CD-ROMs by Fariborz Ghadar

The Center for Global Business Studies, under Dr. Ghadar, is using cutting-edge technologies to design an innovative multi-media series that explores the changing nature of global enterprise. This 10-CD collection is an outreach effort to educate and update business executives on current business trends through long-distance. Two other multi-media projects are underway.

Listing of CD-ROMs by Fariborz Ghadar
CD-ROMs by Fariborz Ghadar
Global Tectonics: What Every Business Needs to Know CD Cover



This CD presents the global revolutions that will shape every facet of society. Demographic trends, natural resource issues, and dramatic advances in technology will has so dramatic an impact that no one involved in strategy should miss this compelling CD set. Erick Peterson, Vice President of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank accompanies Dr. Ghadar in presenting an overview of these trends.

Global Strategic Management in the New Millennium CD Cover
Global Strategic Management in the New Millennium

This CD features William A. Schreyer, Chairman Emeritus, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., and other CEOs of prominent global organizations. The CD focuses on helping firms develop global strategies to compete in the new millennium.
World Financial Institutions: A Century of Innovation and Creativity CD Cover

World Financial Institutions: A Century of Innovation and Creativity

This CD explores the evolution of the financial services industry. Penn State alumni and former Merrill Lynch leader and CEO, William A. Schreyer co-authors the CD with Dr. Ghadar. The CD investigates the evolution of this dynamic industry and addresses current topics relevant to a number of financial institutions such as commercial banks, investment banks, funds, insurance and corporate financial officers.

The Dubious Logic of Global Megamergers CD Cover
The Dubious Logic of Global Megamergers

This CD is based on the lead research article in the July/August (2000) Harvard Business Review. It presents a number of surprising findings that contradict the notion, “bigger is better.” Pankaj Ghemawat from Harvard Business School serves as Dr. Ghadar’s co-presenter on the CD.

Vertical Integration: Managing Tomorrow’s Resources CD Cover
Vertical Integration: Managing Tomorrow’s Resources

This CD explores the history of the oil industry from its inception and the impact it has had on geopolitics and the global economy. Comments by Center expert, Laura Kohler, Vice President of Human Resources at the Kohler Company, and Robert Ebel, a leading expert in the international politics of oil, are just a few.
The Global Impact of Converging Technologies CD Cover

The Global Impact of Converging Technologies

This CD explores the nature of the regional differences in technology adoption. Center experts, including Michael Edholm of Ericsson, and Laura Kohler from the Kohler Company are featured.

Innovations in Customer Loyalty, Retention and Advocacy: Powered by Technology CD Cover
Innovations in Customer Loyalty, Retention and Advocacy: Powered by Technology

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Uncovering Corporate Value: The Tangible vs. Intangible Asset Story CD Cover
Uncovering Corporate Value: The Tangible vs. Intangible Asset Story

This CD outlines the importance of a coherent corporate story to stakeholders and then explores the shift from a tangible to an intangible asset business model. Center expert Christopher von Schirach-Szmigiel, Associate Dean for Penn State Executive Education, is the primary presenter.
Leadership in Changing Times CD Cover

Leadership in Changing Times

This CD suggests a new business model that has developed as a result of corporate downsizing and improvements in communication technology. Center expert, Dr. Al Vicere, a renowned business consultant, illuminates a path for companies as they are forced to respond to the changes taking place around them.

The Globalization and the Americas CD Cover
The Globalization and the Americas

This CD was produced in collaboration between the Schreyer Center for Global Business Studies and the Penn State Americanist Focus Group and its February 21-23, 2003 conference on “The Emergence of Globalization and the Americas: 1492-2002.” This CD is the archival record of a number of key presentations and exchanges among a number of faculty panelists and the keynote speaker for that event, Michael Hardt, co-author (with Antonio Negri) of the widely circulated book, Empire.