The exchange rate of the Chinese Renminbi or the Yuan has always been a point of contention between the United States and China and even between China and the European Union. Thus, within business schools and political science programs this exchange rate issue and trade deficit concern has now become a hot topic for research papers. The reason for this is manifold but in essence China keeps its Yuan or RMB undervalued in order to bolster its export market.
Toyota’s problems with sudden acceleration are well-known. Toyota has long been an icon of quality and efficiency in terms of its production and manufacturing standards. Thus, business schools and graduate business programs have often assigned Toyota as the topic for quality based research papers about such topics like the Toyota Production System or TPS or the lean manufacturing process.
Gun control and gun regulation in the United States is a hot-button issue. Gun control advocates argue that the Constitution does not protect gun ownership for individuals but rather argue that it supports a well-armed militia organization.
President Obama’s healthcare program and his attempts to reform healthcare in America have been well-publicized. His efforts, much as they did during the Clinton administration, have only exacerbated the partisanship in Washington and this topic has proven popular with college and university professors.