International Business Education

National Resources for International Business Education

UH CIBER initiatives will enhance U. S. capacity for international understanding by linking UH experts with businesses, policy makers, academics, students, and professionals across the US. Activities will address the political and cultural context of international business, and will foster US competitiveness and promote the development of sustainable businesses and improved financial infrastructures. Pacific Asian Management Institute

For more than 30 years, PAMI has been a leader in business consortia providing outreach and serving as a national resource for innovation and collaboration in international business (IB) education and research. PAMI has led projects funded by FIPSE and USIA to develop online IB curriculum and promote student and faculty exchanges. PAMI has received grants from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the Coleman and Kauffman Foundations to develop entrepreneurship programs, new curriculum, and student internships to enhance Hawai'i’s competitiveness. PAMI also initiated the US Dept. of Education-funded Native Hawaiian Leadership Program and the State of Hawai'i GEAR UP program, both of which promote higher education opportunities for low income youth. PAMI will continue to serve as an incubator for innovation and lead in the development of new programs to internationalize business education and provide greater opportunities for underserved populations through university consortia across the US, Asia, and the Pacific. Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business Education and Research

PAMI was a founding member and has served as PACIBER’s Secretariat since inception. PACIBER is an international consortium of over 30 leading business schools in North America, Asia, and Oceania. The PACIBER consortium meets annually, and will undertake a number of new initiatives to enhance collaboration between the members, including:

1) Publication of a book of international business cases from a number of member schools,

2) Development of a research registry database to facilitate joint research projects, and

3) Development of a learning assessment tool to measure student intercultural competence. The UH Sustainability Education Action Alliance

Drawing on the UH’s resources in the Colleges of Natural Science, Ocean and Earth Sciences, and Engineering, a new Sustainability Education Action Alliance (SEAA) will serve as a resource to faculty and businesses throughout the US on improved sustainability by developing a new curriculum to address the growing need for “green jobs. ” The UH Vice Chancellor for Research has recently provided $1 million to an interdisciplinary team to promote technological developments and efficiencies in renewable energy. The UH CIBER will leverage these resources providing training and research to benefit businesses, researchers, and students in this promising new international industry. Homeland Security and Disaster Management

Hawai’i and the UH are home to a number of federally-funded research centers in the colleges of engineering, tropical agriculture, and social sciences addressing matters of homeland security and disaster management. The UH CIBER will work with these centers of excellence in homeland security to provide training and resources in improved disaster preparedness and homeland security for local business organizations. Hawai'i Technology Entrepreneurship Network

The UH is a founding member of the HiTEN, created to facilitate collaboration by non-profit, local, state, and federal agencies serving small businesses and start-ups in Hawai’i. To encourage the growth of exports from Hawai’i, the UH CIBER will collaborate with HiTEN to sponsor research, seminars, and other technical assistance programs for Hawai’i’s small businesses. Islamic Asia Initiative

The majority of the world’s Muslim populations reside not in the Middle East, but in Asia. Building on a successful 2005 conference attended by 200 delegates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on “Doing Business in Islamic Asia”, the UH Islamic Asia Initiative is a new interdisciplinary effort spearheaded by the UH Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), with partner centers and experts across campus. The initiative addresses the critical need to enhance US knowledge about Muslims in Asian countries, to both enhance national security and also assist US businesses in engaging in trade by understanding the customs and business practices in these areas with tremendous potential.