Webinar: Teaching International Business in a Post-Pandemic Era


Teaching International Business

in a Post-Pandemic Era


Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil, Georgia State University

Dr. Saeed Samiee, The University of Tulsa

Dr. Manuel Serapio, University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Maria Luiza Pinho, Georgia State University


Webinar recording from July 28, 2020

Presentation Slide Deck & Resources Handout


The global health emergency caused by the COVID 19 virus is far from over, but we still need to reflect its impact on how and what we teach in our international business courses. When we meet our students again this Fall (in person or online), we need to address at least two issues. First, we should ask ourselves how the content of what we teach should be modified. Where, in the curriculum, are the best opportunities to infuse new concepts or accentuate existing topics? Second, should we alter our pedagogical tools in any way? What opportunities are there for experiential and classroom activities?

This webinar features Professor S. Tamer Cavusgil as the principal speaker. Rejoinders will be provided by Professor Saeed Samiee from University of Tulsa, Professor Manuel Serapio from University of Colorado-Denver, and Dr. Maria Luiza Pinho from Georgia State University.

Key take-aways:

  • Learn about best opportunities to integrate disruption-related concepts into the IB curriculum, especially in teaching the introductory IB course;
  • Learn about pedagogical tools for incorporating into your teaching that would reinforce your course objectives; and
  • Receive a list of exercises, cases, videos, and other teaching materials helpful in addressing such global disruptions as the health pandemic.




About the Speakers









Dr. S. Tamer Cavusgil
Executive Director, CIBER
Fuller B. Callaway Professorial Chair
Georgia State University

Tamer is a world-renowned educator, scholar, mentor, journal editor, institution builder, leader of professional societies, and advisor to senior executives & international agencies. A trustee of Sabanci University and visiting professor at Leeds University & University of South Australia.

Tamer has authored several dozen books and some 200 refereed journal articles. He mentored over 35 doctoral students at Michigan State & Georgia State who have become accomplished educators themselves. Tamer is the senior author of the leading text International Business: Strategy, Management, and the New Realities, 5th Ed., Pearson Education, co-authored with Gary Knight & John Riesenberger.

Tamer holds a BS from Middle East Technical University and MBA & PhD from University of Wisconsin. He has honorary doctorates from The University of Hasselt & University of Southern Denmark, in addition to being the inaugural Honorary Professor at Atilim University. Tamer is an elected Fellow of the AIB.








Dr. Saeed Samiee
Professor of Marketing and International Business
The University of Tulsa

Saeed Samiee is the Collins Professor of Marketing and International Business at The University of Tulsa. He has contributed to scholarly journals in marketing and international business, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. He is an area editor for the Journal of International Business Studies (marketing), an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal (marketing and international business), and serves on the editorial review and/or advisory boards of thirteen scholarly journals in marketing and international business. He is an AIB Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science.








Dr. Manuel Serapio
CIBER Director
Associate Professor of International Business & Entrepreneurship
University of Colorado Denver

Professor Serapio received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and MBA from the University of Hawaii. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and has generated more than $6 million in sponsored grants.

Specializing in design and development of global business education programs, he has consulted for Starbucks Coffee International, Western Union/First Data Corporation, Molson Coors International, Cisco Systems, IBM, Global Healthcare Exchange, Arrow Electronics, RE/MAX International, TVI (Singapore), ePLDT Ventus (Philippines), Jinling Petrochemical (PRC), Korea Banking Institute, Avitus Group, Nokero International, and others.

Dr. Serapio led development of the Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship (FDIE) program for UC Denver CIBER, offering the program to more than 200 faculty members across the world since 2005.








Dr. Maria Luiza Pinho
International Business Instructor, Georgia State University
Board Member, BACC-SE

Maria Luiza Pinho is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Marketing at the Institute of International Business at J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University, where she has been a Research Scholar and Instructor since 2018.  She is also a Research Associate for Center for International Business Research at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, since 2013. Previously, she was an assistant professor of different disciplines in Marketing and Research Methods at IBMEC-RJ. Her research spans a range of topics in business with a particular focus on international marketing and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Additionally, Maria Luiza brings with her fifteen years’ experience as an executive for Michelin where she occupied several positions. She holds a Bachelor in Psychology; an MSc in Business Administration and she received her Ph.D. in International Business at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in 2018.



The International Business Webinar Series is a project of the national CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, led by Georgia State University CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.



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