© 2021, Farok J. Contractor, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Business School Note: The following commentary is based on my experience teaching remotely during the pandemic. It does not directly reflect on Rutgers University. The pandemic has accelerated and legitimized online learning. The institution where I teach—Rutgers Business School (New Brunswick and Newark)—has been completely online for … Continue reading Despite Some Advantages, Online Education Has a “Dark Underbelly”
© 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Business School, and President-Elect, Academy of International Business Introduction to a public lecture sponsored by the Academy of International Business and the University of Nottingham (China, Ningbo Campus) VIDEO LINK Talk approximately 60 minutes followed by Q&A of 30 minutes Just two countries, China and the US, … Continue reading The US-China Business Relationship: “Bi-Polar”? Or a Stabilizing Pillar of the World Economy? A Video Lecture
© 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Featured Image Source: Financial Times Following is an introduction to the post-peer-reviewed, pre-copyedited version of an article to be published in the Journal of International Business Studies. The final authenticated version will be available online at: Journal of International Business Studies | Volumes and issues (springer.com). While … Continue reading The World Economy Will Need Even More Globalization in the Post-Pandemic 2021 Decade
© 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Featured Image Source: Wall Street Journal This is a pre-copyedited draft version of an article to be published in Management & Organization Review. The final authenticated version will be available online at Cambridge University Press. For at least 35 years, US politicians and pundits have scared the … Continue reading A Decline in US Manufacturing Because of Globalization and China? Don’t Believe This Fake News
© 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School In many dozens of emerging nations, perhaps as many as sixty of them, the government interferes in the foreign exchange market to prevent, or delay, the devaluation of its currency. Featured Image Credit: ngcoin.com A recent article from the Financial Times (FT) about Argentina’s peso is yet another illustration … Continue reading Argentina Seems Headed for Another Currency Crisis (and Perhaps Default)
© 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School The two biggest economies on the planet—the US and China, constituting 40 percent of the entire world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 23 percent of its population—need to cooperate for the sake of humankind. And yet, over the last four years, tensions between the two nations have … Continue reading The Quarreling Couple That Still Needs to Dance Together: A Webinar Addressing US-China Rivalry and Cooperation
© 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School In commenting about the Indian economy and its relation to International Business in my previous post, I had initially used the term “socialist somnolence” in the subtitle to describe the Indian business environment as it existed decades ago. Some elements of that past linger, as I described, … Continue reading What Is Socialism? Why I Changed the Subtitle of My Previous Post
Updated Title August 29, 2020 - See: What Is Socialism? Why I Changed the Subtitle of My Previous Post INTRODUCTION TO THE NARRATED SLIDE PRESENTATION GIVEN AT THE AUGUST 2020 ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ONLINE MEETING © 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Note: To see the PowerPoint slides and also listen to the voice … Continue reading India and Its Role in International Business: The Sleeping Giant Is Still Waking from Its Overregulated Past
NARRATED SLIDE PRESENTATION GIVEN AT THE JULY 2020 ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (AIB) ONLINE MEETING © 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School What will the world economy look like after COVID-19? Will globalization retreat? Economies decouple? Nationalism and autarchy be the rule? Countries draw inward and become more protectionist? I propose an alternative scenario … Continue reading The Argument for Globalization in a Post-COVID-19 World
In this time of threats to globalization, we look back on the beginnings of this worldwide trade movement.
This article is developed and amplified from an earlier piece: How One Drink Changed Fortunes, Incited Protests: Tea’s history reveals globalization’s best and worst side—trade, prosperity, migration and war.” YaleGlobal Online, 9 March 2011. Used with permission of Yale University.
The featured image is from National Geographic, Photo of the Day, April 23, 2018: “At an old tea house in Chengdu, China, Your Shot photographer Handi Laksono spent half a day observing the locals. Most of those who come in are above 60 years old, he says, and will pass the time smoking and playing cards with friends until lunch.”
How a Desire for Tea in Britain Caused Suffering to Millions in Asia
Despite the remarkable advances made during the course of evolution, human history was not all an inexorably upward climb. The glories of Rome, Chang An, and Patilaputra were followed by a millennium…
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