Thunderbird School of Global Management

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Europe

    This podcast explains Western and Eastern European cultures share many things in common, but one distinction is the way people view their ability to change external conditions that affect their lives. The speaker states one of the key concepts in defining culture is how people perceive that they can affect...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Asia

    This podcast explains about hierarchy matters in Asia, whether you are doing business in China, Japan or any other country in the region. The speaker states that the hierarchy really shapes the way people interact with each other.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In The Middle East

    This podcast explains about doing business in the Middle East starts with building relationships of trust through face-to-face interaction. The speaker states that nothing gets done in any of these countries if you have not spent the time to develop relationships.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communications While Traveling In The Americas

    This podcast explains about the blending cultures from North and Latin America is a little like mixing oil and water. The speaker states that there are components of each culture that are almost on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    From Donkeys To Bullet Trains: China's Four Miraculous Transformations

    In this podcast, the speaker states that the donkeys would move the engines around to different stations to pick up buckets of tool and parts. The speaker describes miraculous transformations she has witnessed in four areas: manufacturing, telecommunications, information access and infrastructure.

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Global Mindset Science Uncovers Statistical Value Of International MBA

    This podcast discusses what is the statistical benefit of an international business degree and reveals new analysis of growing survey data at Thunderbird School of Global Management puts the value at roughly eight years abroad in four or more countries.

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Go Local For Global Sales Success

    This podcast reveals that the sales teams entering developing markets hurt their chances for success when they stay at Western brand hotels, eat familiar food and shield themselves from the local language and culture.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    An Internationalist? And Still Loyal To One's Tribe?

    In this podcast, the speaker sharing his experiences that he tried hard to be Japanese when the speaker arrived from Canada as a young Catholic priest in the 1960s. Then the speaker discovered a liberating concept. The speaker could be Canadian and still have a global perspective.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Richard C. Adkerson Commencement Speech: Prosperity Through Trade

    In this podcast, the speaker states that critics who view emerging markets as a threat to the United States and other developed countries underestimate the power of free trade to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Doing Ethical Business In A Culture Of Corruption

    The speaker offers several guidelines for other business leaders facing ethical dilemmas in emerging markets such as Venezuela in this podcast on doing ethical business in a culture of corruption.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Finding Innovation At Google Creative Lab

    High-tech companies need problem solvers, but the speaker says engineers and other creative professionals first need scrappy managers who know how to define the right problems, assemble the right teams and provide the right resources.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Pantelion Fills Hollywood Gap With Movie Studio For Latinos

    This podcast explains about a classic Jane Austen story will get a modern Latino makeover with the first release from Pantelion Films, a new Hollywood studio launched by the speakers with his partners. The objective is to create the first Hollywood studio focused specifically on the U.S. Hispanic audience.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Time To Rethink Expatriate Assignments In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the speaker tells that expatriates need to rethink their roles in emerging markets if their organizations expect to stay relevant in the post-recession economy.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    A Greener, Softer Product Line For HP

    In this podcast, the speaker who moved fast to Hewlett-Packard in 2005 was sharing his experience. In less than 12 months, the speaker helped the company reinvent its entire line of personal computers. "We started defining complete solutions and messages, segment by segment," says the speaker. "Aim for the heart,...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    U.S. Trade Deficit Improves, But Don't Celebrate Yet

    The U.S. trade deficit improved by $7 billion from June to July 2010, but the speaker said that might not be a good thing. "The improvement is actually a negative thing," In this podcast, the speaker said, "Month to month, what it suggests is that expectations of economic activity in...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In Brazil

    In this podcast, the speaker states that people have said Brazil is the country of the future, and it always will be the country of the future. It will never actually quite make it to that point of getting to the future.

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  • Podcasts // Aug 2010

    Behind The BP Furor: Why Some Firms Face Ire And Not Others

    BP, Toyota and Goldman Sachs have taken public image beatings in 2010. Many would say deservedly so. But other firms linked to irresponsible behavior have escaped close scrutiny. Thunderbird Professor Nathan Washburn, Ph.D., has a theory why the public singles out some firms for criticism but not others. Working with...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    U.S. Trade Balance Report With F. John Mathis

    In this podcast, the speaker explains that U.S. imports are growing, which indicates a recovery. Exports also are growing, but at a slower rate. The result is a larger deficit, year over year.

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In China

    In this podcast, one of the speakers reveals the difference between China and the United States can be felt on the street. "You go to China, and they are very optimistic," other speaker said.

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Global Summerim Courses Take Students Around The World

    There is no lack of sizable and interesting business opportunities in Africa, Thunderbird students of Professor Olufemi Babarinde learned first-hand during their summerim course in Kenya, Africa May 3-14. The Kenya summerim was one of seven experiential learning offerings that took 140 students to global destinations during the break between...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Start With Your Weakest Link To Fix Service Delivery

    Any customer service organization is only as good as its weakest employee, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "People who deal with others one-one-one create your brand," said Ram, an associate professor of global marketing. "If the person does...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Fastest Way To Build Your Brand

    The fastest way for any customer service organization to build its brand is to admit a problem and then fix it, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30 at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. "We should not be afraid to say we are having problems," said...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Closing The Services Gap

    Services companies struggling to close the gap between their customers' expectations and perceived experiences need to look at four areas where blunders occur, Thunderbird Professor Sundaresan Ram, Ph.D., said June 30. "If perceptions exactly match expectations, then the gap is zero, and you have an ideal service," Ram said. "The...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Finding Innovation At The Interface Between Business And Nonprofit

    Leaders with big ideas to change the world face a tough choice early in their careers. Or at least they think they do. If they want to make money and help themselves, they must choose the business sector. If they want to improve the planet and help others, they must...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Microfinance In Developing Economies

    Around the world, there are tens of millions of enterprising poor living in structural and cultural inequality who face little hope of moving past a subsistence life-style. In 1977, and economics professor in Bangladesh, Dr. Mohammad Yunus, began a credit program called the Grameen Bank to provide capital to very...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Thunderbird Showcases Thought Leadership At Phoenix Event

    Thunderbird School of Global Management faculty members Amanda Bullough, Ph.D., and Mary Sully de Luque, Ph.D., joined Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Thunderbird for Good Kellie Kreiser in a panel discussion April 1 at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Phoenix. Emeritus Thunderbird Professor Llewellyn D. Howell, Ph.D., participated...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Global Entrepreneurship Drives Sushi Success In Canada

    A global mindset allows global leaders to connect the dots between markets and to recognize gaps that may exist in one region but not another. Global entrepreneurship is the ability to convert this knowledge into actual innovation that creates value for society. "A lot of what makes a successful entrepreneur...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    New Frontiers In Emerging Markets

    The world is in the midst of a massive economic shift led by China, India and other emerging economies, Thunderbird President ?ngel Cabrera, Ph.D., said May 19, 2010, at Business Beyond Our Borders, a forum presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Cabrera said entrepreneurs with a global mindset...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Canadian Entrepreneur Plans Next Moves After Sushi Success

    Canadian entrepreneur Ken Valvur never tasted sushi until he arrived at Thunderbird in 1987 and decided to learn Japanese to boost his international career. "On pure commercial grounds, I picked Japanese," says the Thunderbird graduate. The decision has paid off for Valvur, who eventually returned from an expatriate assignment in...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Straight Talk On Goldman Sachs Fraud Allegations

    Confused about the fraud allegations against Goldman Sachs? Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., reviews the allegations and puts them into perspective April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, says the notion that Goldman Sachs deceived investors stems from misunderstandings about the bank's duties as a...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Don't Blame Goldman Sachs: What Really Went Wrong

    Critics anxious to blame Goldman Sachs as a key player in the recent financial crisis should point the finger elsewhere, Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D., said April 26, 2010. Mathis, director of Thunderbird's Global Financial Services Center, said the real problem was the failure of central banks to manage...

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  • Podcasts // May 2010

    Why The World Needs More Goldman Sachs

    Rather than destroy Goldman Sachs, over-regulate them or view them as the source of the global financial meltdown, the more rational approach would be to create an environment in the United States that rewards financial services innovation and develops more companies like Goldman Sachs. Thunderbird Professor F. John Mathis, Ph.D.,...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Behind The Scenes With NFL, NBA And MLB Team Executives

    Chief financial officers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns all work for organizations that don't want to make a profit, they told Thunderbird students Feb. 4 at the Arizona Sports Business Panel on campus. "You take in money to put the best team on the field or...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Financial Crisis Forces Companies To Focus On Core Competencies

    Last year was painful for everybody, but the financial crisis was especially devastating for startup companies, a group of venture capital and technology leaders said Feb. 4 at the Thunderbird Global Private Equity Forum in Menlo Park, Calif. The economy forced companies to squeeze the fat out of the system,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Thunderbird, Fulbright And Entrepreneurship: A Powerful Combination

    A project to improve education in Mexico received the attention of scholars from all over the world March 26-29, 2010, when the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) invited the author to present his enterprise at a Fulbright enrichment seminar in Rhode Island. This event allowed...

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2010

    What Keeps The CEO Awake At Night? List Starts With China

    What keeps the CEO up at night? For high-potential managers in the Thunderbird International Consortia, the conversation starts with a single word: China. The managers shared their biggest challenges and concerns April 19 in the opening session of the Consortia, a 10-day executive education program that brings together a diverse...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Effective Project Leader's Mindset

    Many people begin their careers in functional areas such as engineering, accounting, marketing, finance, or information technology and are often taken by surprise when they find their work life consumed with activities related to projects. As businesses expand globally, new technologies emerge and pressures for shortened product life cycles intensify,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Uncovering Your Passions And Their Applicability

    It is well known that passion is the single most significant source of success. Why then, do most people fall prey to the external environment and not pursue their passions? Life happens, stuff happens, things happen. Reasons may validate the detour from the pursuit of passion; however, getting back on...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Choose Your Defense Against Hardball Negotiation Tactics

    Hardball negotiators often conceal their aggressive intentions and behaviors. They use tactics that prey on the psychological vulnerabilities of a counterpart. This psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that classic power theorists have espoused for centuries as a way to change the perception or behavior of others. If...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    China Prepares To Pounce On Opportunity In Year Of The Tiger

    The 2008 financial crisis was a business game-changer for the world. In developed markets, especially in the United States, people are still trying to adapt to its aftermath. For many "Generation-Yers," it was their first experience of economic hardship. As Chinese celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which started Feb....

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Europe

    This podcast explains Western and Eastern European cultures share many things in common, but one distinction is the way people view their ability to change external conditions that affect their lives. The speaker states one of the key concepts in defining culture is how people perceive that they can affect...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In Asia

    This podcast explains about hierarchy matters in Asia, whether you are doing business in China, Japan or any other country in the region. The speaker states that the hierarchy really shapes the way people interact with each other.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Go Local For Global Sales Success

    This podcast reveals that the sales teams entering developing markets hurt their chances for success when they stay at Western brand hotels, eat familiar food and shield themselves from the local language and culture.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    An Internationalist? And Still Loyal To One's Tribe?

    In this podcast, the speaker sharing his experiences that he tried hard to be Japanese when the speaker arrived from Canada as a young Catholic priest in the 1960s. Then the speaker discovered a liberating concept. The speaker could be Canadian and still have a global perspective.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Richard C. Adkerson Commencement Speech: Prosperity Through Trade

    In this podcast, the speaker states that critics who view emerging markets as a threat to the United States and other developed countries underestimate the power of free trade to create sustainable prosperity worldwide.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In Brazil

    In this podcast, the speaker states that people have said Brazil is the country of the future, and it always will be the country of the future. It will never actually quite make it to that point of getting to the future.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communication Styles In The Middle East

    This podcast explains about doing business in the Middle East starts with building relationships of trust through face-to-face interaction. The speaker states that nothing gets done in any of these countries if you have not spent the time to develop relationships.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    Cross-Cultural Communications While Traveling In The Americas

    This podcast explains about the blending cultures from North and Latin America is a little like mixing oil and water. The speaker states that there are components of each culture that are almost on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Aug 2011

    From Donkeys To Bullet Trains: China's Four Miraculous Transformations

    In this podcast, the speaker states that the donkeys would move the engines around to different stations to pick up buckets of tool and parts. The speaker describes miraculous transformations she has witnessed in four areas: manufacturing, telecommunications, information access and infrastructure.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Jun 2011

    Global Mindset Science Uncovers Statistical Value Of International MBA

    This podcast discusses what is the statistical benefit of an international business degree and reveals new analysis of growing survey data at Thunderbird School of Global Management puts the value at roughly eight years abroad in four or more countries.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Doing Ethical Business In A Culture Of Corruption

    The speaker offers several guidelines for other business leaders facing ethical dilemmas in emerging markets such as Venezuela in this podcast on doing ethical business in a culture of corruption.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Finding Innovation At Google Creative Lab

    High-tech companies need problem solvers, but the speaker says engineers and other creative professionals first need scrappy managers who know how to define the right problems, assemble the right teams and provide the right resources.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Pantelion Fills Hollywood Gap With Movie Studio For Latinos

    This podcast explains about a classic Jane Austen story will get a modern Latino makeover with the first release from Pantelion Films, a new Hollywood studio launched by the speakers with his partners. The objective is to create the first Hollywood studio focused specifically on the U.S. Hispanic audience.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Time To Rethink Expatriate Assignments In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the speaker tells that expatriates need to rethink their roles in emerging markets if their organizations expect to stay relevant in the post-recession economy.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    A Greener, Softer Product Line For HP

    In this podcast, the speaker who moved fast to Hewlett-Packard in 2005 was sharing his experience. In less than 12 months, the speaker helped the company reinvent its entire line of personal computers. "We started defining complete solutions and messages, segment by segment," says the speaker. "Aim for the heart,...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    U.S. Trade Deficit Improves, But Don't Celebrate Yet

    The U.S. trade deficit improved by $7 billion from June to July 2010, but the speaker said that might not be a good thing. "The improvement is actually a negative thing," In this podcast, the speaker said, "Month to month, what it suggests is that expectations of economic activity in...

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  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    U.S. Trade Balance Report With F. John Mathis

    In this podcast, the speaker explains that U.S. imports are growing, which indicates a recovery. Exports also are growing, but at a slower rate. The result is a larger deficit, year over year.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Thunderbird BRIC Series: Doing Business In China

    In this podcast, one of the speakers reveals the difference between China and the United States can be felt on the street. "You go to China, and they are very optimistic," other speaker said.

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Private Equity Fundraising In The Current Economy

    "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." This classic line from A Tale of Two Cities describes the dramatic shift from "the golden age" of private equity investing, in recent years, to the dire situation facing general and limited partners today. To put the drop...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Opportunities For Private Equity In Emerging Markets

    The current outlook for the world economy remains bleak. The financial and economic dislocations experienced by global markets, but more significantly by the developed economies, are unprecedented even for the most seasoned investors. In this context Author believe that the future is bright and that the secular growth stories for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Toward Free Trade In South Asia: Political And Economic Dimensions

    After more than a decade of negotiation, The Heads of State of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) signed the Framework Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) at the twelfth SAARC Summit at Islamabad in January 2004. The signing of the Framework Agreement on South Asian...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is Private Equity Good For Brands?

    One trend that has gone largely unremarked in the business press is how private equity firms have expanded the range of the asset classes in which they are prepared to invest. Private equity investment has historically been focused in traditional industry sectors such as manufacturing, mining and telecom: industries with...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Private Equity Opportunity - ?Hard Assets? In Latin America

    In the year and a half since the start of the global financial crisis, many investors and professional capital managers came to the harsh realization that they had been operating without a valid concept of risk/reward, which is critical to any investment decision. Exotic derivatives had been created, analyzed, rated,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    New President, New Congress: What It Means For Global Private Equity

    The Democratic Party firmly in command of both the White House and Congress - 2009 is shaping up to be a year of stepped-up activity on key issues affecting the private equity industry. President-elect Obama is committed to lowering taxes for persons with incomes under $250,000, expanding the availability of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Current Private Equity Secondary Market Environment

    The secondary market for private equity limited partnership interests has increased significantly during the past ten years, shadowing the steady increase in funds being raised by private equity firms around the world. At the same time, the secondary market has become an accepted and fairly well known part of the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Differences In Public V. Private Acquisitions & Management Retention

    The punch lines of this academic literature - the value of retaining target management and the superior performance of private acquisitions - are perhaps not very surprising to practitioners working in this area. It is also unclear as to how much of the traditional thinking about acquisitions will hold in...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Private Equity In Africa - Lessons Learned

    Africa represents a colossal investment opportunity. Containing 23 percent of the world's landmass and nearly one billion people, the continent has exceeded world average growth for the past eight years and is now the fastest growing region in the world. Taken as a whole, African GDP is sixth in the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    An Agenda For Private Equity And Venture Capital In Latin America

    At the same time that US policymakers aim to increase oversight of private equity, in Latin America fund managers and regulators are working together to expand private capital investment in the region within a framework of flexible and transparent rules. Over the last decade, political leaders in Brazil, Mexico, Chile,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Rebalancing Supply & Demand In The Venture Capital Industry

    In competitive markets with current price signals, supply/demand balance happens smoothly and apparently effortlessly; in markets where prices lag reality, dramatic and seemingly persistent supply and demand swings and imbalances are possible. The latter is the case of the venture capital industry - and, today, a wide imbalance exists between...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Improving Liquidity: The Future OfPrivate Equity Secondaries

    Investing in private equity involves the purchase of interests in private equity funds, from investors in those funds, before the expiration date of the funds. Typically, a private equity fund has a 10-year life with two or three one-year extensions at the discretion of the fund's management so that the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Utilization Of Defined Benefit Plans In PE Firms

    Recent changes in retirement plan laws have created a significant opportunity for venture capital and private equity firm general partners to substantially increase their pre-tax retirement contributions without appreciably increasing contributions to non-partners. In so doing, general partners can minimize the taxes they pay up-front on their management fees, and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Latin American Real Estate: Emerging Markets As A Shelter In The Storm

    The European debt crisis has provided fresh insight to investors worldwide that the systemic problems uncovered in the highly developed capital markets of the United States and Europe are far from completely resolved, but rather, will continue to be a source of uncertainty for the foreseeable future. The ECB solution,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Seeking Growth: Opportunities For Private Equity In China

    This year has seen considerable activity among private equity firms in China with over one hundred funds denominated in Chinese currency (RMB) now competing with numerous funds offshore. This level of interest highlights the fact that significant investment opportunities exist for private equity funds willing to spend the time and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Swinging The Private Equity Pendulum

    The private equity asset class took a sharp hit from the financial crisis and subsequent economic recession. In particular, it has become more difficult for fund managers to raise private equity funds. The difficult fundraising environment may have started to swing the pendulum toward limited partner (LP) investors as they...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Global Macro & Strategy Outlook: Restructuring Not Recovery

    The theme for 2010 is restructuring not recovery. A recovery implies a return to what existed before, in this case global markets before the Credit Crisis. In the opinion, this will not happen. By the end of 2010, investors will look at a global investment landscape vastly different than what...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why Cleantech Matters

    Over the last century, national growth, global politics, investment returns have marched to the tune of the massive increasing worldwide consumption of energy. The oil and gas industry alone (just the barrels) today tops $2 trillion; with supporting industries and services this number doubles - roughly 10-12% of worldwide GDP....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Success Comes As 'unintended' Result For Entrepreneur Of The Year

    Success has come as an unintended side effect for Trevor Stansbury, Thunderbird's 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year and a 1992 graduate of the business school in Glendale, Ariz. Supply Dynamics helps manufacturers regain visibility into the raw materials that go into their parts so they can influence cost and service...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Six Guidelines For Family Businesses Worried About Succession

    Family business leaders looking for a smooth transition to the next generation can start planning today with six guidelines outlined in an ongoing study from Thunderbird's Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship in Glendale, Ariz. The CEO parent or grandparent plays a pivotal role in this succession process. Thunderbird's research shows...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Leading Change With A Global Mindset At Johnson & Johnson In Brazil

    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products thrived during decades of military rule and a closed economy. Brands such as Cotonete for cotton swabs, Sundown for sunscreen and Band-Aids for adhesive bandages dominated their product categories. But Johnson & Johnson market share started falling in the 1990s as the Brazilian government took...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Growing With Global Mindset: Raytheon Implements Thunderbird Tool

    Raytheon has matured into a defense industry giant in the years since 1922, when two former college roommates and a scientist launched the enterprise in Cambridge, Mass. The company generated more than $23 billion in sales in 2008, employed about 73,000 people and climbed four spots to No. 108 on...

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