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Chapter 1 - Operations and Competitiveness

Company Web Sites

Caltex Petroleum

http://www.caltex.com

Daimler-Chrysler

http://www1.daimlerchrysler.com/

Disney

http://www.disney.com/

Eddie Bauer

http://www.eddiebauer.com/

Eveready Battery
www.energizer.com
http://www.evereadyindustries.com/facilities.htm

Federal Express

http://www.fedex.com/

Ford

http://www.ford.com/

General Electric

http://www.ge.com/

General Motors

http://www.gm.com/

IBM

http://www.ibm.com/

Lands' End

http://www.landsend.com/

Li & Fung

http://www.lifung.com/

L.L. Bean

http://www.llbean.com/

Motorola

http://www.mot.com/

New Balance
http://www.newbalance.com

Pizza Hut
www.yum.com

Whirlpool

http://www.whirlpool.com/

Resource Web Sites

Historical Figures

Adam Smith

http://www.ecn.bris.ac.uk/het/smith/index.htm

Eli Whitney

http://www.eliwhitney.org/

Frederick Taylor

http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/TRIVIABITS/FredWTaylor.html http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/taylor.htm http://melbecon.unimelb.edu.au/het/taylor/sciman.htm

Elton Mayo

http://www.accel-team.com/motivation/hawthorne_01.html

E-Business

The E-conomy Project
http://e-conomy.berkeley.edu/index.html

Forrester Research

www.forrester.com

Computerworld

http://www.computerworld.com

B2B Online Trading
http://itresearch.forbes.com/rlist/orgtypegrp/ANALYST/B2B-Online-Trading.html

Globalization

Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/
See International Comparisons of Wages and Productivity

Commanding Heights - The Battle for the World Economy http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/ An incredibly rich PBS site promoting the understanding of globalization, world trade, and economic development. Includes video clips, timelines, people profiles, critical ideas, debates, country reports, and additional resources.

Export Information
http://www.export.gov
A Department of Commerce site that provides information about exporting U.S. products to countries around the world. Global Trade Negotiations
http://www.cid.harvard.edu/cidtrade/index.php
An HBS site that gathers information about international trade issues. Excellent resource.

Market Access and Compliance
http://www.mac.doc.gov/
A Department of Commerce site that keeps track of trade agreements and compliance. Can access information by country. See also the TRADE COMPLIANCE and TRADE RESOURCES links.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
http://www.oecd.org
Formed initially to support the Marshall Plan after World War II, this international organization is a forum for the discussion and development of economic and social policy. It promotes democracy and a market economy in international trade.

Social Accountability Standards (SA8000)
http://www.oxebridge.com/SA80002001.PDF

The Economist
http://www.economist.com
A news magazine published in Great Britain. Many international stories. Be sure to access the country briefings. For access to limited areas, go through your university library system.

The Globalist
http://www.theglobalist.com
A daily online service with stories about the global economy. Lots of good links as well.

The World Bank
http://www.worldbank.com
The lending institution for developing countries. Lots of data and...
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