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 Click photos to see larger images at the source sites. The featured image of the Stars and Stripes above is courtesy of the Smithsonian. On two holidays in the US—Flag Day and Independence Day[1]—patriotic Americans will climb to the second floor of a nondescript building on the Mall … Continue reading The “Star-Spangled Banner” and an Early Example of Outsourcing: The American National Anthem Was Composed on a Ship Built in India

Second Helping: Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

Last year’s Thanksgiving reflections (click to read: November 27, 2015) provided interesting historical perspectives and fun facts about Plimoth Colony and Plantation, an Amazing native American named Tisquantum (“Squanto”), and the Mexican origins of our favorite Thanksgiving entree: turkey. Today, on our national day of gratitude, THE CONVERSATION published a refreshed version of last year’s post: Why we have globalization to thank for Thanksgiving. (Note: … Continue reading Second Helping: Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

Happy Holidays 2015 & Best Wishes for 2016

Dear Readers, Thank you for following GlobalBusiness.me this past year. Please continue to visit us throughout 2016 for more unbiased insights into the current and past events that make up the ever-evolving, always fascinating story of international economics and globalization. As we prepare to say farewell to 2015, we wish all of you around the world the best of … Continue reading Happy Holidays 2015 & Best Wishes for 2016

Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University Original Version on Archive As Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving Day repasts each year, they are taught to recall the story of the “Pilgrim Fathers,” who in 1620 founded one of the first English settlements in North America at what was then Plimoth Colony in the State … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

Happy Holidays 2014 & Best Wishes for 2015

Dear Readers, Thank you for following GlobalBusiness.me  this past year. Please check back soon for new thoughts on an ever-prominent subject: “Is China set to become the world’s largest economy in 2015?” As we prepare to say farewell to 2014, we wish all of you around the globe the best of the holiday season and much prosperity, health, and happiness … Continue reading Happy Holidays 2014 & Best Wishes for 2015