Month: December 2015

Economic Globalization Is Fueled by Shared Information and Technology

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Dr. Antonios “Tony” Antoniou has several academic degrees, including a PhD in applied economics, a bachelors of arts in economics, and a master of science in accounting and finance. Among Dr. Antonios Antoniou’s interests is the impact economics has on globalization.

Globalization refers to the interactions among people, governments, and business establishments of different nations. Among the factors that influence globalization, such as trade and exchange of information, economics factors in significantly.

Nations across the world are becoming interdependent on one another economically. The spread of technologies and the rise of internationally recognized forms of capital have contributed to this fact. Developing technology has made economic globalization a faster process in recent years because communication and transportation are so much more feasible, partially due to the reduced costs afforded by modern technologies.

As a result, global production is easier. For example, some consumer products, like cars, are much easier to produce at a lower cost because certain components can be made in different countries that have the resources and capacity to handle these jobs.


Leaders Are More Likely than Managers to Establish New Principles

Dr. Antonios (Tony) Antoniou has worked as CEO at Finance, Research, Training and Consulting (FRT-C) and Wealth Associates. Dr. Antonios Antoniou has several academic degrees in the study of economics, including a PhD in applied economics.

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Leadership vs Management

An issue that influences the success of today’s businesses, and by extension economies, is defining leadership as opposed to management. The most significant difference between leaders and managers can perhaps be summed up in the examination of how each motivates those they lead. Leaders tend to make new goals for their teams, while managers usually conform to existing standards.

A common trait among leaders is the ability to inspire and influence others to contribute to a common goal of success. Managers, on the other hand, are more apt to focus on the output of work, which centers on coordinating employees and resources to accomplish set tasks.

Leaders are more likely to influence employees with a set of principles, while managers tend to gravitate toward the enforcement of policies. Leaders also are more apt to instigate change in an organization, and managers usually try to simply contain the possibility of risk.

Tottenhan Hotspur FC Wins Australian Award for Favorite Event

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Tottenham Hotspur FC
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Based in the United Kingdom, Dr. Antonios Antoniou has spearheaded efforts to develop a new North African university in his role as chief executive officer and consultant at Financial Research, Training & Consulting, LLC (FRT&C). Outside of his professional pursuits, Dr. Tony Antoniou enjoys watching football and supports Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Tottenham Hotspur FC recently announced that its Sydney Tour had won the 2015 Australian Event Award for Best Event. The tour took place earlier this year, when the team traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Sydney, Australia, for two friendly football matches and a number of team outings. While in Sydney, Tottenham players visited the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, which displayed the team’s colors in honor of their visit. Later, 4,000 fans attended the team’s open training days before Tottenham’s match against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium. With over 80,000 fans in attendance, the team achieved a 1-0 win over the Australian club.

The Australian Event Awards later named Tottenham’s local tour as a nominee in its overall events category, along with such events as PAX Australia and the Gold Coast International Marine Expo. In a gala ceremony at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, the Australian Event Awards named the team as its winner for Best Achievement in Marketing, Communication, and Sponsorship as well as Best Event.

Is the MBA Relevant?

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A graduate of the London School of Economics, Dr. Antonios Antoniou provides financial and educational consulting services to clients. Dr. Tony Antoniou formerly served as a dean with the Durham Business School, which offers a master of business administration (MBA) degree.

In recent years, universities have seen a decrease in applications for MBA programs. While data show that the number of annual graduate degrees in business increased by more than 100,000 between 1970 and 2009, the number of MBA recipients has dwindled. However, these degrees still provide a wealth of opportunities to graduates, particularly if they come from any of the top-tier business schools. In fact, most MBA recipients find work within months of graduating and earn more promotions to management positions than those who hold other degrees. Entrepreneurship-focused degrees can also benefit those looking to start their own businesses by helping cultivate strong financial and marketing skills.

Despite these professional advantages, many MBA programs are struggling to remain relevant in the ever-changing economy. With most prominent business schools costing $100,000 in today’s economy, many students seek more cost-effective educations in the form of specialized programs. Numerous institutions have introduced such one-year programs as a master of finance and a master of management to cater to the developing financial and educational needs of students. At the same time, MBAs provide a more comprehensive business education than specialized degrees, making it a worthwhile investment in the face of the diversified graduate degree programs.