Francoise Lepage

Francoise Lepage
Dominican University of California · Barowsky School of Business


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Publications (6)
Conference Paper
Measuring business competitiveness from Presidents Carter through Obama, using 5 indices including Globalization Index (KOF), Ease of Doing Business (World Bank), Foreign Direct Investment (AT Kearney), Corruption Perception Index (Transparency International) and the World Economic Forum's Competitiveness Index. Analyzed each President's views of n...
The United States seeks to increase and expand exports to emerging markets. The majority of U.S. firms (98 percent) are small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with only 1 percent engaging in exporting. The Federal and State Governments encourage SMEs to expand exporting through the National Export Initiative (NEI) and NEI/NEXT initiatives. This p...
The global economy offers vast trade opportunities for U.S. businesses. United States' SMEs are grossly under-represented in the global market. It is essential that U.S. SMEs adopt a global approach by expanding trade focus to include the emerging BRIC markets. Demographics and increasing purchasing power in the emerging countries of Brazil, Russia...


Project (1)
In our research on various topics on US exports, we have often wondered what type of support other countries, for these purposes, World Trade Organization’s (WTO) five leading traders, China, the United States, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands, receive from their governments for their export efforts. What are these countries doing to support export growth and how does it compare with US? What are the outcomes of government support in these five countries in terms of economic growth? What is the overall impact on small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) exports? Does more government support in funding yield more export growth