The World Economy Will Need Even More Globalization in the Post-Pandemic 2021 Decade

© 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

A Decline in US Manufacturing Because of Globalization and China? Don’t Believe This Fake News

© 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

The Argument for Globalization in a Post-COVID-19 World

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

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?

From Bombay to Baltimore: Was the American national anthem composed on a ship built in India at the Wadia Shipyard?

© 2019, Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School This is an updated and revised version of the June 14, 2018 post: The “Star-Spangled Banner” and an Early Example of Outsourcing: The American National Anthem Was Composed on a Ship Built in India The featured image of the Stars and Stripes above is housed at … Continue reading From Bombay to Baltimore: Was the American national anthem composed on a ship built in India at the Wadia Shipyard?

The Globalization of Thanksgiving Day

© 2018 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University A cause for celebration: The 17th-century English settlers survived starvation and death thanks to the help of Native American “Indians,” who taught them how to plant native crops and where to hunt and fish. Having just returned to the US in time for Thanksgiving with my family … Continue reading The Globalization of Thanksgiving Day

The “Star-Spangled Banner” and an Early Example of Outsourcing: The American National Anthem Was Composed on a Ship Built in India

© 2018, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School See the updated and revised version of this post, July 11, 2019: From Bombay to Baltimore: Was the American national anthem composed on a ship built in India at the Wadia Shipyard? The featured image of the Stars and Stripes above is housed at the Smithsonian. On several … Continue reading The “Star-Spangled Banner” and an Early Example of Outsourcing: The American National Anthem Was Composed on a Ship Built in India

Globalization Continues – And Multinationals Play by Rules Set by Other Nations (Despite What Trump Says)

© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School  Globalization is driven by two inexorable logical constructs: (1) Multinational companies go and sell where enough customers are located, serving foreign markets by whatever means possible. And: (2) Multinational companies produce (or outsource) wherever it is rational or cheap to do so following the rules of various countries … Continue reading Globalization Continues – And Multinationals Play by Rules Set by Other Nations (Despite What Trump Says)

What Is Globalization? (Part 2): Global Leadership in an Era of Growing Nationalism, Protectionism, and Antiglobalization

2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School  In Part 1, What Is Globalization? How to Measure It and Why Many Oppose It, I concluded that globalization is here to stay—and will continue to converge nations, culturally and economically, indefinitely. At the same time, leaders such as Trump, Le Pen, Erdoğan, and Duterte espouse an anti-globalization … Continue reading What Is Globalization? (Part 2): Global Leadership in an Era of Growing Nationalism, Protectionism, and Antiglobalization

What Is Globalization? (Part 1): How to Measure It and Why Many Oppose It

© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School The rise of nationalistic political leaders has spanned the globe—from Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen in the West, to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Middle East, to Narendra Modi and Rodrigo Duterte in the East. To varying degrees, each of these leaders espouses an “our country … Continue reading What Is Globalization? (Part 1): How to Measure It and Why Many Oppose It