Veteran international business professor and author Dr. Les Dlabay provides a candid look at the importance of international business concepts in today's business education curriculum. In this session, NBEA Executive Director interviews Dr. Dlabay and attendees will:
- Recognize the importance of understanding global trends in international business.
- Identify some of the most important concepts a business teacher can convey to students about international business.
- Define strategies for teaching international business effectively in the 21st century.
- Recognize a framework for continuing teacher education regarding international business.
Dr. Les Dlabay Professor of Business, Emeritus, Lake Forest College. Dr. Dlabay has developed and taught courses related to global business with an emphasis on microfinance, microenterprise, and social entrepreneurship in "Base of the Pyramid" market settings in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Also taught Global Cultures and International Business in Chicago, Cross-Cultural Marketing Research, Financial Accounting, Capital Budgeting, and Global Marketing. Conducts research on alternative financial services in informal economic settings.Authored or adaptations of over 40 textbooks in the United States, Canada, India, and Singapore. Presented over 300 workshops and seminars to academic, business, and community organizations.Coordinate the annual "Forgotten Majority" Business Conference to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the nearly four billion people who live on $2 or less a day in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This event featured representatives from organizations addressing the concerns of hunger, unsafe water, health care, education, and extreme poverty by providing microloans and microenterprise development, including ACCION, Bright Hope, the Bottom Billion Fund, Opportunity International, Andean Aid, Concern Worldwide, Safe Water Team, Oasis International, Young Ambassadors for Opportunity, BRAC, Grameen Bank, Women’s Finance House Botswana, Sampada Trust Microfinance Bank, Warm Blankets, and World Vision.