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Volkswagen Chattanooga And Its Battle For Workers' Representation, Bianca C. Fankhauser 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Volkswagen Chattanooga And Its Battle For Workers' Representation, Bianca C. Fankhauser

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Attracting Fdi And Benefiting From It: Challenges For The Least Developed Countries, Karl P. Sauvant 2014 SelectedWorks

Attracting Fdi And Benefiting From It: Challenges For The Least Developed Countries, Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

No abstract provided.


Marco Polo: Pioneer Of East-West Communication, Transportation And Trade, Chien Wen Yu 2014 Bridgewater State University

Marco Polo: Pioneer Of East-West Communication, Transportation And Trade, Chien Wen Yu

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Challenges In A Changing Land: The State Of Singapore Private Enterprise In China, Wilfred Pow Ngee How, Mun See, Caroline Yeoh 2014 Singapore Management University

Challenges In A Changing Land: The State Of Singapore Private Enterprise In China, Wilfred Pow Ngee How, Mun See, Caroline Yeoh

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

One of the most affluent and developed nations in its region, the city-state of Singapore relies largely on tapping global resources for economic growth, to ameliorate its tiny land area and accompanying lack of natural resources. Its current prominence is to a great degree owing to an early recognition of the need for such, and a well-documented stratagem of expanding its foreign direct investments (FDIs) as a means to stimulate economic development (Huff, 1995; Murray and Pereira, 1995) and strengthen the city-state’s ‘external economy’ - one which saw the island progress through a number of distinct phases of overseas investment ...


Virtual Study Abroad: A Case Study, John Lipinski 2014 Kennesaw State University

Virtual Study Abroad: A Case Study, John Lipinski

Atlantic Marketing Journal

Over 90 percent of US universities sponsor study abroad programs. Students are encouraged to engage in such programs to enhance their educational experience and increase their global awareness in our interconnected world. However, despite these efforts, students who engage in such programs are a rarity. Only 1% of US students pursue a study abroad experience each academic year. In order to address this and make key aspects of the study abroad experience available to a wider range of students, two professors decided to link their classrooms, separated by 5,102 miles, via teleconference and create a virtual study abroad class.


Cross-Border Shopping: A Research Proposal For A Comparison Of Service Encounters Of Canadian Cross-Border Shoppers Versus Canadian Domestic In-Shoppers, Brian A. Zinser, Gary J. Brunswick 2014 SelectedWorks

Cross-Border Shopping: A Research Proposal For A Comparison Of Service Encounters Of Canadian Cross-Border Shoppers Versus Canadian Domestic In-Shoppers, Brian A. Zinser, Gary J. Brunswick

Brian A Zinser

The phenomenon known as out-shopping behavior (also known as intermarket patronage) is further explored and analyzed within the context of international cross-border consumer behavior. The authors provide an extensive literature review and a set of research hypotheses, as well as a suggested research methodology, and argue that this research will allow for significant contributions to the literature on out-shopping, international cross-border shopping, and services marketing.


Harmonizing Choice-Of-Law Rules For International Insolvency Cases: Virtual Territoriality, Virtual Universalism, And The Problem Of Local Interests, Charles W. Mooney Jr. 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Harmonizing Choice-Of-Law Rules For International Insolvency Cases: Virtual Territoriality, Virtual Universalism, And The Problem Of Local Interests, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

This paper explores the potential content and feasibility of a set of harmonized choice of law rules (HICOL Rules) that would apply in insolvency proceedings. It contemplates a main insolvency proceeding opened in a debtor’s center of main interests (“COMI”) and the existence of (or possibility of opening) one or more non-main (or secondary) proceedings. It also contemplates the possibility that an insolvency representative in a main or non-main proceeding may seek and be granted recognition in another state under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (codified as Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S ...


Globalization And The Exchange Of Aesthetics, Ajay Kapadia 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Globalization And The Exchange Of Aesthetics, Ajay Kapadia

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Not only has globalization been growing over the last few years, but the anti-globalization movement has been growing as well. Anti-globalists predict that the globalization is responsible for negatively altering people's mindset, outlook and lifestyle. However, the anti-globalization movement has been negligent in considering the full effects of globalization. In its simplest sense globalization can be defined as: “the worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration". The parameters of communications integration can be defined as “all means of symbolic or verbal communication that people and machines use to make contact and share information”. This paper will investigate ...


The Role Of The International Monetary Funds (Imf) In The East Asian Debt Crisis Of 1997, Yaro Sadek Tahirou 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Role Of The International Monetary Funds (Imf) In The East Asian Debt Crisis Of 1997, Yaro Sadek Tahirou

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

During the East Asian Financial crisis in particular, the IMF has been criticized of promoting international cooperation because of the supervised enforcement of its rules. The purpose of this research is to find out how the IMF responded to the East Asian debt crisis and whether or not its responses were the best possible responses to this crisis. Through my research, I talked about the causes of the East Asian financial crisis, the role of the IMF in the international monetary system, and if the IMF responses to Thailand, South Korea and Indonesia were the best responses or not. After ...


Trade, Bert Chapman 2014 Purdue University

Trade, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides a historical overview of analysis of U.S. foreign trade policy during the early decades of the country's history. Examines bilateral U.S. trade relations with France and Great Britain, provides import and export statistics, details on commodities and products imports and exported, trade statistics, and information on the political and economic factors shaping U.S. trade during this period.


G7 Move For Fair And Stable Contracts Can Be A Boon To Developing Economies, Karl P. Sauvant 2014 SelectedWorks

G7 Move For Fair And Stable Contracts Can Be A Boon To Developing Economies, Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

No abstract provided.


Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast, Volume 17, Number 3, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr, Adam G. Walke 2014 University of Texas at El Paso

Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast, Volume 17, Number 3, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr, Adam G. Walke

Departmental Papers (E & F)

No abstract provided.


2014 U.S. Fashion Industry Bechmarking Study, Sheng Lu 2014 University of Rhode Island

2014 U.S. Fashion Industry Bechmarking Study, Sheng Lu

Sheng Lu

In collaboration with the US Fashion Industry Association, the study is based on a comprehensive survey of 29 executives at leading US fashion brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers. The study reveals the latest industry outlook, sourcing practices and viewpoints on trade policy of the US fashion industry.


Sistemas De Salud En Latinoamérica: El Estado De La Industria De Salud Latinoamericana Y Avances Basados En Operaciones De Sistemas De Salud Extranjeros, Morgan Ward 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Sistemas De Salud En Latinoamérica: El Estado De La Industria De Salud Latinoamericana Y Avances Basados En Operaciones De Sistemas De Salud Extranjeros, Morgan Ward

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Water In The 21st Century, Grayson Michael Shor 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Water In The 21st Century, Grayson Michael Shor

Social Sciences

The aim of this research project is to provide a comprehensive and global analysis of water use in order to provide the reader with a comprehensive grasp of current and impending issues. The included five (5) chapters discuss water distribution, conservation, purification, law, international development, economic debates, ethical consideration, as well as educated estimations of the effects water related issues may cause in the next one-hundred years.


Multinational R&D In China: Differentiation And Integration Of Global R&D Networks, Jian Wang, Zheng Liang, Lan Xue 2014 SelectedWorks

Multinational R&D In China: Differentiation And Integration Of Global R&D Networks, Jian Wang, Zheng Liang, Lan Xue

Jian Wang

Based on case study on multinational R&D centres in China, this paper views the central task of corporate R&D globalisation as: Differentiating R&D units to take advantage of local specific resources and integrating R&D efforts in multiple locations to achieve the whole corporations goals. Four differentiated R&D units are identified: the technology competence unit, the system competence unit, the assignment unit, and the support unit. These four units form a complete functional R&D network. Three main driving resources, that is, technology strength, human capital, and the market, are investigated, as well as their relationships ...


4th International Symposium On Cross Sector Social Interactions (Cssi), 29-30 May 2014 Suffolk University Boston, Usa: Innovative Collaboration For A Complex World: Reaching Across Institutional Divides, Maria May Seitanidi 2014 SelectedWorks

4th International Symposium On Cross Sector Social Interactions (Cssi), 29-30 May 2014 Suffolk University Boston, Usa: Innovative Collaboration For A Complex World: Reaching Across Institutional Divides, Maria May Seitanidi

Maria May Seitanidi

4th International Symposium on Cross Sector Social Interactions (CSSI), 29-30 May 2014 Suffolk University Boston, USA: Innovative Collaboration for a Complex World: Reaching Across Institutional Divides


Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study On Carlsberg, Anne Sofie Brusendorff 2014 Western Kentucky University

Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case Study On Carlsberg, Anne Sofie Brusendorff

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In today’s business environment corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability are extremely influential in a firm’s competitiveness. A literature review will provide an analysis of past cases illustrating the importance of CSR, considering both positive and negative impacts CSR strategy can have on business success. Furthermore, important definitions and terminology critical to understanding CSR will be highlighted. This paper explores the evolution of CSR and provides a general overview of the effects CSR can have on a company’s reputation. The way a company can effectively utilize a CSR-strategy as a competitive advantage is also examined, along with ...


An Hsi Fact Sheet: Biosecurity Challenges Of Industrial Farm Animal Production, Humane Society International 2014 Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy

An Hsi Fact Sheet: Biosecurity Challenges Of Industrial Farm Animal Production, Humane Society International

HSI Fact Sheets: Farm Animal Protection

Industrial farm animal production (IFAP) has become increasingly common throughout the world. Worldwide, industrial systems now account for approximately two-thirds of poultry meat production and half of egg and pig meat production, with developing countries already producing approximately half of the world’s industrial pork and poultry by 2006.

Inherent design and operational requirements of IFAP facilities can create biosecurity problems with both bioexclusion and biocontainment—efforts to prevent the respective influx and efflux of pathogens. These may help explain why large commercial flocks may be up to 10,000 times more likely to report outbreaks with pathogens such as ...


The Business Of Beds: An Exploration Of Hotel And Hostel Business Strategy, Robert B. Bunda 2014 University of Connecticut

The Business Of Beds: An Exploration Of Hotel And Hostel Business Strategy, Robert B. Bunda

Honors Scholar Theses

At their cores, hotels and hostels are similar in that they provide a place for travelers to stay. Despite this core similarity, the structures of the two industries are radically different. The hotel industry began in the Middle Ages and has given rise to massive multinational companies, many managing more than four thousand hotels. In stark contrast, the hostel industry began in 1909 and is mostly comprised of independently owned and operated guesthouses, with the largest global chain comprising of less than twenty properties. This study first defines the hotel and hostel industries and examines the different experiences they offer ...


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