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International Management: The Survival Guide

Ashridge Management College called it the International Managers Challenge. The eight managers who flew to Africa to take part in it called it one of the most difficult things they ever did. In this program, McGill University's Nancy Adler, professor of organizational behavior and cross-cultural management,pulls no punches as she analyzes the performance of the multicultural management team from It's a Jungle Out There. Scrutinizing the group's actions and behaviors, she addresses the team's communication problems, preoccupation with searching for similarity, lack of cultural synergy, and stress factors, most notably the project's narrow time frame.
2001; 1994
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The Timber Mafia [electronic resource]: Economics of Deforestation

In countries such as Brazil, Cameroon, Cambodia, and the Philippines, organized timber rackets are booming, selling rare wood illegally cut from national parks and nature preserves. Such mercenary deforestation threatens countless species and has already changed global weather patterns. Often filmed covertly, this program goes inside the illegal timber traffic in Indonesia, examining the profits and attendant corruption, as well as exposing ongoing logging operations. Economics of the trade and countermeasures are discussed by key figures and experts, including the Indonesian Forestry Minister, the U.K. Environment Minister, and members of the Environmental Investigation Agency, Malaysian Timber Council, and Worldwide Fund for Nature.
2006; 2002

Now With Bill Moyers [electronic resource]: Benjamin Barber on Globalization

Are capitalism and democracy mutually exclusive? Benjamin Barber does not think so. In this program, Bill Moyers talks with Barber, the author of the best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy and University of Maryland's Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society. Their lively discussion explores the promise, as well as the peril, of the emerging new world order, examining recent political and economic events in the light of what Professor Barber deems the two fundamental forces at work behind them: globalism and tribalism.
2006; 2003

Fair Trade, Fair Profit [electronic resource]: Making Green Enterprise Work

All over the world, green enterprise is growing. This program focuses on the catalyst that is transforming Earth-friendly businesses into paying ventures: a thing that economists call externalities. In Mexico, coffee growers use collective bargaining to create a more secure market. In Tanzania, where malaria is rampant, a mosquito net manufacturer makes good by marketing social change. In Brazil, babassu nut farmers preserve their traditional business by finding markets for their nut by-products. And in Uganda, impoverished entrepreneurs rebuild their community with startup money from a nontraditional venture capital fund called C3.
2005; 2002

Boiling Point [electronic resource]: Global Struggle for Water

Competition for freshwater is heating up. Is war inevitable, or is a peaceful solution possible? This program spotlights three trouble spots that epitomize the intensifying crisis and efforts being made to manage it: the Okavango, where a commission formed by Angola, Namibia, and Botswana is trying to resolve the conflict that is endangering the river's unspoiled waters; the Rio Grande, where an aging water-sharing treaty and ever-greater demands for water leave farmers on both sides of the divide with little hope; and the West Bank, where Palestinian rainwater reservoirs and the Israeli water grid are dangerous points of contention between the two peoples.
2006; 2002

Importing Drugs [electronic resource]: Canadian Connection

Pharmaceutical prices in the U.S. are pushing patients to have their prescriptions filled in Canada, where drugs such as Lipitor cost less. Budget-conscious state governments are also eyeing Canadian distributors as a way to manage their prescription plans while making fiscal ends meet. But officially speaking, such transactions are still illegal in the U.S.-and the medicines themselves, traveling outside the domain of the FDA, may not even be safe. In this two-segment program, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer taps senators, governors, FDA officials, pharmacists, and the CEO of drug manufacturing giant Pfizer to present a balanced view of one of today's most controversial topics.
2006; 2004

Voices of Disposable People [electronic resource]

More than 300 million men, women, and children are being forced to work in conditions of virtual enslavement. They have lost all control over their lives, and their survival rests in the hands of exploitative individuals and corporations. When they are no longer productive, they are simply discarded-broken, empty, and humiliated. This program goes around the world to document the stories of disposable people: sugarcane cutters in the Dominican Republic, bonded laborers in India, and migrant workers in Miami, U.S.A.
2006; 2003

The Bitter Taste of Tea [electronic resource]: Journey Into the World of Fair Trade

This program travels to tea estates in Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, and Bangladesh-some traditional, some fair trade-to expose unsafe work environments and labor exploitation. Finding little meaningful difference between fair trade and non-fair trade operations, questions arise: Are fair trade organizations such as the E.U.'s Max Havelaar Foundation being duped by tea growers? Or are growers doing the best they can in a brutal industry and a market that has yet to demand the quantities of fair trade tea that would create meaningful trickle-down profits for their workers? It is left to the viewer to weigh the arguments and decide.
2009; 2008

Angola [electronic resource]: Curse of Oil

Poverty in Africa reminds us that abundant natural resources don't automatically translate into widespread economic wealth. This program brings home the disturbing reality of daily life in Angola-marked by ramshackle houses, open sewers, and a question that grows louder every day: who benefits from the country's vast oil resources? Outlining the nation's colonial and Cold War traumas, the film examines the civil war between MPLA and UNITA forces and the present-day mismanagement of oil revenues stemming from that conflict. Related topics include China's growing role in the country, the tragedy of child hunger and malnutrition, and Angola's widespread problem of land mine injuries.
2009; 2008

Dubai [electronic resource]: City of Money and Mystery

It has the tallest building in the world, the biggest shopping mall on earth, and economic growth rivaling China's. This CNBC Original documentary takes viewers to Dubai, a Persian Gulf city with huge business and investment opportunities-many of which have nothing to do with oil. With insight from American corporate leaders, including J. W. Marriott Jr. and GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt, the program features commentary from Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of construction and real estate giant Emaar, and Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World and perhaps the region's most important businessman. Thoughts from American expatriates shed further light on the depth, strength, and diversity of Dubai's economy.
2009; 2008

India Rising [electronic resource]: The New Empire

Billionaires are popping up all over India, but 300 million of its people still live on less than a dollar a day. This CNBC Original program examines the astonishing new power of the Indian economy as well as its growing pains. Reporting on a wide range of business and economics topics, the program presents interviews with key players in India's rise - including Ravi Kant, managing director of Tata Motors; Ravi Narain, managing director of India's national stock exchange; and Palaniappan Chidambaram, the nation's Finance Minister. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus shares his views, while call centers, rural poverty, the caste system, and India's evolving consumer habits are also explored.
2009; 2008

The Hunt for Black Gold [electronic resource]: Oil in the 21st Century

What lies behind the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices of recent years? What role have American oil companies played in it? And what do American economists and business leaders expect down the road? This CNBC Original documentary follows the flow of oil-from drill site to supertanker to refinery, then finally to the gas tank-while addressing economic and geopolitical issues associated with the planet's petroleum thirst. Documenting the search for new oil resources on Alaska's North Slope, the program also examines America's relationships with Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Libya, and China in an oil context. Interviewees include former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva, and Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange.
2009; 2008

The Russian Gamble [electronic resource]: Risky Business in the Land of Putin

Fueled by surging oil and metal prices, the Russian economy once soared. Now, it borders on collapse-with dire global consequences. This CNBC Original documentary goes inside the crisis, profiling the nation's super-rich oligarchs, average Russians fighting for survival, and American companies that have bet big with investments in Russia. Several experts on the erstwhile superpower contribute commentary, including Arkady Dvorkovitch, President Medvedev's economic advisor; Dmitry Peskov, Prime Minister Putin's Chief of Staff; Sergei Riabokobylk, head of the U.S.-Russian Chamber of Commerce; Maxim Trudolyubov, editor at the Russian daily paper Vedomosti; Andrei Vavilov, former owner of the oil company Severnaya; and Jeff Costello, CEO of JP Morgan Chase Russia.
2009; 2008

Banana Wars [electronic resource]: Global Fury Over a Humble Fruit

The history of the banana trade is as politically loaded as that of coffee or oil-and yet it has received scant media attention over the decades. This documentary addresses that information void, exploring links between corporate power, Western governments, and developing nations that are heavily dependent on banana production as a result of colonial and post-colonial influences. Viewers gain an understanding of disputes between U.S.-supported Latin American countries wanting liberalization of European markets and the E.U.-allied ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) states, which have traditionally enjoyed tariff preferences. An ideal case study for coursework focusing on the economics of globalization.
2010; 2008

Over a Barrel [electronic resource]: Truth About Oil

With roller-coaster gas prices becoming the norm, this ABC News program travels the country to uncover surprising and sometimes disturbing aspects of the oil industry. Charles Gibson reports from Cushing, Oklahoma, where the price of a barrel of oil dictates the price nationally; journeys 160 miles off the coast of Louisiana to one of the deepest-drilling oil rigs in the nation; and visits "refinery row" along the greater Gulf Coast. Viewers learn how Wall Street speculators can cause oil prices to skyrocket, while Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the importance of biofuel development and former NATO commander General Wesley Clark discusses the role that oil played in the Iraq war.
2010; 2009

Global Car [electronic resource]: Who Really Builds the American Automobile?

Once a shining example of national ingenuity and prowess, the American car is now assembled through a constantly shifting global process. This program presents the fascinating story of where in the world a quintessentially American product is actually built. Focusing on the Dodge Ram pickup and tracing the origins of its components, the film paints a portrait of the global economy-a collage, as it were, representing hundreds of independently manufactured parts circulating through forty different countries. Highlighting the supply chain that produces radiator caps, the film travels from India to Tennessee to England to Dusseldorf as managers and workers in each location explain their roles in the system.
2010; 2009

Slaves of the Cyberworld [electronic resource]

It goes by many names-digital outsourcing, micropayment, or an assortment of other harmless monikers. But when the hungry and desperate supply round-the-clock online labor for pennies or nothing, the term "slavery" starts to gain validity. This program examines the issue on a global level as it reveals the human cost of exploitative Internet businesses. Viewers meet struggling Serbian camera slingers who supply image after image to avaricious stock photography sites; a French waitress trying to make ends meet as an online translator, despite earning only a fraction of the minimum wage; and Chinese teenagers who, after working brutally long shifts testing video games, wait for paychecks that may never come.
2010; 2007

Low Carbon [electronic resource]: The Economics of Climate Change

Some conservatives paint the environmentalist movement as socialist or worse, but the key to reducing humanity's carbon footprint may actually appear in new manifestations of capitalism. From electric car technology to the production of ethanol out of waste products, fighting climate change is in fact creating new economic opportunities and could actually steer the planet away from a plunge in Gross World Product. One of the countries leading the charge is Spain. As it promotes solar and wind energy and the widespread use of bicycles, the second-largest country in Western Europe is embracing the challenges of green commerce. What can be learned from the Spanish example? This program investigates.
2010; 2009

Senegal, Tunisia, and Laos [electronic resource]: The Private Sector in Economic Growth

Does the future of capitalism favor the global corporations of the West-or small, competitive businesses that are homegrown in the developing world? This program offers valuable case studies that clearly illustrate both the challenges and the enormous potential of non-Western entrepreneurship. In Senegal, plastics manufacturer SIMPA has obtained funding for equipment upgrades and employee training, while clothing designer Kali Abu Sol has opened a Dakar boutique and is moving full steam toward international recognition. The film's Tunisia segment features the Hannibal Clinic, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center, and the Laos portion covers fair trade measures for boosting coffee production, quality, and profitability.
2010; 2009

A Fresh Look at the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and South Africa [electronic resource]

This program concentrates on the central and southern African countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and South Africa. In Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, Jonathan Dimbleby meets a Congolese band whose polio-stricken members sing a message of hope; learns about China's deep investments in Africa's infrastructure and future successes; admires the Kimbangist Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; and marvels at how worn-out locomotives are repaired and kept in service. In and around Lusaka, he tours a Zambian-owned and -operated commercial farm and meets a world-champion female boxer and the inventor "Dr. Reason Why." And in Johannesburg and Durban, he rides with a biker group that spreads a message of empowerment to at-risk South African children; talks with jazz musician/activist [...]