenghoon Lee, Doctoral
Student, Florida State University, USA

Dr. Tom Hazlett, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, USA (discussing Dr.
McDowell's paper)

On the Design and Implementation of the GSM Auction in Nigeria the
World's First Ascending Clock Spectrum Auction, Dr. Chris Doyle, Vice
President, Charles River Associates, UK

Dr. Dean Foreman, Director of Economics, Verizon Communications,
USA (discussing Dr. Doyle's paper)

Investments and Network Competition, Dr. Tommaso Valletti, Imperial
College Management School, UK

Dr. Elias Dinopoulos, Professor of Economics, University of Florida
(discussing Dr. Valletti's paper)

Do Wireless and Wireline Services Compete? Dr. Michael Ward,
Associate Professor, University of Illinois, USA

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Dr. Chris Doyle, Vice President, Charles River Associates, UK
(discussing Dr. Ward's paper)

4:30PM Closing Remarks: Dr. Mark Jamison, Director of Telecommunication
Studies at PURC, University of Florida, USA, and Dr. Leonard
Waverman, Professor of Economics, London Business School, UK

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Appendix 11. Background, Agenda and Speakers for the Conference
Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, 2002

Date: April 22, 2002

Location: Sheraton Gainesville Hotel
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.


Center for Governmental Responsibility, Levin College of Law

Conference Sponsors
Center for Governmental Responsibility, Levin College of Law
University of Florida, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)


The event is held annually to examine legal and policy issues affecting Florida and Latin
America and to work on developing opportunities for collaboration among business,
education and government sectors.

Purpose of the Conference

The focus of the third in this annual series of events will be to address issues on Cuba and
to examine economic development in Argentina.

Conference Agenda

7 AM

8 AM



Dean Jon Mills, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Money Laundering in the Americas

Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr., Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law &
Director, Center for International Financial Crimes Studies, University

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Florida Levin College of Law

Alan Lambert, expert in financial crimes in the Caribbean; Partner &
Consultant, Askalan consultant firm, United Kingdom

George Henry Millard, Chief of Police, Slo Paulo, Brazil; and
Director of the Metropolitan Institute of Criminology (UniFMU), Sio Paulo

Peter M. German, Superintendent, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, "E"

10 AM Coffee Break

10:15AM Environmental Damages and Crimes

Jos6 Rubens Morato Leite, Professor of Law, Universidade Federal
de Santa Catarina, Florian6polis, Brazil

Fernando Walcacer, Professor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio
De Janeiro (PUC-RIO), Brazil

Rafael Gonzalez Ballar, Professor of Law and Dean of the College
of Law, University of Costa Rica, San Jos6, Costa Rica

Jeff Wade, Director, Environmental Division, Center for Governmental
Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law

12:00PM. Luncheon and Keynote

Argentina's Efforts at Financial Recovery and Impacts of the Crisis on

Adrian Jorge Makuc, Director of Foreign Trade Policy, Secretariat of
Industry and the Ministry of Economy, Argentina

1:30PM The Export of Medical Supplies and Agricultural Products to Cuba

Convener: Stephen J. Powell, Director, International Trade Programs, Center for
Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Terry L. McCoy, Professor of Latin American Studies and Political
Science, and Director of the Center for Latin American
Studies' Latin American Business Environment Program (LABEP) and
Associate Director, Center for International Business Education and Research
(CIBER), College of Business Administration, University of Florida

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Andrew J. Markus, Carlton Fields, Head of Miami Corporate Practice and
Head of International Practice Group, Miami, Florida; Chair, Comparative
Law Division, American Bar Association Section of International Law and
Practice; and Past Chair, International Section of The Florida Bar

William A. Messina, Jr., Coordinator, Economic Analysis, Food and
Resource Economics, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS),
University of Florida

3:15PM Coffee Break

3:30PM The Potential for Future Economic Relations with Cuba

Michael W. Gordon, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, University of
Florida Levin College of Law

Antonio R. Zamora, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Miami, Florida; past
Director and Legal Counsel, Cuban-American National Foundation

Armando Castenedo Abay, Vice Rector, Professor of Law, and former Dean
of the law school, University of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Berta Hernindez-Truyol, Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law,
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Teo Babun, Jr., President,, Inc., Miami, Florida, and National
Executive Director, ECHO-Cuba

Angel Fernindez-Rubio Legrl, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law,
Faculty of Law, University of Havana, and Vice President of the Cuban
Society of Constitutional and Administrative Law

5:00PM Legal Education in the Americas

Jon Mills, Dean, Levin College of Law, and Director, Center for
Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Alejandro Ogarrio, Professor of Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico
City, Mexico; and immediate past president, Barra Mexicana

Robert R. Hendry, Hendry, Stoner, Sawicki & Brown, P.A.,Orlando, Florida

Rafael GonzAlez Ballar, Professor of Law and Dean of the College of Law,
University of Costa Rica, San Jos6, Costa Rica

George Henry Millard, Chief of Police, Slo Paulo, Brazil; and Director of the

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Metropolitan Institute of Criminology (UniFMU), Slo Paulo

Jessica Parker, President, International Law Society, University of Florida
Levin College of Law

6:00PM Adjourn

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Appendix 12. Executive Summary and List of Tables for:
The 2001 Latin American Business Environment An Assessment -

Executive Summary

The Latin American business environment is unsettled. In June 2000, the region
was well into recovery from the economic downturn associated with the Brazilian
devaluation of early 1999. With the exception of the Andean countries of South
America, it appeared as though this recovery would persist into 2001 and beyond. A year
later a sharp economic slowdown in the U.S. and a deepening crisis in Argentina
combined to reduce the rate of economic expansion throughout the region and cloud the
outlook for the next 18 months. The other significant findings regarding the state of the
business environment in Latin America are:

The external environment has deteriorated. Lower U.S. interest rates are good
for the region, but the weak growth in the U.S. economy means declining demand
for Latin American exports. The Argentine crisis has both depressed export
demand and constricted capital flows to the region. The situation will worsen if
Argentina defaults on its external debt.

Even with foreign direct investment down, macroeconomic performance was
good in 2000, but by the middle of 2001 growth was slowing down throughout
the region. Forecasts now call for the regional GDP to grow at only half last
year's rate.

Social welfare continues to stagnate. Although per capital income grew in 2000,
unemployment and poverty did not decline, nor are they likely to in 2001.
Criminal violence continues to be a serious problem, demanding attention
throughout the region.

There were two major advances in the realm of politics and government.
Mexico peacefully ended the monopoly of the PRI with the election of Vicente
Fox, and, following a year of political unrest, Peruvians elected Alejandro Toledo.
On the other hand, events in Venezuela, Colombia, and Paraguay raised questions
about the consolidation of democratic governance and the resurgence of populism
in Latin America.

There were neither major setbacks nor breakthroughs in economic reform. The
commitment to macroeconomic stability, especially control of inflation, remains
strong throughout the region. The continued pursuit of first generation economic
liberalization in most countries is promising, but the promotion of second
generation reform and institution-building has stalled.

In assessing sub-regional and country performances, it is clear that the Andean
republics of South America continue to have the most problematic environments.

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However, the near collapse of Argentina has negatively affected neighboring
countries and made the Mercosur environment less attractive. Mexico has been
most directly impacted by the weakening U.S. economy, but its environment is
less risky than those in South America (with the exception of Chile).

In assessing the regional outlook for the remainder of 2001 and 2002, the report
makes the following points:

Latin America will not recover until global economic growth picks up and the
major players domestic and foreign agree on a credible approach to the
Argentine crisis.

Presidential elections will affect the business environment in eight countries.
Those in Nicaragua and Brazil could provoke a shift in the regional environment
if the leftist candidates win and then pursue agendas challenging "neo-liberalism "

Recovery and macroeconomic stability will dominate policy agendas, although
the IMF may use the enhanced influence derived from recent rescue packages to
push for a new round of economic reforms.

The report concludes by classifying 20 countries according to the overall
character of their business environments entering the last quarter of 2001 and assessing
prospects for improvement or deterioration (likely trend lines indicated by arrows)
through 2002:

Attractive Environments: Mexico T, Chile T, Dominican Republic 1, Trinidad
& Tobago T

Problematic Environments: Argentina IT, Colombia 1, Ecuador T, Venezuela T,
Paraguay 1, Jamaica I

Electoral Environments: Peru T, Honduras T, Nicaragua I

The Others: Brazil 1, Uruguay T, Bolivia 1, Costa Rica 4.T, El Salvador I,
Guatemala 1, Panama T

An electronic version of the 2001 Assessment is available at

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Table 1 TERMS OF TRADE, 1991-2000

Table 2 GDP GROWTH RATES, 1991-2001

Table 3 ANNUAL INFLATION RATE, 1991-2001








Table 11 EXTERNAL PUBLIC DEBT, 1990-1999

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Appendix 13. UF CIBER Research Presentations for 2000-2001

UF CIBER researchers presented their studies in a wide variety of forums in academic
year 2000-2001. Audiences ranged from local business groups within Florida to national
and international gatherings of academicians, industry practitioners and government
policy makers. Presentation locations spanned the globe. The forums are listed below
with (m) indicating multiple presentations.

1. American Agricultural Economics Association Meetings, Chicago, Illinois (m)
2. American Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana (m)
3. Annual Florida Chamber International Business Forum, Jacksonville, Florida
4. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, Miami,
5. Anthropology Colloquium and Baraza, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
6. Center for European Economics Research, Mannheim, Germany
7. Convergence Conference 2001, Amelia Island, Florida
8. Corporate Control & Industry Structure, London Business School, London England
9. Ente Regulador de los Servicios Publicos, Panama City, Panama
10. European Meeting of the Econometric Society, Lausanne, Switzerland
11. European Trade Study Group, Brussels, Belgium
12. Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society, Kobe, Japan
13. Florida Legislative Committee on Information Technology, Tallahassee, Florida
14. Hong Kong Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA), Hong Kong, China
15. Institute for World Commerce Education, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
16. International Breakfast Club Meeting for the Office of the Secretary of State,
Tallahassee, Florida
17. International Business Student Paper Competition and Presentations, Tampa, Florida
18. International Challenges Series of the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning,
Sarasota, Florida
19. International Citrus Symposium 2001, Beijing, China
20. International Institute of Communications Conference, Tampa, Florida
21. International Schumpeter Society, Manchester, United Kingdom
22. International Telecommunications Society Asia-Pacific Conference, Hong Kong,
23. International Telecommunications Society Conference, Dublin, Ireland
24. Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
25. National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
26. National Regulatory Agency for Telecommunications and Informatics, Moldova
27. Northeast Florida International Summit 2001: New Avenues to the Americas,
Jacksonville, Florida
28. PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and
Strategy (m)

29. Southern Economics Association Meetings, Washington, D.C. (m)

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30. Telecommunications Regulatory Association of Southern Africa, Arusha, Tanzania
31. The 7' International Economic Outlook Conference for Citrus and Non-Citrus Juices,
Orlando, Florida (m)
32. University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
33. University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
34. Western Economic Association International Meetings, San Francisco, California (m)

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