Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) Workshops

September 15th and September 22nd, 2017
9am – 3pm
Governors State University

The College of Business at Governors State University (GSU) will offer Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) workshop in September 2017 to community college or university faculty members who teach business, social sciences, and other related subjects. The workshops are designed to help business faculty bring international content into the classroom and expand their classroom knowledge and skills. Discussions of best practices and pedagogical issues will also be part of the workshop.

These workshops are led by GSU COB faculty who are content experts in the respective topic areas. The program is sponsored by a US Department of Education grant and is offered at minimum cost to participants.

A “Certificate of Completion” will be presented to the participants who successfully complete the two-day program.

The 2017 workshops will focus on the following subjects:

Global Economics and Finance -

Dr. Michael Williams


 September 15, 2017 -  9 am to 3 pm

o   Financial Economics in an International World

o   International Financial Markets

o   Exchange Rates & Policy

o  Investment and Derivatives

Course Number: CE-BUS09-01

Registration is $50 for one session or $75 for both. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Dr. Michael Williams is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Governors State University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics (2005; Finance and Mathematics minors) and a Master of Business Administration (2008) from the University of Southern Indiana. He received his Master of Arts in Applied Economics (2008; Econometrics concentration) from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in Finance (2012) from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Michael actively researches the market microstructure of exchange traded derivative assets as well as the valuation and market dynamics of real estate markets. Michael currently teaches Principles of Financial Management and Advanced Corporate Finance at the Undergraduate level. He also teaches Options and Derivatives, Investments I, and Investments II at the Undergraduate and MBA level. Michael's courses focus on the theory and (more importantly) the tools necessary for students to make the best, value-maximizing decisions possible.


Recent publications include:

 Liu, L., M. Williams, J. Yin (2014). Follow the Leader: Earnings Management Herding. Global Business and Finance Review 19(1), 28-44.

 Bhanot, K., N. Burns, D. Hunter, M. Williams (2014). News Spillovers from the Greek Debt Crisis: Impact on the Eurozone Financial Sector. Journal of Banking and Finance 38(1), 51-63.

 Ding, D.K., Y. Tse, M. Williams (2014). The Price Discovery Puzzle in Offshore Yuan Trading: Different Contributions for Different Contracts. Journal of Futures Markets 34(2), 103-123.

 Tse, Y., M. Williams (2013). Failure to Trade: The Curious Case of Two Argus Oil Futures Contracts. International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance 5(1), 3-16 (lead article).

 Williams, M. (2013). The Impact of Quantitative Easing on Asset Price Comovement. In

Frontiers of Economics and Globalization: International Financial Markets eds. H.G. Fung and Y. Tse.

 Tse, Y., M. Williams (2013). Price Discovery in International and Emerging Asset Markets. In the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance: Market Microstructure in Emerging and Developed Markets eds. H.K. Baker and H. Kiymaz.

 Tse, Y., M. Williams (2013). Does Index Speculation Impact Commodity Prices? An Intraday Futures Analysis. Financial Review 48(3), 365-383 (lead article).

 Lu, C., Y. Tse, M. Williams (2013). Returns Transmission, Value at Risk, and Diversification Benefits in International REITs: Evidence from the Financial Crisis. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 40(2), 293-318.


Globalization and Marketing  -

Dr. Chun-wei Chang


 September 22, 2017 - 9 am to 3 pm

o   Globalization: Critics, Motives, and Obstacles.

o   Global Market Opportunity Assessment

o   Product Planning in International Marketing

o   Managing Cross-cultural Differences in International Marketing

Course Number: CE-BUS09-02

Registration is $50 for one session or $75 for both. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Dr. Chun-Wei Chang is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Governors State University College of Business. She has a Ph.D. from University of Washington Business Administration. Chun-Wei’s present research interests lie in quantitative modeling, empirical application of econometrics and statistics in issues relating to multichannel retailing, dynamic choice modeling, preference evolution, mobile marketing and e-commerce, international marketing, and customer relationship management.

Dr. Chang has the following publications recently:

Chang, C. and Ijose, O. (2016), Measuring Customer Lifetime Value: An Application in Credit Card Industry, Academy of Business Research Journal, Vol. 1., P.7-24 (http://search.proquest.com/docview/1863563954?pq-origsite=gscholar)

Chang, C., and Zhang, J (2016), The Effects of Channel Experiences and Direct Marketing on Customer Retention in Multichannel Settings, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Vol. 36, P. 77-90 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1094996816300287)