Monthly Archives: November 2007

Deadly Coal

Submitted By: Deanna Haskell ‘World’s Coal Use Carries Deadly Cost,’ an Associated Press article by Charles Hutzler, highlights the effects of industrialization on laborers. Coal mining is considered to be one of the most dangerous professions worldwide. Economic growth and … Continue reading

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Those ‘Dickensesque’ Internet Cafes in China

One of the purposes of our trip to China is to go far beyond the customary ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ at the Great Wall and the Bund and see how good your skills are are spotting new markets and new business … Continue reading

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Globalization: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Good I define globalization as increasing integration of trade, economic relationships and financial networks across national borders. No doubt there are different and/or more politically charged definitions out there. I do not hide or shy away from my own … Continue reading

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Government Promises and 2008 Olympics

Submitted By: Ashley Drum This is a very interesting article from the Wall Street Journal about the impact the 2008 Olympics is having on Beijing and the promises that the Chinese Government made to win the Olympic bid. During last … Continue reading

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China or India? … And Follow Up Questions?

Submitted by: Gary Chou This is a summary of the journal article, China and India: The Reality Beyond the Hype – a research paper written by Deloitte Research, a subsidiary of Deloitte Consulting. [Prof. Carr Addendum: Gary’s post is a … Continue reading

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Linking Global Buyers and Chinese Factories … In The Context Of Lingerie

Hypothetical You are a female MBA graduate and alumni from the Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business. You have been working the consulting track or big firm corporate grind for the last three years. Already, you are burned out and … Continue reading

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The Longest Catwalk in History

I have been to the Great Wall several times, but never saw this. Click HERE. Your so sexy for his shirt, so sexy for his shirt, sooo sexy it hurts … Right Said Fred – the greatest one hit wonder … Continue reading

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Chinese Chemicals Flow Unchecked Into The Market

Submitted By: Ryan Moore Check out this NY Times article on the export and import of “illegal” Chinese pharmaceuticals. Did you know that approximately ½ of all of the active pharmaceutical ingredients sold in China are made by uncertified chemical … Continue reading

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