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The globalEDGE Business Beat is on the Michigan Business Network and available worldwide on globalEDGE. gBB is hosted by Tomas Hult.

Speaker: Stefan Selig, U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration

Air Date: October 07, 2015

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership back in the headlines, take a look back at Tomas's previous interview with Stefan Selig before negotiations had been completed. Tomas speaks with Stefan Selig, Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration to discuss Open for Business Agenda, The National Export Initiative NEXT, and expansion of Select USA.

Speaker: Paul Beamish, Ivey Business School

Air Date: October 09, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Paul Beamish, Donald Triggs Chair in International Business, Professor of Management, and Director of the Engaging Emerging Markets Research Centre at the Ivey Business School. They discuss the following: the 39-country project; given the core focus of the 39-country project on Africa, Paul shares insights about doing business in Africa; and. African countries – of the 55 on the African continent – you should look into engaging with as a start.

Speaker: Sunil Mithas, University of Maryland

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Sunil Mithas, Professor of Operations and Information Technologies, at the Robert Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a native of India. They discuss the following: sometimes called the GE of India, the Tata Group has gone from about $6 billion in revenue in 1992, to more than $100 billion today; what the secret of this Indian giant’s success is; and in Sunil's book, Making the Elephant Dance, the analytics-driven approach to encouraging innovation among employees at the Tata Group is discussed.

Speaker: V. Kumar, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with V. Kumar, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Brand and Customer Management, at the Georgia State University, and a native of India. They discuss the following: the business climate in India; the BRIC countries- India is doing the best right now, they discuss India and why it is doing so well; and the India marketplace in the long-term for US, and other foreign firms.

Speaker: Ernie Betts, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Ernie Betts, Assistant Dean for Multicultural Business Programs, Eli Broad College of Business, at Michigan State University. They discuss business and trade as it relates to Cuba: the business climate in Cuba; what the normalizing of relations between U.S. and Cuba means; and what the Cuban relationship or marketplace looks like in the long-term with U.S. and foreign firms.

Speaker: Norm Graham, Michigan State University

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Norm Graham, Director, Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and Professor of International Relations at Michigan State University. They discuss the following: the business climate in Russia for foreign firms; advice to U.S. firms who want to trade with Russia; and the political climate in Russia in the next few years.

Speaker: Stephanie Wang, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Air Date: October 12, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Stephanie Wang, Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and a native of China. They discuss the following: The business climate in China for foreign firms; disadvantages Chinese multinationals have during their international expansion; and recommendations that can overcome these disadvantages.