Center for International Business Education and Research


CIBER supports research on business topics of international significance, particularly in the areas of sustainability and emerging markets.

CIBER Honors Research Circle

CIBER facilitates a series of research circles for undergraduate students in the University Honors Program who are writing theses on international business topics. The research circles are designed to provide a forum for presenting findings, sharing successes and challenges, and seeking tips from peers and faculty experts.

CIBER Honors Research Award

The CIBER Honors Research Award recognizes undergraduate research that contributes to an understanding of global business, or has implications for firms operating in a global environment.

  • 2012-2013 Winner: Joshua Sletten
    "Project Finance Investment Risk and Political Business Cycles in Developing Democracies"

Honors Thesis Projects with a Global Business Dimension

Spring 2012 Theses
Full theses available through the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy

Student Title
Lisa Clinton Culture of Problem Solving: How Problem-solving Methodologies Compare
between American and Asian University Students
Katherine Holten Comparing Swiss and US Physician Payments for Elderly Patients in a Fixed Price Reimbursement Market
Adam Lueck* Show Me the Money: An Analysis of Efficiency in the Online Microfinance Interface of
Tianshi Zhang Cross-Cultural Differences in Financial Risk Preference between Chinese and American College Students

*Indicates Dean's Thesis Award Winner

CIBER Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Awards:

  • Frederico Belo: "Technological Diversification and Asset Prices."
  • Alfred Marcus: "New Forms of Cross-Sector Cooperation for Achieving Breakthroughs."
  • Kingshuk Sinha: "Evaluating and Managing Risk in Outsourcing and Offshoring Projects."
  • Paul Vaaler: Research in progress on whether and how banks in China vary their lending nationally and in specific provinces based on so-called "political business cycle" ("PBC") considerations.
  • Mary Zellmer-Bruhn: "When Is An Interaction Cross-Cultural?"

PhD Awards:

  • Joel Malen: "Role of Firms' International Experience in New Clean Technology Development."
  • Hans Rawhouser: "Modular Policymaking: Lessons from the Emerging Carbon Offsets Industry."

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Honors Poster Event Joshua Sletten



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