Center for International Business

The Center for International Business (CIB) draws upon the talents of faculty at Western Washington University, as well as associates at various international academic institutions to produce academic seminars and symposia regularly held at the College of Business and Economics, papers and proceedings that are published and disseminated through its web site, the design of course and seminar curricula, and the delivery of seminars.

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Mission Statement

CIB is dedicated to the creation and dissemination of research and teaching materials to assist students, faculty, and private and public sector decision-makers to better understand the contemporary international business environment and best international business practices. While CIB takes a global perspective on international business issues, it particularly focuses on issues related to trade and investment with the Pacific Northwest's primary international business partners - Northern Pacific Rim Countries such as Canada and Japan.

Director: Professor Shih-Fen Chen

Ross Professor: Edward Alden