The US-China Trade Spat: My Interview with Xinhua – June 18, 2018

© 2018, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Xinhua, China’s leading official news agency, conducted a 30-minute interview with me on June 18, 2018. The video clips and articles are available at the links below. Links to Xinhua Videos (English) ‒ June 18, 2018: These brief clips show only a fraction of my 30-minute interview … Continue reading The US-China Trade Spat: My Interview with Xinhua – June 18, 2018

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)

Tax “Amnesty” for Multinationals—But Not for Illegal Immigrants

© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Republicans want a one-time tax of the money currently stashed overseas at a "tax holiday" rate of 8.75 percent, according to the House blueprint, while Trump has called for 10 percent. (Reuters, January 25, 2017)[1] As a professor of International Business I am in favor of ethical business, … Continue reading Tax “Amnesty” for Multinationals—But Not for Illegal Immigrants

The G20 Summit in China: An Annual “Talking Shop”? Or a Potential Bedrock of Global Civilization?

© 2016 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Note: A version of this article was also published on The Conversation as How the G20 can ensure the marvelous gains from globalization aren't lost. What do summits such as the G20 accomplish? Posing for pictures after their summit, the leaders of the G20, a mixed bag of … Continue reading The G20 Summit in China: An Annual “Talking Shop”? Or a Potential Bedrock of Global Civilization?

Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo (Part C– Epilogue)

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University CASE STUDY (C)—EPILOGUE: The Negotiated Settlement The two case studies presented examine foreign exchange risk from two perspectives: (Part A) An American couple has put a down payment on a lovely new condo in Puerto Vallarta, agreeing to pay 5,000,000 Mexican pesos on delivery of the condo in 12 months.  (Part … Continue reading Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo (Part C– Epilogue)

Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo (Part B)

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University CASE STUDY (B): The Mexican Sellers’ Perspective The two case studies presented examine foreign exchange risk from two perspectives: (Part A) An American couple has put a down payment on a lovely new condo in Puerto Vallarta, agreeing to pay 5,000,000 Mexican pesos on delivery of the condo … Continue reading Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo (Part B)

Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo (Part A)

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers CASE STUDY (A): The American Buyers’ Perspective The two case studies presented examine foreign exchange risk from two perspectives: (Part A) An American couple has put a down payment on a lovely new condo in Puerto Vallarta, agreeing to pay 5,000,000 Mexican pesos on delivery of the condo in 12 months. ... CONTINUED … Continue reading Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo (Part A)

Updates: What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University Since I published the blog post What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business on July 14, 2015, it has received additional media attention. Please see the following sources: CBS News MoneyWatch – Online Article, July 14, 2015 The Conversation – Online Article, July 16, 2015 At Night  – Corus Radio, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with … Continue reading Updates: What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

© 2015 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University PLEASE SEE UPDATES IN THE AUGUST 6, 2015 POST The following comments are based on a telephone interview with Bob Hennelly of CBS News MoneyWatch on July 14, 2015. The potential for US business to engage with Iran can be summarized in one sentence: Iran exports crude oil but imports … Continue reading What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

Global Management in a Still-Fragmented World

© 2014 Prof. Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers University In this post, we look at the job of the global manager, which covers two broad domains: Internal corporate strategy—which must address the issue of how international firms need to strike a balance between global standardization of their products and processes and the benefits of local adaptation (while at the … Continue reading Global Management in a Still-Fragmented World