Monday, September 08, 2014

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Times of India, July 14, 2014, Monday

The Times of India

July 14, 2014, Monday 

The Times of India (full article)

Create positive culture to beat bad office humor

Michele Williams of Cornell University's ILR School said that failed workplace humor; be it a poorly timed joke or humor that is downright offensive, impacts people's moods and confidence, sometimes could even cause serious damage. She further explained that managers and organizations could, however, do a lot to prevent these faux pas from damaging relationships and trust with creativity and other benefits of positive team culture.

Bankrate, July 14, 2014, Monday


July 14, 2014, Monday 

Bankrate (full article)

Don’t blame Detroit’s woes on car industry

However, the truth is not that simple, according to Arthur Wheaton, an auto industry expert and director of western New York labor and environmental programs at the Worker Institute at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Wheaton says many factors contributed to Detroit's decline, including a mass exodus of city residents who moved to new locales. And, he argues that today's auto industry is playing an important role in getting the city back on track.

The Dollar Business, July 12, 2014, Saturday

The Dollar Business

July 12, 2014, Saturday 

The Dollar Business (full article)

Chinese & US auto markets: opportunities for Indian exporters

Arthur Wheaton says: When I began teaching about the global automotive industry in the 1990s, it usually involved long discussions about the Detroit Big Three: GM, Ford and Chrysler. Significant time was spent on the-then up-and-coming Japanese companies Toyota, Honda and Nissan, with their new production systems. The remaining international content revolved around the engineering and social progress made by Western European brands: Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen, with casual reference to Renault and Fiat. While there were many other auto companies, those three geographic regions comprised the majority of production, sales and conversation. Thankfully today, the global auto industry has moved away from US, Japan and Western European domination.