Is Offshoring Necessarily a Bad Thing?

Mary Teagarden
Glendale, AZ

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Mary Teagarden, PhD
Professor of Global Strategy
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Mary Teagarden, can speak to global strategy, human resource management, business in China, off-shore manufacturing and service, talent management, the aviation industry, and Mexico manufacturing.
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Glendale, AZ 85306
United States
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Professor of global strategy at Thunderbird School of Global Management, Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. She is recognized and sought after in academic, corporate and government sectors for her teaching, executive training and consulting.

Dr. Teagarden received her Ph.D. in Global Strategic Management from the University of Southern California. She has published more than 40 articles, book chapters, and case studies in the area of human resource management, and her research focuses on global competitiveness and capability building with an emphasis on off-shore manufacturing and service, innovation, high technology transfer, sustainable development, talent management and the aviation industry. Her current research projects focus on business dynamics in the Asian Pacific Rim, Latin America and emerging market economies, including the People’s Republic of China and India.

She consults regularly with service and technology-intensive manufacturing firms in Mexico and China, as well as with governments in the same countries, and with the governments of Colombia, Albania and the People’s Republic of China.

Her clients include AKZO-Nobel, ARCO, Avnet, AT&T, Bancomext, Bank of China, Bank Negara Malaysia, Baxter International, Best Western, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Mexico, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China Mobile, China Netcom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Coldstone, ExxonMobil, Fengzheng (Founders), Ford, General Motors, Global Restaurant Development Company, Honeywell, Huawei, Hyundai, Intel, Kodak, Lenovo, LG Group, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, NCR, Northern Telecom, Qualcomm, Reserva del Senior, Shanghai Automotive International Corporation, Solar Turbines, Sony, SK Group, Televerde, Tropicana
Peninsular, UTStarcom, Vitro, Yantian International Container Terminals, Zhezhang
Mobil, among others.

Dr. Teagarden has lived and worked in 11 Latin American countries, five European countries and eight Asian countries – in addition to the United States and Canada. Her expertise is called on regularly by top media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, CCTV, ABC, the Financial Times, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge for Business Leaders, CIO and IEEE Spectrum.

Dr. Teagarden is also the editor of Thunderbird International Business Review and sits on seven editorial boards. She serves as a Director of GlobalVantage, a high tech design firm, and 4Stones, a cross-cultural communications firm, the West Valley Child Crisis Center, a non-profit, and is on Advisory Boards at Televerde, a near shoring firm, and Huawei, a Chinese high tech giant.

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Three keys for companies to be successful in China
Doing business in China is not a case of if, but when, Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Mary Teagarden asserts. Foreign investments and global demand for cheap goods have turned China’s economy into the fastest growing in the world. China’s economy is expanding three times as fast as America’s, four times as fast as Europe’s and nearly nine times as fast as Japan’s. Business opportunities abound, but global managers first must familiarize themselves with the face of the country.
Recent Publications/Appearances

Dec 7, 2010 New York Times "When a Career Path Leads Abroad"

April 1, 2010 Harvard Business Review "Managing Yourself: Making it Overseas"

March 6, 2010 Phoenix Business Journal "China's influence creeps into Arizona solar'

Jan 9, 2010 Investors Business Daily "Taking the Bite out of Moving Overseas"

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