Asian Business Development Specialist. More U.S. companies, large and small, are creating joint ventures, licensing arrangements, financing deals, and other partnerships with Asian firms, not just in China and India but also in Thailand, Vietnam, and elsewhere. Eli Lilly acquired the rights to test and purchase medicinal herbs produced by a Chinese company. Bridgestone Tire made a deal to have its tires manufactured in Indonesia. Google acquired a stake in a Chinese community website. People with the ability to identify, assess, and facilitate such transactions should increasingly be in demand. Employment should be available in all sectors: companies, consulting firms, nonprofits, and, increasingly, under an Obama administration, government.
Learn more: Operation China : From Strategy to Execution, by Jimmy Hexter and Jonathan Woetzel.