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Readings: International Business

The Talking Cat and the Peroxide Corporation

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese manufacturing and industrial companies, looking for growth opportunities but facing slower growth in China, are looking at foreign opportunities. One example is the recent purchase of Slovenian app maker Outfit7 by Zhejiang Jinke Peroxide Co. for $1 billion. With clearly no operational synergies, this is simply an example of foreign direct investment for financial reasons.

Long Reach, Big Problems

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Etihad Airway's strategy of building a global network by purchasing interests in financially struggling regional carriers helped the company quickly build a presence in the global airline industry. Some of the airlines in which it invested, however, including Alitalia and Air Berlin, continue to lose money and have weak competitive positions. The architect of this strategy, CEO James Hogan, is now on his way out as Etihad reviews its strategy.

China—With Western Help—Finds Its Wings

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Comac, or Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China Ltd., is planning to compete with Boeing and Airbus in the aircraft industry. Comac's model C919 took its first flight last week from Shanghai. The Chinese domestic market for aircraft of this size, a single-aisle model that can carry 158-174 passengers, is expected to be more than 5,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

Why Mexico's Autoworkers Aren't Prospering

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The role of unions in Mexican factories is a bit different from the standard procedure in the United States. Before a factory even opens, a contract is signed between a local labor union that will represent workers and the factory's owner. Dues are paid by the factory, and many workers are not even aware they are members of the union.

China's Robot Revolution

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China is fast becoming one of the larger markets for workplace automation. This has led to the development of a large number of Chinese companies in the robotics and automation industries, though many currently just assemble components designed and manufactured by leading German, American, and Japanese robotics companies. But in the process, these companies and Chinese central planners are working to create a competitive robotics industry in China.

U.S. Dental Labs Are Gritting Their Teeth

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Manufacturing of dentures and dental implants has become more automated and is increasingly done in low-wage locations. A combination of the use of digital technology, consolidation among dentists, and lower costs overseas has contributed to a shift in production of dental fixtures. U.S. manufacturers that have remained competitive have shed jobs by investing in automation.

Chinese Cars May Lose Their Learner's Permits

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China is the world's largest auto market, and most cars are sold under a foreign brand name. This is a result of China's policy of requiring foreign car makers to work with a joint venture partner, and in the process transfer some technology and manufacturing expertise. As the Chinese government considers dropping this restriction, it could hurt local manufacturers who have come to depend on the profit streams from foreign-branded vehicles.

Finally, Some Good News for Shipyards

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The shipbuilding industry has taken a significant hit in recent years, as low oil prices decreased demand for oil tankers and offshore drilling rigs. There is now a bit of hope, however, as demand for liquefied natural gas is driving demand for gas tankers. Demand for electricity in India and China is boosting demand for clean electricity-generating technologies, hence demand for liquefied natural gas from the Americas.

Remember That Time Trump Said He Saved 1,100 Jobs at a Carrier Plant in Indiania?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In early 2016, Carrier announced it would be closing a furnace factory in Indiana and shifting production to Mexico. In a mature manufacturing industry that requires minimal skilled labor, the two primary ways to reduce operating costs are to increase automation and/or lower wage costs. One approach to lowering wage costs is to shift production to lower wage locations. In Carrier's case and in the words of its CEO, the timing happened to coincide with the "silly political season" that was short on "adult supervision." The Indiana plant, however, will for now remain open.

Will Bad Beef Taint Brazil's Meat Master?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Brazil's JBS SA is the world's largest meat producer and is preparing to raise additional funds via bond sales and a partial stock listing. JBS has grown through a series of acquisitions, spending $20 billion in the past decade. Recent investigations into the bribing of Brazilian meat inspectors to overlook food safety violations are now spooking foreign customers and threatening to derail JBS's stock offering.

Now on EBay: Russian Micro-Multinationals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Small firms are using EBay to reach markets across borders. In Europe, sellers can now sign up to have items listed in multiple countries and have the descriptions translated into local languages. For EBay, more than half the company's revenue now comes from international markets.

India's War Over Water — and Soft Drinks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Retailers in several areas of India have decided to pull Coke and Pepsi products from their shelves. Behind this boycott is a combination of nationalism, support for small farmers who need water for irrigation, and concern over water quality and shortages. Coke and Pepsi are perceived as "foreign" firms that are making money off from a valuable national natural resource: water.

Selling China on Cheese

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Foreign dairy companies have found it difficult to enter the Chinese consumer market with milk, butter, cheese, and other dairy products. The food-service industry, however, which supplies restaurants and cafeterias, appears to be easier to enter while having lower margins. In order to encourage Chinese chefs to use more dairy products in their cooking, foreign dairy companies are holding workshops and investing in training kitchens to help introduce dairy products to Chinese chefs.

Samsung's New Board Gets Back to Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Large family-dominated conglomerates, called chaebol, have significant influence in Korean business. The nine largest companies in South Korea are responsible for 75 percent of the country's gross domestic product and have significant influence over government policies. A bribery investigation that implicates both the country's president and the leader of Samsung has led to renewed calls for reform of these highly successful conglomerates.

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The U.S. agriculture industry depends heavily on exports, with more than half of U.S. wheat, rice, cotton, and soybean production traded overseas. Uncertainty over Trump’s farm policy, along with his administration’s clear signals to scuttle multilateral trade agreements, could be good news for farmers in Russia, Brazil, and Ukraine. With Trump pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership on trade, which was backed by farmers, countries that remain in the partnership may have preferential access to important markets.

"Hollywood"

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The U.S. and Chinese film industries have become increasingly interdependent, with big U.S. studios counting on Chinese financing and ticket sales. Last year the Chinese market generated 19 percent of global box office sales and had higher revenues than U.S. theaters for some films. In addition, Chinese firms have made major investments in U.S. movie theaters and film studios.

Good Deals Make Good Neighbors

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The political relationships between countries in the Middle East are complicated, with history, religion, and territorial disputes causing many impediments to cooperation. While Israeli diplomats may have difficulty working with counterparts from Arab countries, that doesn't keep Israeli businesses from doing business with Arab governments. The logistics of keeping these business relationships obscured, however, can be challenging.

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The manufacturing of sneakers has been a labor-intensive process, and thus, much of the manufacturing has taken place in low-wage nations. With changes in design and new manufacturing techniques, it may be economic to move some production closer to markets. This will reduce shipping costs, while shortening the time to market and making it easier for manufacturers to quickly respond to shifting demand.

The Chinese Rediscover Luxury

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A crackdown on bribery and concerns over conspicuous consumption have slowed demand for luxury goods in China. Data suggests that the country's wealthier consumers haven't stopped spending, however; rather, they've shifted their consumption pattern. The end result may mean a more sustainable growth rate for makers of high-end goods.

Trump Threatens to Undo NAFTA's Auto Alley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The supply chain in the automotive industry is incredibly complex, with parts coming together into subassemblies and then joined with other subassemblies before being assembled into final vehicles. Under NAFTA, regardless of the North American country where final assembly takes place, most vehicles are made from parts manufactured or assembled in the other two countries and other countries worldwide. Simple-minded ideas such as imposing a tax on imports from Mexico sounds like a way of shifting manufacturing to the United States but may result in fewer U.S. manufacturing jobs if auto manufacturers shift production outside NAFTA to lower prices for consumers.

In Brazil, It's Now Beer—Without the Babes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Brazil is an important market in the worldwide beer industry, and this is the season for summertime beer ads. Compared to other years, however, the ads are a little more tame and less sexy. While this may be partly related to changing advertising norms, it also reflects the increasing importance of women as customers.

Netflix Presents: Building a World of Binge-Watchers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Netflix has been gradually building a subscriber base in Central and South America. A key step in attracting customers to its subscription video service was to help develop the infrastructure that facilitated high-speed streaming. Netflix has also developed original content specifically for South American consumers.

The World Is Not Enough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Emirates has grown from a two-plane operation to being the world's largest long-haul airline. Using the natural location advantage of Dubai as a hub, the airline can efficiently serve many routes between South Asia, Africa, and Europe. Its continued growth, however, may be limited by both demand conditions and concerns over unfair advantages it receives as a result of government ownership.

Who's Gonna Buy All These Audis in China?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Chinese auto industry has been growing steadily for 26 years, with foreign luxury brands such as Audi doing very well. The market is shifting, however, as other luxury brands such as Mercedes are experiencing faster growth. Meanwhile, there is also pressure for more fuel-efficient, electric, and hybrid vehicles. Thus, Audi dealers are finding it hard to make a profit, while Audi seeks out additional sales channels to spur growth.

Guess Which Huge Asian Country Is Afraid of Capital Flight?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China has been encouraging companies to “Go Abroad” in recent years and make acquisitions to obtain access to markets, technology, and brand names. In the first 10 months of 2016, Chinese companies spent almost $150 billion on foreign investments. There are now indications that China is starting to tighten capital controls, and scrutinize outward investment more carefully.

China Gets Serious About Shrinking Steel

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China is the world's leading steel exporter, and in the process has driven down worldwide steel prices. The Chinese government is now trying to restructure its domestic steel industry, closing smaller producers. This should help the country reduce air pollution while giving some financial relief to other steel makers.

So Let's Talk About That Seafood Platter

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The global supply chain that brings shrimp and fish to your neighborhood restaurant or grocery store can be very opaque. For centuries, aquaculture has been a part of the Chinese food supply, and the Chinese seafood industry has grown to become one of the largest producers and exporters in the world. Concerns over the use of antibiotics and the safety of the food has raised concerns among Western regulators, causing Chinese firms to use transshipment techniques to avoid certain tariffs and import inspections.

China Challenges the Giants With Low Fares

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China's state-owned airlines are adding international routes and gaining marketshare from international competitors. Part of the reason behind their success is price-based competition that allows customers to save hundreds of dollars compared to other large international competitors. But the growth is also attributable to an increasing number of Chinese customers who may favor domestic over foreign carriers.

Europe's Big Airlines Struggle for Altitude

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The European airline industry has been undergoing consolidation, much like that in the United States. And just like in the Unites States, European airlines face stiff competition from low-cost, no-frills carriers. But what remains different is that the large airline groups still operate multiple brands, and with state ownership interests, it is difficult for these airlines to achieve the cost savings of their North American counterparts.

Namaste. Now Try My Herbal Toothpaste.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Global personal care product companies such as Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive have started to see their market share in India decline, as local firms offering natural ayurvedic products grab market share. Focusing on all-natural ingredients, and using marketing based on yoga-gurus and an emphasis on balance in life, firms such as Patanjali have continued to gain market share. Patanjali has grown to hold more than 1 percent of India's market, with its principal owner now worth about $2.5 billion. More local competition is entering the market, and the large conglomerates are starting their own lines of ayurvedic products.

Secret Formula

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Inditex's business model for fast fashion allows it to frequently update its inventory and adapt its offerings to different tastes in different countries. Rather than rely on lead designers to try and predict or create fashion trends, the company uses data and a team of designers to continually shift production at its factories. Since a large portion is produced near the Inditex's headquarters in Spain, new designs can move quickly into production and onto store shelves in Europe.

For Manufacturers, Russia Is Now a Bargain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The fall in the value of the ruble, along with real wage declines, has contributed to a boost in Russian exports of some manufactured goods. Although the cost of doing business in Russia is still higher than in many other countries, it is very competitive with eastern Europe, and exporting to Europe can make sense for goods with high transportation costs. Both IKEA and Samsung have recently expanded production at factories in Russia.

Carmakers Could Hit That Wall, Too

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The North American automotive industry is highly integrated across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, with parts and vehicles flowing back and forth across borders. All that could change if Donald Trump follows through on his threats to levy import taxes and cut trade with Canada and Mexico. The implications for automakers from Ford to Toyota to Volkswagen are significant, as are the resultant rise in prices of that U.S. consumers would face.

Microsoft Isn't Feeling Any Russian Thaw

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As a matter of national security, Russia is trying to develop more home-grown software and applications. It is also requiring that Russian consumers' data be stored on servers in Russia. For U.S. technology-based firms such as Google and Microsoft, not only can this mean lost revenue, it also contributes to the development of new competitors.

We Found Your Last Smartphone, Next to Your Old VCR

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Although many communities, electronics manufacturers, and retailers have programs to recycle old electronic gear, a great deal of e-waste ends up in places such as the neighborhood of Renovacion in Mexico City. There devices are manually and mechanically taken apart to get at bits of precious metals that can be harvested, melted down, and resold. The work pays well, but there are potentially significant health risks to workers and residents.

China's High-End Retail Emporium

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Over the past two years, Walmart has repositioned the 14 Sam's Club stores in China to offer more expensive products. The focus is on "aspirational customers," or those who want to show off their wealth. Flat-screen TVs, BMWs and fine wines are on display.

The Prenup That Didn't Stick

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

NTT Docomo is trying to exercise a clause in its joint venture agreement with Tata Group that would allow NTT Docomo to exit the joint venture with at least half of its original investment. It has even received a court ruling in support of this, and Tata has agreed to make the payment. India’s central bank, however, has blocked the payment, leaving the joint venture and both parties in legal limbo.

A Gold Rush in Mexico's Deadly South

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In Mexico's Guerrero state, signs of a gold rush are emerging.

The Toll of Cheap Clothing

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Following the April 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, multinational companies and the government are trying to improve factory working conditions.

The Cheap Phone Is Dead In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China's domestic smartphone makers are gaining worldwide market share. While the growth of Apple and Samsung in worldwide markets has slowed, Vivo, Oppo, TCL and Xiaomi are all growing. These companies are not just counting on growing sales in China, however, but also have their sites set on India and other growing markets.

Euro Trip To Hell

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The European Union has put the brakes on a number of U.S.-based technology companies this year. Apple has been informed that it owes over $14 billion to the Irish government due to a sweetheart tax deal, and other governments are also looking into whether this tax deal meant that the company did not pay appropriate taxes in their countries. Google has also faced a number of inquiries into its business model, with different countries having slightly different regulations that limit the services it can offer.

That BOOM You Hear Is Ukraine's Agriculture

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A good climate and great soil has contributed to the success of Ukrainian farmers in the global food market. Current projections suggest that Ukraine will rise to third place in world agricultural production, following United States and Brazil. But outdated technology and uncertain land use regulations are holding back some of the capital investment required to expand agricultural production in Ukraine.

Out-Ubering Uber

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

At the time Cheng Wei and colleagues were starting the Didi ride-hailing service in China, they faced a number of domestic competitors. Their model, unlike Uber, was based on the U.K.'s Hailo. After beating out their Chinese competitors, they recently reached an agreement with Uber.

How Adidas Got Back in the Game

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Adidas's stock price is seeing a nice rise as the company picks up market share and sponsorship agreements. Part of the rise is fueled by a greater emphasis on fashion, including limited edition shoes. Adidas is also working with music entertainers to have them "design" shoes for the company.

The Foxconn of the Auto Industry

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Any company considering entry into the auto industry will likely be in contact with Magna International. Magna makes a variety of components that go into most autos, and operates assembly lines that produce cars for certain auto companies. It is currently exploring how it might create a platform that companies considering entering the auto industry could use as the basis for their vehicles.

Using DNA Markers To Spot Bogus Fabrics

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Egyptian cotton is known for its long fibers that help make fabric particularly smooth and comfortable. Many retailers and brand name designers proudly label their bedding as being made with Egyptian cotton. Unfortunately, given the small scale of the Egyptian cotton production, it is simply mathematically impossible for all the bedding labeled as Egyptian cotton to actually have come from Egyptian cotton. As cotton goes through the various stages of production, it is common for cheaper varieties to be used. Now steps are being taken by retailers and designers to have the cotton they purchase be marked, and then subsequently tested, to make sure they are ending up with fabric that uses the cotton they paid for.

America Still Makes Things but Sometimes Needs Foreign Help

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While there have been shifts in manufacturing over the past few decades, there are still opportunities for manufacturing to thrive in developed countries such as the United States. Globalfoundries' facility in New York makes semiconductor wafers and employs 3,000 people with an average salary of $92,000. 9to5 Seating, a Calilfornia-based chair manufacturer, exports quality components from its U.S. factory to China, where assembled chairs are then sold in markets such as Saudi Arabia and China.

Why Hollywood Makes Digital Magic in the U.K.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Some of the world's largest digital effects companies are based in Britain, and the recent drop in the value of the British pound is making these firms even more competitive on a global scale. While skilled talent and competitive prices are important for movie studios that are looking for visual effects expertise, tax breaks or incentives also play a role in attracting portions of the movie business to Britain. Great tax deals in Canada, however, are now causing the British firms to shift some of their work to offices in Vancouver and Montreal.

Asia Is a Growth Market For Military Aircraft

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Foreign sales are becoming increasingly important to U.S.-based defense contractors. Many Asian countries are ramping up their defense spending, while U.S. defense spending on new systems remains relatively flat. As part of a proposal to win sales in India, Lockheed-Martin and Boeing have both indicated that they will manufacture fighter jets in India rather than simply exporting them from the U.S.

Amazon's Shifting Tax Story

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Like many global technology companies, Amazon has actively pursued tax strategies that minimize the taxes it has to pay. In 2005, for example, it shifted certain intellectual property from the United States to a limited liability partnership in Luxembourg, valuing the assets at just over $200 million. Since then, those assets have generated revenue (e.g., licensing fees) of almost $6 billion. Now both the IRS and EU tax authorities are exploring whether Amazon has been underpaying taxes in their jurisdictions.

Stranded by Saudi Austerity

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Low oil prices are leading to a reduction in construction projects in Saudi Arabia. Thus, Saudi construction companies are cutting back on employment, as their cash flow suffers. Caught in the fray are foreign construction workers who aren't getting paid, can't send remittances back to family, and can't get exit visas to leave Saudi Arabia.

China's City Dwellers Learn to Love Pickups

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Pickup trucks have been banned in most Chinese cities in order to lessen congestion and air pollution. Relegated to use in rural areas and on farms, sales of pickup trucks have been limited. Domestic manufacturers Great Wall Motors and Jiangling Motors have dominated the market, with limited imports from Ford and Toyota. A recent loosening of regulations, however, may be good news for foreign truck manufacturers.

Japanese Retailers Move into Vietnam

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Vietnam is attracting a number of foreign retailers as its economy expands, and the middle class develops. About 60 percent of the population is under thirty-five years old, suggesting even stronger future growth. Japanese retailers are staking out major positions in the Vietnamese market, while the domestic Japanese market remains mature.

This Owl Won't Save America's Jobs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In 2013, Wal-Mart announced a plan to encourage more manufacturing in the United States. Pledging to spend $250 billion over ten years on "Made in America" products, the goal was to entice companies to shift about 250,000 jobs to U.S.-based factories. While the results suggest that products can be efficiently manufactured domestically, with the program leading to an increase in U.S. manufacturing, the number of workers hired has not likely met the projections.

China's Factory Workers Head Home

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

For many years, foreign multinationals have been attracted to China's coastal region, setting up factories to take advantage of low labor costs. Within China, this has led to a migration of young people from rural interior areas to the coastal regions, as they seek income while sending some money home to support their family. This migration has slowed significantly in recent years, as economic development in rural China has created opportunities for some migrants to return home and others to never leave.

India Is Cutting Oil Deals Worldwide

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India's oil consumption is growing at a 10 percent rate, with gasoline consumption growing even faster. The country, however, imports 75 percent of its oil due to limited domestic supplies. It is working with governments and oil companies in a diverse set of countries, including Iran, Mozambique, Russia, and Afghanistan, to help make sure it has a secure supply of oil to fuel its growing economy.

Down on the Farm, Out at Sea

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Worldwide salmon production is down, and prices are up. As salmon farming has become big business, regulations have increased, and obtaining permits has become more difficult. In response, producers are working on new technologies and techniques to lessen the environmental impact of salmon farming and reduce the incidence of natural parasites.

The Chase Is On To Grab the City's Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With Britain set to leave the European Union, many companies are trying to work through the implications of this for their employees in London. While London is likely to continue to be a major world financial center, some banking jobs may move to other European financial centers. Frankfurt, Dublin, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, and Paris are the leading contenders, and all have distinct advantages and disadvantages.

The Great Sea Turtle Migration

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Around a third of foreign students studying in U.S. universities are Chinese, and after graduation many take a job working in the U.S., but after a few years, some return home to help create technologies and companies in China. In Chinese, these professionals are referred to as hai gui, or "sea turtles" that come come home after a long journey.

A Tractor For Cuba

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While Cuba has significant agricultural potential, one of the things holding back agricultural production is a lack of modern farm equipment. Now two U.S. entrepreneurs are hoping to change that by operating the first U.S.-owned manufacturing facility in Cuba. The tractors will be of a simple and adaptable design and targeted for operations on the relatively small farms of Cuba and other developing nations.

An Amazon Wannabe Rises On the Steppes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Yandex can lay claim to running Russia's most successful search engine, as well as Moscow's largest ride-sharing service. In doing so, it has beat out, or at least garnered a strong head start, on Google and Uber. Now it is attempting to do the same with online retailing, offering an Amazon-like marketplace while Amazon has yet to offer its service in Russia.

Disney's New Cultural Revolution

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In preparation for its Shanghai Disneyland theme park, Disney began working with arts institutes in China to build awareness and interest in performing at the park. Part of the challenge was to develop talented performers who could sing in the style of Disney show tunes, such as those in The Lion King. Another part of the challenge was to better understand how Disney productions could be modified to be more interesting to Chinese audiences. In a separate program, Disney launched English language training programs aimed at children two through twelve, with a curriculum that uses Disney characters.

Elevator Music for the Latte Generation

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

That background music heard in restaurants and shops could come from a variety of sources, some of which might be infringing on copyrights. Soundtrack, a firm out of Sweden, aims to unseat leader Mood Music with its cloud-based service streaming background music to businesses.

Why Tesla Scares German Carmakers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Purchasers of Tesla's electric vehicles are often looking to spend $40,000 or more on a car. In surveys of Tesla shoppers, the other brands they were most likely considering were BMW, Toyota, Audi, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz. U.S.-based brands such as Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jeep, and Dodge appeared far less often on the shopping lists of Tesla customers.

German Engineering for Chinese Wannabes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Germany's Borgward auto company was founded in 1924 and at one point was responsible for 60 percent of the country's auto exports. By 1961, however, it had gone out of business. Now the brand is being revived in China, with a Borgward SUV being manufactured by Chinese truck-maker, Beiqi Foton.

An East German Challenge to the Swiss

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Last year, watch exports from Germany rose 14 percent, while Swiss watch exports fell 3 percent. Part of the difference in magnitude is driven by the significantly smaller size of the German watchmaking industry, but underlying economics help explain the trends. As the euro has fallen in value relative to the Swiss franc, German watches are relatively more affordable.

What Happened to Those Amber Waves?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Whereas the U.S. used to be the world's largest exporter of wheat, it has lost that position Russia, with Canada poised to push the U.S. to third place. The reasons behind this shift are complex, including improved supply from, and growing conditions in, Russia and Canada. The quality of U.S. wheat still commands a price premium in the market, but the rise in the U.S. dollar makes it less competitive in global markets.

Can Lincoln and Caddy Find Fans in China?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China is the world's largest car market, and the luxury segment is growing quickly. While Mercedes, BMW, and Audi have done well in capturing market share, other competitors are trying to pick up a portion of this lucrative market. In January, General Motors opened a Cadillac plant in Shanghai, which will help it avoid import taxes of about 25 percent. Ford is also opening specialized showrooms for its Lincoln brand, offering the same level of customer service as a five-star hotel.

Samsung and LG Have A Battery Problem

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Samsung and LG have been successful selling NCM batteries (nickel, cobalt, and manganese) for electric vehicles in China, with much of that success related to generous subsidies the Chinese government has provided to electric buses. A goal in stimulating the use of electric buses is to decrease pollution in China's cities. The government will continue providing subsidies, but only to the less expensive LFP batteries (lithium-iron-phosphate), which are available from a number of Chinese suppliers.

Sowing the Seeds of a Farm Boom in Africa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Africa's population is projected to more than double in the next 35 years, putting a strain on the continent's food supply. Africa already has a problem growing and distributing sufficient food. Years of farming practices that depleted nutrients in the soil has contributed to the problem. To help address the continent's food needs, major agricultural companies and NGOs are working on a variety of solutions.

A Would-Be Wi-Fi Paradise

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sri Lanka is working with Google to provide Wi-Fi service country-wide. As part of the system, Google is launching Wi-Fi equipment that is attached to balloons that can provide service to remote locations. Providing Wi-Fi will help more residents get online, but the next challenge is providing sufficient capacity of high-speed internet connections to and from the island nation.

Memo From Netflix: 'Ich Bin ein Berliner'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In order to attract European customers, an increasing number of content distribution companies like Netflix and Amazon are developing exclusive programs and series. Whereas the exclusive programming that Amazon and Netflix have developed in the U.S. to attract customers has some level of international appeal, in order to gain market share in European countries these firms are investing in original content tailored to each country's language and culture.

A Zara of Modesty Rises in Turkey

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Kucuk brothers have helped turn a French fashion retailer into a multinational company focused on conservative fashions for observant Muslims. Their chain, LC Waikiki, now has over 600 locations, with about a third outside Turkey. LC Waikiki tries to have a great range of stylish apparel for "covered women."

Overwhelmed by Chinese Investment

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese companies have recently been on a buying spree. In January and February of 2016, Chinese companies announced over $77 billion in investments, mergers, or acquisitions of foreign companies. All deals involving potential risks to U.S. national security, however, can fall under review of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS. CFIUS has blocked some potential deals, and just a decision to review some deals has caused potential foreign investors to back off. Many deals are approved after review, although CFIUS has blocked other deals that it felt could threaten U.S. security interests.

Intel and Samsung Are On a Collision Course

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

For decades, Intel has had a dominant position in microprocessors while Samsung has had a strong position in memory chips. Now the two firms are positioning themselves to take bites out of each other’s primary chip markets.

Google Isn't Paying The 'Google Tax'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A number of multinational corporations have come under scrutiny in Europe and the US over tax strategies that minimize taxes paid. While there are a variety of mechanisms for tax avoidance, the basic idea involves shifting costs to locations with high corporate tax rates, and revenue to locations with low corporate tax rates. While the European Union and national governments are changing laws to make tax avoidance harder, firms such as Google are still able to shift profits to countries with the lowest tax rates.

The Loonie Is Driving NHL Players Crazy

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The National Hockey League (NHL) keeps its books in U.S. dollars, with all revenues expenses earned in other currencies converted to U.S. dollars (not unlike many U.S.-based multinational firms). The recent fall in the Canadian dollar, however, means that the league will be reporting lower overall revenue when the Canadian funds are converted to U.S. dollars. With about a third of the NHL's revenues coming from Canada, an 18% drop in the exchange rate means that revenues would fall around 6%. All player salaries, however, are negotiated in U.S. dollars.

Samsung’s Emerging Market Is . . . Japan?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While Samsung holds around 20 percent worldwide market share in smartphones, it has just 6 percent of the smartphone market in Japan. As it expanded worldwide, Samsung chose to focus on other emerging markets and largely left the Japanese market to local competitors. In fact, other than Apple, foreign phone makers have had difficulty entering the Japanese market.

Can Bombardier Fly With the Big Boys?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Bombardier's goal of competing with Boeing and Airbus in the market for 100-plus seat aircraft has fallen short of expectations. While Bombardier has received orders and is getting ready to deliver its first aircraft, its order book is much weaker than it anticipated. With its stock trading below a dollar and the company operating at a loss, the Quebec and Canadian governments may need to step in to provide financial backing (and save jobs).

The Iran Invasion

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The multinational agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program has opened the door for many foreign firms to pursue business deals in Iran. Not only are many foreign business leaders visiting Iran, but on a recent trip to Europe, the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, closed deals with several European firms. Most American firms, however, still have significant restrictions on what they can do in Iran.

A Pressing Matter: The Olive Oil Trade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The olive oil industry is based around the Mediterranean Sea. Tunisia, Spain, and Italy are the world's largest producers. While the United States is far behind in terms of production volume, California producers are taking a much more scientific approach to growing, harvesting, and processing olives.

Haier Has Higher Ambitions

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Haier, a China-based manufacturing firm, is buying General Electric's appliance business for $5.4 billion. While General Electric appliances are well known in United States, the company has done little to expand its appliance business internationally. Haier has made some inroads in the U.S. market and expanded in other markets both through growth and acquisitions. This acquisition will help Haier move from a small to significant player in the U.S. appliance market.

Facebook's Fight to Be Free

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Facebook sees India as a market with great potential, but many potential customers have limited internet access. In India, Facebook has teamed up with mobile service provider Reliance to offer free access to a focused and simple version of Internet access at reduced download speeds. The goal is to get new consumers interested in Internet access, and then be able to sell them full service options (around 40% upgrade within 1 month). The service has critics, however, who don't like how this contradicts net neutrality.

An Unhappy New Year For Asia's Shipyards

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Asian shipbuilders have experienced canceled orders and a significant slowdown in new orders due to falling oil prices and slower growth in commodity demand from China.

Canada's AI Experts Head South

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Canada's investment in neural network technology has helped its universities develop significant expertise in artificial intelligence. Technology firms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter have hired Canadian artificial intelligence experts, and/or purchased companies and the technology they helped develop. While there is some concern regarding a brain drain with these high skilled employees moving to the U.S., it is helping the government and universities realize that they need to do more to help retain and attract this human capital in Canada.

Opening a Nationwide Mobile Wallet

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While most Peruvians have mobile phones, only 20 percent have a bank account. That means a lot of cash transactions take place, and cash also attracts criminals. Peru has introduced a money system using mobile phones that has the support and involvement of all the country's banks. The system also can work on simple low-tech phones and 2G networks, in the hopes that poor people in rural areas will use the system for simple transactions.

A Big Bike Maker Steers Uptown

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Taiwanese bike maker Giant Manufacturing's U.S. sales grew 13.8 percent in the first half of 2015, as it pushed higher-end products. The firm is looking to aggressively expand its market presence in the U.S.

Profiting From Poor Africans

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

M-Kopa, a Kenyan company in the solar power business, plans to be a $1 billion firm by selling solar panels to rural residents -- and providing them with credit. M-Kopa's typical customer lives on less than $2 per day, but is willing to purchase a $200 power system in order to save money on kerosene and electricity.

Pfizer's $160 Billion Change of Address

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

To understand the logic behind the merger of Allergan and Pfizer, the relative corporate tax rates of the U.S. and Ireland make it simple--35 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively. As a U.S.-based company, Pfizer's worldwide profits were taxed at 35 percent. In what is referred to as a tax inversion, Ireland-based Allergan technically purchased the much bigger Pfizer.

Giving New Meaning to Flying Cattle Class

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new trade agreement between Australia and China has paved the way for additional trade. One development is the shipping of live cattle from Australia to China, where the cows are then slaughtered. Specialized containers have been developed to facilitate the shipping of cattle on Boeing 747 aircraft, which allows shipping to cities far from China's coast.

Faux-Rock Stars

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Indoor rock climbing gyms are being opened worldwide, and the world's largest builder (Walltopia) comes from an unlikely location - Bulgaria. Two and a half hours outside Sofia, in the small town of Letnitsa, is a factory that has supplied walls to gyms in more than 50 countries. Through a combination of cheap labor, innovative designs, and willingness to develop custom walls for clients, Walltopia has gained a loyal worldwide customer base for their climbing walls.

China's Slowdown Won't Deter Apple

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China has been Apple's manufacturing base and sales growth engine for the past several years. Although growth in Chinese sales of all smartphones is slowing, Apple has seen its third-quarter sales double from 2014 to 2015. While such a high growth rate may not be sustainable, Apple will continue to view the Chinese market as an increasingly important source of revenue.

Make it Rain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Weather Modification Inc., a North Dakota-based company, has built a global business in cloud seeding. While its pilots and planes fly all over the world doing cloud seeding, it also offers consulting services to help governments and local contractors develop their own ability to stimulate precipitation.

Glencore Restructures, Zambia Suffers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Glencore, a global mining company based in Switzerland, recently announced it will lay off more than 4,000 workers at mines in Zambia. During the shutdown, the company will spend money on improving the mining operations to try and cut operating costs. But for most workers, as well as the communities that supply goods and services to the mine workers, what had been a bright spot in a bleak economy will be dimmed.

Fraudvergnügen

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Legislation in the United States has encouraged automakers to explore new technologies to reduce vehicle emissions and increase fuel economy. While some automakers have turned to hybrid and electric vehicles, Volkswagen chose to invest in what it termed clean diesel technology. In many ways, this was simply building on Volkswagon's strengths and investments in diesel engines, but when the technology couldn't quite get the company to the point it desired, a few lines of code were used to trick the emissions tests.

Korean Skincare Secrets

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Skin care in South Korea is big business, with skin-care rituals sometimes taking an hour a day. Products made from natural ingredients such as snail mucus (slime), donkey's milk, and bee venom have had a place in skin care for centuries. Now Korean firms are seeking to take advantage of the export potential, as well as setting up retail outlets overseas.

Silicon Valley Investors Look North

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Canada is becoming an increasingly attractive location for software companies, as employment in the Canadian hardware industry drops. Canada’s venture funding has doubled in five years, to $2.4 billion.

Metal Meltdown

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The prices of commodity metals, such as copper and aluminum, are driven by a combination of fluctuating demand and much less volatile, large-scale production that adjusts slowly. When the Chinese economy was booming in the earlier part of this century, it generated strong demand for metals, causing prices to substantially rise. Companies such as Glencore and Alcoa were incentivized to invest in new mines and processing facilities. This additional supply is now coming into the market just as Chinese demand is dropping, causing commodity prices to fall.

Buying a Diploma Is Easy If You Can Pay Up

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In some countries, the education system has been undermined by corruption. Wealthy families can bribe teachers and school officials to fudge test scores, provide documentation for unearned degrees, or admit unqualified students. Concern over the training of doctors has led the European Union and United States to not recognize the medical degrees of graduates from Ukrainian schools, for example.

That'll Set You Back At Least $7.3 Billion

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The European Union has made a point of separating governments from ownership in companies, and many previously state-owned companies are now public companies. There's a regulation in Germany, however, referred to as the Volkswagen law, that has allowed the government to maintain a direct ownership stake in the company—a so-called "golden share"—that gives it significant say in the operation of the company. Now that Volkswagen has admitted to rigging the software in many of its cars so that they appear to be more efficient and cleaner than they actually are, there are questions as to whether the unique ownership structure of Volkswagen helped allow this situation to come to pass.

In Japan, Mobile Money is an Also-Ran

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With all its interest in tech gadgets and automation, it's easy to think Japan would be on the forefront of mobile phone and Internet-based banking—but it isn't. In fact, Japan has one of the lower rates of mobile banking adoption in the world behind India and Nigeria. Japanese customers have a preference for cash, and visiting luxurious bank branches to access their cash.

In Africa, New Winners and Losers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While it is common to think of Africa as a continent poised for growth, the situation differs across many of its fifty-five countries. The falling price of oil has meant that oil-exporting countries (e.g., Nigeria, Ghana, Angola) are seeing much lower revenues. Meanwhile, countries that depended on minerals and other commodity sales to China have also seen growth slow. But both the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia are expected to have more than 8 percent GDP growth this year. As a result, there are still good investment opportunities in Africa, depending on the country and the sector of the economy.

Eros Would Love to Become India's Netflix

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Eros is one of Bollywood's largest studios, releasing around 70 movies a year. Hoping to attain a first-mover advantage in advance of foreign rivals such as Amazon and Netflix, Eros is launching a video streaming service.

Dairy Farmers at the Barricades

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

High prices for milk last year caused farmers in many countries to invest in increased production.This year, with markets slowing in China and trade tensions with Russia, global trade in dairy products is down. Hence, dairy farmers worldwide are in a tough financial bind.

Portuguese Shoemakers Get Fancy

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Shoemaking companies in Portugal are performing well financially as they move up-market. While they can not compete on price with Asian manufacturers, they can compete on quality and have found a profitable market position between high-end Italian shoes and lower-priced Asian models. Some have also added their own brands while continuing to operate as contract manufacturers for more famous labels.

Can Netflix Become Must-See TV in Japan?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Netflix continues to see a growth in revenues, with strong sales in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and Brazil. Now the company has its sights set on Asian markets as it rolls out its service in Japan. This, however, will bring new challenges, as Japanese consumers are not used to paying for programming.

Making Qatar's Skies Friendlier for Employees

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While policies on marriage and pregnancy have recently been relaxed, Qatar Airways' flight attendants still must abide by some rules that are consistent with local middle eastern culture but different from the rules of many international airlines. Qatar Airways pays well by industry standards and provides free housing to its employees. With the company planning to hire another 6,000 flight attendants over the next two years, it's making some changes to its policies while also trying to make sure applicants know what is expected in a conservative middle-eastern culture.

Greece Gets Something Right!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Greece trails Spain and Italy in olive oil production, but is poised for a good year in 2015. A drought in Spain has led to a large drop in production, and bad weather, fruit flies, and a disease have all contributed to a decrease in Italian output.

The Plum China Posting That's Turned Sour

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As an expatriate, being assigned to lead sales in the largest and fastest-growing international market would seem like a good thing. For Citroen's Sabine Scheunert, the dream job has turned into a real challenge as China's auto market has cooled. The downturn has led to dealerships needing to offer significant discounts to move inventory, and Scheunert's challenge is amplified due to evolving consumer preferences.

How Google Lost Europe

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Google's search engine is very popular in Europe, as is the Android operating system. European opinion leaders have heaped praise on the company for its stance on free speech and human rights. But Google also has its critics and detractors who believe the company has used its dominant position in the search market to push its own services at the expense of other websites. The search engine giant is now facing increasing criticism in Europe and potential fines for its business practices.

Cleaning Up Drug Lane

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Unregulated supply chains and poor record keeping make it easy for counterfeit drugs to find their way into stores in many developing countries. MPedigree, a Ghana-based company, works with manufacturers to place scratch-off security codes on drug boxes to help consumers find out if the product is legitimate.

For European Biotechs, Patience Starts to Pay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The development of new drugs is a long process, requiring years of research and testing before products can be released. New companies require significant capital to carry them through years of expenses before they generate revenue. In Europe, more firms are now turning to initial public offerings, and investors are more willing to provide capital with the hope that a new drug will pay off big.

The Smartphone Shields Are Down

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The large smartphone companies have done well in recent years, with rising sales and profits. Part of the reason for their success is the growing market for smartphones in China. However, the smartphone market in China may be reaching saturation, with most consumers who want and can afford a smartphone already owning one.

A Chinese Lender Bets on East Coast Golf

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

South Carolina's Grand Strand is dotted with golf courses, condos, and resorts. After some recent acquisitions, China-based Yiqian Funding now owns 22 of the golf courses and is adding to its real estate holdings. Yiqian's goals include increasing the number of Chinese tourists, and potential condo owners, to the area.

Planting Seeds Against The Cuban Embargo

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The farm lobby in Washington proved successful in getting legislation passed in 2000 that allowed agricultural exports to Cuba. Under the guise of humanitarian goals, agricultural companies could ship goods (primarily grain) to Cuba as long as no government financing was used. With the potential for more open trade between the United States and Cuba, the lobbying efforts have increased, although not everyone is pushing for open trade in agriculture between the countries.

Rethinking Disneyland for the Chinese Family

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Disney is preparing to open a new theme park outside Shanghai that blends standard Disney features with Chinese themes. It also has to adapt to the Chinese demographic, where, as a result of the one-child policy, it is expected that there will be four adults for every one child at the park.

A Tech Ecosystem Built on Rubble

Michael S. Raisinghani, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A pioneering startup accelerator is building businesses in one of the world’s toughest places. The drive and focus of the citizens in the Gaza Strip is helping create a tech hub there.

The Rise of the National Trading House

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

More countries are starting or purchasing trading companies to help serve national interests for the export or import of commodities.

Some Falafel Shops Go Better With Coca-Cola

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Coke offers small restaurants in Germany access to an app that will facilitate online ordering of food and beverages.

Porsche's Buyers in China are Downshifting

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Porsche is expecting China to become its largest market this year, but customers are starting to choose slightly cheaper models.

China Does an About-Face on GMOs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

To cut back on imports and boost domestic agricultural productivity, China is opening up to more GMOs.

The Dilemma of Digital Free Trade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Can data that is stored in another country be kept safe and private?

Daimler Veers Into Maximum Overdrive

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Daimler's self-driving trucks are now being tested in Nevada.

Lessons From China's Counterfeit Crackdown

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese online retailers take steps to curb the sales of counterfeit goods on their websites.

U.S. Carmakers Take Different Roads In Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Two competitors, two different strategies in Russia.

China Won't Let Toyota Ditch Its Electric Cars

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While Toyota bets on hydrogen over electric power for autos, in China it is selling electric cars to win favor with the government.

On the Java Sea, a New Shenzhen is Born

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As labor costs rise in China, Indonesia tries to attract manufacturers.

State-Owned Areva is Leaking Cash

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

France's attempt to make money selling nuclear power plants has fallen flat.

Japan's Amazon has Bigger Dreams

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Having gained a strong position in Japan, Rakuten is making acquisitions internationally to spur growth.

Exxon Needs Friends in High Places

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Exxon's big bets in Russia can't pay off until sanctions are lifted.

Airbnb Drops in on Cuba

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Airbnb works to overcome hurdles to open the Cuban rental market.

The Cybersleuth Who Saunas with Russian Spies

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many cybersecurity firms work with governments, but close ties between Kaspersky and the Russian government are causing concern.

The U.S. Pushes Thailand to Clean Up Tuna Inc.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Human trafficking and migrant laborers have cast a shadow on Thailand's tuna industry.

For Apple, Only Time Will Tell In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China may prove to the big market for Apple's most expensive watches.

One Hot List You Don't Want to Be On

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A U.S. government report names names in the business of fakes.

Meet Death, Buy His Raincoat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Celebrating a melancholy mood helps Stutterheim sell high-priced Swedish raincoats.

Intel Buys Its Way Deeper Into China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The company is spending billions on factories and state-owned rivals.

Pizza Hut Wants to Roll Its Dough in Africa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In Africa, Pizza Hut can't be the cheapest or the first pizza chain, so it wants to be the best.

It's Raining Cars in China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The booming market for autos in China has caused automakers to expand capacity faster than the demand warrants.

Changing Flags to Use India's Ship Graveyard

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Old European ships find their way to scrapyards in India, working around EU regulations.

Everyone's Playing Dots, Except The Chinese

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Mobile phone gamers worldwide play Dots and TwoDots, but the company has had difficulty cracking the world's biggest mobile gaming market: China.

Cambodia's Wages Rise, Orders Don't

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising wages in Cambodia cause multinationals to look elsewhere for cheap labor.

Why Brands Love China's Sex And The City

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Western brands vie for product placement on China's hit shows, and often don't even have to pay for the publicity.

Why Target is Raking Up Its Maple Leaves

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Target is cutting its losses and exiting the Canadian market.

Coffee, Mate

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Starbucks' flat white is being introduced in the U.S. after successful runs in Australia and Britain.

China Dealerships Flex Their Muscles

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese car dealerships battle with car makers over growth and margins.

India's Discount Airlines Get An Upscale Rival

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India's airlines have lost $10 billion over the past seven years, but that doesn't keep more airlines from entering the market.

Juts Do It

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Fraudbusters are cracking down on fake goods in China.

Zara Follows Shoppers Into the Bedroom

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Zara Home is helping propel growth at the world's largest retailer.

Time to Make the Nutella-Filled Doughnuts

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As Dunkin' Donuts expands internationally, it localizes its product offerings.

Man Buys Phone, Gets a Brick

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Websites, warehouses, and shipping companies in India can't keep up with e-commerce demand.

Outsourcing: Loss of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Picked Up Speed

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Outsourcing has been taking place for longer than most U.S. college students have been alive.

Ordinary Russians Suffer Ruble Shock

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The declining value of the Russian ruble is making imports more expensive, thus impacting consumer spending and importers' business.

Port Dispute May Mean No Christmas in Hawaii

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Overstaffing at some ports is leading to a work slowdown, affecting imports and exports.

In India, Amazon and Its Rivals Tread Lightly

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Amazon and local e-commerce firms in India try to work around rules designed to protect small shopkeepers from foreign-backed retailers.

Bangladesh's Toxic Tanneries

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Bangladesh's $1 billion leather export industry is hazardous for workers.

Ericsson Looks for a Home in the Cloud

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As Ericsson's network equipment sales slow, it looks to develop new revenue streams in the cloud.

India vs. China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India is becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers, although it is still in need of infrastructure improvements.

Salmon Farmers Hail the "Supercycle"

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Worldwide demand for salmon is growing faster than it can be produced in Chile, Norway, Canada, and the United States.

Samsung's China Problems Come to India

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Once the market leader in both China and India, Samsung phones are losing marketshare to cheaper models.

Datsun's Second Life Isn't So Good, After All

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Resurrected in emerging markets, Datsun's cars are viewed as too cheap.

Marchionne's Last Lap

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Fiat tries to reconfigure its product lineup to find the right niches in markets worldwide.

Adidas's World Cup Win Only Goes So Far

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Adidas's sales in the United States are down 14 percent this year due to weak sales in basketball and golf.

Can Renault Keep Dacia Cheap?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Low cost auto factories in Eastern Europe create a jobs and export engine for the region.

China's New Export: Military in a Box

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China's exports of military equipment are growing, as it provides easy-to-use, inexpensive arms to developing countries.

Australia Reinvents Itself

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Australian exports of coal and minerals to China are falling, while exports of beef are rising.

Why Sanctions Won't Stop U.S. Oil Drilling in Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sanctions against Russia over its Ukraine policy won't impact a key source of Russian revenue—oil—because the West doesn't want to see higher oil prices.

Foreign Companies Cry Foul at Chinese Probes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Direct investment in China is down, as foreign companies face increased scrutiny from the Chinese government.

Netflix Looks to the Old World for New Growth

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

After success in Scandinavia and Britain, Netflix sets its sights on Germany and France.

This Apple Was Once Headed To Russia: Not Anymore

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As a result of the conflict in Ukraine, exports of many agricultural products from the EU to Russia have stopped, which is good news for EU consumers, bad news for EU farmers.

Made in Memphis

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising transportation costs and wage rates in China are causing firms to relocate manufacturing to the Southeast U.S.

Saving an Endangered Fish by Eating More of It

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Greater demand for paiche could attract commercial fish farmers.

High-End Motorcycles Meet India's Mopeds

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India’s largest maker of two-wheeled vehicles is investing $25 million in Erik Buell’s latest bike venture.

As Canadian as Huawei?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Huawei is finding growth opportunities in Canada that it wasn't finding in the United States.

The Chinese TV Maker Taking Aim at Sony

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hisense is moving up in worldwide market share of television sets and is challenging Sony for the #3 position.

Xiaomi Takes Direct Aim at the iPhone

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Xiaomi's smartphones emphasize technology over marketing, and are making inroads in Asian markets.

Turning Ethiopia Into China's China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Labor costs in Ethiopia are approximately 10 percent of those in China, causing some Chinese companies to shift production to Africa.

Pernod Makes a Little Vodka in a Berlin Garage

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Just as some big brewers have found that microbrews have bigger than microprofits, now a multinational spirits company is trying to capitalize on some consumers' preference for locally made vodka.

Big Enough to Drive a Government Contract Through

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Companies that move offshore to avoid U.S. taxes still get contracts with the government.

Why Mexico Is Speeding Past Brazil in Cars

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The next car an American purchases—even if it has a German or Japanese brand name—might just be made in Mexico.

Vietnam's War Over Catfish

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Vietnam is enacting regulations designed to standardize catfish production processes, which will help it gain more export opportunities.

Intel’s Big Push for Vietnamese Engineers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Intel has staffed up its plant in Vietnam by sending local students to Oregon for college-level training.

Droid Killer?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A simple operating system for simple phones has caught the attention of phone makers and network operators in developing markets.

The Conflict Over Conflict-Free Minerals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Some companies pushed to avoid helping fund Congolese warlords, while industry groups challenge the Dodd-Frank rules.

America's Got Milk and China Wants It

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Strong international demand is pushing up global milk prices, creating an opportunity for U.S. dairy farmers.

Philippine Customs Is Getting Scared Straight

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new Philippine customs commissioner is cracking down on bribery and corruption.

Welcome to Thailand, Land of Coups

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Governmental instability in Thailand is dampening foreign investment and economic growth.

Modesty is the New Abercrombie

Larry Tunnell, Ph.D., CPA  |  International Business

Abercrombie is hoping to bring back teens who’ve left the mall and are shopping with their smartphones.

Can Pinterest Be Found in Translation?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Pinterest is trying to gain members outside of the U.S., but must adapt to cultural and social differences.

Shootout: Can Nike Beat Adidas at Soccer?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Nike is making a big push to catch Adidas in the soccer gear market.

Japan's Foreign Car Boom Could Crater

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The rally in Japanese equities has fueled sales of foreign autos.

Bar Fight

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A long running family feud in Guatemala adds drama to AB InBev's attempts to gain market share.

Why Wal-Mart Hasn't Conquered Brazil

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Wal-Mart's everyday low prices aren't so popular in Brazil.

Michael Kors Wins Over Europe's Fashionistas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Michael Kors saws sales double in Europe, finding a sweet spot in the market just below high-end luxury brands.

Putin's Next Invasion? The Russian Web

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Russia has been shutting down some websites and enacting new regulations that require foreign tech companies to store data on servers in Russia.

For Bangladeshi Women, Work Is Worth the Risks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Working in poor conditions in the garment industry has helped raise the living standards of many women in Bangladesh.

Delta Attempts to Ground 'The Bank of Boeing'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Skeptics question a government program designed to help U.S. manufacturers sell to foreign buyers.

For Expats in China: Smog Perks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Expatriates considering a move to China are demanding more hardship pay to deal with air pollution.

Fiat Finally Tries to Tune Up Alfa Romeo

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Fiat is planning to relaunch Alfa Romeo as an Italian brand to rival BMW and Audi.

Mergers Are Back in Fashion—for Now

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Merger and acquisition activity is on the rise, including cross-border deals.

Keeping the Mystery Out of China's Meat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While China does have strict food safety rules, it is often up foreign multinational firms to make sure that local suppliers follow the rules.

Companies Keep Piling Up Cash Overseas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

U.S.-based companies use legal tax loopholes to minimize their U.S. tax bills but must keep their cash invested overseas to do so.

The Epic Hack

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Target's security monitors in India noticed the malware on its U.S. servers almost immediately, but the red flags were ignored.

This "Baby" Jeep has An Italian Accent

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new Jeep, the Renegade, will be built on a Fiat frame in an Italian factory but with Jeep styling.

For FedEx in China, It's Hurry Up and Wait

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

FedEx and UPS are finding that domestic rivals in China are getting permits much faster.

The LIfe and Times of a Sirlion Steak

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Meatpackers are suing to block a federal rule requiring Country of Origin Labeling on beef sold in the U.S.

India Decides Software is Not Enough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With Indian electronics imports reaching $33.5 billion in 2013, the government wants to develop a domestic chip industry.

Cry of the Style Mavens: Pimp My Ikea

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Customizing IKEA furniture for individual and local tastes creates business opportunities.

A Russian Mogul Takes on Diageo

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A Russian businessman tries to consolidate vodka production.

Nissan Moves to the Back of the Pack

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A weakening yen is good news for most Japanese automakers, but less so for Nissan.

A Deal Divides Denmark

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Denmark's sale of 18 percent of state-controlled Dong Energy to Goldman Sachs is raising a furor.

Blockbuster Is Still a Hit - South of the Border

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Having brick-and-mortar stores that rent video games and movies is still a viable business model in Mexico.

Data Centers Spring Up In Santa's Backyard

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Cold weather and inexpensive electricity attract data centers to Scandinavia.

Lenovo Takes on Apple and Samsung

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Lenovo builds market share in smartphones and purchases Motorola Mobility from Google.

Amazon and EBay Inch Into India

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Regulations prevent foriegn-backed firms from operating retail facilities in India, but Amazon and EBay have managed to gain a small foothold by providing the "marketplace" for local firms to sell using the American companies' websites and warehouses.

Japan Looks to Sake To Spur Exports

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Seeking to spur exports, Japanese sake producers are starting to treat sake and the selection of rice with an approach similar to fine wineries.

Indonesia Wants to Play in the Big Leagues

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By tightening restrictions on the export of ore, Indonesia is hoping to incentivize multinational mining companies to do more domestic smelting and value-added processing of ore.

Barbarian At Gate C17

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Norwegian Air Shuttle is looking to bring low costs to long-haul flights.

My Fridge is Smarter Than Yours

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Samsung has captured worldwide market share in appliances, with the goal of being No. 1.

Syria's Small Factories Struggle to Survive

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Manufacturing output in Syria has shrunk as the civil war has shuttered (and bombed) factories.

A Plant Manager Adapts to a Changed China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China's rising labor costs drive multinational firms to shift production priorities at Chinese factories.

Farewell to The Age of Free Trade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Slower economic growth, protectionism, nationalism, and state-owned industries may lead to a slowdown in trade growth.

Apple's Asia Breakthrough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Apple is poised for growth in Japan and China.

A Lucrative Promise for India's Men: Whiter Skin

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

About 25 percent of skin care sales in India are from creams that promise to lighten skin color.

Discount iPhones Come to India

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In order to spur customers to use more data and decrease switching carriers, Reliance Communications is offering highly subsidized iPhones if customers agree to a two-year contract.

Trying to Build the Next Amazon—in Nigeria

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Online retailing and delivery has to adapt to Nigerian's skepticism and roadway realities.

Knitting a Supply Chain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

ZARA's fast-moving supply chain quickly allows it to get new designs to stores worldwide.

In China, Dell Clings Tightly to the Waning PC

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dell is pursing retail sales, and opening up stores, to build market share in China.

London Calling to Faraway Towns

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The lowering of corporate tax rates is attracting more companies to move their headquarters to London.

Electrolux's Holy Trinity

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

To move up market, Electrolux is changing how it develops new products.

Card Companies Try To Conquer Myanmar

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Using plastic to pay at retailers is growing, but still a novelty in Myanmar.

Are You Trying to Seduce Me, Mr. Marchionne?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Fiat needs Chrysler's cash to expand its product offerings, but the cash is not easy to access.

A British Invasion Without the Mop Tops

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

British television producers look to global markets, including the United States, when developing new television shows.

The Big Bucks in Keeping Kids Focused

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Although two thirds of all ADHD drugs are sold in the United States, drug makers are trying to get the attention of doctors and regulators in Europe.

Russia's Web Payment Czar Looks West

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In Russia, cash is king, with many consumers looking to e-cash rather than banks or credit cards to pay their bills.

Your Facebook Data Are Here

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Facebook opens a new server facility in northern Sweden where power is cheap, and there is natural air conditioning. (Read: It's cold.)

A Brooklyn Beer With a Swedish Accent

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Brooklyn Brewery, through an arrangement with Denmark's Carlsberg Brewing, has tapped the Swedish market for high-priced beer.

Germany is Exporting Its Grandmas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With nursing home costs much lower to the east, many Germans are spending their final years outside their homeland.

An Ugly Dilemma for Beauty Companies

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In China, regulations require certain products to undergo testing on animals before being approved for human use, while in the EU some of these same products would be banned if animal testing was used.

A Factory Owner Flees. So Does His Factory

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Between 2001 and 2011, about 27,000 companies left Italy, where high costs and regulatory rigidity have decreased competitiveness.

China Turns the Screws on Multinationals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Chinese government is going after more foreign multinationals for violations of Chinese laws.

The Shock Waves Hit Nigeria

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Banks in Nigeria, far from the financial centers of London and New York, created their own financial bubble.

Turmoil in Egypt Batters Turkish Exports

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Tension in Syria and Egypt puts a damper on Turkish exports to other Middle Eastern countries.

Need a New Building? Call the Philippines

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Outsourcing large components of buildings or factories can cut costs and improve quality.

Big Waste Country

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Scrap wire and metal from the U.S. are being shipped to China for recycling and reuse.

Mexico's President Courts Big Oil

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In order to extract hard-to-get oil reserves, Mexico needs the expertise of foreign oil companies.

Nowhere to Hang A Shingle in Yangon

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Foreign firms hoping to open in Myanmar have a tough time finding office space.

A Chinese Software Maker in a Texas State of Mind

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

NQ Mobile has two corporate headquarters (Dallas, USA, and Bejing, China) and two CEOs.

SAP Invades Silicon Valley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In order to capture market share in cloud computing, Germany's SAP is making acquisitions in California.

An Indian Tractor Maker Tries to Run LIke a Deere

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Mahindra is exporting small tractors to the United States, trying to break into the market with better warranties and more attractive financing.

Chemical Companies Are Rushing To The U.S.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Abundant natural gas in the U.S. is driving investment in chemical, plastics, and fertilizer plants on the Gulf Coast.

Asia's Bitter Harvest

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chances are pretty good that you'll consume some palm oil today and that you wouldn't want to work under the conditions in which it was produced.

World of Warcraft No Longer Rules in China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Activision Blizzard's stock is up 40 percent this year, but its top game is losing market share in one of its largest markets: China.

Maserati Woos Buyers Bored With BMW

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Maserati targets a lucrative segment of the market, hoping Italian styling and luxury can beat German engineering.

Crocs Wants You To Forget About Its Crocs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Crocs is looking at a new image and international growth to spur sales.

H&M's New Love For Old Clothes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

H&M tries to spur sales by giving discounts to customers that bring in used clothes for recycling.

Companies in China Seek Ways To Cut Costs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising wages are impacting the economics of production in China.

Battling for South Africa's Hidden Cash

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In South Africa, banks and mobile phone service providers compete to offer banking and mobile payments.

An Indian Banker Steps Out of the Shadows

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India's shadow banking industry has created opportunities for financial institutions that operate just outside of banking regulations.

A Scary Tour of Bangladesh's Factories

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dhaka, a city of 18 million, has more than 3,500 garment factories.

The Battle Over Who Gets U.S. Natural Gas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

U.S. energy companies want to export natural gas, but U.S. chemical companies that favor cheap domestic prices want to block exports.

Don't Blame Apple for Keeping Its Money

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Congress is not happy about Apple's innovative tax practices.

Selling Cassava Beer in a Land Without Barley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

SAB Miller sells 46 local beer brands across Africa, and produces locally to lower costs and excise taxes.

Where's the Colonel When You Need Him?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

KFC, China's largest fast food chain, has seen revenue fall as consumers became concerned about the spread of bird flu.

Mercedes Keeps Its Eyes on the Back Seat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Since Chinese owners of many Mercedes S-Class sedans ride in the back seat, the company has redesigned the passenger compartment for the market.

The Paradox of Bangladesh

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh brings attention to a huge export industry that's helping Bangladeshi citizens out of poverty - with pay under $50 a month.

China's Latest Illegal Import: Baby Formula

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Concerns about local baby formula in China drive demand for illegally imported baby formula.

Weaning U.S. Farmers Off Food Aid

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

U.S. farmers and shippers resist legislation that would help poor countries grow their own food.

What's Good for Toyota Isn't Always Good for Japan

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Japan's economic plan to spur the economy and investment may not be all that attractive to large Japanese multinational firms.

Alabama Opens Its Wallet to Woo Airbus

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

To effectively compete for commercial and defense aircraft orders, Airbus decides it needs to have a factory in the United States.

Thailand's Farmer-Friendly Policy Blows Up

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In an effort to win support from farmers, the Thai government raised the price of rice and effectively killed exports.

The World's Cheapest Car Runs Out of Gas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

At less than $3,000, the Tata Nano may be too cheap.

India's EBay Just Got Some Help - From EBay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

India's internet and transportation infrastructure creates a few different challenges for e-commerce retailers.

Tech Companies Love Dublin's Tax Rates

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Low corporate taxes and development assistance continue to attract American software companies to set up shop in Ireland.

L'Oreal Puts On a Happy Face in China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By tailoring products to the local market, including use of traditional ingredients, L'Oreal is boosting sales in China.

Estee Lauder Launches its Own M.A.C. Attack

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

M.A.C. cosmetics finds sales opportunities for its high-end products in ethnic areas and emerging markets.

Toyota's Awesome Yen Advantage

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The yen falling 16 percent in the last five months translates to about an additional $1,500 cost advantage per each car made in Japan.

Lured From Retirement To Save Fiat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Lorenzo Ramaciotti has a challenge in balancing consistency across brands with creating unique identities for Fiat's wide range of vehicles worldwide.

Intel Takes On Taiwan's Chip King

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Intel is trying to grab a piece of the worldwide semiconductor foundry business from its Taiwanese and Korean rivals.

Welcome Back, Comrade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Media companies are now producing original content sit-coms, dramas, and mini-series in Eastern European countries.

Europe's Carmakers Are Fighting to Shrink

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While automakers in Europe want to close at least five factories in order to cut costs and reduce capacity, regulations and union resistance make it difficult.

Will China Get a Kick From Champagne?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese consumers have embraced cognac and Champagne as symbols of westernization and conspicuous consumption.

PepsiCo Prepares For a Snack War in Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Pepsi is investing in healthy (and not so healthy) foods in the former USSR, while adapting products to local tastes.

Swiss Voters Get Their Say on Pay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Voters in Switzerland will vote in March on a law that would place limits on the type, timing, and allocation of executive pay packages.

Things Fall Apart. IBM Is Here to Help

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Africa presents many opportunities for IBM, while also carrying risks.

Chinese Workers...In Greenland?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Mining opportunities in Greenland are attracting Chinese companies and workers.

Before the Fancy Bottle, Time Spent in a Bladder

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Most wine exported from Australia now ships in container-sized plastic bladders, to be bottled after the ocean journey.

Battered in China, Japan Inc. Seeks Refuge

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Japanese auto companies are finding Thailand more friendly than China.

How Chrysler's Dart Missed the Mark

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chrysler's latest attempt at a small car, the Fiat-designed Dodge Dart, has done poorly in the American market.

China's Unsafe Water Is Nestle's Opportunity

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sales of bottled water in China are strong, as consumers question drinking tap water.

In India, Penny Lane Costs You Pennies

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In order to boost growth in India, Apple lowers prices while still maintaining a premium pricing strategy.

Dealmakers Dream of African Riches

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is picking up, attracting bankers, private equity investors, and M&A specialists.

Where the Company Car Is a Porsche

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Germany's tax system, which makes company cars a valuable employee perk, is helping keep demand for high-end German cars strong.

Austerity Be Damned: Pass the Remote

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Italy has turned out to be a great market for QVC, with the company's average tele-shopper spending around $1,900 a year.

Unilever: Taking on the World, One Stall at a Time

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By emphasizing market share and having brands across many price points, Unilever is expanding in emerging markets.

The People's Republic of Plastic

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

China's UnionPay has quickly become number two in the worldwide debit card market.

In India, a Facebook and Free-Speech Debate

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The difference between online "free speech" and "hate speech" is being debated in India.

Libya Is Free. Send in the Cinnabons

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While facing problems with infrastructure and violence, Cinnabon has opened a successful restaurant in Tripoli.

Indonesians Still Love Their BlackBerrys

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The BlackBerry operating system still has more than a third of the market in Indonesia.

The March of Robots Into Chinese Factories

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rising wages and anticipated labor shortages are leading many manufacturers in China to invest in robots and automation.

Pakistan, Land of Entrepreneurs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

High risk has caused foreigners to spurn Pakistan, providing great opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Swiss Re and Roche Team Up In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Roche and Swiss Re team up with local insurers to provide cancer insurance and treatment in China.

It's Happy Hour for Jim Beam in Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Imported American whiskey is doing well in Russia, while vodka and beer experience a decline.

Japan's Pain is Wal-Mart's Gain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With incomes falling, Japanese consumers like Wal-Mart's low prices.

Molson Coor's Gets Banged Up in Hockey

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The NHL lockout is hurting brewers such as Molson Coors -- as well as bars and restaurants near NHL arenas.

Canada's Corn Belt Attracts the Hot Money

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The prairies of western Canada have long been known for wheat. Now as a result of strong global demand (which leads to high prices), a warming climate, and new corn varieties, more corn is being grown on the Canadian prairies.

India's Reform Gains Credibility

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While India is an attractive market, navigating through the complexities of its multiple layers of government bureaucracy has been difficult for many foreign firms. Recent attempts by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to liberalize retailing was met with strong resistance by partners in his coalition government.

Like Malbec For Porsches

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In an effort to manage the country's economy and exchange rates, Argentina's government has enacted new regulations that limit a company's ability to import parts or finished goods. In order to help get imports approved, companies now are trying to find Argentinian goods that can be exported.

Innovator Phil Bosua: A Lightbulb That Talks to Your Smartphone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A bar-fueled brainstorm has resulted in a multi-million dollar product for an unlikely entrepreneur.

Innovator Phil Bosua: A Lightbulb That Talks to Your Smartphone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A bar-fueled brainstorm has resulted in a multi-million dollar product for an unlikely entrepreneur.

Extracurricular Profit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An online marketplace for lesson plans that Scholastic bought then ditched is logging monthly sale increases of 70-plus percent.

Extracurricular Profit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An online marketplace for lesson plans that Scholastic bought then ditched is logging monthly sale increases of 70-plus percent.

Matchmaking for Business and Banks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Four sites acting as go-betweens will unlock more than $1.5 billion in lending for small businesses this year.

Matchmaking for Business and Banks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Four sites acting as go-betweens will unlock more than $1.5 billion in lending for small businesses this year.

Joe Lonsdale Has More Jobs Than You Do

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

This serial entrpreneur has several new ventures under way, including a software company is trying to change the way the ultrarich manage their assets.

Joe Lonsdale Has More Jobs Than You Do

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

This serial entrpreneur has several new ventures under way, including a software company is trying to change the way the ultrarich manage their assets.

Tax Breaks Helped Startups

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Recent tax policies have provided financial assistance for startups.

Tax Breaks Helped Startups

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Recent tax policies have provided financial assistance for startups.

Running an Incubator for Fun, Not Profit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Highland’s incubator program has produced successful new businesses, but the VC firm hasn’t always reaped immediate benefits.

Running an Incubator for Fun, Not Profit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Highland’s incubator program has produced successful new businesses, but the VC firm hasn’t always reaped immediate benefits.

Innovator Jeff Brennan: The Skeleton Crew for Good Design

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

No bones about it: Innovator Jeff Brennan's anatomy-based industrial design software is gaining business traction.

Innovator Jeff Brennan: The Skeleton Crew for Good Design

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

No bones about it: Innovator Jeff Brennan's anatomy-based industrial design software is gaining business traction.

Innovator: Pantelis Alexopoulos

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Disk drives aren't sexy, but they're starting to look datable with the help of engineer and innovator Pantelis Alexopoulos.

Innovator: Pantelis Alexopoulos

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Disk drives aren't sexy, but they're starting to look datable with the help of engineer and innovator Pantelis Alexopoulos.

Can Timber Rebuild Harvard's Endowment?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hoping to boost returns at Harvard’s $32 billion endowment, the CEO of Harvard Management is investing directly in natural resources such as Brazilian timber.

Can Timber Rebuild Harvard's Endowment?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hoping to boost returns at Harvard’s $32 billion endowment, the CEO of Harvard Management is investing directly in natural resources such as Brazilian timber.

Plenty of Love, But Where's the Action?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Small business owners and their advocates say they are hobbled by policies that benefit corporate giants. Which presidential candidate is on their side?

Plenty of Love, But Where's the Action?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Small business owners and their advocates say they are hobbled by policies that benefit corporate giants. Which presidential candidate is on their side?

The Folks Who Brought You Paul Ryan's Abs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Beachbody parlayed its P90X fitness program into a $600 million business. Now it’s taking the home workout to health clubs.

The Folks Who Brought You Paul Ryan's Abs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Beachbody parlayed its P90X fitness program into a $600 million business. Now it’s taking the home workout to health clubs.

Enterprise Startups Come of Age

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A host of startups are moving into the enterprise software business and positioning themselves to go public or be acquired.

Enterprise Startups Come of Age

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A host of startups are moving into the enterprise software business and positioning themselves to go public or be acquired.

The Beer Prescription

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Ray Daniels built a successful business after trading a career in health care for his true passion: brewing beer.

The Beer Prescription

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Ray Daniels built a successful business after trading a career in health care for his true passion: brewing beer.

Hiring a Mercenary for the New Patent War

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The going rate for hot new patents is about $1 million, making them as valuable to startups as the products they protect.

Hiring a Mercenary for the New Patent War

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The going rate for hot new patents is about $1 million, making them as valuable to startups as the products they protect.

Innovator Tony Leonard: A Cleaner Way to Dye

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

ColorZen hopes to lessen the environmental impacts of the textile-dyeing process.

Innovator Tony Leonard: A Cleaner Way to Dye

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

ColorZen hopes to lessen the environmental impacts of the textile-dyeing process.

Innovator: Hon Weng Chong

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A 24-year-old student has developed a quick way to diagnose Pneumonia in children.

Innovator: Hon Weng Chong

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A 24-year-old student has developed a quick way to diagnose Pneumonia in children.

Innovator Joe Sumner: Syncronizing Crowd Sourced Movies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Joe Sumner, son of rock legend Sting, has developed an app that melds multiple clips into one video.

Innovator Joe Sumner: Syncronizing Crowd Sourced Movies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Joe Sumner, son of rock legend Sting, has developed an app that melds multiple clips into one video.

In the Condom War, Sex is Serious Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Durex, the No. 1 condom in much of the world, hopes to expand in the $430 million U.S. market, where it has just 15 percent share.

In the Condom War, Sex is Serious Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Durex, the No. 1 condom in much of the world, hopes to expand in the $430 million U.S. market, where it has just 15 percent share.

Innovator Arram Sabeti: Winning the Hunger Games

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Arram Sabeti is winning the hunger games with ZeroCater, the startup that feeds other startups.

Innovator Arram Sabeti: Winning the Hunger Games

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Arram Sabeti is winning the hunger games with ZeroCater, the startup that feeds other startups.

A Bug's Life in the Trenches

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When Ben Epstein sees a cockroach, he's more likely to get out a circuit board than a can of Raid.

A Bug's Life in the Trenches

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When Ben Epstein sees a cockroach, he's more likely to get out a circuit board than a can of Raid.

Neil Stephenson says En Garde!

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A sci-fi author is creating historically accurate sword-fighting video games.

Neil Stephenson says En Garde!

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A sci-fi author is creating historically accurate sword-fighting video games.

Innovator Nate Weiner: A Content Cubbyhole for Avid Websurfers

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Frustrated by an overflowing inbox, entrepreneur Nate Weiner created a content cubbyhole of sorts: the Pocket app. Will it soon outgrow its diminutive namesake?

Innovator Nate Weiner: A Content Cubbyhole for Avid Websurfers

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Frustrated by an overflowing inbox, entrepreneur Nate Weiner created a content cubbyhole of sorts: the Pocket app. Will it soon outgrow its diminutive namesake?

Target Hopes to Stand Out by Blending In

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Target is experimenting with smaller stores in city centers as part of its bid to boost revenue to $100 billion by 2017.

Target Hopes to Stand Out by Blending In

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Target is experimenting with smaller stores in city centers as part of its bid to boost revenue to $100 billion by 2017.

An American Idol for Entrepreneurs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dave McClure has used his $30 million fund to invest in 300 startups around the world. Now he

An American Idol for Entrepreneurs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dave McClure has used his $30 million fund to invest in 300 startups around the world. Now he

Innovator Daniela Rus: Grains of Sand That Think

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Is sand smart enough to form into wrenches, figurines, or other shapes? Inventor Daniela Rus says yes.

Innovator Daniela Rus: Grains of Sand That Think

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Is sand smart enough to form into wrenches, figurines, or other shapes? Inventor Daniela Rus says yes.

Turn Your Head and Cough Up Your Data

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Understanding the health of a community is difficult. Girish Navani is trying to change that.

Turn Your Head and Cough Up Your Data

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Understanding the health of a community is difficult. Girish Navani is trying to change that.

From Tiny Links, Big Insights

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Bitly is introducing a suite of data products for professionals developed in part by Hilary Mason and her team of six scientists and engineers.

From Tiny Links, Big Insights

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Bitly is introducing a suite of data products for professionals developed in part by Hilary Mason and her team of six scientists and engineers.

A Startup Learns How Sausage Gets Made

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The startup Boxee has only $50,000 to fight a cable company-backed FCC rule that would limit the usefulness of its set-top box.

A Startup Learns How Sausage Gets Made

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The startup Boxee has only $50,000 to fight a cable company-backed FCC rule that would limit the usefulness of its set-top box.

Small Biz Makes a Risky Bet on Health Care

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In 2010, 20 percent of businesses of 50-199 workers self-insured, up from 14 percent four years earlier

Small Biz Makes a Risky Bet on Health Care

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In 2010, 20 percent of businesses of 50-199 workers self-insured, up from 14 percent four years earlier

In the Race for the Car-less, Can Hertz Outfun Zipcar?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hertz, a leader in daily car rentals, will add equipment to 375,000 vehicles in the United States to allow hourly rentals in a bid to overtake Zipcar.

In the Race for the Car-less, Can Hertz Outfun Zipcar?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hertz, a leader in daily car rentals, will add equipment to 375,000 vehicles in the United States to allow hourly rentals in a bid to overtake Zipcar.

Algorithms on the Prairie

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Climate Corp. shows what Silicon Valley can do when it steps away from its maniacal focus on building social networks and advertising companies.

Algorithms on the Prairie

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Climate Corp. shows what Silicon Valley can do when it steps away from its maniacal focus on building social networks and advertising companies.

Mitt Romney's Box of Kryptonite

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In 1995, Randy Johnson lost his job after Bain Capital bought his employer. Armed with a pile of fading documents, he's tormented Mitt Romney ever since.

Mitt Romney's Box of Kryptonite

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In 1995, Randy Johnson lost his job after Bain Capital bought his employer. Armed with a pile of fading documents, he's tormented Mitt Romney ever since.

Speed Dial: Tyra Banks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The creator of America's Next Top Model talks about what she learned at a Harvard Business School executive program she finished on Feb. 17.

Speed Dial: Tyra Banks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The creator of America's Next Top Model talks about what she learned at a Harvard Business School executive program she finished on Feb. 17.

Dotcom's Bubble

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Is Megaupload's founder a criminal mastermind, or the world's most entertaining scapegoat? A file-sharing wizard's ridiculous rise and fall.

Dotcom's Bubble

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Is Megaupload's founder a criminal mastermind, or the world's most entertaining scapegoat? A file-sharing wizard's ridiculous rise and fall.

A One-Hit Wonder Sings a New Tune Online

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A one-hit wonder has become an online concert king.

A One-Hit Wonder Sings a New Tune Online

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A one-hit wonder has become an online concert king.

Nintendo Needs a Hit in a Hurry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Nintendo is bracing for its biggest loss in three decades, the result of a strong yen and competition from mobile games.

Nintendo Needs a Hit in a Hurry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Nintendo is bracing for its biggest loss in three decades, the result of a strong yen and competition from mobile games.

What Starts Up in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is spending $350 million of his own money to make Sin City a startup hub.

What Starts Up in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is spending $350 million of his own money to make Sin City a startup hub.

Innovator Scott R. White

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

University of Illinois engineering professor Scott R. White creates self-healing materials and has successfully applied the idea to electronic circuits.

Innovator Scott R. White

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

University of Illinois engineering professor Scott R. White creates self-healing materials and has successfully applied the idea to electronic circuits.

It Looks Like You are Trying to Use Word on an IPad

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Microsoft Office-like apps are a big hit on Apple's tablet.

It Looks Like You are Trying to Use Word on an IPad

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Microsoft Office-like apps are a big hit on Apple's tablet.

Giving Phones a Better Set of Ears

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The audio savant's company makes mobile-phone chips that help a speaker's voice be heard without background noise.

Giving Phones a Better Set of Ears

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The audio savant's company makes mobile-phone chips that help a speaker's voice be heard without background noise.

Fight Club for Geeks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A startup's competitions lure PhDs and whiz kids to solve companies's data problems.

Fight Club for Geeks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A startup's competitions lure PhDs and whiz kids to solve companies's data problems.

No, Padma Lakshmi Will Not Come to Your Home

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Kitchit plans to bring its chef-matching service to New York, Los Angeles, and other cities in 2012.

No, Padma Lakshmi Will Not Come to Your Home

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Kitchit plans to bring its chef-matching service to New York, Los Angeles, and other cities in 2012.

Innovator: Panagiotis Ipeirotis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Greek-born computer scientist is developing technology that gets computers to help people work smarter, and vice versa.

Innovator: Panagiotis Ipeirotis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Greek-born computer scientist is developing technology that gets computers to help people work smarter, and vice versa.

Show Me the Celebrity Money!

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Stars are getting in on the early stages of buzzy tech startups.

Show Me the Celebrity Money!

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Stars are getting in on the early stages of buzzy tech startups.

Arrington's Revenge

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The feud-prone blogger and founder of TechCrunch has a grand plan to nurture startups. To succeed, he

Arrington's Revenge

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The feud-prone blogger and founder of TechCrunch has a grand plan to nurture startups. To succeed, he

Innovator: Word Games

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Regina Barzilay teaches computers to understand everyday language

Innovator: Word Games

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Regina Barzilay teaches computers to understand everyday language

In Search of Lululemon's Retailing Karma

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Big retailers are rolling out gear for high-spending yoga devotees.

In Search of Lululemon's Retailing Karma

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Big retailers are rolling out gear for high-spending yoga devotees.

Innovator: The index of life

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The precocious Israeli coder is co-founder of a startup building the one search box to rule them all, and to organize your entire online life.

Innovator: The index of life

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The precocious Israeli coder is co-founder of a startup building the one search box to rule them all, and to organize your entire online life.

Innovator: Flight Controller

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Henri Seydoux, whose company specializes in wireless gadgets, has built a toy quadricopter popular with kids and researchers.

Innovator: Flight Controller

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Henri Seydoux, whose company specializes in wireless gadgets, has built a toy quadricopter popular with kids and researchers.

Innovator: Speaking Simply

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When his aunt lost the ability to talk, Ajay Godhwani built a text-to-speech app for the iPad that makes it easy to express complex thoughts.

Innovator: Speaking Simply

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When his aunt lost the ability to talk, Ajay Godhwani built a text-to-speech app for the iPad that makes it easy to express complex thoughts.

Eric Schmidt Wants To Cut You a Check

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Innovation Endeavors is testing new methods, including a Survivor-style startup competition, to build tech companies.

Eric Schmidt Wants To Cut You a Check

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Innovation Endeavors is testing new methods, including a Survivor-style startup competition, to build tech companies.

Innovator: In the Flow

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An expert in modeling air flows with supercomputers says streamlining trucks could save the shipping industry $24 billion a year.

Innovator: In the Flow

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An expert in modeling air flows with supercomputers says streamlining trucks could save the shipping industry $24 billion a year.

Pay As You Go

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Why the smart money's on smartphones as the way to pay for everything you buy.

Pay As You Go

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Why the smart money's on smartphones as the way to pay for everything you buy.

Innovator: Startup Counsel

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Fourth-generation lawyer Jay Mandal quit an M&A gig at Apple to start LawPivot, a website that gives tech entrepreneurs affordable legal advice.

Innovator: Startup Counsel

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Fourth-generation lawyer Jay Mandal quit an M&A gig at Apple to start LawPivot, a website that gives tech entrepreneurs affordable legal advice.

Innovator: Bank Data Miner

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jamie King's attempt to build mining robots turned into software that helps banks find money launderers in a sea of financial data.

Innovator: Bank Data Miner

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jamie King's attempt to build mining robots turned into software that helps banks find money launderers in a sea of financial data.

Innovator: Waterless Car Wash

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Atmehs, a chemistry-minded family of Jordanian entrepreneurs, have a cheap, green way to keep cars clean in a water-deprived region.

Innovator: Waterless Car Wash

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Atmehs, a chemistry-minded family of Jordanian entrepreneurs, have a cheap, green way to keep cars clean in a water-deprived region.

One Word: Haptics

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Startups are using the technology to give smartphones and tablets new powers.

One Word: Haptics

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Startups are using the technology to give smartphones and tablets new powers.

Innovator: Textbook 2.0

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With his San Francisco startup, Matt MacInnis is making textbooks iPad-friendly and teaching them tricks that can't be done in print

Innovator: Textbook 2.0

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With his San Francisco startup, Matt MacInnis is making textbooks iPad-friendly and teaching them tricks that can't be done in print

Grilled Cheese? There's an App for That

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Flip camera creator's post-Cisco gig: high-tech fast food

Grilled Cheese? There's an App for That

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Flip camera creator's post-Cisco gig: high-tech fast food

Innovator: Spin Doctor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Entrepreneur Mahawili has built a lightweight wind turbine that may generate two to three times more electricity than similar models.

Innovator: Spin Doctor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Entrepreneur Mahawili has built a lightweight wind turbine that may generate two to three times more electricity than similar models.

Innovator: Credit Card Cops

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Yaron Samid's BillGuard has developed a system that uses technology and crowdsourcing to alert consumers about suspicious credit-card charges.

Innovator: Credit Card Cops

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Yaron Samid's BillGuard has developed a system that uses technology and crowdsourcing to alert consumers about suspicious credit-card charges.

The Mastermind of Adrenaline Marketing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dietrich Mateschitz is making a bold move into TV, movies, and magazines. What's the visionary behind a $5 billion-a-year soft-drink empire doing in the media business? Just what he's always done: having a blast.

The Mastermind of Adrenaline Marketing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dietrich Mateschitz is making a bold move into TV, movies, and magazines. What's the visionary behind a $5 billion-a-year soft-drink empire doing in the media business? Just what he's always done: having a blast.

The Math of Khan

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Can an ex-hedge fund guy and his nonprofit Khan Academy make American schoolkids competitive again?

The Math of Khan

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Can an ex-hedge fund guy and his nonprofit Khan Academy make American schoolkids competitive again?

Innovator: A 911 system for the mobile era

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The COO of Cassidian Communications is creating emergency-response software that goes beyond phone calls to accept text, video, and other types of messages.

Innovator: A 911 system for the mobile era

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The COO of Cassidian Communications is creating emergency-response software that goes beyond phone calls to accept text, video, and other types of messages.

Innovator: Pocket Translator

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A former video game designer has built the Word Lens app, which translates text on menus, signs and anything else you point your phone at.

Innovator: Pocket Translator

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A former video game designer has built the Word Lens app, which translates text on menus, signs and anything else you point your phone at.

Innovator: Cyber Guardian

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The precocious British entrepreneur has come up with software called Crisp that polices cyberbullies and other bad actors online.

Innovator: Cyber Guardian

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The precocious British entrepreneur has come up with software called Crisp that polices cyberbullies and other bad actors online.

Educational Tech Gets a Second Look

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Web startups taking tech into the classroom attract major funding.

Educational Tech Gets a Second Look

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Web startups taking tech into the classroom attract major funding.

Innovator: High-Tech Pools

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Crystal Lagoons honcho wants to build pools with advanced water filtration systems that will make power plants safer and cheaper.

Innovator: High-Tech Pools

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Crystal Lagoons honcho wants to build pools with advanced water filtration systems that will make power plants safer and cheaper.

Innovator: Jennifer Pahlka

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The founder of Code for America is bringing programmers and cash-strapped cities together to give government services a boost.

Innovator: Jennifer Pahlka

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The founder of Code for America is bringing programmers and cash-strapped cities together to give government services a boost.

Innovator: Eric Golden

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The onetime Panavision exec has built a business repurposing Hollywood technology for non-showbiz customers.

Innovator: Eric Golden

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The onetime Panavision exec has built a business repurposing Hollywood technology for non-showbiz customers.

AOL Tries for Something New: Silicon Valley Cred

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The company has opened its sleek new Palo Alto offices to local startups, hoping some of the creativity will rub off.

AOL Tries for Something New: Silicon Valley Cred

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The company has opened its sleek new Palo Alto offices to local startups, hoping some of the creativity will rub off.

Taking the Pain Out of Virtual Computing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A startup called Tintri may have the cure for a limitation of virtualization.

Taking the Pain Out of Virtual Computing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A startup called Tintri may have the cure for a limitation of virtualization.

Innovator: Roger Hine

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The engineer quit Asyst to found Liquid Robotics and invent the Wave Glider, which trolls the sea and returns undamaged.

Innovator: Roger Hine

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The engineer quit Asyst to found Liquid Robotics and invent the Wave Glider, which trolls the sea and returns undamaged.

Innovator: Robert McGinnis of Oasys Water

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The former Navy diver was dismayed by how much energy it takes to desalinate seawater. So he developed a more efficient process.

Innovator: Robert McGinnis of Oasys Water

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The former Navy diver was dismayed by how much energy it takes to desalinate seawater. So he developed a more efficient process.

Did the Continental Drift Create an Oil Bonanza?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A bet that a vast oil field lies off the coast of French Guiana may prove a geological theory and pay off big for Tullow Oil and its partners.

Did the Continental Drift Create an Oil Bonanza?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A bet that a vast oil field lies off the coast of French Guiana may prove a geological theory and pay off big for Tullow Oil and its partners.

Paul Graham's Search for the Next Facebook

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The entrepreneur's Y Combinator uses mass production techniques in its search for and development of promising startups

Paul Graham's Search for the Next Facebook

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The entrepreneur's Y Combinator uses mass production techniques in its search for and development of promising startups

Innovator: Adam Beguelin

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The entrepreneur has built a free service, Sensr.net, that makes it easy to share and store video feeds and turns cheap webcams into motion detectors.

Innovator: Adam Beguelin

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The entrepreneur has built a free service, Sensr.net, that makes it easy to share and store video feeds and turns cheap webcams into motion detectors.

Business Plan Contests: Where Are the Women?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many groups are trying to increase female participation in competitions for promising ventures.

Business Plan Contests: Where Are the Women?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many groups are trying to increase female participation in competitions for promising ventures.

Cheating, Incorporated

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

At Ashley Madison's website for dating, the infidelity economy is alive, well, and profitable.

Cheating, Incorporated

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

At Ashley Madison's website for dating, the infidelity economy is alive, well, and profitable.

Zero Revenue. Four Staffers. 1.75 Million Users

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Four-month-old photo-sharing service Instagram has 1.75 million users, four employees, and zero revenue.

Zero Revenue. Four Staffers. 1.75 Million Users

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Four-month-old photo-sharing service Instagram has 1.75 million users, four employees, and zero revenue.

Innovator: Joseph Bates

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Processors are very accurate. An MIT computer scientist says making them more error-prone could mean faster, more powerful computers.

Innovator: Joseph Bates

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Processors are very accurate. An MIT computer scientist says making them more error-prone could mean faster, more powerful computers.

From the West Bank, Fair-Trade Olives

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A Palestinian entrepreneur boosted the price paid for organic olives and has grown to become the West Bank's biggest exporter of olive oil.

From the West Bank, Fair-Trade Olives

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A Palestinian entrepreneur boosted the price paid for organic olives and has grown to become the West Bank's biggest exporter of olive oil.

The Resurgence of Roman Power

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An Italian startup generates electricity along aqueducts.

The Resurgence of Roman Power

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An Italian startup generates electricity along aqueducts.

Junk Food-Free Vending Machines Go to School

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new law letting the USDA set standards for vending machine fare sold in schools could boost demand for healthy offerings.

Junk Food-Free Vending Machines Go to School

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new law letting the USDA set standards for vending machine fare sold in schools could boost demand for healthy offerings.

Speed Dial: Brett King

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The author of Bank 2.0 discusses how banks can remain relevant to small business owners.

Speed Dial: Brett King

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The author of Bank 2.0 discusses how banks can remain relevant to small business owners.

Innovator: George Huber

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The chemical engineer has developed a process for creating high-value chemicals out of little more than sawdust and cornstalks.

Innovator: George Huber

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The chemical engineer has developed a process for creating high-value chemicals out of little more than sawdust and cornstalks.

AstraZeneca's Risky Bet on Drug Discovery

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Forgoing acquisitions and diversification, the pharma giant looks for new pills in its own labs.

AstraZeneca's Risky Bet on Drug Discovery

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Forgoing acquisitions and diversification, the pharma giant looks for new pills in its own labs.

2010 in Review

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

If things aren't nearly as bad as they seem, why do they seem so bad?

2010 in Review

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

If things aren't nearly as bad as they seem, why do they seem so bad?

The Queen of Talk Bets on Becoming Cable's Last Word

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite the hype, Oprah Winfrey's new cable network has risks aplenty.

The Queen of Talk Bets on Becoming Cable's Last Word

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite the hype, Oprah Winfrey's new cable network has risks aplenty.

Private Equity's Indian Dilemma

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

New regulations and caps on interest rates have made the sector less appetizing for private equity investors.

Private Equity's Indian Dilemma

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

New regulations and caps on interest rates have made the sector less appetizing for private equity investors.

So Google's Buying Your Startup. Now What?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Google's M&A chief has to persuade founders to stick around.

So Google's Buying Your Startup. Now What?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Google's M&A chief has to persuade founders to stick around.

Speed Dial: Peter Thiel

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The PayPal co-founder is offering 20 teen entrepreneurs $100,000 fellowships to leave college.

Speed Dial: Peter Thiel

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The PayPal co-founder is offering 20 teen entrepreneurs $100,000 fellowships to leave college.

Time to Think Beyond the Infomercial

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

After selling $420 million worth of exercise DVDs, the fitness company is diversifying with new products including a gospel fitness program and a Spanish-language line.

Time to Think Beyond the Infomercial

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

After selling $420 million worth of exercise DVDs, the fitness company is diversifying with new products including a gospel fitness program and a Spanish-language line.

How to Beat Google? Ask.com Can't Answer

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

IAC/InterActiveCorp has decided that Google is unstoppable in search, so it's recasting Ask.com as a Q&A site.

How to Beat Google? Ask.com Can't Answer

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

IAC/InterActiveCorp has decided that Google is unstoppable in search, so it's recasting Ask.com as a Q&A site.

Obama's Tormentor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

If Tom Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has his way, the president's change agenda is finished.

Obama's Tormentor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

If Tom Donohue, the head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has his way, the president's change agenda is finished.

The New New Andreessen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With Andreessen Horowitz, visionary entrepreneur Marc Andreessen is trying to reinvent himself as a top-tier venture capitalist and world-class power broker.

The New New Andreessen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With Andreessen Horowitz, visionary entrepreneur Marc Andreessen is trying to reinvent himself as a top-tier venture capitalist and world-class power broker.

Misfires Aplenty at Cerberus' Gun Unit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A bad economy and a combat rifle recall have hit Freedom Group.

Misfires Aplenty at Cerberus' Gun Unit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A bad economy and a combat rifle recall have hit Freedom Group.

Credit Markets: Small Companies, Big Borrowing Costs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Record-low interest rates for the biggest U.S. companies aren't trickling down to their smaller counterparts.

Credit Markets: Small Companies, Big Borrowing Costs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Record-low interest rates for the biggest U.S. companies aren't trickling down to their smaller counterparts.

Sharing - and Giving - On the Web

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Co-founders Sean Parker and Joe Green use Facebook to encourage giving on their for-profit startup.

Sharing - and Giving - On the Web

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Co-founders Sean Parker and Joe Green use Facebook to encourage giving on their for-profit startup.

The Devil You Don't Know

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Tea Party's small-government slogans may be appealing, but its policies could throw the U.S. economy into chaos.

The Devil You Don't Know

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Tea Party's small-government slogans may be appealing, but its policies could throw the U.S. economy into chaos.

Bringing Good Things to Sunlight

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Abound Solar is counting on a GE veteran to streamline production.

Bringing Good Things to Sunlight

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Abound Solar is counting on a GE veteran to streamline production.

Green Startups: Trapped in the 'Valley of Death'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Young cleantech companies are running out of gas on the road to going public.

Green Startups: Trapped in the 'Valley of Death'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Young cleantech companies are running out of gas on the road to going public.

Apple Takes Share From Google in Mobile Ads

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Its new iAd network is quickly grabbing market share.

Apple Takes Share From Google in Mobile Ads

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Its new iAd network is quickly grabbing market share.

Innovator Lee M. Amaitis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Lee Amaitis saw sports bettors didn't want to stop gambling once the game started.

Innovator Lee M. Amaitis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Lee Amaitis saw sports bettors didn't want to stop gambling once the game started.

Will Ending Tax Cuts Hurt Small Business?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Not as much as Mitch McConnell says, given the curious definition of small business under current tax rules

Will Ending Tax Cuts Hurt Small Business?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Not as much as Mitch McConnell says, given the curious definition of small business under current tax rules

A Spyglass Trained on Silicon Valley

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Quid software sheds light on the opaque world of technology startups.

A Spyglass Trained on Silicon Valley

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Quid software sheds light on the opaque world of technology startups.

Innovator: Andrew Thompson

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The engineer turned venture capitalist wants to transform your pills into miniature computers that can send out an alert when you miss a dose.

Innovator: Andrew Thompson

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The engineer turned venture capitalist wants to transform your pills into miniature computers that can send out an alert when you miss a dose.

A Mouse Maker Stakes Its Future on TV Sets

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Logitech has teamed up with Google and Intel on Web TV

A Mouse Maker Stakes Its Future on TV Sets

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Logitech has teamed up with Google and Intel on Web TV

A Sweet Dream for Young Entrepreneurs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Three Columbia graduates are making a bet that custom-made chocolate bars will pay the rent.

A Sweet Dream for Young Entrepreneurs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Three Columbia graduates are making a bet that custom-made chocolate bars will pay the rent.

Sutter Health's Pricing Gives Insurers a Headache

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Insurance brokers say response is low because the value of the benefit declines quickly for companies that pay average annual wages of more than $25,000 or employ more than 25 workers

Sutter Health's Pricing Gives Insurers a Headache

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Insurance brokers say response is low because the value of the benefit declines quickly for companies that pay average annual wages of more than $25,000 or employ more than 25 workers

The Hassle Factor Across the Globe

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When it comes to launching a new venture, regulations vary from country to country

The Hassle Factor Across the Globe

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When it comes to launching a new venture, regulations vary from country to country

Wanted: Big Ideas From Small Fry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Giants such as GE and PepsiCo are sponsoring competitions that let startups strut their stuff

Wanted: Big Ideas From Small Fry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Giants such as GE and PepsiCo are sponsoring competitions that let startups strut their stuff

An IPO for India's Top Lender to the Poor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

SKS, India's top lender to the poor, may trigger a spate of IPOs in microlending

An IPO for India's Top Lender to the Poor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

SKS, India's top lender to the poor, may trigger a spate of IPOs in microlending

Are Sportswriters Really Necessary?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Narrative Science's software takes sports stats and spits out articles.

Are Sportswriters Really Necessary?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Narrative Science's software takes sports stats and spits out articles.

The Ben & Jerry’s Law: Principles Before Profits

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Maryland allows companies to put principles before profits; California and Vermont may be next.

The Ben & Jerry’s Law: Principles Before Profits

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Maryland allows companies to put principles before profits; California and Vermont may be next.

A Gold Rush in Green Technology

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

On tap, a slew of IPOs from clean energy companies, many of them subsidized

A Gold Rush in Green Technology

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

On tap, a slew of IPOs from clean energy companies, many of them subsidized

Peter Gabriel Knows What You Want

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Even if you don't know yourself. Inside The Filter, Gabriel's recommendation engine for online music and movies.

Peter Gabriel Knows What You Want

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Even if you don't know yourself. Inside The Filter, Gabriel's recommendation engine for online music and movies.

The iPad Isn't Just Fun and Games

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The iPad is fun and games. And spreadsheets and presentation graphics and collaboration tools and

The iPad Isn't Just Fun and Games

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The iPad is fun and games. And spreadsheets and presentation graphics and collaboration tools and

Closing for Business?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Western companies are finding themselves shut out as Beijing promotes homegrown rivals.

Closing for Business?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Western companies are finding themselves shut out as Beijing promotes homegrown rivals.

No Job? Create One

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Entrepreneurship is hot in B-schools, as a tough job market prods MBAs to start their own businesses

No Job? Create One

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Entrepreneurship is hot in B-schools, as a tough job market prods MBAs to start their own businesses

A High-End Bet on Nuclear Power

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

CEO Anne Lauvergeon says Areva's bold new reactor design gives the French company an edge over rivals. Now she has to find customers who can afford it

A High-End Bet on Nuclear Power

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

CEO Anne Lauvergeon says Areva's bold new reactor design gives the French company an edge over rivals. Now she has to find customers who can afford it

A 'Condom' That Keeps PCs Safe

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many have tried, but no one has yet hacked past InZero's protective layer

A 'Condom' That Keeps PCs Safe

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many have tried, but no one has yet hacked past InZero's protective layer

And Google Begat...

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The search giant's former employees are seeding tech startups

And Google Begat...

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The search giant's former employees are seeding tech startups

TED's Not Dead, But It Is Aging

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The annual conference tries to reach out to a new generation, awkwardly.

TED's Not Dead, But It Is Aging

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The annual conference tries to reach out to a new generation, awkwardly.

Why More Are Buying into 'Buy Local'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

More groups are forming to send shoppers to home-grown independent businesses. But their impact on jobs is hard to quantify.

Why More Are Buying into 'Buy Local'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

More groups are forming to send shoppers to home-grown independent businesses. But their impact on jobs is hard to quantify.

Judgment Day Care

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Critters that can't experience the Rapture with their masters will be cared for on earth, for a fee.

Judgment Day Care

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Critters that can't experience the Rapture with their masters will be cared for on earth, for a fee.

Yelp if You Don't Want to Go Public

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In a desire to keep control, they're opting for private rather than public investment

Yelp if You Don't Want to Go Public

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In a desire to keep control, they're opting for private rather than public investment

The Last Hurrah of a Venture Capitalist

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

At the end of his career, New Enterprise Associates' Dick Kramlich is out to prove that megafunds can still pay off.

The Last Hurrah of a Venture Capitalist

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

At the end of his career, New Enterprise Associates' Dick Kramlich is out to prove that megafunds can still pay off.

Innovation's Accidental Enemies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Leaders who demand proof that a new idea will work inadvertently stifle innovation. There's a better way to react to brainstorms

Innovation's Accidental Enemies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Leaders who demand proof that a new idea will work inadvertently stifle innovation. There's a better way to react to brainstorms

Yahoo Opens its Checkbook

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

CEO Bartz is stepping up acquisitions and stressing local content to stay relevant

Yahoo Opens its Checkbook

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

CEO Bartz is stepping up acquisitions and stressing local content to stay relevant

Gold's Sister Act

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

From Costa Rica, they dispense advice on precious metals and other investments that regularly beats other indexes

Gold's Sister Act

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

From Costa Rica, they dispense advice on precious metals and other investments that regularly beats other indexes

IPOs: Big Names, Modest Interest

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The new year could see Facebook, Twitter, and more go public. But is the public ready?

IPOs: Big Names, Modest Interest

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The new year could see Facebook, Twitter, and more go public. But is the public ready?

I Want My. . .Vevo?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Universal, Sony, and EMI are teaming up to offer premium music videos through Vevo, although history has frowned on previous efforts.

I Want My. . .Vevo?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Universal, Sony, and EMI are teaming up to offer premium music videos through Vevo, although history has frowned on previous efforts.

In Michigan, an Answer to the Jobs Crisis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By backing loans to small manufacturers, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is helping companies diversify

In Michigan, an Answer to the Jobs Crisis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

By backing loans to small manufacturers, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. is helping companies diversify

A Short-Term Crunch for Small Business?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

SBA-backed loans that were bolstered by the first stimulus package have dried up.

A Short-Term Crunch for Small Business?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

SBA-backed loans that were bolstered by the first stimulus package have dried up.

Brigham Young's Entrepreneur Factory

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite a meager budget for technology research, the Utah university is churning out startups.

Brigham Young's Entrepreneur Factory

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite a meager budget for technology research, the Utah university is churning out startups.

Hulu's Tough Choices

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Viewers love the site's free shows, but it's losing a bundle and may soon have to start charging.

Hulu's Tough Choices

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Viewers love the site's free shows, but it's losing a bundle and may soon have to start charging.

Selling $8 Soap in an Era of Frugality

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Amid recession-ravaged sales, Pangea Organics is battling back with a new deal supplying Sephora.

Selling $8 Soap in an Era of Frugality

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Amid recession-ravaged sales, Pangea Organics is battling back with a new deal supplying Sephora.

Small Business Has Small Hiring Plans

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Even when the economy picks up, keeping the headcount down will remain a top priority.

Small Business Has Small Hiring Plans

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Even when the economy picks up, keeping the headcount down will remain a top priority.

Business Incubators are Growing Up

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

They're broadening their reach to include more tech-savvy, time-pressed entrepreneurs.

Business Incubators are Growing Up

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

They're broadening their reach to include more tech-savvy, time-pressed entrepreneurs.

Praise the Company, Pocket the Stock

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Broadband player KeyOn is getting glowing reviews - from supporters who have been paid in shares.

Praise the Company, Pocket the Stock

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Broadband player KeyOn is getting glowing reviews - from supporters who have been paid in shares.

Nearly Waterless Washing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

New green technology will allow washing machines to use only 10% of the water required by conventional washers.

Nearly Waterless Washing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

New green technology will allow washing machines to use only 10% of the water required by conventional washers.

For Entrepreneurs, Credit Eases—a Bit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Lending to small businesses has increased from a drip to a trickle, thanks chiefly to SBA guarantees.

For Entrepreneurs, Credit Eases—a Bit

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Lending to small businesses has increased from a drip to a trickle, thanks chiefly to SBA guarantees.

Low Rents and Weird 'Stores' at the Mall

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The recession's high commercial vacancy rates are bringing in unconventional tenants that offer unusual fare.

Low Rents and Weird 'Stores' at the Mall

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The recession's high commercial vacancy rates are bringing in unconventional tenants that offer unusual fare.

A Hiring Hitch for Small Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Wary of being burned, temp agencies are making it much more difficult to employ workers.

A Hiring Hitch for Small Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Wary of being burned, temp agencies are making it much more difficult to employ workers.

The Second Coming of Iridium

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The satellite phone company, which flopped in 1999, is back and planning to tap new markets.

The Second Coming of Iridium

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The satellite phone company, which flopped in 1999, is back and planning to tap new markets.

When the CEO Job is Split in Two

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dividing the post often leads to grief. But A

When the CEO Job is Split in Two

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dividing the post often leads to grief. But A

Fill 'er up-With Hydrogen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Advances in fuel-cell technology and a commitment from the German government to build a fueling network mean automakers haven't given up on hydrogen.

Fill 'er up-With Hydrogen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Advances in fuel-cell technology and a commitment from the German government to build a fueling network mean automakers haven't given up on hydrogen.

When Your Venture Guy Says Goodbye (online only)

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As VC firms struggle to raise money, partners are leaving

When Your Venture Guy Says Goodbye (online only)

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As VC firms struggle to raise money, partners are leaving

Cerebus Now Hunts Smaller Prey

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite dismal returns from his foray into Chrysler, humbled founder Feinberg intends to keep scavenging

Cerebus Now Hunts Smaller Prey

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite dismal returns from his foray into Chrysler, humbled founder Feinberg intends to keep scavenging

A Quantum Leap for Lighting

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

QD Vision, a Watertown (Mass.) startup, says it can lower energy use and improve light quality.

A Quantum Leap for Lighting

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

QD Vision, a Watertown (Mass.) startup, says it can lower energy use and improve light quality.

A Health-Care Trap for Small Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

If an employee needs expensive care, the insurer will often jack up its premium

A Health-Care Trap for Small Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

If an employee needs expensive care, the insurer will often jack up its premium

How Science can Create Millions of new Jobs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Reigniting basic research can repair the broken U.S. business model and put Americans back to work

How Science can Create Millions of new Jobs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Reigniting basic research can repair the broken U.S. business model and put Americans back to work

Why Small Biz Is Skittish

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite a charm offensive by Obama, health-care proposals leave entrepreneurs wary.

Why Small Biz Is Skittish

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Despite a charm offensive by Obama, health-care proposals leave entrepreneurs wary.

Throwing Lifelines to Small Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

How the administrator says her agency is helping to get banks to lend to small business again.

Throwing Lifelines to Small Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

How the administrator says her agency is helping to get banks to lend to small business again.

Creative Beginnings in a Downturn

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

How bold entrepreneurs exploited tough times to pioneer new industries.

Creative Beginnings in a Downturn

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

How bold entrepreneurs exploited tough times to pioneer new industries.

Little Green Dynamos

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

These under-the-radar startups are changing the alternative-energy landscape.

Little Green Dynamos

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

These under-the-radar startups are changing the alternative-energy landscape.

A Fresh Approach to Venture Capital

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Marc Andreessen had no trouble raising money for his new VC firm. His strategy? Fund more, control less.

A Fresh Approach to Venture Capital

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Marc Andreessen had no trouble raising money for his new VC firm. His strategy? Fund more, control less.

Seeking the 'Next Billion' Gamers

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Startup Zeebo is betting the growing middle class in emerging markets will take to its affordable console.

Seeking the 'Next Billion' Gamers

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Startup Zeebo is betting the growing middle class in emerging markets will take to its affordable console.

Coach's New Bag

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Adapting to a more frugal consumer, Coach has created the less pricey Poppy line, revamping its product mix to lower its average bag price to $290.

Coach's New Bag

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Adapting to a more frugal consumer, Coach has created the less pricey Poppy line, revamping its product mix to lower its average bag price to $290.

Hunting for Growth: The Quick and the Agile

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The common thread of successful entrepreneurs is their willingness to be aggressive during economic slowdowns.

Hunting for Growth: The Quick and the Agile

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The common thread of successful entrepreneurs is their willingness to be aggressive during economic slowdowns.

Cloud Computing's Big Bang for Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Cloud computing has allowed firms to effectively outsource their computer hardware needs.

Cloud Computing's Big Bang for Business

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Cloud computing has allowed firms to effectively outsource their computer hardware needs.

Make-or-Break Time for Cancer Drugs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Strong presentations at the key oncology conference in late May will be crucial for struggling biotechs.

Make-or-Break Time for Cancer Drugs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Strong presentations at the key oncology conference in late May will be crucial for struggling biotechs.

These Angels Go Where Others Fear to Tread

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As large VC firms cut back, a hungry bunch of seed-stage investors are helping entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.

These Angels Go Where Others Fear to Tread

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As large VC firms cut back, a hungry bunch of seed-stage investors are helping entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.

Clean, Green and not a Car

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In the race to devise greener electric alternatives to today's four-wheel vehicles, some carmakers are experimenting with un-cars.

Clean, Green and not a Car

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

In the race to devise greener electric alternatives to today's four-wheel vehicles, some carmakers are experimenting with un-cars.

Israel's New Pioneers Cash in on Cleantech

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Israeli businesses have had to deal with resource scarcity far longer than many companies in other countries. This has given them a head start and is now attracting attention from venture capital firms from around the world.

Israel's New Pioneers Cash in on Cleantech

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Israeli businesses have had to deal with resource scarcity far longer than many companies in other countries. This has given them a head start and is now attracting attention from venture capital firms from around the world.

Good Times for Cheap Cell Phones

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Chinese firm ZTE has risen from a very small competitor to the world's No. 6 producer of cell phones in just two years.

Good Times for Cheap Cell Phones

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Chinese firm ZTE has risen from a very small competitor to the world's No. 6 producer of cell phones in just two years.

Option ARM-And Your Left Leg

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many prospective small-business owners saw an excellent opportunity to start their dream business using the ever-growing equity in their homes as a basis.

Option ARM-And Your Left Leg

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many prospective small-business owners saw an excellent opportunity to start their dream business using the ever-growing equity in their homes as a basis.

The Secret Sauce at In-N-Out Burger

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The regional chain In-N-Out Burger has held its own against giants Burger King and McDonald's by stressing employee retention.

The Secret Sauce at In-N-Out Burger

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The regional chain In-N-Out Burger has held its own against giants Burger King and McDonald's by stressing employee retention.

Startups, Start Your Engines

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

It may be an excellent time to launch a startup.

Startups, Start Your Engines

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

It may be an excellent time to launch a startup.

Power from Potholes

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hybrid cars and trucks may one day draw electricity from the vibrations of wheels on the road.

Power from Potholes

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Hybrid cars and trucks may one day draw electricity from the vibrations of wheels on the road.

Obama's Tax Plan Will Hurt Nonprofits

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sandy Weill accurately states the obvious in the title of his BusinessWeek article, Obama's Tax Plan Will Hurt Nonprofits, (March 23, 2009).

Obama's Tax Plan Will Hurt Nonprofits

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Sandy Weill accurately states the obvious in the title of his BusinessWeek article, Obama's Tax Plan Will Hurt Nonprofits, (March 23, 2009).

There is no More Normal

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The focus is on the pace of change and the need to collaborate and properly appropriate profits over shorter periods of time.

There is no More Normal

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The focus is on the pace of change and the need to collaborate and properly appropriate profits over shorter periods of time.

The Backlash Against Obama's Budget

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Now that the nuts and bolts of the President's plan are beginning to come to light, some of the interested parties that were sitting on the fence are starting to pick a side.

The Backlash Against Obama's Budget

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Now that the nuts and bolts of the President's plan are beginning to come to light, some of the interested parties that were sitting on the fence are starting to pick a side.

The Best Undergrad B-Schools

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

This year's ranking reflects a treacherous job market that is putting America's colleges to an unfamiliar test.

The Best Undergrad B-Schools

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

This year's ranking reflects a treacherous job market that is putting America's colleges to an unfamiliar test.

Green Biz

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

It is a well known fact that immense amounts of energy are stored in the ocean, and we are not only talking about the oil on its floor. The constant motion of water has come to the attention of many companies seeking to find clean energy sources. Mechanisms that capture wave and tide action and convert it to electricity are finding modest success (and a few failures).

Green Biz

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

It is a well known fact that immense amounts of energy are stored in the ocean, and we are not only talking about the oil on its floor. The constant motion of water has come to the attention of many companies seeking to find clean energy sources. Mechanisms that capture wave and tide action and convert it to electricity are finding modest success (and a few failures).

The Electric Car Battery War

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

U.S. and Asian rivals are rushing to hone lithium-ion technology. Should the feds get involved?

The Electric Car Battery War

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

U.S. and Asian rivals are rushing to hone lithium-ion technology. Should the feds get involved?

Small Banks Say 'No Thanks'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Healthy small banks would like the boost to lend more but fear regulations and conditions attached to the Treasury Dept.'s rescue program.

Small Banks Say 'No Thanks'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Healthy small banks would like the boost to lend more but fear regulations and conditions attached to the Treasury Dept.'s rescue program.

Corporate Failures: The Worst May Be Yet to Come

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The forecast of companies at risk for default could mean more bankruptcies in 2009.

Corporate Failures: The Worst May Be Yet to Come

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The forecast of companies at risk for default could mean more bankruptcies in 2009.

Should Taxpayers Fuel Tesla?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The electric-car pioneer wants a big federal loan. But the startup could be a riskier bet than bigger players.

Should Taxpayers Fuel Tesla?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The electric-car pioneer wants a big federal loan. But the startup could be a riskier bet than bigger players.

A New Menace to the Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Call them zombie companies. Many more has-been companies will be feeding off taxpayers, investors, and workers, and sapping the lifeblood of healthier rivals.

A New Menace to the Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Call them zombie companies. Many more has-been companies will be feeding off taxpayers, investors, and workers, and sapping the lifeblood of healthier rivals.

The Real Potential of Apple's iPhone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The developer stampede to the App Store gives Apple a shot at a larger chunk of the cell-phone biz.

The Real Potential of Apple's iPhone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The developer stampede to the App Store gives Apple a shot at a larger chunk of the cell-phone biz.

When Economists Collide

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Harvard's Rogoff says economists deserve a portion of the blame for this crisis.

When Economists Collide

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Harvard's Rogoff says economists deserve a portion of the blame for this crisis.

Is Silicon Valley Losing its Magic?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Risk aversion, short-term focus, and lack of ambition have caused complacency in the technological sector, especially in the Silicon Valley.

Is Silicon Valley Losing its Magic?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Risk aversion, short-term focus, and lack of ambition have caused complacency in the technological sector, especially in the Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley: Uh-Oh for Web 2.0

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A year ago, cash rained on tech startups. Now their valuations are slipping, and venture capital is drying up.

Silicon Valley: Uh-Oh for Web 2.0

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A year ago, cash rained on tech startups. Now their valuations are slipping, and venture capital is drying up.

From 401(k) Nest Egg to Seed Money

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

New firms such as BeneTrends and Guidant Financial Group have sprung up to help entrepreneurs take advantage of an obscure tax law.

From 401(k) Nest Egg to Seed Money

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

New firms such as BeneTrends and Guidant Financial Group have sprung up to help entrepreneurs take advantage of an obscure tax law.

Enter the Liquidators: 'We Unwind Dreams'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Venture capitalists do not want to see their portfolio investments taken to bankruptcy court where pennies on the dollar will be realized. They would rather see the company's assets sold to other entities that will maximize the amount received and thereby lower their loss.

Enter the Liquidators: 'We Unwind Dreams'

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Venture capitalists do not want to see their portfolio investments taken to bankruptcy court where pennies on the dollar will be realized. They would rather see the company's assets sold to other entities that will maximize the amount received and thereby lower their loss.

Capitalism with a Human Face

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As charitable giving dries up, new kinds of leaders are taking on the world's problems, using the for-profit world as a model.

Capitalism with a Human Face

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As charitable giving dries up, new kinds of leaders are taking on the world's problems, using the for-profit world as a model.

Enough Shock Treatment?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Amid a debt-deflation spiral, governments' greatest risk is enacting stimulus measures that are too little to fight the slump.

Enough Shock Treatment?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Amid a debt-deflation spiral, governments' greatest risk is enacting stimulus measures that are too little to fight the slump.

The X Factor: Can Big-Money Contests Save Innovation?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Can prize money do more to stimulate innovation than existing incentives?

The X Factor: Can Big-Money Contests Save Innovation?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Can prize money do more to stimulate innovation than existing incentives?

What's Red-Hot And Green All Over?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The governments of Europe have started to strongly support the development of green technologies to the extent that three of the top ten fastest-growing companies in Europe are green-oriented businesses.

What's Red-Hot And Green All Over?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The governments of Europe have started to strongly support the development of green technologies to the extent that three of the top ten fastest-growing companies in Europe are green-oriented businesses.

The Changes Business Wants

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Corporate executives discuss measures

The Changes Business Wants

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Corporate executives discuss measures

Taking the Dull Out of Dell

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dell, long the low-cost leader in PCs, has begun to seek a differentiation strategy using a design-the-appearance-of-your-PC approach.

Taking the Dull Out of Dell

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dell, long the low-cost leader in PCs, has begun to seek a differentiation strategy using a design-the-appearance-of-your-PC approach.

Making Money Without Mad Ave

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many high-profile entrants into the Internet market have had less-than-stellar revenue performance.

Making Money Without Mad Ave

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many high-profile entrants into the Internet market have had less-than-stellar revenue performance.

Words That Pack Power

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Regardless of whether a small-business owner is dealing with customers, suppliers, employees, or any other stakeholder, their words and the choice thereof is important.

Words That Pack Power

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Regardless of whether a small-business owner is dealing with customers, suppliers, employees, or any other stakeholder, their words and the choice thereof is important.

Sweating through an IPO Drought

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With capital scarce, even the most promising venture-backed companies are running low on cash.

Sweating through an IPO Drought

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With capital scarce, even the most promising venture-backed companies are running low on cash.

Thrift Shops on Easy Street

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Winmark, the used-goods retailer, is booming as strapped consumers look to make, and save, a buck.

Thrift Shops on Easy Street

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Winmark, the used-goods retailer, is booming as strapped consumers look to make, and save, a buck.

A Financial Ice Age Dawns

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Struggling firms aren't the only ones feeling the credit crunch; fiscally-sound firms in need of growth will also have problems finding cash.

A Financial Ice Age Dawns

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Struggling firms aren't the only ones feeling the credit crunch; fiscally-sound firms in need of growth will also have problems finding cash.

Charities Go Begging

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Foundations and other charitable organizations brace for a steep decline in giving as the value of their portfolios shrinks sharply.

Charities Go Begging

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Foundations and other charitable organizations brace for a steep decline in giving as the value of their portfolios shrinks sharply.

Mad as Hell on Main Street

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Working folks are outraged about the government's proposed Wall Street rescue.

Mad as Hell on Main Street

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Working folks are outraged about the government's proposed Wall Street rescue.

A Chance to Find Balance

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The current crisis within the financial sector is portrayed as a necessary balance to the distorted economy arguably in place since 2000.

A Chance to Find Balance

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The current crisis within the financial sector is portrayed as a necessary balance to the distorted economy arguably in place since 2000.

Alliant: Aiming to Stay No.1 with a Bullet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Defense contractor Alliant Techsystems hedges against a wind-down of the Iraq war by courting weekend warriors.

Alliant: Aiming to Stay No.1 with a Bullet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Defense contractor Alliant Techsystems hedges against a wind-down of the Iraq war by courting weekend warriors.

A New Deal on Energy?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Compromise is not a term often heard during election years. However, this year the pressure from constituents has led several Senators to cross the aisle to work on getting an energy bill passed.

A New Deal on Energy?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Compromise is not a term often heard during election years. However, this year the pressure from constituents has led several Senators to cross the aisle to work on getting an energy bill passed.

Has Facebook's Value Taken a Hit?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Top execs at the social network are selling shares

Has Facebook's Value Taken a Hit?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Top execs at the social network are selling shares

Softening Buffett's Import Proposal

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Warren Buffett's proposal to force companies to attain (via export offsets) certificates to import nonoil goods has led to an interesting debate over free markets versus public good.

Softening Buffett's Import Proposal

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Warren Buffett's proposal to force companies to attain (via export offsets) certificates to import nonoil goods has led to an interesting debate over free markets versus public good.

The Beijing Olympics: Follow the Gold

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The sources and distribution of revenue directly related to the Olympics.

The Beijing Olympics: Follow the Gold

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The sources and distribution of revenue directly related to the Olympics.

Drowning Out the Big Labels

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Some indies are selling more records than ever while the majors limp along.

Drowning Out the Big Labels

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Some indies are selling more records than ever while the majors limp along.

Mom-and-Pop Multinationals

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Improved software and services allow the smallest businesses to outsource work around the globe.

Mom-and-Pop Multinationals

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Improved software and services allow the smallest businesses to outsource work around the globe.

Where Google Isn't Goliath

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Russia's Yandex, set to go public on Nasdaq, is innovating in a hurry to hold off the U.S. giant.

Where Google Isn't Goliath

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Russia's Yandex, set to go public on Nasdaq, is innovating in a hurry to hold off the U.S. giant.

Bigger Kids Want to Dress Cool, Too

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Merrill Guerra has started an online store called RealKidz for plus-size kids looking to obtain stylish clothing.

Bigger Kids Want to Dress Cool, Too

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Merrill Guerra has started an online store called RealKidz for plus-size kids looking to obtain stylish clothing.

Heaven for Hypochondriacs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A.D.A.M. (Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine), an interactive database that provides info on symptoms, diseases, and treatments using embedded content on client web sites, has become profitable and is expected to continue its earning growth.

Heaven for Hypochondriacs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A.D.A.M. (Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine), an interactive database that provides info on symptoms, diseases, and treatments using embedded content on client web sites, has become profitable and is expected to continue its earning growth.

Inside the War Against China's Blogs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Vengeful bloggers? Flaming posts? PR firms help global brands navigate the country's perilous Web.

Inside the War Against China's Blogs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Vengeful bloggers? Flaming posts? PR firms help global brands navigate the country's perilous Web.

Disney: When You Wish Upon a Startup

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Disney has created its own venture capital division, Steamboat Ventures.

Disney: When You Wish Upon a Startup

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Disney has created its own venture capital division, Steamboat Ventures.

Taxing the 'Not-So-Rich' Rich

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many of America's affluent, squeezed already, worry they will be burdened with higher taxes.

Taxing the 'Not-So-Rich' Rich

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many of America's affluent, squeezed already, worry they will be burdened with higher taxes.

Hot Growth Companies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

They're smart. They're nimble. They made it to the top of the rankings this year by showing resilience in the face of a worsening economy.

Hot Growth Companies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

They're smart. They're nimble. They made it to the top of the rankings this year by showing resilience in the face of a worsening economy.

Storm Warning

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Coastal residents and infrastructure planners, take note. The 2008 hurricane season, starting June 1, is expected to be worse than historical averages.

Storm Warning

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Coastal residents and infrastructure planners, take note. The 2008 hurricane season, starting June 1, is expected to be worse than historical averages.

Corporate Europe's Fierce Leaders

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Europe's top companies defend their niches with relentless innovation.

Corporate Europe's Fierce Leaders

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Europe's top companies defend their niches with relentless innovation.

Stalking the Next Big Thing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen thinks his third billion-dollar company will be the startup Ning.

Stalking the Next Big Thing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen thinks his third billion-dollar company will be the startup Ning.

The Perils of Going Public

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Callaway Golf founder Ely Callaway reaped massive benefits from his entry into the golf equipment market. Followers have been less successful in attaining large profits from their entry, including many that have lost money.

The Perils of Going Public

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Callaway Golf founder Ely Callaway reaped massive benefits from his entry into the golf equipment market. Followers have been less successful in attaining large profits from their entry, including many that have lost money.

Big Drug R&D on Campus

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With pipelines drying up, drugmakers are enlisting universities to help create new treatments.

Big Drug R&D on Campus

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With pipelines drying up, drugmakers are enlisting universities to help create new treatments.

When Small Biz Can't Get a Loan

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With lending tight, more entrepreneurs are turning to controversial merchant cash advances.

When Small Biz Can't Get a Loan

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With lending tight, more entrepreneurs are turning to controversial merchant cash advances.

Acting Globally but Selling Locally

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese athletic wear maker Li Ning is raising its international profile to win over shoppers at home.

Acting Globally but Selling Locally

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese athletic wear maker Li Ning is raising its international profile to win over shoppers at home.

How I Became a Little-Guy Lender

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With interest and investment portfolios showing anemic rates of return, many individuals with cash are deciding to take advantage of the one place that seems to offer the potential for substantive returns -- consumer credit.

How I Became a Little-Guy Lender

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

With interest and investment portfolios showing anemic rates of return, many individuals with cash are deciding to take advantage of the one place that seems to offer the potential for substantive returns -- consumer credit.

Keeping Morale up in a Downturn

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jack and Suzy Welch expound upon the importance of being forthright and transparent to employees during periods of economic and competitive crisis.

Keeping Morale up in a Downturn

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jack and Suzy Welch expound upon the importance of being forthright and transparent to employees during periods of economic and competitive crisis.

25 Most Innovative Companies: Smart Ideas for Tough Times

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The companies that make up the annual ranking nurture cultures that value creative people in good times and bad.

25 Most Innovative Companies: Smart Ideas for Tough Times

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The companies that make up the annual ranking nurture cultures that value creative people in good times and bad.

How Angel Investors Get Their Wings

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Backing entrepreneurs with good ideas can be a moneymaker for the daring investors who go where venture capitalists fear to tread.

How Angel Investors Get Their Wings

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Backing entrepreneurs with good ideas can be a moneymaker for the daring investors who go where venture capitalists fear to tread.

Finding Innovation Where it Lives

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jack and Susie Welch discuss the innovative mindset that needs to be pervasive throughout today's organizations.

Finding Innovation Where it Lives

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jack and Susie Welch discuss the innovative mindset that needs to be pervasive throughout today's organizations.

Creative Capital

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA  |  International Business

Creative capital: Georges Doriot and the birth of venture capital by BusinessWeek Editor Spencer Ante documents the creation of the modern venture capital community.

Ravenous for Small Tech

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As company valuations tumble, big players like eBay and Oracle see lots of potential bargains, while targets see fewer buyout alternatives.

Ravenous for Small Tech

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

As company valuations tumble, big players like eBay and Oracle see lots of potential bargains, while targets see fewer buyout alternatives.

The Few Bright Spots

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While many sectors of the economy are in the throes of poor performance, some are actually thriving.

The Few Bright Spots

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While many sectors of the economy are in the throes of poor performance, some are actually thriving.

Do These Clothes Help you Work out?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The athletic apparel sector of the clothing industry is a burgeoning competitive arena that is now coming under the scrutiny of scientists who are challenging the true benefits of these outfits.

Do These Clothes Help you Work out?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The athletic apparel sector of the clothing industry is a burgeoning competitive arena that is now coming under the scrutiny of scientists who are challenging the true benefits of these outfits.

Meet a Pirate's Best Friend

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jon, a 22 year old from London, grew frustrated trying to find a retro computer game online. That frustration led him to create an easier way to search the Web for downloadable software, music, movies, and other media.

Meet a Pirate's Best Friend

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Jon, a 22 year old from London, grew frustrated trying to find a retro computer game online. That frustration led him to create an easier way to search the Web for downloadable software, music, movies, and other media.

A Showcase for Fresh Concepts and New Technology

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art showcases the function of innovation as a translator of new ideas from art to the marketplace.

A Showcase for Fresh Concepts and New Technology

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

An exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art showcases the function of innovation as a translator of new ideas from art to the marketplace.

Wanted: One CEO for One Laptop Per Child

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Nicholas Negroponte has begun a search for a CEO to run his nonprofit One Laptop Per Child, which intends to put 150 million laptop computers in the hands of the world's poorest students.

Wanted: One CEO for One Laptop Per Child

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Nicholas Negroponte has begun a search for a CEO to run his nonprofit One Laptop Per Child, which intends to put 150 million laptop computers in the hands of the world's poorest students.

Meet the Master of Mideast Buyouts

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dubai's Arif Naqvi is the top dealmaker in local private equity, an industry he helped create.

Meet the Master of Mideast Buyouts

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Dubai's Arif Naqvi is the top dealmaker in local private equity, an industry he helped create.

A Pending Threat to Patents

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The courts have recently started to take a more strict stance on the term obvious as it relates to the patent protection of business practices.

A Pending Threat to Patents

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The courts have recently started to take a more strict stance on the term obvious as it relates to the patent protection of business practices.

Gore, Geldof, Venter...and This Guy?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A young entrepreneur named Ben Kaufman will present his newest endeavor at the prestigious technology, entertainment, and design conference (TED).

Gore, Geldof, Venter...and This Guy?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A young entrepreneur named Ben Kaufman will present his newest endeavor at the prestigious technology, entertainment, and design conference (TED).

The iSommelier Will Take Your Order

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Touch-screen tabletops with interactive menus are coming to wine bars and restaurants near you.

The iSommelier Will Take Your Order

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Touch-screen tabletops with interactive menus are coming to wine bars and restaurants near you.

The Fed's Race Against Recession

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Fed's drastic rate cuts designed to lower borrowing costs and spur investment have not had the desired impact.

The Fed's Race Against Recession

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Fed's drastic rate cuts designed to lower borrowing costs and spur investment have not had the desired impact.

Don't Put Me Back In, Coach

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Startup firm BrainScope introduces a handheld device that can diagnose the severity of brain injuries.

Don't Put Me Back In, Coach

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Startup firm BrainScope introduces a handheld device that can diagnose the severity of brain injuries.

Social Networks That Break a Sweat

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The brainchild of downhill idol Bode Miller, the social-networking site SkiSpace.com allows people to check out resorts and connect with skiers who frequent them. This trend has not gone unnoticed by advertisers.

Social Networks That Break a Sweat

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The brainchild of downhill idol Bode Miller, the social-networking site SkiSpace.com allows people to check out resorts and connect with skiers who frequent them. This trend has not gone unnoticed by advertisers.

Winning the Subprime Bet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The subprime sob story has played on an endless loop this earnings season. So it was a refreshing change when BlackRock's Laurence D. Fink spoke with analysts and investors about his upbeat mood during a Jan. 17 conference call about the fourth-quarter results.

Winning the Subprime Bet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The subprime sob story has played on an endless loop this earnings season. So it was a refreshing change when BlackRock's Laurence D. Fink spoke with analysts and investors about his upbeat mood during a Jan. 17 conference call about the fourth-quarter results.

A Better way to Track the Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Assessing the economic health of a country has been based historically on its Gross National Product and, more recently, Gross Domestic Product. This does a reasonable job of measuring outputs, but does little to forecast the country's future entity prospects.

A Better way to Track the Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Assessing the economic health of a country has been based historically on its Gross National Product and, more recently, Gross Domestic Product. This does a reasonable job of measuring outputs, but does little to forecast the country's future entity prospects.

Why the Street is Keen on Keryx

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Keryx, a small biotech firm with no products currently on the market, has managed to get buy and no-sell recommendations from many analysts.

Why the Street is Keen on Keryx

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Keryx, a small biotech firm with no products currently on the market, has managed to get buy and no-sell recommendations from many analysts.

Show Me the Moneymen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rate My Venture Capitalist.com! Why not? We have RateMyProfessors.com, don't we?

Show Me the Moneymen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Rate My Venture Capitalist.com! Why not? We have RateMyProfessors.com, don't we?

A Price War in Health Insurance

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When UnitedHealthcare (UNH) told American Printing House for the Blind that its health insurance bill would jump 49.9% in 2008, Chief Financial Officer William G. Beavin decided to shop around.

A Price War in Health Insurance

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

When UnitedHealthcare (UNH) told American Printing House for the Blind that its health insurance bill would jump 49.9% in 2008, Chief Financial Officer William G. Beavin decided to shop around.

Measuring Your Digital Footprint

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Barack Obama may or may not become the next President of the U.S., but he's a winner on the Internet. His status in cyberspace now surpasses that of Hillary Clinton, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and even Paris Hilton, according to Garlik, a British startup that rates people's digital reputations.

Measuring Your Digital Footprint

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Barack Obama may or may not become the next President of the U.S., but he's a winner on the Internet. His status in cyberspace now surpasses that of Hillary Clinton, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and even Paris Hilton, according to Garlik, a British startup that rates people's digital reputations.

Toys With a Second Life

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Ganz Webkinz have established a brand name in the plush animal markets by marrying online alter-egos with their toys.

Toys With a Second Life

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Ganz Webkinz have established a brand name in the plush animal markets by marrying online alter-egos with their toys.

Venture Capital Strengthens While Private Equity Slumps

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Recent changes in the credit markets have stymied investment from private equity, but venture capital investments continue to increase.

Venture Capital Strengthens While Private Equity Slumps

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Recent changes in the credit markets have stymied investment from private equity, but venture capital investments continue to increase.

Finding Faces in the e-Crowd

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A Swedish startup is working on an enhanced search tool to identify people in photos posted on the Internet.

Finding Faces in the e-Crowd

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A Swedish startup is working on an enhanced search tool to identify people in photos posted on the Internet.

The Ugly Side of Micro-Lending

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Micro-lenders in Mexico are earning exorbitant rates of interest, 50% to 120%, on small loans to fund family businesses. These rates compare to 31% on average for all countries and 22% to 29% in the U.S.

The Ugly Side of Micro-Lending

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Micro-lenders in Mexico are earning exorbitant rates of interest, 50% to 120%, on small loans to fund family businesses. These rates compare to 31% on average for all countries and 22% to 29% in the U.S.

More Clicks at the Bricks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While many retailers have established an online presence for sales, a few are now using that presence and the technological advances in mobile technology to bring potential customers into their brick-and-mortar stores.

More Clicks at the Bricks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

While many retailers have established an online presence for sales, a few are now using that presence and the technological advances in mobile technology to bring potential customers into their brick-and-mortar stores.

Online, Souped Up, and Making Tracks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The name Edmunds has been associated with trustworthy analysis of automobiles since the company's founding in 1966. Now Edmunds is finding success on the Web.

Online, Souped Up, and Making Tracks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The name Edmunds has been associated with trustworthy analysis of automobiles since the company's founding in 1966. Now Edmunds is finding success on the Web.

Printing Chips on the Cheap

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new company from Silicon Valley has found a way to reduce the cost of tracking chips by a third.

Printing Chips on the Cheap

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A new company from Silicon Valley has found a way to reduce the cost of tracking chips by a third.

Is the Hip Bone Connected to a Fee?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many of the top names in orthopedic products have recently been fined and forced to post lists of their consultants

Is the Hip Bone Connected to a Fee?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many of the top names in orthopedic products have recently been fined and forced to post lists of their consultants

This Race May Be Tata's to Lose

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Tata Motors, an Indian automobile manufacturer, is making an active bid for the Jaguar Cars and Land Rover brands from Ford Motor Company.

This Race May Be Tata's to Lose

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Tata Motors, an Indian automobile manufacturer, is making an active bid for the Jaguar Cars and Land Rover brands from Ford Motor Company.

Threadless: From Clicks to Bricks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Threadless.com, a company started by two advertising guys back in 2001, has had a great deal of success selling edgy t-shirts on the web.

Threadless: From Clicks to Bricks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Threadless.com, a company started by two advertising guys back in 2001, has had a great deal of success selling edgy t-shirts on the web.

China's E-Tail Awakening

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese customers are now beginning to cautiously test the waters of e-commerce, and a high growth rate is forecast as they become more techno-savvy.

China's E-Tail Awakening

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Chinese customers are now beginning to cautiously test the waters of e-commerce, and a high growth rate is forecast as they become more techno-savvy.

So Many Ads, So Few Clicks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many of the most highly-touted internet deals in recent years are now beginning to have to address a flawed assumption within their business models: how will their advertisers reap adequate rewards for their investment?

So Many Ads, So Few Clicks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Many of the most highly-touted internet deals in recent years are now beginning to have to address a flawed assumption within their business models: how will their advertisers reap adequate rewards for their investment?

The Continent's Hottest Small Companies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland have long been viewed as havens for big businesses such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Lego. Recently they have experienced a boom in entrepreneurial activity as well.

The Continent's Hottest Small Companies

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland have long been viewed as havens for big businesses such as Ericsson, Nokia, and Lego. Recently they have experienced a boom in entrepreneurial activity as well.

In Search of MyProfits

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

MySpace, Facebook, and a plethora of new firms whose products focus on facilitating social networking are beginning to hear the sounds of investor frustration with regards to their ability to derive profits.

In Search of MyProfits

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

MySpace, Facebook, and a plethora of new firms whose products focus on facilitating social networking are beginning to hear the sounds of investor frustration with regards to their ability to derive profits.

The Even-Keel Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The BusinessWeek article The Even-Keel Economy (November 5, 2007) notes that the predicted massive calamity relating to the slumping housing market has failed to materialize due to a phenomena referred to as the global Great Moderation.

The Even-Keel Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.  |  International Business

The BusinessWeek article The Even-Keel Economy (November 5, 2007) notes that the predicted massive calamity relating to the slumping housing market has failed to materialize due to a phenomena referred to as the global Great Moderation.


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