Commentary / World Apr 4, 2004

Chance to pick up and move

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, the European Union will grow by 10 new members, mostly from Eastern Europe. In public, the optimism is great as is the gloating at overtaking the United States in population, gross domestic product and currency strength. In private conversations, ...

Commentary / World Jan 5, 2004

Falling dollar barely changes trade flow

WASHINGTON -- We hear about record breaking declines in the value of the dollar, rising U.S. trade deficits and a retrenchment of inward investment flows. Cassandra-like voices point to the war-caused budget deficit, foresee a growing U.S. dependence on the mercy of foreigners and ...

Commentary / World Oct 13, 2003

Teaching people how to manage change

WASHINGTON -- Ours is a world in transition. The current global debate centers on the state of knowledge that led to the Iraq war. Neglected is the much more important discussion of the knowledge needed to bringing peace and prosperity to the world. The ...

Commentary / World Feb 16, 2003

Bush agenda will boost world economy

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George W. Bush's new economic agenda is entitled "Taking Action to Strengthen America's Economy," but it is more than that. While some critics claim to have discerned a very narrow focus, the dividend component in particular will have far-reaching implications ...

Commentary / World Oct 12, 2002

Success of globalization rests on good business reputations

These are not good times for business ethics in the industrialized nations. In spite of a carefully honed reputation for professionalism and honesty, businesses in the United States, Japan and Europe have seen scandals and problems. In the U.S. it has been the overstatement ...

Commentary / World May 16, 2002

Travel advisories for the next generation

WASHINGTON -- How does America's global role affect the lives of individuals? Currently, momentous international policy decisions are being taken; they encompass war, peace, freedom and the projection of power. It is important to step back and develop a vision of the long-term outcome ...

Commentary / World Mar 18, 2002

Free trade carries a price

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George W. Bush's decision to impose tariffs on steel imports into the United States has been decried as a politically motivated and economically ruinous move that marks the end of free trade and initiates a battle in the World Trade ...

Commentary / World Jan 15, 2002

Effects of Sept. 11 on marketing policy

WASHINGTON -- The terror of Sept. 11 is a key fissure in American lives. At Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, we investigated the repercussions of the terror on international marketing policy and corporate practices. We found a new era of common sense characterized by ...

Commentary / World Mar 4, 2000

A new dawn for marketing in Japan

and MASAAKI KOTABE The Japanese market holds much promise for U.S. firms as new forms of doing business evolve. Mail-order and nonstore retailing are becoming part of the daily consumer landscape. Likely to be even more prominent is the ability to conduct business ...

Commentary / World May 31, 1999

Trade must extend to poorer countries

Prosperous countries in the North, such as the United States, can no longer rely on trade between developed countries led by Fortune 500 corporations alone. Trade must increase in developing countries and transitional economies if all are to benefit from a growing world economy. ...