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  • Churieto Pagoda, Fuji

    Steven Hirsch's "Churieto Pagoda, Fuji" wins 1st Place in Places Category of 2019 International Photography Exhibition.

  • FLAS Fellowships Awarded

    Foreign Language and Area Studies grants awarded to 52 Ohio State students to support intensive language study.

  • Global Engagement Night

    All are welcome to join the conversation every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in 160 Enarson.

  • Eyes of Wonder

    Zi Yuan's "Eyes of Wonder" wins 1st Place in People Category of 2019 International Photography Exhibition.

  • Visiting Scholar Research

    Visit Bricker Hall to view research posters developed by international visiting scholars working at The Ohio State University.

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

  • Corinne Bocci in Guatemala

    Funding Available for International Research and Scholarship

    The Office of International Affairs, the Office of Research, the Graduate School, the Office of Student Academic Success and the Global Gateways are sponsoring a grant competition with separate tra ...

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  • 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 ...

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