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MSU module on Key Industry Drivers of Globalization

November 6, 2015
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MSU module on Key Industry Drivers of Globalization

Michigan State University’s International Business Center presents a free, twenty minute online learning module on the key industry drivers of globalization.  The module addresses: key industry drivers of globalization, how to achieve global success, and basic forces behind globalization. Additional resources include current news headlines as well as an extensive list of academic, professional, and…

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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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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 these strikes continue to reel through the airline industry with…

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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 oil and gas investment portfolio for Royal Dutch Shell, which already has a £177B market capitalization.  The new deal will add proven oil and gas…

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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 Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Take the technology licensing module listed in this month’s video clips. Follow through with an analysis of…

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March classroom―economic trends

March 3, 2015
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March classroom―economic trends

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 Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Explore the online travel industry (OTA). Compare the offers of Expedia and Priceline.  Follow the consolidation trends…

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Global megatrends

March 3, 2015
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Global megatrends

Looking at the bigger picture in terms of megatrends will give the strategist ideas for new exploitable opportunities.  David Lancefield is a partner with PwC in the UK.  In this video clip, he outlines the major megatrends that his organization believes will affect the future of business and society. The trends are: (1) demographic and…

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Educating business about the TTIP

March 3, 2015
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Educating business about the TTIP

The port city of Mobile, Alabama survives on international trade. Driving the global outreach are eight large local manufacturing companies in industries such as chemicals, aircraft construction, and lumber. Business and government leaders expect the TTIP to bring an increase of 138% in exports and at least 9,000 jobs, if it is adopted by both…

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Greece—banks in trouble again

February 2, 2015
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Greece—banks in trouble again

    Alexis Tsipras became Greece’s new prime minister on January 26th this year. As the leader of the radical left, Tsipras attacked the validity of the bailout agreements that were negotiated between the EU/ECB and the former Greek government.  One of his first efforts to save the country from another round of steep recession…

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The DHL Global Connectedness Index

February 1, 2015
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The DHL Global Connectedness Index

Global connectedness is good for business, for humanity and for world peace.  DHL released its 2014 study based on the period from 2011 to 2013.  Looking at cross-border flows of people, information, trade and capital, the DHL Global Connectedness Index ranks 140 countries by globalization levels.   Three additional dimensions provide a deeper view of the…

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