National Innovation Systems And Multinational Corporations, 2015 Rutgers University - Newark
National Innovation Systems And Multinational Corporations, Kyle S. Herman
National innovation systems (NISs) are defined by their social, economic, and political results. Many actors, institutions and processes are present within a NIS. Strong innovation policies stemming from a particular NIS effectively bridges key actors together within the innovation system. The design (various forms of policy) and result (various types and typologies) of NISs vary greatly, especially when differences among firm behavior are so diverse worldwide. This adds to the complexity of the concept. Yet multinational corporations (MNCs), due to many reasons discussed below, aid in our understanding of how NIS function. Through this understanding policy-makers can better formulate innovation ...
Reflection On An Intercultural Communication Workshop For Japanese Executives: Doing Business With U.S. Americans, 2015 SIT Graduate Institute
Reflection On An Intercultural Communication Workshop For Japanese Executives: Doing Business With U.S. Americans, Kristine E. Menn
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"Vérité en deçà des Pyrénées, erreur au-delà"
(There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other)
Blaise Pascal (Moran, Harris & Moran, 2007, p. 2).
This paper is a reflection on an intercultural communication workshop developed for sixteen upper-level Japanese executives who work with their U.S. American counterparts in a U.S.A.-based global corporation. This training session was only one part of a much larger training program initiative which was carried out in five countries in Asia as well as in several locations across the U.S.A. Throughout my paper, I ...
Corruption: Case Studies Of Vietnam And Italy, 2015 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Corruption: Case Studies Of Vietnam And Italy, Thuy-Tien T. Vo
Global Honors Theses
Corruption is morally and legally wrong. Despite many governmental policies and strategies designed to combat corruption, it still persists in most parts of the world. To understand why corruption is so persistent and pervasive, it is necessary to recognize the perceptions of the beneficiaries and victims of the issue and to comprehend the extent to which cultural biases influence individuals’ decisions to give in to corruption. Acquiescence to dishonest and fraudulent behavior can foster political corruption in many countries. Vietnam and Italy were selected as case studies for this paper. Using the case studies of these two different countries will ...
The Panama And Suez Canals: A Brief Look At The Burgeoning Competition Between Them, 2015 University of Akron Main Campus
The Panama And Suez Canals: A Brief Look At The Burgeoning Competition Between Them, Andrew R. Thomas
The dramatic expansions of the Panama and Suez canals will ultimately benefit the global shipping and freight community.
A Value-Added Trade Perspective On Recent Patterns In World Trade, 2015 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
A Value-Added Trade Perspective On Recent Patterns In World Trade, Paul Veenendaal, Hugo Rojas-Romagosa, Arjan Lejour, Henk Lm Kox
Henk LM Kox
The discussion about structural changes in world trade since the Great Trade Collapse is mainly based on the development of gross trade per unit of GDP. Gross trade concepts involve double-counting of trade flows, because imported intermediates used in the production of exports are counted again when the the exporter sends his exports across a border. Trade in value added avoids these double-counting issues and accounts only for the value added embedded in intermediate input, which allows a better understanding of how global value chains (GVCs) operate. Focusing on trade in value added may thus reveal the undercurrents of specialisation ...
France And The United States: How Intercultural Competence Can Make Or Break A Business In A Global World, 2015 The College at Brockport
France And The United States: How Intercultural Competence Can Make Or Break A Business In A Global World, Amanda Dianetti
Senior Honors Theses
This thesis addresses the importance of intercultural competence to successful business practices in a globalized world from both a management and a marketing perspective. Drawing on research in the field of intercultural competence, section I addresses the role of intercultural competence in globalized business settings and discusses the acquisition and application of the principles of intercultural competence. Using France and the United States as examples, section II explores intercultural competence from a management perspective through a contrast of some primary cultural values and their implications on a business. Section III demonstrates the importance of intercultural competence from a marketing perspective ...
The Cape Town Convention’S Improbable-But-Possible Progeny Part Two: Bilateral Investment Treaty-Like Enforcement Mechanism, 2015 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Cape Town Convention’S Improbable-But-Possible Progeny Part Two: Bilateral Investment Treaty-Like Enforcement Mechanism, Charles W. Mooney Jr.
This Essay is Part Two of a two-part essay series that outlines and evaluates two possible future international instruments. Each instrument draws substantial inspiration from the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol (together, the “Convention”). The Convention governs the secured financing and leasing of large commercial aircraft, aircraft engines, and helicopters. It entered into force in 2006. It has been adopted by sixty-six Contracting States (fifty-eight of which have adopted the Aircraft Protocol), including the U.S., China, the E.U., India, Ireland, Luxembourg, Russia, and South Africa.
This Part of the Essay explores whether an investor-state dispute settlement ...
Brands Crossing Borders: Cross-Cultural Issues In Brand Localization In And From China, 2015 Ouachita Baptist University
Brands Crossing Borders: Cross-Cultural Issues In Brand Localization In And From China, Molly Catherine Bowman
As China continues to play a more integral role in the global economy, the ability to do business in, with, and from China is of the utmost importance. With the country's nascent transformation from a manufacturing economy to a value-added hub of innovation, Chinese companies face new challenges in communicating their brands and values abroad, and their Western counterparts face equal if not greater challenges in maintaining their market share on a global scale.
Communication will be the key to success in this dynamic environment. This paper will explore some of the unique China stories of prominent global organizations-- ...
Gains By The Pound: Analyzing The U.K. As A Growing Global Business Power, 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Gains By The Pound: Analyzing The U.K. As A Growing Global Business Power, Cody Joiner
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Terrorized Tourists: A Study Of The Impact Of Terrorism On Tourism, 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi
Terrorized Tourists: A Study Of The Impact Of Terrorism On Tourism, Caroline M. Depuma
Tourism is one of the largest sectors in the world; it is also one of the first to take a hit when terrorist attacks happen. Terrorism data has become more important to the tourism and travel industry since the attacks on September 11, 2001. This study looks at the impact that terrorism has on tourism levels, Gross Domestic Product, and Foreign Direct Investment in the countries of Brazil, Egypt, India, Russia, and the United Kingdom. The results of this study show that terrorism affects the daily operations of these countries, by impacting the amounts of GDP, FDI, and the number ...
Globalization And The Sex Trafficking Industry: Examination Of Effects On Regional Value Chain Operations, 2015 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Globalization And The Sex Trafficking Industry: Examination Of Effects On Regional Value Chain Operations, Mary R. Gilbertson
The purpose of this paper is to examine sex trafficking as a profitable, international, and illegal industry. One goal of this paper is to explain what sex trafficking is and how it differs from other industries. Sex trafficking is an underground activity and its growth worldwide since the 1980s has had a destructive impact on global societies and economies. Beyond this, the study wants to show that, aside from moral and socio-cultural implications, that sex trafficking is indeed an industry, with a structure not so different from other industries. Understanding sex trafficking as an industry is critical to understanding how ...
Become A Future-Focused Leader: Use Three Megatrends To Grow Your Rural Business, 2015 University of Nebraska
Become A Future-Focused Leader: Use Three Megatrends To Grow Your Rural Business, Connie Reimers-Hild, Alyssa Dye
Community Vitality Initiative Collections
No one can predict the future; however, rural entrepreneurs and business owners can use a future-focused leadership approach, which includes examining megatrends, to shape the future of their businesses. Megatrends are global shifts that influence society, the economy and the environment. This article discusses three megatrends shaping the future of rural businesses:
1) The Rise of the #GigEconomy
2) Living with Purpose and Meaning
3) The Decentralized Marketplace
The article also provides coaching tips for rural entrepreneurs on how to use megatrends to grow their businesses.
While many companies are struggling to keep up with the rapid rate of change ...
The Left Bank Brasseries: The Evolution Of A French-Inspired Restaurant, 2015 Dominican University of California
The Left Bank Brasseries: The Evolution Of A French-Inspired Restaurant, John A. Sansone, Dr. Rajeev Sooreea
Scholarly and Creative Works Conference
Due to the high failure rates of restaurants in the United States, many studies have come up with various reasons to explain the underlying causes of such a phenomenon. One key study by Parsa (2005) suggests, “Restaurant failures have been attributed to economic and social factors […]” and “Restaurant failures can be studied from economic, marketing, and managerial perspectives.” In particular, lack of capital is a major contributing factor for restaurants failure and researchers agree that a restaurant without a sufficient amount of capital will not survive because of three major expenses: overhead, labor, and food cost. Today’s service industry ...
Idaho Beans In Costa Rica, 2015 Boise State University
Idaho Beans In Costa Rica, Ryan Beckmann, Breana Avalos, Morgan Devenyns, David Garrison, Anastasia Massera, Shelby Mcintyre, Feda Mohammad, Eldar Sakebaev, Yara Slaton, Connor Skibeness
College of Business and Economics Presentations
The Global Scholars Program (GSP), sponsored by International Business Programs matches an Idaho company or organization with 10 students from a pool of applicants to carry out an international business research project. This year, GSP students are working in cooperation with the Idaho Bean Commission and the Idaho Department of Agriculture to explore new export market opportunities for Idaho bean producers.
Unfortunately, a drought in 2014 had a devastating impact on domestic production of red beans in Costa Rica. As a result, Costa Rica has been forced to look towards increased importation to cover shortfalls for domestic consumption. High importation ...
Economic Powers That Be: U.S.-Russo Political Actions And Their Affect On The Russian Economy, 2015 Liberty University
Economic Powers That Be: U.S.-Russo Political Actions And Their Affect On The Russian Economy, Sharon R. Holland
Senior Honors Theses
The United States and Russia currently face political problems that undermine areas of trade and economics of both respective countries despite market forces. This analysis first gives an overview of key events in history to establish a basis of understanding of the foundation of U.S.-Russo political and economic relations. Secondly, an evaluation of the current issues that have pitted Russia and America against one another will shed light on the barriers of further development. Finally, utilizing both the past and present economic impacts forecasts three possible outcomes for U.S.-Russo political relations and the economic impacts that ...
The Global Fight Against Foreign Bribery: Is Canada A Leader Or A Laggard?, Susana C. Mijares
Western Journal of Legal Studies
This paper explores international responses to foreign bribery with a specific focus on Canada’s increased role in combating the issue. It outlines international anti-bribery measures and their impact on Canada’s approach to foreign bribery, with an overview of Canada’s anti-bribery legislation, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). These measures have met with international criticism, to which Canada has responded with legislative amendments. Four Canadian legal decisions since the CFPOA amendment exemplify Canada’s stricter enforcement of the Act. Transparency International (TI) issued a progress report that commented on Canada’s current and future role in ...
University Of The Future Colombia-Purdue Workshop Report, 2015 Purdue University
University Of The Future Colombia-Purdue Workshop Report, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Liliana Gómez Díaz
GPRI Digital Library
The University of the Future Workshop, a joint Colombia-Purdue event, was held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, October 28-29, 2014. Participants included rectors and board members from six top universities in Colombia, along with executive directors of NGOs, government representatives from the U.S. and Colombia, and Purdue faculty and administrators. The workshop was focused on a dialog among participants on key programs and focuses that will allow universities to be responsive to the 21st century needs of the Americas.
This report is a summary of the workshop and is based on the contributions of all the participants ...
A Concept Paper On Networks Of Excellence For Research And Education, 2015 Purdue University
A Concept Paper On Networks Of Excellence For Research And Education, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Anne Slaughter Andrew
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Research and education ecosystems, foundational components of knowledge-based economies, are relatively underdeveloped in Latin America. The entire ecosystem of a research university — including resources, corporate partnerships, and research — must capitalize on a symbiosis between the research, education and commercialization missions. A university cannot transform unilaterally nor can universities sustain the required transformation without government and industry participation. Initiatives to accelerate the development of research university ecosystems are critical for the realization of knowledge-based economies and resilient civil societies.
To accelerate the development of research and education ecosystems across the Americas, the authors propose to establish “Networks of Excellence” in key ...
Three Essays On Biofuels, Drought, Livestock, And The Environment, 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Three Essays On Biofuels, Drought, Livestock, And The Environment, Sunil P. Dhoubhadel
Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics
This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay examines the impact of the 2012 drought and the biofuels mandate on the U.S. grain and livestock markets. A stochastic equilibrium displacement model is used to analyze the impact on eight commodity markets viz. beef, pork, poultry, corn, distillers’ grain (DG), soybean, soymeal, and ethanol. Among the eight markets, corn and beef are found to be the most vulnerable to drought. The use of Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits as an instrument to mitigate the impact of drought has limited effectiveness. A mandate waiver of about 23% is required to ...
Documento Conceptual Sobre Redes De Excelencia Para La Investigación Y La Educación, 2015 Universidad de Purdue
Documento Conceptual Sobre Redes De Excelencia Para La Investigación Y La Educación, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Anne Slaughter Andrew
GPRI Digital Library
“Redes de Excelencia” focalizadas permitirán que las instituciones en América Latina desarrollen ecosistemas de investigación y educación de un modo mucho más rápido que si siguieran procesos "orgánicos" o locales. Una vez implementados, estos ecosistemas no solo permitirán profundas transformaciones que lleven a economías basadas en el conocimiento, sino que también desempeñarán roles claves en las redes necesarias para los sistemas de innovación regionales.
Para acelerar el desarrollo de ecosistemas de investigación y educación en toda América, los autores proponen establecer “Redes de Excelencia” en las áreas claves. Cada Red de Excelencia será multiinstitucional, multisectorial (universidad, empresa, gobierno, ONG) y ...