2014 Ph.D. Consortium

The Duke Center for International Business Education and Research is pleased to announce the 2014 International Business Strategy Ph.D. Workshop: The Globalization of Innovation.

The consortium workshop is co-sponsored by the CIBERs of Duke University, Purdue University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Washington.

Dates: July 28-30, 2014

Location: Durham, NC

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You may contact Katherine Harper via email (ksh27@duke.edu) or by phone (919.660.7654).


Research on global sourcing of innovation has been growing increased attention over the past two decades. The research spans multiple disciplines and lines of research such as innovation studies, national innovation systems, economic geography, international business, strategic management, outsourcing and offshoring of science, technology, engineering and mathematics work, the aspirations of emerging economies to compete in higher value added knowledge creating activities and the organization and management of innovation.



The workshop will open with registration on July 28th at 5:30PM in the R. David Thomas Executive Center on Duke's Fuqua campus and will be followed by a reception, dinner, and opening plenary session. The workshop will end on July 30th after lunch.

Click here for the full agenda.


We are delighted to announce that the following individuals will be presenting during the consortium:

Ashish Arora, Duke University

John Cantwell, Rutgers Business School

Keren Caspin-Wagner, Duke University

Martin Kenney, University of California Davis

Arie Lewin, Duke University

Stephan Manning, University of Massachusetts Boston

Silvia Massini, University of Manchester


The workshop is intended for advanced Ph.D. students and is limited to 30 participants. Preference will be given to nominations from all CIBER schools. Students must be nominated by the CIBER Director (if applicable) and a regular faculty member. A small number of openings are being reserved for international Ph.D. students from emerging economies. Preference will be given to those who have a major or a concentration in International Business.

Nomination letters must confirm that the applicant is an advanced Ph.D. student and has passed the requirements for initiating their Ph.D. dissertation. Please specify whether CIBER will need to provide a travel stipend (applicants from CIBER schools only).

Applications will be accepted until the first week of July. After that point, applications may be considered, but please contact us first to see if there are any remaining spots in the program.

Submit letters of nomination to Professor Arie Y. Lewin c/o of Katherine Harper (ksh27@duke.edu).


All participants will be staying at the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, located on The Fuqua School of Business campus at Duke University.

There is no fee to register for the conference. Duke CIBER will cover all of the costs associated with the event, including two nights of lodging and all food expenses for students during the conference. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation expenses (including airfare and ground transportation). Those joining from a CIBER institution will be granted a $250 stipend to be used toward travel expenses.


We recommend that participants travel to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which is only a twenty-minute drive from Duke University's West Campus. Though participants are welcome to rent cars and park at the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, grabbing a taxi is likely the easier option. Cab rides will range between $35-50 depending on the company selected.

Attire for the workshop is business casual. Though North Carolina can be unpredictable at times, the temperatures are sure to be very warm. For a better idea of the weather in the Durham area, please look here.

The city of Durham offers a wide variety of sights and activities. Should you wish to explore a bit while on campus, this map shows all of Duke's famous landmarks, including the Duke Chapel. Additionally, downtown Durham is only a couple of miles away and offers a variety of restaurants, bars, and activities.

Chapel Hill, a mere fifteen minutes away by car, is also an excellent place to explore. Home to the University of Norh Carolina at Chapel Hill, the city offers a great downtown scene and college town feel. Places of interest include Franklin Street, the UNC planetarium, and various shopping venues.

Curious about how Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business stack up to your alma mater? Check out these sheets for some quick facts about each school:

Duke at a Glance

Fuqua at a Glance


The 2014 Ph.D. Consortium is proudly sponsored by the following:

Duke University
Purdue University
The University of Texas at Austin
University of California at Los Angeles
University of Michigan
Universiy of Pennsylvania
University of Washington