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CIBER International Business Faculty Awards

The Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) offers research, curricular development faculty awards, and exclusive of travel awards.

All tenured and tenure-track Georgia Institute of Technology faculty are eligible to participate in the CIBER Award Program as well as faculty members from the University System of Georgia on a select basis. CIBER awards may be used for research, travel, and curricular development support—excluding equipment. Research and curricular development proposals are encouraged for any amount ranging from $2,000 up to $6,000. Fringe benefits are included in the award if it is taken in the form of salary support. Proposals will be given equal consideration within the limits of CIBER funds available, relevance to the objectives of the CIBER program, and an overall number of applications received. The number of final awards will be determined based on the number of successful proposals. 

  1.  CIBER seeks to encourage research designed to promote the international competitiveness of American firms, with special emphasis on technology-intensive firms in defined areas, pursuant to the original grant funding the GT CIBER program.
  2. CIBER is also interested in interdisciplinary research (foreign languages/social science/professional fields) relating to international business education to strengthen the international aspects of business and professional education and to promote integrated curricula.
  3. The CIBER award program seeks to encourage faculty development into international areas, especially those who teach or plan to teach courses in an international business-related program.
  4. CIBER awards that place research emphasis on technology-intensive industries and policies are encouraged.
  5. The CIBER award program seeks to encourage multimedia-based educational technologies in delivering international business-related education content.
Types of Awards
  • Faculty Research Awards
  • Faculty Travel Awards
  • Faculty Curricular Development Awards
Awards can also be used to help defray the cost of participating in a faculty development activity on an international business theme, to deliver a paper on an international business topic, participate in an international-related conference, launch an exchange relationship with an overseas university, or develop new courses, teaching modules, case studies, games and simulations, internationalize existing courses, generally support a defined research program and the like. Grantees have until the last day of September of the federal fiscal year, to complete funded travel and submit all expenditure documentation to GT CIBER
Generic Evaluation Criteria for Proposals

The following criteria will be used in the evaluation of CIBER Award proposals:

  • Relevance of the proposal to GT CIBER objectives;
  • Interest and significance to the international business area in terms of teaching, research, and business outreach;
  • Quality of the method or analytic approach, as well as clarity of writing;
  • Potential for publication within a refereed outlet, for a research award;
  • Relevance to graduate and undergraduate business and allied degree and non-degree programs for a curricular award; and
  • Importance of conference and contribution of presentation for a travel award.
Guidelines for Submitting Proposals
  1. An overview of objectives and contribution to CIBER objectives (<300 words)
  2. A budget
  3. A timeline
  4. A current vitae
  1. Proposed publication outlet
  2. A brief literature review
  3. A brief description of the research methodology
  4. A brief description of your sample, if appropriate
  5. Deliverable commitment to GT CIBER

Recipients of research awards are encouraged to submit a GT CIBER Working Paper in the annual series, based on their research.

  1. The goals of the trip/travel
  2. A description of the proposed project or presentation
  3. Dates of travel
  4. Specific destination(s)
  5. The professional association organizing the event
  6. Other sources of travel funding pursued to supplement CIBER funding
  7. Deliverable commitment to GT CIBER

Recipients of travel support for a paper presentation at a conference are encouraged to submit a GT CIBER Working paper in the annual series, based on their presented paper.

U.S. flag carriers must be used on CIBER funded travel.

  1. Nature of the curricular development project
  2. Contribution to a degree or non-degree program and to international business-related fields
  3. Use of innovative pedagogical techniques, if any
  4. Student population impacted directly and indirectly
  5. Faculty development implication of proposal (how useful to colleagues; how will it be disseminated/shared)
  6. Deliverable commitment to GT CIBER and faculty’s School.
Funded Faculty Research Projects 2006-2007
  1. Dr. Matthew Higgins, Strategy, Management,  “The Impact of Firm Preferences on the Allocation of Control Rights in the Global Biopharmaceutical Industry”
  2. Dr. Naresh Malhotra, Marketing, Management, “International Market Segmentation Based on Service Quality Perceptions: A Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Analysis”
  3. Dr. Narayan Jayaraman, Finance, Management, “International Differences in the Dividend Policy: Do Legal Institutions and Culture Matter?”
  4. Dr. D.J. Wu, IT, Management, and Dr. Shi-Jie Deng, Engineering, “COP (Capacity Option Pricing): An Electronic Market for Global Capacity Sourcing”
  5. Dr. Bryan Church, Accounting, Management, “Trust, Reciprocity, and Inequity Aversion in Management Control: International Evidence”
  6. Dr. Ravi Subramanian, IT, Management, “Market Characteristics and Strategic Pricing of Remanufactured Products”
  7. Dr. Frank Rothaermel, Strategy, Management, “The Emergence, Evolution, and Dissolution of a Global Network System: a Complexity Theory Perspective”
  8. Dr. Richard Teach, Strategy, Management, “A World-wide Entrepreneurship Study (WES)”
  9. Dr. Marco Ceccagnoli, Strategy, Management, “Patent Disclosures and the Incentives to Innovate: A Comparison between U.S. and Japan”
  10. Dr. Stuart Graham, Strategy, Management, “International Patent Protection: Firm Enforcement Strategies in the U.S. and Europe
2008 CIBER-Funded and Supported Faculty Research Awards
  1. Marco Ceccagonili, Incentives to Purchase Technology via Arms-Length Technology Transactions In the Global Pharmacteuticals Industry
  2. Han Zhang,  Do Regulatory-Based Web Assurances Seals Matter: A Perspective from China
  3. Kuang Xi,  All Chinese are Not Equal:  Cross-Cultural Examination Investigations of Other-Regarding Concerns and Resource Allocation Decisions
  4. Rothaermel, Frank  Global Network Evolution:  A Complexity Theory Perspective
  5. Stuart Graham, The Role of Patents in Technology Startups:  An International Comparison (Part III)
  6. Matt Higgins,  The Impact of Firm Performance on the Allocation of Control Rights in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry
  7. Mikhail Klimenko, Multilateral Trade and Cross-Border Investment Liberalization in the Area of Standards and Domestic Regulations