Course Description

Temple University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has developed two exciting Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs in 2020. Participating faculty members gain first-hand knowledge of how business is conducted in each particular region and offers the opportunity to network with overseas counterparts. Each program combines business, academic and governmental visits, cultural experiences and university presentations in an international location to provide an opportunity to see just how cultures and institutions influence the conduct of business.

FDIB: Santiago, Chile

Understanding the International Business Environment through Innovation and 
Sustainability in Chile

January 2020


FDIB: Israel

Innovation Ecosystems

June 2020



General Information:

The Program Fee* for each FDIB includes single occupancy hotel accommodations, some meals, in-country transportation, business and cultural activities. Participants are responsible for their international airfare, incidental expenses, some meals and passport/visa fees if applicable.

Please contact Jeffrey Conradi, Associate Director for International Programs/CIBER at jeffrey.conradi@temple.edu for information regarding guest pricing.






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Section Title
FDIB Israel
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Jun 25, 2020 to Jul 02, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online Learning
Section Notes

Israel: Innovation, entrepreneurship, and VC The Israeli "Start-up Nation" - Israel is often considered as the “Start-up Nation”. Statistics show that Israel has one of the highest incidences innovation and entrepreneurship, with a population of only nine million. Producing one of the highest per capita patent rates, Israel also has the largest number of startup companies per capita in the world. It has the largest number of biotech start-ups per capita and the highest level of R&D spending relative to GDP: 4.9% versus the OECD average of 2.3%.   It has the largest number of biotech start-ups per capita and the highest level of R&D spending relative to GDP: 4.9% versus the OECD average of 2.3%. In absolute terms, Israel has more startup companies than any country other than the US. With more than 7,000 high-tech companies and start-ups, Israel has the second most highly concentrated cluster of high tech companies, following Silicon Valley. Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.

In addition to the robust academic content, participants will have a chance to explore the history of the Holy Land in the last 4,000 years. The visits will include Nazareth, Jerusalem, Jaffa, Dead Sea and Masada. The journey will also include cultural activities like meeting people from different ethnicity of the Middle East and being exposed to local cuisines. 

The Israeli immersion experience is being led by Fox School of Business Faculty Dr. Amir Shoham, an Israeli citizen with deep ties to the Israeli innovation ecosystem.

PROGRAM FEE: $4,000 per person Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations (single occupancy, Corporate visits, Cultural activities, Some meals, In-country transportation

DEPOSIT: A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at initial time of registration. Final payment and registration deadline is March 6, 2020. A guest package is also available. The guest rate is $1,570 and includes; accommodations in a double room, group meals and entrance fees to sites.