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Will Bad Beef Taint Brazil's Meat Master?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Meat inspectors in Brazil are under investigation for bribery and allowing the unsanitary handling of meat in some proce ...

India's War Over Water — and Soft Drinks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Water shortages and water quality have become critical issues in several regions of India — and are now also becom ...

Now on EBay: Russian Micro-Multinationals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While Amazon earns most of its revenue from domestic sales, more than half of EBay's revenue comes from outside United S ...

Selling China on Cheese

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's per-capita spending on dairy products is a fraction of that spent by most western consumers. But as western food ...

Samsung's New Board Gets Back to Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The chaebol are large multinational conglomerates that have significantly contributed to the economic growth and prosper ...

Should Farmers Fear Trump?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Trade issues are complex, and the basic idea behind opening up trade is to allow each country to specialize in the produ ...

"Hollywood"

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In 2012, China and the U.S. reached an agreement regarding Chinese access to U.S. movies and the portion of revenue U.S. ...

Can Sneaker Makers Come Home Again?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The footwear and apparel industry is global in nature, with companies selling and manufacturing their products worldwide ...

Good Deals Make Good Neighbors

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Tensions between certain Arab countries, and between most Arab countries and Israel, continue to impact world affairs. T ...

The Chinese Rediscover Luxury

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As China starts a New Year, high-end retailers and manufacturers are looking forward to strong sales to go along with th ...

Trump Threatens to Undo NAFTA's Auto Alley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has contributed to the development of a vibrant, integrated ecosystem of ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Brazilian brewers have, at least by American standards, tended to use particularly sex appeal–driven advertising. ...

Netflix Presents: Building a World of Binge-Watchers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In its first expansion outside of North America, Netflix launched service in 43 Latin American and Caribbean c ...

The World Is Not Enough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Emirates Airline is owned by the government of Dubai and run by the uncle of Dubai's absolute monarch. Compared to its n ...

Who's Gonna Buy All These Audis in China?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese auto sales rose 16 percent last year, marking the 26th straight year of sales growth. Audi was an early entrant ...

China Gets Serious About Shrinking Steel

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The worldwide price of steel is rising, partly due to measures the Chinese government has taken to reduce domestic produ ...

Guess Which Huge Asian Country Is Afraid of Capital Flight?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Chinese government has recently taken steps to more closely control the foreign investments of Chinese firms. These ...

China Challenges the Giants With Low Fares

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Airlines essentially take passengers from one city to another, sometimes directly, but often by connecting through a hub ...

So Let's Talk About That Seafood Platter

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Through the use of shell companies, forged or fake documents, and a web of connections, a significant amount of seafood ...

Europe's Big Airlines Struggle for Altitude

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The airline industry is inherently global, as companies from different countries and continents compete for passengers o ...

Namaste. Now Try My Herbal Toothpaste.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

India's beauty and personal care product industry generates almost $12 billion in annual revenue, with Unilever having t ...

For Manufacturers, Russia Is Now a Bargain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A forty percent decline in the value of the Russian ruble (relative to the U.S. dollar) and declines in real wages have ...

Secret Formula

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Over the past forty years, Inditex has grown from a single store in Spain to become the world's largest fasthion retaili ...

Carmakers Could Hit That Wall, Too

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

During his campaign, Donald Trump indicated that he would require U.S. consumers who purchase cars made in Mexico to pay ...

Microsoft Isn't Feeling Any Russian Thaw

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The current chill in U.S.-Russia relations is affecting U.S.-based computer and software firms. Citing a need for protec ...

We Found Your Last Smartphone, Next to Your Old VCR

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The process of designing and manufacturing electronic equipment, including phones, computers, televisions, and more is d ...

China's High-End Retail Emporium

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Sam's Club in the United States is known for offering large quantities of discounted items in warehouses lined with meta ...

The Prenup That Didn't Stick

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Multinational companies are generally aware of the opacity of India's bureaucracy and the challenges they must face when ...

A Gold Rush in Mexico's Deadly South

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The area around Acapulco used to be one of Mexico's top tourist destinations, but in recent years, it has seen a drop in ...

The Toll of Cheap Clothing

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Factories in Bangladesh are facing increased scrutiny regarding worker safety. Multinational companies and retailers tha ...

Euro Trip To Hell

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

U.S.-based technology companies are facing increasing scrutiny from European regulators. Several companies are facing fi ...

The Cheap Phone Is Dead In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese companies now comprise seven of the top ten smartphone makers, and have moved from selling inexpensive phones in ...

That BOOM You Hear Is Ukraine's Agriculture

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Ukraine is known for its great soil and good climate for growing a broad range of crops. In Soviet times, it was known a ...

Out-Ubering Uber

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The basic service of using apps for hailing rides or taxis is local or regional; most customers seek transportation in t ...

How Adidas Got Back in the Game

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Nike and Adidas have been battling for market share for decades, with each at times signing important sponsorship deals ...

The Foxconn of the Auto Industry

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Magna may be the largest automaker you never heard of. The company has about $35 billion in annual revenue, and factorie ...

Using DNA Markers To Spot Bogus Fabrics

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the wake of Target's recall of 750,000 sheets and pillow cases that were wrongly labeled as being made from Egyptian ...

America Still Makes Things but Sometimes Needs Foreign Help

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the current U.S. election cycle, there has been much talk of "bringing back" jobs and restricting trade. While there ...

Why Hollywood Makes Digital Magic in the U.K.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Providing visual effects for movies is the type of work that can truly be done anywhere that human talent and technology ...

Asia Is a Growth Market For Military Aircraft

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While domestic sales of new defense equipment and systems fell last year for U.S. defense contractors, most saw an incre ...

Amazon's Shifting Tax Story

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Like most global companies that operate in multiple legal and taxing jurisdictions, Amazon takes advantage of difference ...

Stranded by Saudi Austerity

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A construciton job in Saudi Arabia has brought with it lucrative pay and benefits for many workers from Pakistan, India, ...

China's City Dwellers Learn to Love Pickups

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Sales of pickup trucks in China have picked up recently, as regulatory changes allow them to be more widely used in cert ...

Japanese Retailers Move into Vietnam

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As Japan's population shrinks and the average age increases, more than 60 percent of Vietnam's population remains under ...

This Owl Won't Save America's Jobs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As the world's largest retailer and purchaser of goods, Walmart has the ability to influence the manufacturing decisions ...

China's Factory Workers Head Home

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Like many young people in China, Mo Wangqing left his rural village in the mountains at age 18 to work in a factory. Ove ...

Down on the Farm, Out at Sea

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Both Norway and Chile are large producers of salmon, with the fish grown in large pens tucked in the bays and fjords alo ...

India Is Cutting Oil Deals Worldwide

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Having reliable and diverse sources of energy is a foreign policy priority for India, which currently supplies only abou ...

The Chase Is On To Grab the City's Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

London has clearly become one of the world's leading financial centers, and the most important one in Europe. Until the ...

The Great Sea Turtle Migration

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

After the U.S., China has the largest pharmaceutical market in the world. Last year China spent $115 billion on drugs, w ...

A Tractor For Cuba

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Two U.S. entrepreneurs have started a company that will produce tractors for the Cuban market. The tractor itself has a ...

An Amazon Wannabe Rises On the Steppes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Russia's most successful search engine is Yandex, a program developed to appreciate the nuances of Slavic grammar. Yande ...

Disney's New Cultural Revolution

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Disney's Shanghai theme park is scheduled to open in June, following a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment. One of ...

Elevator Music for the Latte Generation

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the consumer marketplace, Spotify and Apple hold leading positions in music streaming. But the user agreements do not ...

Why Tesla Scares German Carmakers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While Tesla is still a small player in terms of market share and the number of vehicles sold worldwide, it is competing ...

German Engineering for Chinese Wannabes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

German autos sell for a premium in China, carrying a reputation for performance and quality. In an attempt to play off t ...

An East German Challenge to the Swiss

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The small German town of Glashütte has only 7,000 residents, but produced more than 32,000 watches last year. The t ...

What Happened to Those Amber Waves?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A number of factors are converging to decrease U.S. exports of wheat this year. The rise of the U.S. dollar is making U. ...

Can Lincoln and Caddy Find Fans in China?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Ford introduced its Lincoln brand to China in 2014, with three showrooms, but by the end of this year, the plan is to ha ...

Samsung and LG Have A Battery Problem

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Electric buses represent about half the market for electric vehicles in China, and the government is trying to increase ...

Sowing the Seeds of a Farm Boom in Africa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Large agribusiness companies such as Monsanto, DuPont, Cargill and Olam International are all active in Africa's agricul ...

A Would-Be Wi-Fi Paradise

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The island nation of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean is banking on information technology to help drive economic developme ...

Memo From Netflix: 'Ich Bin ein Berliner'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the U.S., paying for television programming is the norm, with around 90 percent of homes having some sort of pay-TV s ...

A Zara of Modesty Rises in Turkey

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

LC Waikiki's head of merchandising, Maria Comfort, previously worked for Wet Seal and Hot Topic. She now is helping buil ...

Overwhelmed by Chinese Investment

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, is chaired by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and includes repre ...

Intel and Samsung Are On a Collision Course

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Although Intel was an early leader in making memory chips, it exited that business in the 1980s due to intense price com ...

Google Isn't Paying The 'Google Tax'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Multinational firms have for decades managed to shift some revenues and expenses among subsidiaries in order to minimize ...

The Loonie Is Driving NHL Players Crazy

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The collective bargaining agreement between the National Hockey League (NHL) and its players stipulates that league reve ...

Can Bombardier Fly With the Big Boys?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The market for aircraft is cyclical, and timing can be critical when launching new planes. A few years ago when fuel pri ...

Samsung’s Emerging Market Is . . . Japan?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In its effort to make major inroads in most smartphone markets worldwide, Samsung placed little emphasis on Japan. ...

The Iran Invasion

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Restrictions on U.S. firms doing business in Iran go back to 1979, when the U.S. embassy in Tehran was attacked and 444 ...

A Pressing Matter: The Olive Oil Trade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Innovation and economies of scale in production is helping California Olive Ranch gain a bit of the market for olive oil ...

Haier Has Higher Ambitions

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The global appliance industry, or white goods as they are called in many countries, has been undergoing consolidation fo ...

Facebook's Fight to Be Free

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For Facebook to continue to grow, it must try and reach consumers who have limited Internet access. In several countries ...

An Unhappy New Year For Asia's Shipyards

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Many of the world's largest shipbuilders are facing falling demand as orders for offshore drilling rigs collapse as a re ...

Canada's AI Experts Head South

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Over a decade ago, the Canadian government decided to invest in the development of neural network software, which ultima ...

Opening a Nationwide Mobile Wallet

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Peru's three major mobile phone system operators and all the country's banks have teamed up together to create Bim, a mo ...

A Big Bike Maker Steers Uptown

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Giant Manufacturing does not have the brand recognition or long history of high-end bicycle design that some of its Ital ...

Profiting From Poor Africans

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Mobile phones have transformed life in poor and rural areas of Africa; not only have phones improved communication in th ...

Pfizer's $160 Billion Change of Address

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Pfizer and Allergan are both large multinational drug companies with sales and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Both ...

Giving New Meaning to Flying Cattle Class

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's meat consumption is changing, with beef increasing in popularity. While pork is still the most common meat, its ...

Faux-Rock Stars

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Walltopia, a Bulgarian company that is the world's largest maker of climbing walls, employs about 650 low wage workers w ...

China's Slowdown Won't Deter Apple

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Apple is taking action to increase its local apps and features to appeal to Chinese customers. The app store has more th ...

Glencore Restructures, Zambia Suffers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

More than half of Zambia's population live on less than $1.25 per day, with mining being one of the brighter sectors of ...

Make it Rain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Cloud seeding can help increase participation, reduce fog, clear polutants from the air, and decrease the likelihood of ...

Fraudvergnügen

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

German automakers are well known for their engineering advancements and the technological sophistication of their diesel ...

Korean Skincare Secrets

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Over the past decade, sales of Korean skin care products have grown fivefold in United States to more than $150 million. ...

Silicon Valley Investors Look North

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Canada had a real boom in telecommunications technology as the North American mobile phone industry took off, with Norte ...

Buying a Diploma Is Easy If You Can Pay Up

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Transparency International ranks all countries on the extent to which bribery and corruption are prevalent. An important ...

Metal Meltdown

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Commodities are often globally traded, with prices determined by global supply and demand patterns. Copper, aluminum, an ...

That'll Set You Back At Least $7.3 Billion

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Volkswagen has a reputation of acting in a socially responsible manner, paying fair wages, producing high quality vehicl ...

In Africa, New Winners and Losers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In 2014, Africa attracted $128 billion in foreign direct investment, and large U.S. based multinationals including Gener ...

In Japan, Mobile Money is an Also-Ran

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The basic economics of banking indicate that it is much more efficient for banks to have customers use mobile banking se ...

Dairy Farmers at the Barricades

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A number of factors have converged to make this year a tough one for dairy farmers. In the European Union, deregulation ...

Eros Would Love to Become India's Netflix

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Although fewer than 20 percent of India's residents are on the Internet, that still represents a market about the size o ...

Portuguese Shoemakers Get Fancy

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Portugal has approximately 37,000 residents employed in the shoe industry, exporting 77 million pairs of shoes worth abo ...

Can Netflix Become Must-See TV in Japan?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Netflix's goal is to become the first online worldwide television network. Its success in Australia, Canada, United King ...

Making Qatar's Skies Friendlier for Employees

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For flight attendants, a job at Qatar Airways has distinct advantages. The company offers a starting pay of around $33,0 ...

Greece Gets Something Right!

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The U.S. is the world's largest consumer of olive oil, most of which comes from around the Mediterranean Sea. The two la ...

The Plum China Posting That's Turned Sour

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China is now the world's largest auto market, with a number of domestic and international competitors. Spending time in ...

How Google Lost Europe

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In early 2014, senior Google executives met with EU officials to work out a deal that would end the inquiry into alledge ...

Cleaning Up Drug Lane

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Bright Simons’ original business plan called for using security codes to identify specific farms that produced cer ...

For European Biotechs, Patience Starts to Pay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

European biotech firms are increasingly turning to initial public offerings (IPOs) for funding. Based on recent and expe ...

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 the ...

A Chinese Lender Bets on East Coast Golf

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The area around Myrtle Beach, S.C., has gone through ups and downs as a tourist destination. It grew from 1986 to 2005, ...

Planting Seeds Against The Cuban Embargo

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Since 2000, humanitarian shipments of food and medicine to Cuba have been allowed in spite of the general trade embargo. ...

Rethinking Disneyland for the Chinese Family

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Disney is set to open its Shanghai Disney resort in early 2016, including a Disneyland park with its requisite castle an ...

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 ...

Porsche's Buyers in China are Downshifting

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's growing number of millionaires, and their desire to show off their success, has led to fast sales growth for mak ...

Some Falafel Shops Go Better With Coca-Cola

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While Germany has its share of chain restaurants, it also has many small shops run by owners that serve their local area ...

China Does an About-Face on GMOs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's policy on genetically modified organisms appears to be changing, as the country realizes how GMOs can boost agri ...

Daimler Veers Into Maximum Overdrive

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A truck that can drive itself, controling speed and turns automatically, is now approved for on-road testing in Nevada. ...

The Dilemma of Digital Free Trade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For the past century, much of the emphasis on free trade has been about the flow of goods and reducing impediments to th ...

Lessons From China's Counterfeit Crackdown

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China has long been a source of "fakes" or goods that violate trademarks. Such goods are sold under a well-known brand l ...

U.S. Carmakers Take Different Roads In Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

General Motors has decided to scale back its sales in Russia, selling only high-priced vehicles such as big SUVs, muscle ...

China Won't Let Toyota Ditch Its Electric Cars

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

To help deal with air pollution in China's smog-laden cities, the Chinese government is pushing for all automakers to of ...

On the Java Sea, a New Shenzhen is Born

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's rise to manufacturing prominence was based on low labor costs and economic zones that served to attract clusters ...

State-Owned Areva is Leaking Cash

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Nuclear energy has been an important part of France's energy strategy, and the country enjoys some of the lowest electri ...

Exxon Needs Friends in High Places

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Exxon's CEO Rex Tillerson has been involved with oil production in Russia since the 1990s, and knows all the key players ...

Japan's Amazon has Bigger Dreams

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Rakuten is one of the leading e-commerce companies with Japan, and about a quarter of online purchases in Japan takes pl ...

Airbnb Drops in on Cuba

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

With improving relations between Cuba and the United States, the rental market for tourists is undergoing change. While ...

The Cybersleuth Who Saunas with Russian Spies

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While Kaspersky Lab sells antivirus and cybersecurity software around the world, it has Russian roots and close ties wit ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Some of the canned tuna sold in the U.S. comes from Thailand, the world's largest exporter.  It is sold under well- ...

For Apple, Only Time Will Tell In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As Apple announced its watch, most reviews were focused on the technology and applications that will be available for co ...

Meet Death, Buy His Raincoat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

What started as a small local Swedish raincoat company has become a global fashion brand. Using his grandfather's old ra ...

One Hot List You Don't Want to Be On

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Each year, the U.S. Trade Representative publishes a list of notorious markets, outlining companies that deal in counter ...

Intel Buys Its Way Deeper Into China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Intel has strong growth and marketshare in semiconductors used in personal computers and data servers, but so far has be ...

Pizza Hut Wants to Roll Its Dough in Africa

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

When Pizza Hut decided to enter the African market, its dine-in restaurants did not appeal to customers, and its prices ...

Changing Flags to Use India's Ship Graveyard

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

European Union regulations prohibit ships registered in EU countries from being scrapped on tidal beaches.  The wor ...

It's Raining Cars in China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Over the past few years, one of the bright spots in the worldwide automotive industry has been China.  Both domesti ...

Cambodia's Wages Rise, Orders Don't

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Employment in the Cambodian garment industry has increased in the past decade as multinational clothing firms have sough ...

Everyone's Playing Dots, Except The Chinese

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The U.S.-based company Playdots is behind the simple and successful Dots and TwoDots games for mobile phones. Dots becam ...

Why Brands Love China's Sex And The City

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Tiny Times is a hit movie series in China, starring four young, hip, well-dressed actresses. The movies, and book series ...

Why Target is Raking Up Its Maple Leaves

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In 2011, Target decided to expand its chain of stores to Canada, where it had 133 locations by 2015. The Canadian operat ...

China Dealerships Flex Their Muscles

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

With China having the largest and fastest growing auto market in the world, car makers have been working hard to grab ma ...

Coffee, Mate

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The flat white is coffee drink that falls somewhere between a macchiato and a cappuccino in terms of the ratio of milk a ...

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 ...

Juts Do It

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese consumer protection laws allow customers to receive three times the value of goods purchased if the goods fail t ...

Time to Make the Nutella-Filled Doughnuts

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Dunkin' Donuts has more than 11,000 shops worldwide, but only 150 in Europe.  With growth in the U.S. market slowin ...

Zara Follows Shoppers Into the Bedroom

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Inditex is the world's largest retailer, operating multiple brands of clothing and fashion stores in almost 100 countrie ...

Man Buys Phone, Gets a Brick

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As Internet access increases across India's population, online sales have been booming. In an effort to capture market s ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Spurred by higher wages in the United States and a strong currency, manufacturers started shifting jobs to less expensiv ...

Ordinary Russians Suffer Ruble Shock

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Russian ruble has depreciated 29 percent this year against the U.S. dollar and 26 percent against the euro. One ...

In India, Amazon and Its Rivals Tread Lightly

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

India has strict rules that generally prohibit foreign firms, or local firms with foreign backing, from competing in the ...

Port Dispute May Mean No Christmas in Hawaii

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Modern technologies that allow ships to be loaded and unloaded faster, and with fewer workers, have drawn the ire of doc ...

Bangladesh's Toxic Tanneries

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Bangladesh has a thriving leather tanning industry, exporting more than $1 billion worth of leather each year.  The ...

Ericsson Looks for a Home in the Cloud

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Ericsson has been in the communications industry for decades, but the products have changed since it was known for its l ...

India vs. China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Rising labor costs in China have caused many manufacturers to look to other countries for manufacturing locations. India ...

Salmon Farmers Hail the "Supercycle"

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Worldwide salmon consumption is growing at 6 to 7 percent, while production is only increasing 3 percent. Most commercia ...

Samsung's China Problems Come to India

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Samsung lost its No. 1 market position for mobile phones in China to lower-priced domestic competitors, including Xiaomi ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The car brand "Datsun" was phased out in the U.S. in the 1980s, as the company switched its branding to "Nissan."  ...

Marchionne's Last Lap

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

CEO Sergio Marchionne has high expectations for the newly re-incorporated Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Inc., which includes ...

Adidas's World Cup Win Only Goes So Far

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Adidas sales are up this year, especially in Western Europe and Latin America. Sponsorships in soccer's World Cup may ha ...

Can Renault Keep Dacia Cheap?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Workers at the Dacia auto factory are among the best paid in Romania, earning about $1,210 a month. Low costs allow the ...

Australia Reinvents Itself

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As China's economic growth slows, and construction activity is reduced, it is having an effect on Australian exporters. ...

China's New Export: Military in a Box

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The world's fastest growing major defense company is Norinco, or China North Industries Group Corporation. Norinco emplo ...

Foreign Companies Cry Foul at Chinese Probes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese premier Li Keqiang has increased investigations of corruption within government and business, with the pricing p ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Although Europe and the United States imposed sanctions on Russia as a result of Russia's actions in Ukraine, these sanc ...

Netflix Looks to the Old World for New Growth

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

With wide broadband Internet access, a large middle class, and consumers willing to pay for content, Netflix hopes to ga ...

This Apple Was Once Headed To Russia: Not Anymore

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The conflict in Ukraine and fallout from the subsequent sanctions and embargoes has had consequences for agriculture in ...

Made in Memphis

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

North America is a large and important market for manufactured goods, but the relatively high costs of manufacturing in ...

Saving an Endangered Fish by Eating More of It

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Paiche is a large, carnivorous South American fish that is a favorite among local consumers. In some parts of the Amazon ...

High-End Motorcycles Meet India's Mopeds

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) is known for making high-performance, high-priced motorcycles for racing enthusiasts. The compan ...

As Canadian as Huawei?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Huawei, a Chinese provider of mobile phone network infrastructure, software, and handsets, has had a hard time in the U. ...

The Chinese TV Maker Taking Aim at Sony

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Samsung and LG currently have a firm hold on the number one and two positions in global television set revenue, but a ba ...

Turning Ethiopia Into China's China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Making shoes is a low-tech, labor-intensive operation. Workers in Ethiopia are paid around $40 per month, whereas labor ...

Xiaomi Takes Direct Aim at the iPhone

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Although Xiaomi is only four years old, the Chinese maker of smartphones sold 18 million phones last year, and expects t ...

Pernod Makes a Little Vodka in a Berlin Garage

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Pernod Ricard, which, among other brands, produces the Absolut line of vodka, has turned to local franchisees to help gr ...

Big Enough to Drive a Government Contract Through

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A number of historically U.S.-based companies have shifted their official corporate headquarters to other countries (e.g ...

Why Mexico Is Speeding Past Brazil in Cars

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Brazil's auto production currently exceeds that of Mexico, but most of Brazil's production goes to the local market. Wit ...

Vietnam's War Over Catfish

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Southern states in the U.S. that produce catfish have long complained about low-priced foreign imports, and raised food ...

Intel’s Big Push for Vietnamese Engineers

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Intel currently employs 1,000 workers at its chip-testing and assembly factory in Vietnam, and expects that it could rea ...

Droid Killer?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind the Firefox browser, has developed a mobile phone operating system for develo ...

America's Got Milk and China Wants It

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The average price U.S. dairy farmers receive for raw milk reached an all-time high in April, almost double what it was f ...

The Conflict Over Conflict-Free Minerals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

U.S. companies are now required to disclose the extent to which their raw materials include conflict minerals. This repo ...

Philippine Customs Is Getting Scared Straight

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Filipino President Benigno Aquino III is trying to cut down on the corruption and graft that has plagued the country for ...

Welcome to Thailand, Land of Coups

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Thailand is on the brink of a recession, while other countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, and Philippines are expected t ...

Can Pinterest Be Found in Translation?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Pinterest is a website that enables users to share and keep up with their hobbies and interests. It has around 60 millio ...

Modesty is the New Abercrombie

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

The three A’s -- teen apparel retailers Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, and Aéropostale ...

Japan's Foreign Car Boom Could Crater

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Between April 2013 and March 2014, foreign automakers captured their largest share of the Japanese automarket at 8.8 per ...

Shootout: Can Nike Beat Adidas at Soccer?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Between them, Nike and Adidas hold about 70 percent of the market for gear for the sport Americans call soccer, but most ...

Bar Fight

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Guatemalen customers are now finding beer that is cheaper than cola as part of a struggle for marketshare between Guatem ...

Why Wal-Mart Hasn't Conquered Brazil

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Everyday low pricing has been key to Wal-Mart's strategy, but the idea isn't as popular in Brazil as it is in the United ...

Michael Kors Wins Over Europe's Fashionistas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci have moved up-market in recent years, trying to increase the value of thei ...

Putin's Next Invasion? The Russian Web

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Russia has recently enacted rules that provide the government more power to monitor internet traffic and shut down websi ...

For Bangladeshi Women, Work Is Worth the Risks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In recent years, much has been written about the poor working conditions at Bangladeshi garment factories, tragedies fro ...

Delta Attempts to Ground 'The Bank of Boeing'

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Export-Import Bank is a U.S. government agency that provides loans, and loan guarantees, to foriegn companies (and g ...

For Expats in China: Smog Perks

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For managers looking to move up the ladder at large multinational firms, spending some time as an expatriate manager in ...

Fiat Finally Tries to Tune Up Alfa Romeo

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Fiat is planning to discontinue its current line-up of Alfa Romeo vehicles and replace them with premium-priced SUVs and ...

Mergers Are Back in Fashion—for Now

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As more companies are cautiously optimistic about economic growth, merger and acquisition activity is increasing. Wester ...

Companies Keep Piling Up Cash Overseas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Companies based in the United States have accumulated almost $2 trillion in overseas earnings that are processed through ...

Keeping the Mystery Out of China's Meat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The source of food safety violations is often at small farms or small food processing facilities spread throughout China ...

The Epic Hack

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The original breach of security during Target's massive credit card data hack in 2013, when malware was installed on som ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

FedEx entered the Chinese market in 1984, with UPS following in 1988. Both built strong positions in the country, delive ...

This "Baby" Jeep has An Italian Accent

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The success of vehicles such as the Kia Soul and Nissan Juke suggest that there is a market for a small "city" car with ...

India Decides Software is Not Enough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

India's consumers are increasing their purchases of electronic gadgets, including phones, televisions, and computers. In ...

The LIfe and Times of a Sirlion Steak

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For years there has been a tug-of-war over Country of Origin Labeling, or COOL, for meat. U.S. farmers and ranchers want ...

Cry of the Style Mavens: Pimp My Ikea

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As the world's largest furniture retailer, IKEA is famous for its low prices and standard product offerings worldwide. B ...

A Russian Mogul Takes on Diageo

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

London-based Diageo is the world's largest distributor of spirits, including the No. 1 vodka (Smirnoff) and the No. 1 Sc ...

Nissan Moves to the Back of the Pack

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Two years ago, the yen was strong and Nissan was the most profitable Japanese automaker. The success was partially drive ...

A Deal Divides Denmark

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Goldman Sach's purchase of 18 percent of Danish state-owned Dong Energy for $1.5 billion is causing a furor among Danish ...

Blockbuster Is Still a Hit - South of the Border

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Ten years ago, Blockbuster had around 9,000 locations and $6 billion in revenue. Fast forward a decade later to January ...

Data Centers Spring Up In Santa's Backyard

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Operating server farms represent a significant cost for many technology firms, including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and M ...

Lenovo Takes on Apple and Samsung

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Lenovo is now the world's fourth largest smartphone company, behind Samsung, Apple, and Huawei. It is likely to make som ...

Amazon and EBay Inch Into India

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

India's government regulations prevent foreign-backed companies from selling directly to Indian consumers or from wareho ...

Japan Looks to Sake To Spur Exports

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Japan has more than 1,700 distilleries that produce sake, a rice-based fermented alcoholic beverage. But producers are f ...

Indonesia Wants to Play in the Big Leagues

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Indonesia has enacted rules making it harder for firms to mine ore, and export the raw ore for processing in other count ...

Barbarian At Gate C17

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Norwegian Air Shuttle is currently No. 4 among European low-cost airlines, trailing Ryanair, EasyJet, and Air Berlin. Th ...

My Fridge is Smarter Than Yours

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Samsung is using a product differentiation strategy to gain market share in appliances. It is the fastest growing applia ...

Syria's Small Factories Struggle to Survive

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Before the civil war in Syria, manufacturing employed 16 percent of the labor force and made up almost a quarter of the ...

A Plant Manager Adapts to a Changed China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Multinational firms that set up operations in China in the 1990s to take advantage of low-skilled, inexpensive labor are ...

Apple's Asia Breakthrough

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In both China and Japan, Apple has been slowing gaining market share by working with smaller mobile-service providers. I ...

Farewell to The Age of Free Trade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Among economists, it is generally believed that trade growth exceeds economic growth, as economies expand. As individual ...

A Lucrative Promise for India's Men: Whiter Skin

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Among many Indians, there is a perception that lighter skin indicates that one comes from a higher caste or more prosper ...

Discount iPhones Come to India

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While two-year contracts and subsidized handsets are common in the United States, it is much less common in other parts ...

Trying to Build the Next Amazon—in Nigeria

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As Jumia tries to develop the online retailing market in Nigeria, it faces some unique challenges. Founded by two Harvar ...

Knitting a Supply Chain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Inditex has grown to become the world's largest clothing retailer by employing a strategy that is less focused on cost, ...

In China, Dell Clings Tightly to the Waning PC

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the U.S., Dell is best known for its online make-to-order business model, selling to consumers, businesses, and the g ...

Electrolux's Holy Trinity

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Electrolux is changing the way it develops new products, including having design engineers shift between design centers ...

London Calling to Faraway Towns

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The UK is lowering its corporate tax rates to 20 percent and eliminating the tax on most profits earned overseas. This, ...

Are You Trying to Seduce Me, Mr. Marchionne?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While the Fiat group is operating profitably, most of the profit is generated through its ownership interest in Chrysler ...

Card Companies Try To Conquer Myanmar

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Myanmar is still a cash-based economy, requiring foreign travelers to bring nice crisp United States dollars in order to ...

A British Invasion Without the Mop Tops

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Producers of television shows in Britain now look globally when developing new shows, as foreign revenues can bring in a ...

Russia's Web Payment Czar Looks West

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Many Russian citizens do not have bank accounts, and those that do are leary of transmitting bank account or credit card ...

The Big Bucks in Keeping Kids Focused

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Shire, an Ireland-based pharmaceutical company, sells more than 90 percent of its ADHD (attention deficit hyperacti ...

A Brooklyn Beer With a Swedish Accent

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Brooklyn Brewery, along with local investors, is opening a new facility in Stockholm, New Carnegie Brewery. Beer sold un ...

Your Facebook Data Are Here

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Facebook has opened a new $300 million data center in northern Sweden to help process members' pictures, "likes," and th ...

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. The te ...

Germany is Exporting Its Grandmas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The German government will pay a part of nursing home costs in Germany, but pensions or savings may not be enough to mak ...

A Factory Owner Flees. So Does His Factory

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

According to the World Economic Forum's measure of competitiveness, Italy ranks 128th behind countries like Burkina Faso ...

China Turns the Screws on Multinationals

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Some foreign multinational firms believe the Chinese government is prosecuting and/or fining them for business practices ...

The Shock Waves Hit Nigeria

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

At the time of the financial crisis in the developed world, banks in other parts of the world also felt the pressure. In ...

Need a New Building? Call the Philippines

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In the construction industry, it has been common practice to bring all components together at the building site and then ...

Turmoil in Egypt Batters Turkish Exports

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

About 20 percent of Turkish exports go to Middle Eastern countries, but turmoil in the region is putting a damper on tra ...

Big Waste Country

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Much of the old telephone wire, used christmas tree lights, and other insulated copper wire that gets thrown away in the ...

Mexico's President Courts Big Oil

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Mexico nationalized its oil industry 75 years ago, expelling foreign oil companies and turning over all oil fields along ...

A Chinese Software Maker in a Texas State of Mind

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In order to better attract talent and customers, China's NQ Mobile decided to set up a second global headquarters in Dal ...

Nowhere to Hang A Shingle in Yangon

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For years, most Western firms were barred from doing business in Myanmar as a result of sanctions imposed by the EU, Uni ...

An Indian Tractor Maker Tries to Run LIke a Deere

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Mahindra makes more tractors worldwide than any other manufacturer, including such well-known names as John Deere, Kubot ...

SAP Invades Silicon Valley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

German business software firm SAP has been expanding its offerings via acquisitions in recent years. In 2007, SAP purcha ...

Chemical Companies Are Rushing To The U.S.

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

After years of little new investment, the U.S. chemical industry is experiencing a resurgence. This growth, which could ...

Asia's Bitter Harvest

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Palm oil is used in a variety of products from cooking oil to soaps and tooth paste. The supply chain from plantations i ...

World of Warcraft No Longer Rules in China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Chinese officials made it difficult for makers of video game consoles to grow in China, which drove the market to person ...

Crocs Wants You To Forget About Its Crocs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The value of Crocs' shares has moved between $70 in 2007 to under a dollar in 2008. Today it is around $16. In the Unite ...

Maserati Woos Buyers Bored With BMW

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Maserati is introducing a new sedan, the Ghibli, with a price starting around $66,000. The vehicle is targeted to compet ...

H&M's New Love For Old Clothes

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

H&M, the Swedish-based retailer that is Europe's No. 2 fashion company, has been giving Swedish customers a discount ...

Companies in China Seek Ways To Cut Costs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Due to rising wages and labor shortages in coastal areas, many multinational manufacturers that operate in China have be ...

Battling for South Africa's Hidden Cash

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

About a third of South Africa's citizens (those at the bottom of the financial pyramid) don't have bank accounts. But mi ...

A Scary Tour of Bangladesh's Factories

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

After more than 1,000 workers died in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, more attention has been draw ...

The Battle Over Who Gets U.S. Natural Gas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As technology has enabled energy companies to extract more natural gas from the ground, the price in the U.S. has fallen ...

Don't Blame Apple for Keeping Its Money

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Just as Amazon and Starbucks came under fire earlier this year in the UK over their maneuvers that shield income from UK ...

Selling Cassava Beer in a Land Without Barley

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

SAB Miller has been investing in production in Africa, trying to capture market share away from local homebrews. It ...

Mercedes Keeps Its Eyes on the Back Seat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

More than half of Mercedes' S-Class sedans are sold in China for prices up to $486,000. Profit margins on the luxury car ...

Where's the Colonel When You Need Him?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

KFC is China's largest fast food chain, with over 4,200 restaurants in 850 cities. Its parent company, Yum! Brands, gene ...

The Paradox of Bangladesh

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Bangladesh has seen exports triple between 2005 and 2010, much of which are garments. With the unraveling of the multifi ...

China's Latest Illegal Import: Baby Formula

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

When it comes to what we feed our babies, most people are very cautious. Chinese parents are no different, and they are ...

Weaning U.S. Farmers Off Food Aid

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

For decades the United States' government would buy agricultural goods from American farmers, and then donate them to gl ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled an economic program of monetary and fiscal stimulus to try and boost emp ...

Alabama Opens Its Wallet to Woo Airbus

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Although Airbus competes favorably with Boeing in the commercial aircraft industry throughout most of the world, it has ...

Thailand's Farmer-Friendly Policy Blows Up

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Thailand used to be a large exporter of rice, but exports dropped 37 percent in 2012 and continue to fall. Part of the r ...

India's EBay Just Got Some Help - From EBay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As a result of protectionist policies that have generally kept multionational retailers out of India, retailing continue ...

The World's Cheapest Car Runs Out of Gas

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Indian business mogul Ratan Tata conceived the Nano as an affordable "people's car," and initially aimed for a price of ...

Tech Companies Love Dublin's Tax Rates

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

A low corporate tax rate attracted software companies to set up their European operations in Ireland in the 2000s. Compa ...

L'Oreal Puts On a Happy Face in China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The Chinese market for personal and beauty care products is estimated to reach $34 billion this year, with Procter & ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Estee Lauder has 380 M.A.C. stores outside of the U.S., and almost two-thirds of the company's sales come from outside t ...

Toyota's Awesome Yen Advantage

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Toyota exports more than 2 million vehicles from Japan each year, and more than one-quarter of the vehicles it sells in ...

Intel Takes On Taiwan's Chip King

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As more consumers move to smartphones and tablets for computing needs, Intel has seen its business of developing micropr ...

Lured From Retirement To Save Fiat

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Fiat's European factories are running at only about half of capacity, and in Europe the company lost about $900 million ...

Europe's Carmakers Are Fighting to Shrink

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As a result of the auto bailout in the United States in 2008, at least eight factories were closed, and half the workers ...

Welcome Back, Comrade

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Television production companies are now making shows in Easern European markets, targeted specically to locals. In Russi ...

PepsiCo Prepares For a Snack War in Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Russia is serving as a test kitchen for PepsiCo's expansion plans in Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics in Asia. ...

Will China Get a Kick From Champagne?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The growing middle and affluent class in China have led the country to become the world's top consumer of luxury go ...

Swiss Voters Get Their Say on Pay

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Voters in Switzerland are set to decide whether executive compensation should be set by shareholders, or by corporate bo ...

Things Fall Apart. IBM Is Here to Help

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

IBM's worldwide revenue dropped 2.3 percent last year, and Africa represents less than 1 percent of the company's total. ...

Chinese Workers...In Greenland?

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Greenland is a semiautonomous territory of Denmark with only around 57,000 inhabitants. In recent years, it's fielded an ...

Battered in China, Japan Inc. Seeks Refuge

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As tensions between China and Japan have heightened, Japanese firms have found China to be a hostile enviornment. Chines ...

Before the Fancy Bottle, Time Spent in a Bladder

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Shipping wine from Australia to England in bulk, rather than in bottles, can save 25 cents per bottle. And since most oc ...

How Chrysler's Dart Missed the Mark

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As a condition of increasing its ownership in Chrysler, Fiat was required by the United States government to introduce a ...

China's Unsafe Water Is Nestle's Opportunity

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While still holding only a small share of the market, Nestle is investing in China's bottled water market. Industrializa ...

In India, Penny Lane Costs You Pennies

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

To help boost sales in India, Apple is offering songs on iTunes for just 15 rupees or about $0.28. Part of the goal behi ...

Dealmakers Dream of African Riches

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

The economy in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow 5.7 percent this year -- faster than Eastern Europe or Latin Ameri ...

Where the Company Car Is a Porsche

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While the European auto market is weak, and demand for high-end gas guzzling cars is stalling, the market for high-end G ...

Austerity Be Damned: Pass the Remote

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

QVC, the home shopping channel, entered the Italian market two years ago. While the products offered are tailored somewh ...

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

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Unilever is one of the world's largest consumer products companies, competing with the likes of Procter and Gamble and N ...

The People's Republic of Plastic

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

China's UnionPay card, founded by China's largest banks and run by former officials of the country's central bank, has n ...

In India, a Facebook and Free-Speech Debate

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In India, similar to the U.S., there are constitutional protections for free speech. But there are also laws and regulat ...

Libya Is Free. Send in the Cinnabons

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Local franchise owners Arief and Ahmed Swaidek have opened a Cinnabon on one of Tripoli's main shopping streets. Unlike ...

Indonesians Still Love Their BlackBerrys

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry phones and operating system have taken a significant hit to market share in recent ...

Pakistan, Land of Entrepreneurs

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

As a result of economic upheaval, corrupt governments, and violence, few foreigners have been willing to make significan ...

The March of Robots Into Chinese Factories

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Rising wages, regional labor shortages, and demands for more precision in manufacturing are contributing to increas ...

It's Happy Hour for Jim Beam in Russia

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

In order to improve health and reduce social problems, the Russian government has been trying to cut back on alcohol con ...

Swiss Re and Roche Team Up In China

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Treating cancer is expensive, and China’s basic medical coverage for its citizens does not cover many expensive ca ...

Japan's Pain is Wal-Mart's Gain

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

While the Japanese economy is sputtering -- and Japanese incomes have fallen for the past three years -- Wal-Mart is ope ...

Molson Coor's Gets Banged Up in Hockey

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D., International Business

Beer sales are down in Canada as a result of the National Hockey League's labor dispute. Molson Coors, the official beer ...

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 h ...

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 bureaucrac ...

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 ...

Innovator Phil Bosua: A Lightbulb That Talks to Your Smartphone

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

An idea that came up while drinking a few beers in a bar leads to a business that has attracted the attention of major v ...

Extracurricular Profit

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

It is commonly said that one does not go into teaching for the money. Paul Edelman, a former New York City middle sc ...

Matchmaking for Business and Banks

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

While the lending to large companies has rebounded, or at least stabilized, over the past couple of years, lendi ...

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