Through the Title VI CIBE grant, the Center for Global Business funds PhD research that advances our understanding of the international context in which business is conducted. We are particularly interested in research proposals that align with the congressionally mandated CIBE mission of contributing to: (a) the internationalization of business disciplines, and/or (b) the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses. We would welcome proposals on international themes from any of the business functional areas.
Ariel Rava, a PhD Candidate in the department of accounting and information assurance, conducts research on how global supply chains are affected by political risk, particularly regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine.
Roxanne Jaffe, a PhD candidate in the department of management and organization, conducts research on global strategy, location choice, and international business, from an economics perspective. Jaffe also specifically looks at international data on micro-mobility expansion behavior, to better understand firm internationalization in new industries.
Audra Wormald, a PhD candidate specializing in strategic management and entrepreneurship, conducts research to better understand the role startups play in the emergence and growth of a new industry by analyzing their internationalization decisions. The specific research questions of interest are: how do startups become multinationals? What role does human capital play in firms' decisions to internationalize?
Sabari Karmegam of the Department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies, conducts research on how the adoption of the mobile channel on matrimonial platforms has affected the efficacy of the matching process and the associated outcomes in India.