Regions

Colombians Yank The Welcome Mat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Colombia's constitution allows local regions to hold referendums on topics important to the citizens. Several recent votes have prevented foreign multinational companies that had purchased rights for oil or mineral production from commencing operations. Locals are concerned about how the operations would affect water supplies, local farm land, and the way of life in rural Columbia.

Importing Business Lessons from El Norte

Bob Cohen, MBA  |  Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Young adults educated in the United States are returning home to Colombia and Peru to start their own business. Some families are disappointed.

Brazil’s Economic Policy Lurches Right

Derek Abrams  |  Economics

Brazil’s former president, Dilma Rousseff, struggled to manage the economy with an interventionist policy that led to a recession. As a result, Brazil’s new president, Michael Temer, decided to put in place free market practices to fix the weak economy.

Felon or Mark?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.  |  Org Behavior & HR

An outspoken advocate of ethics and fighting corruption is now facing trial for bribery. Is Joe Sigelman guilty or a scapegoat?

Colombia Likes Strong Coffee, but a Weak Peso

Brian Kench, Ph.D.  |  Economics

The Andean nation buys dollars, befuddling investors.

This Weed Is Totally Legal. It Is Also Totally Illegal.

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D.  |  Business Law

Voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, but it's still illegal under federal law.

“Made in USA” Still Sells

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA  |  Marketing

Classic American brands have growing international appeal.

A Spanish Starbucks For Sandwiches

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

Spain's 100 Montaditos intends to open 4,000 stores in the USA at a pace far faster than Starbucks' early growth. Analysts are skeptical.

Why Caterpillar Digs a Colombian Trade Deal

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

A trade pact could boost U.S. exports by $1.1 billion, with companies such as Caterpillar, GE, Wal-Mart, and Citigroup as beneficiaries of expanded binational operations. All exporting operations managers should take note.

Why Caterpillar Digs a Colombian Trade Deal

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.  |  International Business

A trade pact could boost U.S. exports by $1.1 billion, with companies such as GE, Wal-Mart, Caterpillar, and Citigroup as big beneficiaries.

If Demography Is Destiny, Then India Has the Edge

James J. Stewart, DSc  |  Operations Management

Research shows working-age populations are slipping in the U.S. and other industrialized nations while those of other countries are growing faster.


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