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Technology licensing, joint ventures and foreign trade income

April 8, 2015
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Technology licensing, joint ventures and foreign trade income

Michigan State University and the US Commercial service present a learning module based on the US Commercial Department’s book, A Basic Guide to Exporting.  The material covers methods for obtaining foreign trade income, advantages/disadvantages of technology licensing and joint ventures, and concludes with a case study on the Spancrete Machinery Corporation. The advantages/disadvantages section covers…

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FOMC Modifies forward guidance

April 8, 2015
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FOMC Modifies forward guidance

The Federal Reserve controls monetary policy in the US.  Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve System, reports on the first quarter meeting results of the Federal Open Market Committee.  The forward guidance report gives the general public a review of the FOMC’s intentions. In…

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It’s spring and French air traffic controllers strike!

April 8, 2015
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It’s spring and French air traffic controllers strike!

French air traffic controller unions are unhappy with French government restructuring plans and the increase in retirement age from 57 to 59 for air traffic controllers.  Strikes are planned throughout the month of April and May by the largest union, the SNCTA.  The effects of…

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Reducing industry uncertainty – Shell and BG Group agree to merge

April 8, 2015
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Reducing industry uncertainty – Shell and BG Group agree to merge

Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group (formerly British Gas) agreed to merge on 8 April for a new valuation of £47B.   This merger increases the size and diversification of the…

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When accessibility laws and technology constraints disrupt strategy course design

April 8, 2015
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When accessibility laws and technology constraints disrupt strategy course design

Many strategic management courses today use online simulation games to provide experiential learning components to the course content.  Appropriate simulation games are created using non-accessible flash that cannot be converted…

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April classroom―trade, acquisitions, mergers and value

April 8, 2015
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April classroom―trade, acquisitions, mergers and value

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion.   Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online…

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