Farok Contractor

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Dr. Farok Contractor is Professor in the Management and Global Business department at Rutgers Business School. He has also taught at the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Nanyang Technological University, Indian Institute of...

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Farok Contractor featured in NJ Spotlight article on New Jersey jobs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Jersey international trade has been the subject of several foreign missions by Gov. Chris Christie, including the recent one to London, as well as legislation that the governor vetoed on Friday. One of the best steps Christie has taken was reestablishing some overseas trade offices, according to Michele Siekerka, president of the New Jersey Business and Industry Council, and until recently a...

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Learning from the History of Globalization

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This blog was originally posted on GlobalBusiness.me, where Rutgers Business School professor and Executive Education instructor Farok Contractor shares unbiased perspectives on international business issues. Reposted with permission. Today is a great day to remember that history matters.

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Meet on strategies for emergent India

Friday, December 28, 2012

A two-day international conference on ‘Global Strategies for an Emergent India’ has begun on the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) campus at Kunnamangalam here on Thursday. Radhakrishna Pillai, Dean, Academic Administration of IIMK, inaugurated the event. As many as 38 papers selected from over 100 entries received from academics and doctoral students from India and abroad on the...

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Manufacturing, production jobs experiencing growth, study finds

Monday, November 26, 2012

Though the country is “predominantly a service economy,” Professor Farok J. Contractor of Rutgers Business School writes, “The nation is still the world’s biggest manufacturer,” he adds, with “unrivaled productivity in terms of manufacturing value-added per employee or per hour worked.”

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Why US manufacturing is poised for a comeback

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Farok Contractor says jobs moved abroad are returning as workers buckle down Some 2.8 million US jobs – 70 per cent of them in manufacturing – have been lost since 2001because of the US trade deficit with China, according to a recent Economic Policy Institute study. Indeed, consumers visiting a Walmart are hard pressed to find much made in America. It’s true that the share of manufacturing in the...

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Breaking it down

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Farok Contractor is a Management and Global Business professor at Rutgers Business School, based in New Jersey, US. He teaches an international business course in Beijing and Shanghai as part of the school's International Executive MBA program. A PhD and MBA graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Contractor's research focuses on corporate alliances, outsourcing and...

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Faculty Insight: Global "Chop Shops": slice, dice and outsource

Monday, November 15, 2010

By Farok J. Contractor, Professor in Management & Global Business. "Recently New York Senator Charles Schumer raised ire by calling Indian outsourcing companies “chop shops,” yet he unwittingly offered an accurate description of how economies are being integrated. He probably meant to say “body shop” – shopping for workers around the world who offer services under temporary visas."

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