globalEDGE Business Review

Volume 2, 2008

"Running a Global Corporation"
by Tomas Hult (Volume 2, Number 1, pp. 1-3, 2008)

Executive Briefing: What does it take to run a global corporation? Are there too many environmental and industry forces to think about? What about the strategy and organizational factors? No worries, it can all be paired down to a manageable few.


"CAFTA: Its Origins and Its Provisions"
by Paulette L. Stenzel (Volume 2, Number 2, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: The Dominican Republic—Central American Free Trade Agreement (DRCAFTA, commonly known as CAFTA) took effect on January 1, 2006, for all but one signatory. CAFTA's purpose is to "eliminate tariffs and trade barriers and expand regional opportunities." Paralleled to NAFTA, CAFTA is based on a paradigm that promotes growth of corporations.


"Why CAFTA Faces Opposition"
by Paulette L. Stenzel (Volume 2, Number 3, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: CAFTA was signed in 2004 in spite of substantial opposition to it in the Dominican Republic and Central America. Supporters say CAFTA will encourage each member to find and rely on its comparative advantage. However, critics use historical evidence to illustrate that CAFTA's provisions are harmful, both financially and environmentally, to citizens of Central America and the Dominican Republic.


"The Challenges of Dual Career Households in a Global Economy"
by Leila Heron (Volume 2, Number 4, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: The global economy, growing numbers of dual income households, and the increase of international assignments are producing pressure on American multinationals and the Federal Government to provide career transition assistance to spouses/partners worldwide. New support programs emphasizing entrepreneurial skills training and internet savvy show promise to boost employment opportunities abroad.


"What is Fair Trade?"
by Paulette L. Stenzel (Volume 2, Number 5, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: Fair trade is a way of doing business that builds equitable, long-term partnerships between consumers in developed regions and producers in developing regions across the world. It takes steps toward a just and sustainable economic system that ensures that people get paid a fair price for their work. Fair trade is neither synonymous with nor the antithesis to free trade. Fair trade promotes environmental sustainability and bio-diversity - goals articulated by many of those who advocate free trade.


"The U.S.—Colombia Free Trade Agreement"
by Paulette L. Stenzel (Volume 2, Number 6, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: Students today will live and work in a global world and workplace upon graduation. Many will work overseas; more will work with colleagues from abroad. To prepare students for this reality, universities must provide an internationalized education. Working together, NAFSA and the CIBER network can serve as a powerful impetus to this goal.


"CIBER and NAFSA: Two Missions Begin to Meet"
by Sarah M. Singer (Volume 2, Number 7, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: Students today will live and work in a global world and workplace upon graduation. Many will work overseas; more will work with colleagues from abroad. To prepare students for this reality, universities must provide an internationalized education. Working together, NAFSA and the CIBER network can serve as a powerful impetus to this goal.


"Motivations Between Island Tourists"
by Sung Hee Park and Chi-Ming Hsieh (Volume 2, Number 8, pp. 1-2, 2008)

Executive Briefing: The island tourism market is a major growth segment worldwide in international tourism. Penghu, Taiwan, and Phuket, Thailand, have become major tourism destinations for Taiwanese tourists. This paper will explore the difference between Taiwanese tourists who choose between Penghu and Phuket as their travel destinations.


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