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What Is Socialism? Why I Changed the Subtitle of My Previous Post

© 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

India and Its Role in International Business: The Sleeping Giant Is Still Waking from Its Overregulated Past

Updated Title August 29, 2020 - See: What Is Socialism? Why I Changed the Subtitle of My Previous Post THE FOLLOWING IS AN INTRODUCTION TO A NARRATED SLIDE PRESENTATION AT THE RECENT ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT MEETING © 2020, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Note: To see the PowerPoint slides and also listen to the … Continue reading India and Its Role in International Business: The Sleeping Giant Is Still Waking from Its Overregulated Past

When Tea Was Not a Party: The Globalization of Tea (and Opium) in the 19th Century

In this time of threats to globalization, we look back on the beginnings of this worldwide trade movement.

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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.”

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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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What Does “Flattening the Curve” Mean? Will It Also Flatten the Global Economy?

©2020 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Update to  20 Mar 2020 and  23 Mar 2020 posts with additional references from medical experts and economists for those who wish to read deeper The Excruciating Choice Governments face an “excruciating choice” between “flattening the (coronavirus) curve” by imposing quarantines and lockdowns and the huge, unprecedented economic impact … Continue reading What Does “Flattening the Curve” Mean? Will It Also Flatten the Global Economy?

Quick Update: The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession

©2020 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Click  20 Mar 2020 for earlier post Government Waking Up to the Trade-offs It is not every day that, shortly after I publish a post, the Trump administration responds with a similar thought, addressing – seemingly for the first time – the balance between health considerations and the … Continue reading Quick Update: The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession

The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession

Click  23 Mar 2020 for update ©2020 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Around the world, governments are reacting to the spread of the coronavirus by recommending, or forcing, the closure of schools, restaurants, and travel. By having the population remain at home, the much-reduced human-to-human contact will slow down the spread of the virus. … Continue reading The Excruciating Choice: “Flattening the Curve” and Prolonging the Global Recession

Congratulations, AIB President-Elect Farok Contractor

On January 7, 2020, the Academy of International Business (AIB) announced its newly elected Executive Board members on AIB World. GlobalBusiness.blog extends warm congratulations to President-Elect: Farok Contractor | Rutgers Faculty Page Vice President Program-Elect: Andrew Delios Vice President Administration-Elect: Dana Minbaeva AIB is the premier academic organization for the study of International Business, consisting of approximately 3,500 members … Continue reading Congratulations, AIB President-Elect Farok Contractor

Six Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

©2019 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, which occurs over a long weekend, brings a respite, a breathing space that allows moments for introspection. I begin this piece with a brief history, followed by six things we all should be grateful for. “What Should We Be Grateful for?” … Continue reading Six Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Yale Podcast: Where Do Brexit and Anti-Globalization Sentiments Come From?

Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School A Podcast from the Yale Podcast Network Recorded by Hira Jafri, Director of Global Programs, the MacMillan Center, Yale University The pushback against globalization—manifested in the Brexit vote, support for nationalist leaders like Trump, and protectionist tariffs—stems from (somewhat overblown) anxieties about cultural identity, stagnating incomes among the lower … Continue reading Yale Podcast: Where Do Brexit and Anti-Globalization Sentiments Come From?

Farok Contractor Receives a Silver Medal from JIBS

As part of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS), the premier journal in the academic field of International Business, celebrated its 50th anniversary. One of the highlights of the JIBS celebration was acknowledging authors with the greatest number of publications. Farok Contractor was pleased … Continue reading Farok Contractor Receives a Silver Medal from JIBS