Ohio State Navbar

The Ohio State UniversityOffice of International Affairs

give a donation

  • People's Choice Voting

    The 2019 International Photography Exhibition is open for People’s Choice Award voting. Vote by liking images in the Facebook album.

  • Pinta Awarded Fellowship

    Justin Pinta has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Study Abroad in London

    Fisher College of Business marketing specialization major Diana Rybacki studied abroad in London via AIFS.

  • International Events

    The week of November 18-22 marks the 19th annual celebration of International Education Week.

Global Gateways Host International Business Panel

BusinessPanel webThe Global Gateways teamed up to host a panel discussion on “Doing Business in Emerging Countries” at the Columbus campus on March 20. Centered around how multinationals, entrepreneurs and investors can go about identifying opportunities and responding to new challenges while conducting business in emerging markets, the panelists outlined the unique challenges and approaches to business in emerging markets stemming from their own professional experiences while working in China, India and Brazil. The dialogue enabled engaging students and faculty on approaches to develop cross-cultural strategies when partnering with international stakeholders, navigating government relations, identifying local opportunities and addressing risks.

On the panel were Rodolfo Bellesi, founder and principal at IKOVE Capital, a venture development company in technology commercialization; Steve Crandall, general manager of Asia Growth Solutions; and Ardeshir Contractor, professor of practice at The Ohio State University. The panel moderator was Rafael Corredoira, an assistant professor of management and human resources at the Fisher College of Business.

The panelists shared interesting anecdotes from their decades of in-country experience. The panelists discussed how before beginning their work abroad, they did not understand the difficulties and challenges of doing business in emerging countries. However, they soon realized the intricacies of how business is conducted and nuances of people relationships. They also shared the importance of partnerships, networking, understanding and establishing sound working relations with government, the ability to identify local opportunities and risk management.

Gil Latz, vice provost for international affairs and global strategies introduced the panel, and emphasized the importance of international relations.

International at Ohio State

  • La Bellissima Venezia

    People's Choice Voting Open

    The Office of International Affairs annual International Photography Exhibition is open for People’s Choice Award voting. We’ve run this competition and exhibition featuring Buckeye photogr ...

    Read more ...

  • Danielle Schoon and Melinda McClimans awards UITL grant

    UITL Grant Supports Tools for Evaluating Gains in Intercultural Awareness

    Danielle V. Schoon, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and Melinda McClimans, Middle East Studies Center, were awarded a $2,000 Research and Implementation Grant from the University Instit ...

    Read more ...

Study Abroad Information Sessions

Global Perspectives News from International Affairs