|02.04.2013 Between Tradition and Future
Kishore Biyani, the Indian founder of Pantaloon, Big Bazaar and the Future Group describes in his book "It happened in India" the transformation of the Indian society : consumers discovering Western style store formats. But he also points out that the sub-continent India is fragmented to 48 regions. Indian religions and myth has to be understood to get a return on foreign investment. Taking this advice of his friend Prof.Dr.Hallier visited the Elephant Island in the Bay of Mumbai - which is a highlight with its Caves and its Festival.
India is with 15 institutes the third-biggest partner within the network of the European Retail Academy. Prof.Dr.Hallier helped to establish the Indian Retail Forum which over the years became a real Indian brand in retail.
|22.03.2013 Demand for Global Ethic
The former president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prof.Dr.H.Koehler,
demanded at the last Astana Economic Forum more Global Ethics in institutions. He outlined that already in 1993 a Parliament of World's
Religions agreed upon a declaration based on the principle of humanity and
the principle of reciprocity.
Photo: Roosewelt Pinheiro/ABr
He quoted the four basic values and standards being found in all major religions and also in non-religious traditions :
- non- violence and respect for life
- solidarity and a fair economic order
- truthfulness and tolerance
- equality and partnership
Prof.Dr.B.Hallier, president of the European Retail Academy, demands from the Eurasian Economic Youth Forum to promote those ideas in the 2013 dialogue of civilisations "Youth Global Mind" (more : www.eurasia-forum.ru ) to build a Global House of Harmony.
|16.03.2013 Marketing Strategies
Prof.Dr.R.Kaufmann and Prof.Dr.M.Panni published together the international
reader "Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies" (more). The input comes from professors ranging from Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzogewina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, UK to the USA.
At pages 498-509 Prof.Dr.B.Hallier described necessary awareness-tools for
customer-centric mass-distribution to avoid food-scandals like those ones just erupting again in Europe in February 2013 (see also ABF).
|21.02.2013 Intercultural Challenge
The Pacific has not only outstanding sights of thousands of islands but also due to its fractions and historical turbulances still have many tribes which are in contact with travellers of cruise-ships only once in a decade or less ! On the other hand also in the "civilized societies" most inhabitants do not even know the names of the many states of Polynesia, Melanesia or Micronesia - nor do they know the different ethnic groups and their cultures.
While in New Papua Guinea (Melanesia) the first contacts to Europe were established by the private trading-house Godefroy of the city of Hamburg/Germany 150 years ago via trading outlets and coconut farms - most of the 2000 (!) islands of Micronesia were handed over to Germany in 1899 by Spain due to a Government deal (lasting till the beginning of World War I). During his two months stay in the Pacific Prof Dr. Hallier visited among many places also Lorengau/ Manus Island joking for the photo with the local tribe-chief. (more)