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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: Stephen Hsu, Michigan State University

Air Date: March 07, 2016

Tomas Hult talks with Stephen Hsu, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, at Michigan State University. They discuss Michigan State University’s Global Impact Initiative and what this worthwhile and important initiative entails.

Speaker: Nick Philipson, Springer

Air Date: March 07, 2016

Tomas Hult talks with Nick Philipson, Editorial Director of Business/Economics and Statistics at Springer. They discuss a variety of issues related to publishing academic journals. Nick tells us about the merger of Springer and Nature/Palgrave and what it means for their publishing portfolio.

Speaker: Rod Kinghorn, Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection

Air Date: March 07, 2016

Tomas Hult talks with Rod Kinghorn, former Director of Global Security at General Motors, and now Outreach Specialist in the Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection (A-CAPP) at Michigan State University.

They discuss Rod’s previous job as General Director of Global Security at General Motors; how this background carries over to his new work with anti-counterfeiting and product protection; and what he sees as the top issues that companies need to attend to when dealing with anti-counterfeiting and product protection.

Speaker: O.C. Ferrell, Belmont University

Air Date: March 07, 2016

Tomas Hult talks with O.C. Ferrell, University Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics, at Belmont University. The focus of the interview is on “Micropreneurs and the Sharing Economy.”

Micro-entrepreneurs, also known as micropreneurs, are very small-scale businesses with no more than five employees; some 95 percent of small businesses are microbusinesses. They discuss these micropreneurs involvement in the gig economy and the sharing economy, and what the implications are for the future of business in the global marketplace.

Speaker: Jagdish Sheth, Emory's Goizueta Business School

Air Date: March 07, 2016

Tomas Hult talks with Jagdish Sheth, who is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Emory University Goizueta Business School, and Co-Founder of the Academy of Indian Marketingtogether with S. Neelamegham, V. Kumar, and Rajeev Karwal. The vision for AIM is to be the world's leading research and practice driven academic organization, recognized for generating and disseminating unique marketing perspectives on emerging markets including India.

The discussion involves Dr. Sheth’s thinking behind starting the Academy of Indian Marketing, the impact that AIM can have, and the role of Indian academics in the global marketplace.

Speaker: Jagdish Sheth, Emory's Goizueta Business School

Air Date: March 07, 2016

Tomas Hult talks with Jagdish Sheth, who is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, at Emory University Goizueta Business School, and Founder together with his wife Madhu, of the Sheth Foundation.

The Sheth Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and recognize scholars and scholarship in marketing globally and further the development of marketing thought. The discussion involves Dr. Sheth’s thinking behind starting the Sheth Foundation, the impact that the Sheth Foundation has and can have, and using the Sheth Foundation in a very positive sense as “academic activism” that can motivate others to philanthropically give back more to academe.