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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: Doug Barry, International Trade Administration's Global Knowledge Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Air Date: August 07, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, Global Knowledge Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The interview focused on ITA’s Guide to Exporting, now in its 11th edition, and the long-standing key source for U.S companies on exporting and international trade.

Doug Barry tells us about the 11th edition of A Basic Guide to Exporting and how the world is open for business to all companies. He also elaborates on how a company which has never exported before should start developing its export strategy.

Speaker: Doug Barry, International Trade Administration's Global Knowledge Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Air Date: August 08, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, Global Knowledge Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The interview focused on eCommerce, or simply doing business using the Internet as a great potential way to export products.

Doug Barry shares his experiences and knowledge on exporting and eCommerce. He also shares examples of companies and situations of Internet exporting. Plus, importantly, he discusses suggestions for how a small business can start the process of taking advantage of the Internet and eCommerce in reaching a global set of buyers.

Speaker: Doug Barry, International Trade Administration's Global Knowledge Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Air Date: August 07, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, Global Knowledge Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The interview focused on critical aspects of engaging in exporting. Doug Barry talks about basic export advice that can help new exporters. He also discusses how a company should go about preparing its product for exporting. And, perhaps most importantly, he shares his views on how to find qualified buyers.

Speaker: Robert Wiseman, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: August 08, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Robert Wiseman, recently appointed as the Senior Associate Dean in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Bob is also The Eli Broad Legacy Fellow in Management. The interview focused on Bob’s background in academe and business and his interest in serving in this important leadership role for the Broad College. They also discuss the role of online education in business schools of the future

Speaker: David Frayer, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: August 08, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with David Frayer, Executive Director of Executive Development in the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. The interview focused on Dr. Frayer’s 20 years as the leader of Executive Training in Business, at Michigan State University, what changes he has seen in executive education in that time period; why it is important for business people to engage in executive training and development, and some of the current global initiatives that executive education at MSU are undertaking.

Speaker: Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Universidad EAFIT

Air Date: August 08, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Alejandra is also Coordinator of the Colombian universities in the institute of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference for Trade and Development) and Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats.

The interview focused on Alejandra’s wealth of background, experiences, and interests related to Latin America, and specifically on Corporate Social Responsibility. They discuss what CSR entails, what Latin American companies are doing in CSR, and what the rest of the world can learn from the CSR practices going on among Latin American companies.