Farok Contractor

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 subject are being presented during the conference, which is being organised by the IIMK in association with the University of Sydney Business School.

Scholars from top business schools, including Farok J. Contractor, Professor, Department of Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers; Sumit K. Kundu, Professor, Department of Management and International Business, College of Business Administration, Florida International University; Rajaram Veliyath, Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University; Sougata Ray, Professor of Strategic Management and Dean (Programme Initiatives), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; Somnath Lahiri, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, and Raveendra Chittoor, Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business, would be chairing different sessions, the press release said.

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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 US gross domestic product is now only 12- 15 per cent, and the country is predominantly a service economy. But the nation is still the world’s biggest manufacturer, with unrivalled productivity in terms of manufacturing value-added per employee or per hour worked.

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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 offshoring, as well as foreign direct investment. Before his academic career, he worked as an executive at the India-based multinational firm, Tata Group. Contractor spoke with China Economic Review about his latest book, Global Outsourcing and Offshoring: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Corporate Strategy, and what motivates him as a business professor.

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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

Pharmaceutical companies slice up R&D tasks and scour the globe for cost advantages

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Campbell Pharmaceutical Seminar: The Organizational and Geographical Relocation of R&D and High-Value Company Functions Through Outsourcing and Offshoring

Last Occurrence: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 12:30pm - 2:00pm
1 Washington Park, Newark, NJ 07102 - Room 1123

This seminar will cover how the global economic transformation is underway with companies slicing their value chain into smaller functions and dispersing them internationally (Offshoring) and to outside vendors (Outsourcing). In the largest sense, global strategy amounts to (1) the optimal disaggregation or slicing of the firm’s value chain into as many constituent pieces as organizationally and economically feasible, followed by (2) decisions as how each slice should be allocated geographically (‘offshoring’) and organizationally (‘outsourcing’).

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Ingrid Castillo, 973-353-1016

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