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May 22, 2019

by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics

Participating in the New Global Economy

In order to survive the competitive pressures of global trade and prosper, American companies must begin to view their potential area of operation as the new global economy rather than just the domestic market. Today, the firm located in the United States must learn to compete effectively in the new global economy.

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April 24, 2019

by Eric Smith, associate dean and associate professor

This Isn't 1986

My how times have changed!  In 2017, Congress passed the most comprehensive tax reform bill in a generation.  It did so on strictly partisan terms and based on arbitrary deadlines.  This stands in sharp contrast to the previous overhaul of the Internal Revenue Code in 1986, which was generally accepted as a template for political cooperation and compromise.  A comparison of these two pieces of legislation gives us insights into why the 1986 law lasted for over 30 years and may foretell the 2017 law's ultimate demise.
 

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April 10, 2019

by U.S. Translation Company

Is Your Business Prepared for the Languages of the Future?

With time comes change, and for the world, that means shifts in population, economics, and internet usage. A recent study explored the languages that will be required to reach 97% of the global online market in 2022 and 2027. This information is pertinent to any organization looking to expand their global reach over the next decade.  

 


 

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March 27, 2019

by Jennifer Gnagey, adjunct faculty of economics, WSU

Addressing substandard housing in Ogden’s rental market: Lessons from whistleblower protection laws in the labor market


Ogden School District is conducting its annual census of student homelessness. Last year this included 80 homeless students as well as 50 students housed in substandard conditions, often lacking functional heating, electricity, water, kitchen, or toilet facilities. While offering substandard housing for rent is illegal, data suggest tenants keep quiet for fear of landlord retaliation. This is a legitimate fear. 
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March 13, 2019

By Sebastian Brockhaus, Stanley E. Fawcett, A. Michael Knemeyer, andAmydee M. Fawcett

How to Become a Supply Chain Rockstar

Supply chain managers too often feel that they are stuck in the shadows, playing the drums. Feeling taken for granted, they seek the spotlight. They often forget that people at a concert dance to the drums, not to the vocals. Based on our 20-plus years working with supply chain leaders, we have learned that just as drummers deliver the dependable beat that is the heart of every hit song, SCM delivers the value that is the core of every core competency. 

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February 27, 2019

by Sky King, assistant professor of marketing, WSU

Less is More?

Most people have heard the phrase “less is more.” Is this a strategy that works well in business? This is a question that most people would respond by answering, ‘it depends.’ A lot of very successful companies have offered their customers relatively less than their competitors and have still been successful. Why can some companies be successful offering less and others not?  


 

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February 13, 2019
by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics, Weber State

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters

One of the most important economic innovations of the last hundred years, especially one that has greatly affected the creation of wealth, has been the evolution of the corporate form of business organization. In many countries, the corporation is seen as a major creator of the wealth that can be used to fight poverty and improve the quality of life of citizens. In some societies the corporation is regarded as an exploiter of communities for the benefit of corporate management and shareholders. 
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January 30, 2019
by Matt Mouritsen, professor and MBA Director, Weber State University

“I have but one regret, I wish I had your future.”

“I have but one regret, I wish I had your future.” Neil Armstrong said this at the Weber State College 1988 Commencement. In 2004, Harvard Business School's Dr. Clayton Christensen addressed Commencement and said it's easier to keep our ethical standards 100% of the time than it is to keep them 98% of the time. From 1988-2019 who would have guessed how technology and ethics would intertwine to disrupt and shape our future. Disruption is all around us – some of it is good and some of it isn’t.
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January 16, 2019
by U.S. Translation Company: Blog Sponsor and Goddard School Partner

Localization, Globalization, & Translation, Oh My!

Localization and globalization: these terms pop up everywhere. They all have something to do with translation: with multinational or international commerce selling to people of different languages and cultures in far-off lands. From times of the Silk Road to the Industrial Revolution, to current day mega corporations, commerce has evolved, and so should global outreach. 

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January 2, 2019
by Jeff Steagall, Dean and Professor of Economics

International Alliances are Essential for Changing China’s Behavior

China clearly favors Chinese firms. Its government turns a blind eye to outright theft of the intellectual property (IP) of foreign firms, including, but by no means limited to, American companies. China also has manipulated currency markets to keep the value of its currency, the yuan, artificially low and is notorious for massive cyber attacks. Creating strong International coalitions are essential for motivating China to make changes. 

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Latest Blogs 


April 24, 2019, By Eric Smith, associate dean and associate professor

This Isn't 1986


April 10, 2019, By U.S. Translation Company

Is Your Business Prepared for the Languages of the Future?


March 27, 2019, By Jennifer Gnagey, adjunct faculty of economics, Weber State University

Addressing substandard housing in Ogden’s rental market: Lessons from whistleblower protection laws in the labor market


March 13, 2019, By Sebastian Brockhaus, Stanley E. Fawcett, A. Michael Knemeyer, andAmydee M. Fawcett

How to Become a Supply Chain Rockstar


February 27, 2019, by Sky King, assistant professor of marketing, Weber State University

Less is More?


February 13, 2019, by John Mukum Mbaku, Brady Presidential Distinguished professor of economics, Weber State University

Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters


January 30, 2019, by Matt Mouritsen, professor and MBA Director, Weber State University

“I have but one regret, I wish I had your future.”


January 16, 2019, by U.S. Translation Company: Blog Sponsor and Goddard School Partner

Localization, Globalization, & Translation, Oh My!


January 2, 2019, by Jeff Steagall, Dean and Professor of Economics

International Alliances are Essential for Changing China’s Behavior


December 12, 2018, by Randall J. Boyle, PhD, associate professor of Management Information Systems, and Willard Eccles Fellow, WSU

Proactive Privacy

Privacy is a good thing, and it’s worth protecting!


SPECIAL EDITION

November 30, 2018, by Randall J. Boyle, PhD, associate professor of Management Information Systems, and Willard Eccles Fellow, WSU

Change Your Password — Right Now

In light of numerous massive account data breaches, you should take note, and take action.


November 28, 2018, Brandon Stoddard, instructor & director, Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center

Getting Started Leads to Entrepreneurial Success


November 14, 2018, Jennifer S. Anderson, Ph.D., MBA, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, WSU

Business Management books: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

How to make targeted choices when selecting business management advice books.


October 31, 2018, David Utrilla, President & CEO, U.S. Translation Company

It's not your Father's Translation Service

Understand why localization is so important in global business.


October 17, 2018, Jeff Steagall, Dean, Goddard School of Business & Economics.

Goddard School Launches New International Business and Economic Blog

Welcome to a new blog from the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics at Weber State University (WSU).


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