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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. READ FULL ARTICLE

 

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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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. Unfortunately, people oftentimes unwittingly trade their privacy for free services like online email accounts. People need to know that some of the most well-known companies in the world make nearly all their revenue by selling your information. You need to know, in a practical sense, how to protect your privacy.  
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November 30, 2018
by Randall J. Boyle, PhD, associate professor of Management Information Systems, and Willard Eccles Fellow, WSU

SPECIAL EDITION: Change Your Password — Right Now

In light of today's massive, 500 million account data breach announced by Marriott, you should take note, and take action, now.  Choosing strong passwords is important because hackers are really good at cracking most passwords. Hackers are also able to steal your passwords from one site, crack them, and then use them at another site you use regularly.  Learn how to protect yourself.  
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November 28, 2018
by Brandon Stoddard Instructor and Director of the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center, WSU 

Getting Started Leads to Entrepreneurial Success

Have you ever considered launching a business of your own and becoming self-employed? Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Do you know what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Could you apply entrepreneurial skills at your current job now? You may be surprised to learn that it just takes a little heart, courage and a whole lot of determination to set yourself up for wild success. 
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November 14, 2018
by Jennifer S. Anderson, Ph.D., MBA, 

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

“It depends” is a phrase often used when teaching and researching in the discipline of business management. Exploring this viewpoint stimulates questions for students and scholars also and develops critical thinking skills to fully understand the complexity of modern business. “It depends” can also be a critical consideration with serious consequences when it comes to business management advice books.
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October 31, 2018
by David Utrilla, President, U.S. Translation Company

It's not your Father's Translation Service

Translation used to be about changing words. But today’s sophisticated global consumer demands and deserves more. Your marketing efforts must be “localized,” providing consumers with the user experiences, cultural references and delivery methods that will turn them into loyal, life-long customers. This post explains why such “localization” is important.
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October 17, 2018
by Jeff Steagall, Dean and Professor of Economics

Goddard School Launches New International Business and Economic Blog

Our goal is to provide insights from business scholars. When you read our blog, you can count on timely information from an outstanding group of faculty. We will provide a well-researched, balanced perspective that is devoid of partisan political rhetoric. We’ll cut through to the facts, so readers can consider the ramifications of an issue, rather than form opinion from biased statistics or non-representative anecdotes.
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Latest Blogs 


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

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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