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© 2017, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School This post updates my September 7, 2017 post describing seven reasons why India’s manufacturing competitiveness still lags behind China’s – but also how the Modi government is taking steps to alleviate…

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An embarrassing tale about India’s manufacturing competitiveness. But there is hope. © 2017, Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Images of Deities Saraswati, Laxmi, and Ganesh (approximately 3 inches high, retailing for $3–$4) Photo Credit: Farok…

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© 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)…

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© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School  In my earlier post about how to measure globalization,[1] I concluded that globalization is here to stay—and will continue to converge nations, culturally and economically, indefinitely. At the same…

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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…

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© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School NOTES ABOUT THIS POST:  •  This is an updated version of my January 15, 2017 post. •  A shorter version of this updated post was published February 28, 2017 at  YaleGlobal Online as “Disrupting US-China…

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© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School On February 23, 2017, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing’s foreign exchange practices, President Donald Trump declared: “Well…I think…

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© 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…

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© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on January 10, 2017. A section has been added: “China’s Economic Transition and New Areas of Competitiveness.” Alarm bells are already…

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© 2017 Farok J. Contractor, Rutgers Business School Alarm bells are already ringing about President-Elect Donald Trump’s angry pronouncements against China—such as, “…(they) rape our country”—as well as his threats to impose a 45% tariff against Chinese…
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