Our articles on international business, globalization, and new economic realities help the general public, policymakers and the business
community make sense of todays rapidly changing global environment. Many articles are syndicated nationally and appear in newspapers, magazines and newsletters.
Make sense of seemingly unconnected events and trends, and
their impact on companies, workers and communities.
Examine the benefits and challenges of trade and globalization.
Analyze the impact of international trade agreements and
emerging nations like China and India.
Evaluate the viewpoints, concerns and pressures exerted
by anti- and pro-trade/globalization forces, and look at
how these groups influence policy.
Examine the globalization process, the knowledge-based economy,
the revolution in finance, todays nature of sustainable
competitive advantage, shifts in demographics, the demand
for mass customization, and the changes resulting from the
introduction of new technologies.
Examine the sophisticated skills demanded today of workers
and their ability to adapt, the loss of manufacturing jobs,
the correlation between education and employment, new challenges
facing businesses, and the ability of companies to adapt.
Examine the similarities of the impact of 19th and 20th century
technological developments, the shift from an agrarian society
to an industrial economy, human natures tendency to
fear and avoid change, and why the English Luddites destroyed
Examine the impact of tariffs and non-tariff barriers, their
costs to society, and U.S. Congressional trends toward protectionism.
Examine methods of international expansion; exports and how
they create jobs and wealth; the importance of imports and
how they stretch consumer income, keep
inflation down, and benefit producers; how investment generates
wealth and to where it flows; and the impact of outsourcing abroad, how it
generates domestic jobs and improves corporate competitiveness.
Examine the effectiveness of the World Trade Organization,
the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the expanding
European Union, Asian trends toward greater integration,
opportunities and challenges presented by China, and the
growing conflict between developed and developing countries.
Examine the backlash against globalization, nationalism and
the drive to preserve cultural traditions, factors behind
the September 11th terrorist attacks, and efforts designed
to influence the political process.