Faculty Development Workshop
An International Business Workshop hosted by:
Georgia State University CIBER and CIBER MSI Consortium
and led by:
Institute for International Business and CIBER University of Colorado Denver
Thursday, July 22, 2021
9:00 – 10:30 am (Mountain Time)
Zoom link will be provided upon registration
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The rise of e-commerce in the 21st century has radically transformed the way companies and consumers interact and transact business across borders. Integrated technologies available on mobile devices has created a wholesale shift towards digital payments, and the plethora of digital payments is increasing worldwide at unrelenting speed. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth and adoption of e-commerce platforms and digital payments worldwide, thereby making global payments an important topic for faculty to address in their courses in International Business, International Entrepreneurship, International Marketing, International Trade and Finance and related fields.
This workshop will (1) address how the global payments industry is being transformed as payment shifts from cash to digital payment options, (2) highlight the distinct advantages of digital payments in terms of speed, mobility, and global reach, and (3) feature business cases within digital payments that empower the creation of new entrepreneurial ventures and facilitate existing businesses to pivot to the digital space.
Faculty participants will learn different approaches for incorporating digital global payments topics in their International Business courses and identify resources that they and their students could use to learn more about global payments in cross-border e-commerce.
1. Learn more about digital payments and how it is transforming global business.
2. Explore key topics on digital global payments that they could incorporate and address in their International Business courses.
3. Identify resources that they and their students could use to learn more about global payments in cross-border e-commerce.
Dr. Manuel G. Serapio – Manuel.Serapio@ucdenver.edu
Associate Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship, Business School & Faculty Director, Institute for International Business and CIBER, CU Denver
Manuel G. Serapio, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship at the Business School, University of Colorado Denver. He serves as Faculty Director, Institute for International Business and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). In his role as Faculty Director, Dr. Serapio has led CU Denver CIBER’s International Entrepreneurship and Digital Globalization initiatives. Professor Serapio is co-author of International Entrepreneurship (with Antonella Zucchella and Birgit Hagen, Edward Elgar, 2018 and forthcoming, 2022). In collaboration with Dr. Patricia McDougall-Covin, Dr. Serapio has facilitated the Faculty Development in International Entrepreneurship Program, an IB pedagogy workshop held in Denver, Atlanta, Cleveland, Bangalore, Seoul, Copenhagen, and Kuala Lumpur, and attended by over 500 faculty members and doctoral students from 30+ countries.
Stacey Espinosa – Stacey.Espinosa@ucdenver.edu
Senior Director, Visa
Lecturer, International Business, Business School, CU Denver
Stacey Espinosa is a Senior Director at Visa who leads the data and analytics strategy for Visa Direct in North America and Latin America. Visa Direct is Visa’s instant payments service and fastest growing product. Her focus is two-fold, bridging the gap between the business and technical worlds, and using data and analytics to optimize Visa Direct’s approval rates for cardholders worldwide. Stacey serves as Lecturer in International Business at CU Denver Business School’s MS in International Business (MSIB) Program and is a member of the Digital Globalization Instructional and Practice Group at the Institute for International Business, where she led the development and teaching of a new course entitled, Global Payments in Cross-Border E-Commerce. Stacey earned a BS (Communications) and MBA from Florida State University, and a MS in Applied Analytics from Columbia University in New York City.