Blog Profile / Global Edge


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Archived Since:February 17, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The Rise of Autonomous Cargo Vessels

The maritime industry is being revolutionized this year, with the introduction of “smart ships.” The maritime transport carries more than 90% of world trade annually and is the most cost-effective mode of transportation for mass goods and raw materials worldwide. Show More Summary

A Depiction of 3 Major Political Regimes, Their Economies, and Philosophies on Foreign Direct Investment

Although modern economies have increasingly become globalized, opinions of foreign direct investments (FDI) have varied throughout human history. When researching the history of prominent global economies, I realized that many have had the opportunity for strategic global expansion into international markets. Show More Summary

Black Friday Sales Continuing to Hold Strong

2017 is quickly coming to an end with many major holidays approaching in the blink of an eye. People are beginning to search for the perfect gift for their significant other and grandmothers. Black Friday, and more recently Cyber Monday has played a large part in the purchasing of holiday gifts. Show More Summary

International Students Experience Educational Enrichment

This is the final post in a five-part blog series focused on International Education Week. International Education Week wouldn’t be complete without the central force that drives international education—international students. With a...Show More Summary

Benefits of an International Education for Younger Students

This is the fourth post in a five-part blog series focused on International Education Week. An international education has numerous benefits for students in grades kindergarten-12th grade (K-12). When students travel between different...Show More Summary

The Importance of International Education

Advancements in technology have led to the world being more interconnected than ever before. Today we are a mere click away from being face to face with our counterparty, who could be halfway across the world. This interconnectedness has had an incalculable effect on society, both from a social and business perspective. Show More Summary

Student Benefits of Study Abroad Programs

This is the second post in a five-part blog series focused on International Education Week. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to encourage global education. Show More Summary

International Education Week 2017 Blog Series Introduction

This is the first post in a five-part blog series focused on International Education Week. This week’s globablEDGE blog series will highlight the 18th annual International Education Week (IEW) that occurs November 13-November 17. IEW...Show More Summary

International Effects of Inflation

Inflation is a huge problem for many economies worldwide. In countries like Venezuela, Argentina, and Ukraine the average consumer has been largely affected by the inflation currently occurring. A basic definition of inflation is when the currency used in a country experiencing inflation buys fewer goods, the purchasing power decreases. Show More Summary

Could Your Next Ride be in a Flying Taxi?

Artificial intelligence is starting to have a great impact on the transportation sector worldwide. Self-balancing electric flying vehicles are pushing the future means of transportation to a whole new level. The first certified multicopter was tested in Bruchsal, Germany last year. Show More Summary

The Growth of Green Financing

According to the World Economic Forum, at least $700 Billion should be invested yearly in order to monitor and maintain stable carbon levels. ‘Green financing’ is an innovative solution to this monetary issue that promotes the investment of private funds. Show More Summary

How International Integration Allows Companies to Grow

Many companies seek growth opportunities through integrating either vertically or horizontally with other companies. Vertical integration is a strategy where companies expand their business into their production chain (backward integration) or distribution path (forward integration), and these are generally achieved by M&A or internal growth. Show More Summary

Global Impact of the Winter Olympics: South Korea

The Olympics have been a household staple occurring biannually for multiple centuries now. In less than 100 days, PyeongChang, South Korea will join the ranks of other cities who have had the honor of hosting the Games. This event kicks...Show More Summary

Global Candy Market Continues to Rise

As Halloween week winds down, consumers across the nation will begin the process of slowly making a dent in a pile of over 600 million pounds of one of the world’s most coveted treats—candy. Candy—also called confectionery and comprised...Show More Summary

Developments in Virtual Reality Technology

Virtual reality has been making great strides in the gaming industry, but also has many possible benefits within business. Virtual reality is not yet widely accepted by the public, with devices such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive still not having as much success as was expected. Show More Summary

Buttergate: International Market Forces are Leaving the French without Butter for their Croissants

#BeurreGate, which translates to “Butter Gate”, has been trending across France as consumers are finding the butter shelves at their local supermarkets empty. Many of these social media posts have been satirical in nature including false...Show More Summary

Countries Affected by Projected Increase in Global Travel

This year, the International Air Transport Association anticipates four billion people will engage in global travel. By the year 2036, it is expected to nearly double to 7.8 billion—half of which will solely be from people living in Asia. Show More Summary

The International Supply Chain of the Great Lakes Region

The United States is Canada’s number one trading partner, and Canada is America’s second largest. However, to what extent does the amount of trade between these two nations span? The Great Lakes Region is composed of the two Canadian...Show More Summary

Biofuels in the Modern Energy Market

Many still think of biofuels as the fuel of the future. They think of a futuristic technology that still has not really been developed fully. Biofuels have actually been around much longer than most people realize. Henry Ford even planned to have his Model T run on ethanol way back in the early 1900s. Show More Summary

The Divergence of Globalization

Globalization created a platform for the world’s people, firms, and governments to become more integrated. It enhances the networks between countries and creates more opportunities. When globalization first began, the anticipated economic...Show More Summary

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