International Business Young Scholars Program (Drake)

The Drake Institute for International Business Studies (DIIBS) is now accepting applications to participate in its Young Scholars Program for individuals who are interested in conducting high quality original research with Drake faculty.

We hope to identify first and second year students who have a real passion and curiosity about international topics. This project is an ongoing initiative with the expressed goal of producing research that can be presented at academic conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals. Our hope is that students who join the program will continue their collaboration with us until graduation.

The broad research question is “What is the appropriate relationship between business and society in different national contexts?” The focus of specific projects will depend upon the composition, interests, and abilities of the research team. Projects currently underway include 1) corruption in global sports, 2) Islamic business practices, 3) management under political uncertainty, 4) the appropriation of ethnicity in marketing, and 5) sustainability across cultures.

This endeavor will require a lot of work, but it has proven to be an incredibly rewarding experience that helps prepare participants for all careers beyond graduation. Interested students are asked to fill out an application to assess your interest and potential. For a copy of the application, please email or The deadline for the applications to be submitted is Friday, Feb. 14.

We invite you to seriously consider this opportunity. We will be holding an informational meeting on Friday, Feb. 7 at 1:30 pm in Aliber 354.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail us at anytime.

Matthew Mitchell and Jeff Kappen