Special Lecture: A Discussion About The New Global Economic Environment, Risks And Strategic Responses
During the past few years, the global economic environment has changed. Nationalism and an increase in trade restrictions have altered the landscape for international supply chain initiatives. This new and evolving environment will be discussed from economic, political, foreign exchange, operations management, and strategic perspectives.
Competitiveness and innovation will be analyzed at national and firm-levels, with a focus not only on managing innovation at various levels, but leading transformational innovation initiatives for firms and industries.
In addition to providing the general context and firm-level strategic responses, the seminar will also specifically address:
- The difference between comparative and competitive advantages
- The demand in some countries to bring traditional manufacturing jobs back home
- Potential price elasticity caused by nationalism
- The importance of bottom-of-the-pyramid countries and regions in trade and innovation
About the Instructor
Roger J. Kashlak, Ph.D.
Professor, Temple University
Dr. Roger J. Kashlak is a Professor of Instruction in the Department of Strategic Management. He also serves as Associate Director for Executive Programs at the Fox School.
He joins the Fox School from Loyola University Maryland, where he had served since 1993 as a professor of international business, global strategy, and business policy; chair of several departments; and Senior Associate Dean of the Sellinger School of Business.
A distinguished and award-winning teacher and researcher, Kashlak has a wealth of experience in leading executive and international education programs on five continents. He also boasts a decade of corporate management experience in the telecommunication industry. His research has focused on topics such as international reciprocity, international alliances, global expansion in telecom, and more.
Kashlak earned his PhD in International Business and Strategic Management from the Fox School of Business, where he also attained a Master of Business Administration in International Business. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.