Blog Profile / Global Edge


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Archived Since:February 17, 2011

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Consumer Product Trends in Europe

The European consumer goods industry is in the process of a drastic transformation that could leave the industry looking unrecognizable in the next decade. A variety of forces are driving these developments, including market demographics,...Show More Summary

Expanding into the Consumer Products Industry in Asia

This is the third post in a five-part blog series focused on the consumer products industry. Companies in the consumer goods sector that are trying to expand may want to start looking to Asia. If a company successfully gains recognition...Show More Summary

North America as a Powerhouse in the Consumer Products Industry

This is the second post in a five-part blog series focused on the consumer products industry. Adaptability, innovation, and differentiation are three important qualities consumer product (CP) companies must uphold in order to be successful in the ever-changing global market. Show More Summary

Consumer Products Blog Series Introduction

This is the first post in a five-part blog series focused on the consumer products industry. This month’s blog series will provide an overview of the consumer product industry and its future outlook, and then we will analyze the industry by region: North America, South America, Asia, and Europe. Show More Summary

The Importance of Cultural Intelligence in International Business

We’ve been hearing the words “Cultural Intelligence” everywhere we go lately. So what is cultural intelligence and why is it so important to global businesses? Cultural intelligence is the ability for people, organizations, and businesses to relate to culturally diverse situations and work effectively in them. Show More Summary

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) Annual Conference

MSU-CIBER and globalEDGE are excited to be part of the upcoming CCID conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Through our Department of Education Title VIB grant, MSU-CIBER engages deeply in community college internationalization with a number...Show More Summary

Global Chewing-Gum Market Holds Steady

Chewing-gum—from the baseball diamond to office workplaces, over 100,000 tons of gum is chewed per year around the world. Dating back to ancient times, different versions of gum have been used as a means of trade in Africa, stress relievers in Greece, and a construction material in Central America. Show More Summary

The International Effects of Rising Chinese Consumer Power

2018 could be a very important year for the Chinese economy, with retail sales expected to exceed those of the United States this year. In the past, China’s economy has been largely supported by its manufacturing businesses, but now, there is a decline in manufacturing and an increase consumer spending and importing. Show More Summary

In the Midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, is the Trucking Industry Here to Stay?

In the midst of an economic transformation that favors technology, the trucking industry is seeing one of its largest growth years in the past decade. In January, American trucking companies ordered the largest number of new 18-wheelers in about 12 years. Show More Summary

The Price the World Pays for the Gender Gap

At the current rates of progress towards closing the gender gap around the world, it would take Western Europe 61 years to close their gender gap, Eastern Europe and Central Asia 128, the Middle East and North Africa 157, East Asia and the Pacific 161, and North America 168 years. Show More Summary

Volatility Returns to Global Stock Market

Global equity markets have taken investors on a roller coaster ride this past week. After reaching new all-time highs in late January, investors were expecting the steady gains they have grown accustomed to over the past year to continue. Show More Summary

Changes in the Cosmetic Industry

Most people have a basic knowledge of the types of makeup individual’s use such as lipstick, eyeshadow and bronzer. However, in the past decade, more and more options have been arising for all aspects of enhancing one's natural beauty. Show More Summary

A Hope in the Hollers

A Hope in the Hollers Trade and trade agreements are blamed by many people for a decline in good paying jobs, wage stagnation, and other ills. There’s a widespread belief that globalization and its corporate and multinational organization...Show More Summary

Why Aim for Full Employment?

What does full employment really mean? Full employment in an economic point of view does not necessarily mean everyone has a job. If employment drops beyond a certain point, it can generate price and wage pressures, which might spark an inflation. Show More Summary

Sources of Energy in Developing Countries

This is the fifth post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry. The future of energy is often discussed in the news. Many publications will say that the energy market’s future rests in one form or another but the future...Show More Summary

Fossil Fuels: The Future of Oil, Coal and Natural Gas

This is the fourth post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry. As more countries consider the environmental impacts of capturing and using different forms of energy, the era for previous power-houses like coal is coming to a close. Show More Summary

Wind, Solar, and Nuclear Energy Around the Globe

This is the third post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry. As our world’s supply of nonrenewable resources slowly dwindles, society is being forced to consider new methods of generating energy in a continuously growing world. Show More Summary

Energy Blog Series Introduction

This is the first post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry. This week’s blog series will be about the Energy industry with posts about Geothermal and Hydroelectric Power; Solar, Wind, and Nuclear Energy; Oil, and Natural Gas; concluding with an outlook on the future of Energy. Show More Summary

Favorable Economic Growth Across the Globe

We are almost a decade away from the 2008-09 financial crisis, and economies around the world are still expanding, almost in unison. In 2017, the world saw improvements in the labor market, positive trade growth, and rising stock markets. Show More Summary

Geothermal and Hydroelectric Energy

This is the second post in a five-part blog series focused on the energy industry. Every day we face new problems arising from the environmental state of our world. Widespread pollution is a huge problem to our environment and there is an urgent need to start using renewable sources that eliminate the burning of fossil fuels. Show More Summary

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