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globalEDGE Business Beat

globalEDGE Business Beat, hosted by Tomas Hult, covers discussions with a wide range of global leaders in business, government, and academe to provide information on the latest thoughts, tools, and markets that are flourishing globally.

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Replay: 3:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 3:00 AM


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Is the world becoming more sustainable?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, a Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Dr. Gonzalez-Perez has been coordinator of the Colombian universities relationship with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) since 2009; member of the SDG 1 Global Council of the World Government Summit; and represented Colombia at meetings of the United Nations. She has been involved with sustainability efforts worldwide for more than a decade, and that is the focus for our segment. Appropriately, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on the current state of sustainability and how the world is achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by the member nations of the United Nations in September 2015.

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A focus on Latin America: What is the AIB-LAC chapter?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 6:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, a Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Alejandra previously served on the Academy of International Business Executive Board and currently serves as the chair of the AIB-LAC chapter (Latin America and the Caribbean), which is our focus for this segment. AIB-LAT is a chapter of the Academy of International Business, and is a leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business in Latin America. AIB-LAT organizes an annual conference, aimed at scholars and PhD students from Latin America working in the international business field, along with scholars from other regions interested in Latin America.

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September 2019: What is the outlook for international trade and production?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 5:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Doug Barry. He is a director at the US-China Business Council. Prior to that, Dr. Doug Barry was a trade director in the US Department of Commerce and has also served as a foreign commercial officer in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, plus been a journalist for ABC News in New York and London. The focus of this segment is on international trade and production in the world today and a forecast for going forward.

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What is the US-China Business Council?

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 4:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Doug Barry. He is the Director of Communications and Publications at the US-China Business Council. Before joining USCBC, Dr. Doug Barry was a director in the US Foreign and Commercial Service in the US Department of Commerce, has served as a foreign commercial officer in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Thailand, and also worked as a journalist for ABC News in New York and London. The focus of this segment is on his new role at the US-China Business Council and what the council does relative to US-China relations, international trade, and political undertakings.

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Student and corporate engagement in MSU’s marketing department pt.2

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 3:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Eric Doerr is Director of Student and Corporate Engagement for the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He has also served in multiple director roles of employer relations for the Broad College of Business and Michigan State University. The focus of this segment is on today’s job market. As a backdrop, the job market at home and abroad is driven by economic forces of supply and demand. For August 2019, the latest numbers show that of the 15 major industry groups, 12 added jobs. The three that most drove total nonfarm employment growth (on a seasonally adjusted basis) were health & social assistance, professional services, and financial activities. The three decliners for the month were information, natural resources and mining, and retail trade. Eric Doerr makes sense of today’s job market with an outlook towards the future.

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Student and corporate engagement in MSU’s marketing department

globalEDGE Business Beat
September 10, 2019 2:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Eric Doerr is Director of Student and Corporate Engagement for the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, and his relatively new position is the focus of our segment. As a background, the field of marketing is rapidly expanding; innovative technologies and rising customer personalization have raised the bar for industry professionals. The globally-recognized faculty of the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business connect cutting-edge marketing research insights to engaging industry-driven curriculum to ensure Broad marketing graduates are able to exceed these growing expectations. Eric Doerr serves as a core linkage between the department, students, and corporations in this “marketing ecosystem.”

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International Business & Trade with China

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 9, 2019 3:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Chris Holman, founder and CEO of Michigan Business Network. Chris also has been doing business in China for over 30 years. Tomas and Chris discuss the current state of trade with China and how it is affecting us -- the US as a whole and here in Michigan.

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MSU’s globally prominent marketing department

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 9, 2019 2:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Rich Spreng, the new Chair of the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Rich also continues to serve as Director of the department’s Master of Science in Marketing Research – a top-ranked program in marketing research in the United States. 

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Developing a global brand

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 9, 2019 1:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Shana Redd, a fourth-year doctoral student in the Department of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and a former brand manager at Whirlpool Corporation. 

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Quality Dairy is a Lansing treasure and part of the city’s fabric since 1936

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 9, 2019 12:00 PM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Ray Tadgerson. Ray is the former President and CEO of the Lansing-based architecture and engineering firm C2AE. He retired from the company in 2010 and established Tadgerson Consulting later that year. In 2018, after serving on the board of Quality Dairy since 2016. 

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