posts tagged with Globalization

The 21st Century 3 R's

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Continuing our series of blog postings about 21st century higher education, Peter Coclanis is the Albert R. Newsome Distinguished Professor and Director of the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chinese Consumption Creating Jobs in America? This is the Power of Access.

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This week, the cover story in The Economist is titled, “The Rising Power of China’s Workers.” It explains how the strong pressure for higher wages will shrink China’s trade surplus and boost its spending. “A 20% rise in Chinese consumption might lead to an extra $25 billion of American exports. That could create over 200,000 American jobs,” says the magazine’s leader.

Frugal Innovation in the Age of Access

“Nothing is more dangerous than a dogmatic worldview – nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to novelty” – Stephen Jay Gould

Net Impact Conference: Bill Margaritis

FedEx executive Bill Margaritis participated in a panel discussion "Ethical Globalization: An Exploration of Opportunities and Challenges" at last week's 16th annual Net Impact Conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  The conference's theme this year was "The Sustainable Advantage: Creating Social and Environmental Value".  Bill spoke about the topic of Access.  The conference was attended by approximately 2,000 MBA students from accross the country and around the world.