globalEDGE Business Review

Volume 7, 2013

"2012 Lodging Market Potential Index (L-MPI©) Ranking of Major Lodging Markets in the United States"
by A.J. Singh, Raymond S. Schmidgall, and Tunga Kiyak (Volume 7, Number 1, pp. 1-5, 2013)

Executive Briefing: The Lodging Market Potential Index (L-MPI©) as a systematic and formal analysis was developed as a  joint project between The School of Hospitality Business, MSU-CIBER, and globalEDGE to identify aggregate market potential and ranking for major lodging markets in the USA in 2009.   Faculty researchers from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University have published the index annually and presented it at investment conferences for the past three years. Based on user feedback, the index is being recognized by those in the hotel investment community as a reference tool for the long term market potential for hotel investments.  This article presents the comparative change in the index (L-MPI©), for the 25 largest lodging market areas (as tracked by Smith Travel Research) in 2012 as compared to scores in 2011. 


"An Interview with Tomas Hult on Global Strategy"
by Sarah Singer (Volume 7, Number 2, pp. 1-4, 2013)

Executive Briefing: This is an interview with Dr. Tomas Hult on global strategy and related issues pertaining to today’s global marketplace. He is the Eli Broad Professor of International Business in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Professor Hult is viewed as a leading authority on the intersection of international business and supply chain management.  Professor Hult is one of 82 Fellows of the Academy of International Business and Director of the International Business Center at Michigan State University. In research, Professor Hult was ranked as the 75th most cited scholar in “economics and business” between 1997 and 2007 (Thomson Reuters). He was also the 6th ranked management scholars who graduated since 1991 (Aguinis et al. 2012). In total, Hult has received more than 10,000 citations to his research
(Google Scholar).


"An Interview with Ernest Betts"
by Sarah Singer (Volume 7, Number 3, pp. 1-3, 2013)

Executive Briefing: This is an interview with Dr. Ernie Betts. Dr. Betts is the Assistant Dean for Multicultural Business Programs in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Betts has over three decades of experience counseling multicultural and low-income students. He has established consultancy relationships with Fortune 500 corporations that have resulted in dynamic corporate financial partnerships such as The Summer Business Institute and the Broad Business Student Camp.

Dean Betts is a specialist in the areas of diversity both domestic and international, placement, recruitment and retention who remains committed to students and their development through higher education and professional life.


"An Interview with Kirt Butler"
by Sarah Singer (Volume 7, Number 4, pp. 1-3, 2013)

Executive Briefing: This is an interview with Dr. Kirt Butler. Dr. Butler specializes in international and corporate finance and global strategy. He joined the MSU faculty in 1985 after completing his doctorate in finance at MSU.

Professor Butler’s research has appeared in a variety of academic and practitioner journals; his academic research has also been profiled in Time and Money magazines, on the CNN and CNBC websites, and elsewhere. The 5th (2012) edition of his textbook best-selling Multinational Finance textbook is available for the Fall 2012 semester.

Professor Butler is also a Sensei of Okinawan Shido-kan (Shorin Ryu) Karate with a rank of eighth degree black belt. He teaches karate in MSU’s Department of Kinesiology – just for fun.


"An Interview with Tomas Hult on Global Supply Chain Management"
by Sarah Singer (Volume 7, Number 5, pp. 1-3, 2013)

Executive Briefing: This is an interview with Dr. Tomas Hult on global supply chain management and related issues pertaining to today’s global marketplace. He is the Eli Broad Professor of International Business in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Professor Hult is viewed as a leading authority on the intersection of international business and supply chain management. Professor Hult is one of 82 Fellows of the Academy of International Business and Director of the International Business Center at Michigan State University. In research, Professor Hult was ranked as the 75th most cited scholar in “economics and business” between 1997 and 2007 (Thomson Reuters). He was also the 6th ranked management scholars who graduated since 1991 (Aguinis et al. 2012). In total, Hult has received more than 10,000 citations to his research (Google Scholar).


"Fostering Economic and Social Change in Developing Markets"
by Anh-Dai Lu (Volume 7, Number 6, pp. 1-5, 2013)

Executive Briefing: With increasing opportunities shifting to developing markets, the private sector today faces the challenge of achieving both competitiveness and social impact. This paper highlights the need for an integrated approach to economic development and poverty alleviation and provides a focus for future research on policies and best practices that foster inclusive growth.


"Global Supply Chains"
by Tomas Hult (Volume 7, Number 7, pp. 1-2, 2013)

Executive Briefing: Global supply chains are “total cost systems” that work best if all aspects of the chain are strategically leveraged. With the globalization of supply chains predicted to increase by 43 percent in the next decade, a well-functioning and global supply chain has never been more important. In this article the author shares his thoughts on what this means for firms to maintain a competitive edge.


"How Global?"
by Tomas Hult (Volume 7, Number 8, pp. 1, 2013)

Executive Briefing: Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly “going global.” In this article the author posits that such businesses need to shift their thinking from whether they should go global to how global they should be by asking themselves some basic questions about their industry.


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