Boers to Lecture on Doing Business in India
Time: 2 pm
Summary: Jacobus F. Boers will lecture on "Doing Business in India: Profits while navigating the dangers of politics, institutions, religion and culture" on Thursday, November 8, at 2 p.m. in Room 136 of the R. J. Reynolds Building on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
Jacobus F. Boers, who had a successful international business career and now is a college lecturer, will speak on "Doing Business in India: Profits while navigating the dangers of politics, institutions, religion and culture" on Thursday, November 8, at 2 p.m. in Room 136 of the R. J. Reynolds Building on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is being co-sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and International Programs at WSSU and is part of the International Education Week activities on campus November 5-9. Boers will conduct a workshop for WSSU faculty on "Teaching India: A framework for understanding business culture in India" as a visiting scholar, which, is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project on integrating India into the liberal arts curriculum.
Boers is a lecturer at the Institute of International Business in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University (GSU). He brings his practical experience and expertise in doing business in emerging markets to the classroom, where he combines the lessons of research theory and practice. In addition to his teaching, Boers is the lead faculty member responsible for the international internship component of GSU’s Masters in Business program. He has directed study abroad programs for students in South Africa, India and the United Arab Emirates with a focus on the international elements of business that address multiple disciplines including marketing, finance, logistics, business administration and entrepreneurship. Additionally Boers serves as the CIBER's coordinator for instructional technologies at GSU.
Prior to joining GSU in 2007, Boers provided management consulting services on successfully selecting appropriate international markets for expansion, developing market entry and direct investment planning for a broad range of clients. He has also served as chairman of the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia and the Georgia Council for International Visitors, which supports the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. He frequently speaks on topics ranging from international career opportunities for young professionals to the role of education in global competitiveness.
Boers has a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State, a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and classical Greek from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
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