610 – Regional International Business Studies – Dubai
study of the conflicts, constraints, and opportunities facing firms
operating in Dubai. The central regional focus will be Dubai, with
the focus decreasing in the order of the United Arab Emirates, the
Gulf States (GCC), and the broader Middle East. This course will
provide students with the opportunity to undertake an intensive
analysis of operating a global business in Dubai. This course includes
a study abroad component, additional program fees, and requires
permission of the instructor.
The Instructor - Dr. Steven Congden teaches
Strategic Management and Innovation Management in the MBA programs
at the University
of Hartford. He is currently the director
of the MBA program. Prior to joining
the Barney faculty in 1995, he had been at Ithaca College
and the University of Massachusetts, and had also worked in operations management
in the petro-chemical industry in Houston. His research
primarily focuses on the strategic uses of technology, and the impacts
of technological change. Dr. Congden recently taught Strategic
Management at a German University for a term.
More recently, he has
done several cross-cultural studies, and has taken classes of MBA
students to Dubai in January in each of the last four years.