BRI Is Pinnacle Business Award Winner for Second Straight Year

Research Triangle Park, NC (May 24, 2012) – For the second consecutive year, BioResource International, Inc. has been selected by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce to receive the Pinnacle Business Award for “Steady Growth and Profitability”, which recognizes companies exhibiting stable revenue growth for the past three years. According to BRI CEO Dr. Giles Shih,…

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Living in a Post-American World

Just as the writer Mark Twain once famously quipped, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” the rumors of the demise of American supremacy have been greatly exaggerated. In his book, The Post-American World, journalist Fareed Zakaria argues that while the living standards and incomes of other countries outside the US continue to…

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India and Globalization

Last week’s post looked at China in the context of globalization. Now our attention turns to India, another emerging country with tremendous growth.  A quick glance at India’s businesses would indicate that its primary contributions to the global economy are cars, steel, call centers and Bollywood. However that would be a superficial assessment of the…

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China and Globalization

In a 2003 speech, Chinese Ambassador to the UK Zha Peixin said, “For China, globalization is often seen as a double-edged sword that brings both opportunities and challenges, advantages and disadvantages.” Perhaps nothing illustrates the challenges and opportunities China currently faces in the age of globalization like the recent issues surrounding Foxconn, China-based contract manufacturer…

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Who Is Emerging?

In 1981, Antoine W. Van Agtmael, while on the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, coined the term “emerging market economy.” In 2007, he argued that the “world’s center of gravity is already decisively tipping in favor of the emerging economies,” creating “new opportunities for those who are alert to them.” These words have become quite…

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BRI Sponsors the Stewards of Future Research Conference

Research Triangle Park, NC (April 17, 2012) – BioResource International, Inc, was a sponsor of the Stewards of the Future Research Conference. The conference, held on April 17th at NC State University, highlighted innovative research in the University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The focus of the conference was on research for human health…

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Why Globalization Matters

The term “globalization” evokes multiple definitions and opinions. For our purposes, over the coming weeks as we discuss globalization, we will use the definition that the International Monetary Fund uses for “economic globalization.” “Economic ‘globalization‘ is a historical process, the result of human innovation and technological progress. It refers to the increasing integration of economies around…

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