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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What Do You Know About Build Bright University?

Build Bright University (BBU) started as a non-profit organization called Cambodia Youth Volunteer Organization (CYVO) found and led by H.E. Dr. In Viracheat in 1998 providing trainings to Cambodian young professionals in Business, Management and English Language. From this humble beginning, it developed and became Faculty of Management and Law (FML) in 2000 with additional areas in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Computer and Law. From FML it has emerged to Build Bright University in 2002.

Build Bright University is proud to be one of the national leading institutions in meeting the training, education and research aspirations of the students and communities it serves. The ability to quickly respond to the fast changing workforce environments in introducing its new courses, which makes Build Bright University an excellent choice for learners who wish to be workforce ready.

The University is young but it is growing faster in expanding education access through its study centers in rural communities across the country and especially to the country's most populous tourist destinations. Currently, Build Bright University has eight study centers located in Phnom Penh capital, Sihanouk Ville, Takeo, Rattanakiri, Stung Treng, Battambang, Bantiey Meanchey and Siem Reap provinces.

In its undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the University offers a wide range of courses in various fields of study including Arts & Humanities, Business & Social Science, Engineering, Language & Cultural Studies, and Science & Technology. With respect to levels of study, students can choose to complete their desired courses and specializations within period of two years for Associate degree, four to five years for Bachelor degree, two years for Master degree and up to four years for Ph.D. and Doctoral degrees. Courses will be mainly instructed in Khmer combined with English, whereas international programs of both graduate and postgraduate studies are instructed in English.

The University has gained a national reputation for its commitment to high quality learning, teaching and training, for its applied research and for its engagement with industry, business and its local communities and it has much pride in its largest population of over 48,000 students, alumni, and staff and the communities it serves.

For international corporations, the University has built the strong relationship with many local and international NGOs and Embassies including Japan and the USA to promote cultural exchanges, awareness and prevention of AIDS and other social transmitted diseases, men's and women's health care, human right and gender issues among students, staff and teachers. In addition, the University has become the member of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions for Higher Learning (ASAIHL) and has exchanged other academic and research programs in partnering with other higher education institutions in India, Thailand and Vietnam.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Top Ten Body Language Tips

Top Ten Body Language Tips

·         Eye Contact
Eye contact is one of the most important aspects of dealing with others, especially people we've just met. Maintaining good eye contact shows respect and interest in what they have to say.

·         Posture
Posture is the next thing to master, get your posture right and you'll automatically start feeling better, as it makes you feel good almost instantly. Next time you notice you're feeling a bit down, take a look at how you are standing or sitting. Chances are you'll be slouched over with your shoulders drooping down and inward. This collapses the chest and inhibits good breathing, which in turn can help make you feel nervous or uncomfortable.
·         Head position
Head position is a great one to play around with, with yourself and others. When you want to feel confident and self-assured keep, your head level both horizontally and vertically. You can also use this straight head position when you want to be authoritative and what you're saying to be taken seriously. Conversely, when you want to be friendly and in the listening, receptive mode, tilt your head just a little to one side or other.

·         Arms
They give away the clues as to how open and receptive we are to everyone we meet and interact with, so keep your arms out to the side of your body or behind your back. In general, terms the more outgoing you are as a person, the more you tend to use your arms with big movements. The quieter you are the less you move your arms away from your body. So, try to strike a natural balance and keep your arm movement’s midway. When you want to come across in the best possible light, crossing the arms is a no, no in front of others.
·         Legs
Legs are the furthest point away from the brain; consequently, they are the hardest bits of our bodies to consciously control. They tend to move around a lot more than normal when we are nervous, stressed or being deceptive. So it is better to keep them as still as possible in most situations.

·         Body Angle
Angle of the body in relation to others gives an indication of our attitudes and feelings towards them. We angle toward people we find attractive, friendly and interesting and angle ourselves away from those we don't, it's that simple! Angles includes leaning in or away from people, as we often just tilt from the pelvis and lean sideways to someone to share a bit of conversation.

·         Hand Gestures
Hand gestures are so numerous it's hard to give a brief guide but here goes. Palms slightly up and outward is seen as open and friendly. Palm down gestures are generally seen as dominant, emphasizing and possibly aggressive, especially when there is no movement or bending between the wrist and the forearm. This palm up, palm down is very important when it comes to handshaking and where appropriate we suggest you always offer a handshake upright and vertical, which should convey equality.

  • Distance
Distance from others is crucial if you want to give off the right signals. Stand too close and you'll be marked as "Pushy" or "In your face". Stand or sit too far away and you'll be "Keeping your distance" or "Stand offish". 

  • Ears
Yes your ears play a vital role in communication with others, even though general terms most people can't move them much, if at all. However, you have two ears and only one mouth, so try to use them in that order. If you listen twice as much as you talk you come across as a good communicator who knows how to strike up a balanced a conversation without being me, me, me or the wallflower.

  • Mouth
 Mouth movements can give away all sorts of clues. We purse our lips and sometimes twist them to the side when we're thinking. Another occasion we might use this movement is to hold back an angry comment we don't wish to reveal. Nevertheless, it will probably be spotted by other people and although they may not know the comment, they will get a feeling you were not to please. There are also different types of smiles and each gives off a corresponding feeling to its recipient.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FDI in Global, Developing Asian, LDCs and Cambodian Context

FDI in Global, Developing Asian, LDCs and Cambodian Context
Meaning of FDI
In the globalize world, the contribution of FDI to development is widely recognized.
FDI transmits capital, managerial skill and technical knowledge to the host country.
WTO: FDI occurs when an investor based in   one country acquires an asset in another   country with the intent to manage that   assets. 

OECD:  FDI as an ownership of   assets in     one   country by residents   of   another for   purposes of   controlling the use of those assets.
IMF:  FDI as the category of   international   investment that   reflects   the objective of   obtaining a lasting   interest by a   resident entity in one   economy,   in an   enterprise resident in   another economy.
FDI implies that the investor exerts a   significant degree of influence on the   management of the enterprise resident   in the other economy.
FDI is undertaken by both individuals   and business entities.
Types of FDI
Three types or methods of investments which constitute  FDI are:

  i.   Green-field investment

  ii.  Acquisition

  iii.  Joint Venture

i.  Green-field investments

  Involves an investment where the production facilities are built afresh  and established fully by the company.

ii.  Acquisition

  Involves purchase of an existing company and it assets abroad in order to gain control of it. Enables the investor to quickly gain production capacity in the foreign country.

iii.  Joint Venture

  Involves a business enterprise which is partly owned by a firm together with one or more partners.

General Determinants of FDI 
(Factors influencing FDI)

Economic fundamentals of the host countries relative to the home countries.
Market related variables

  - Current market size

  - Potential market size
Other variables
  - Skilled manpower

  - Cost of labour

  - Cost of Capital

  - Availability of infrastructure

  - Political and macroeconomic stability

Research on the impact of selective government policies on FDI inflows was mixed.
i.Investment incentives were less important and secondary to fundamental determinants.

ii.Policies relating to FDI also assumed greater importance.

iii.Fiscal incentives and removal of entry restrictions are important determinants of FDI.
Effects of FDI on Growth
Research made clear that:
i.FDI as an important vehicle for the transfer of technology.
ii.FDI flows a bundle of resources – capital, technology, organizational and managerial skills, marketing know-how etc.
FDI helps in modernizing the poor economies and promoting economic development.
Finally the skills spillover to domestic firms.

FDI and knowledge Spillovers
positive Spillover
Research made clear that:
i.Multinational corporations contribute to efficiency by breaking supply bottlenecks.
ii.Introduce new know-how by new technology.
iii.Training to workers who later take employment in local firms.
iv.Breakdown monopoly and stimulate competition and efficiency.
v.Forced local firms to increase their managerial efforts.
vi.Transfer techniques for inventory and quality control and standardization to their local suppliers and distribution channels.

Negative Spillover
Research found that:
i.Foreign firms technology and know-how take the market of the domestic firms and make them produce in less efficient scales.
ii.Significant transfers of modern technology and rate of productivity growth did not occur.
i.Host industry and host country characteristics influence the incidence of spillovers.
ii.Ability and motivation of local firms to absorb foreign knowledge and skills are important determinants of spillovers.

FDI ensures  - Additional capital
  - Access to foreign technology and     knowledge
  - Access to international markets
  - Upgrading the productive capacity of LDCs
  - Integration of the economy into the global economy
  - Economic development
FDI Stimulates  - Competition
  - Innovation
  - Savings and capital formation
  - Employment opportunities

To be continued...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

BBU Classmates Video (pictures)

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How to Walk, Talk and Act Like an Expert

 How to Walk, Talk and Act Like an Expert

There are professionals in every industry that are tagged as experts. They are highly experienced and usually well respected, have an ability to understand all aspects of the work they do, and frequently lend a hand to help others out. They are the people we turn to for instruction, to get new business development ideas from, and to help us see beyond the obvious when it comes to problem solving.

You can recognize an expert by these key characteristics:
  • They are experienced and have a well-rounded knowledge about what they do.
  • They are confident in their ability to be successful.
  • They have authority and are listened to by their peers.
  • They are trusted and respected by their colleagues, clients and even people outside of the industry.

Experts are highly sought after which leads to more work and an increase in income. So it’s understandable why becoming an expert is something many professionals strive for.

While everyone can’t be an expert, there are actions you can take to position yourself for expert status. Are you ready to get yourself added to the elite list? Here’s how you can get started.

Perfect Your Knowledge
You have years of experience under your belt, and one of the best ways to use that experience to develop a reputation as an expert is by continuing to learn and develop your skills. Instead of offering up your experience at face value, go beyond the basics and truly learn the ins and outs of your industry. Try taking classes, implementing new techniques and learning from other trailblazers in the industry.

Share Your Experience
Experts don’t hoard their knowledge or use it solely for their own gain. In order to be considered an expert, you have to be willing to share what you know with others in the industry. You can do this by imparting your insight through a blog, mentoring an up and comer, and providing other information that can help others become better at what they do.

Make Your Own Rules
Experts don’t follow the path of everyone who came before them; they are willing to precipitate change for the improvement of the industry. To be considered an expert, let go of preconceptions and explore new ways to do things. Once you find a better alternative, teach it to others so they can become more efficient and successful.

Focus on Relationships
You can’t become an expert unless your peers identify you as such, so relationships matter. Experts are most successful when they are approachable, likable and respectful. Instead of being an “expert island,” build a community that can benefit from your experience and foster mutual success. It’s your individual relationships and the respect you earn that will catapult you to the top.

Being tagged an expert in your industry is an honor and should not be taken for granted. Do your best to uphold that distinction with humility and you will reap the benefits for years to come.

Are you an expert in the making? How do you view experts in your industry?

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