Adrienne Selko

Adrienne
Selko
Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor,
IndustryWeek

Focus: Expansion Management & the Biotech & Life Sciences Industries

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Senior Editor Adrienne Selko manages IndustryWeek’s Expansion Management, delivering ideas and information about how successful manufacturers leverage location to gain competitive advantage. She explores the strategies behind why companies located their headquarters, research institutes, factories, warehouse and distribution centers and other facilities where they did, and how they benefit from the decision.

Adrienne is also the editorial coordinator of the IndustryWeek Expansion Management Roundtable events, which unites economic development professionals to network and discuss the latest trends in site location.

As well, Adrienne tells the stories of successful companies in the biotechnology and life sciences industries.

In the past, Adrienne has managed IndustryWeek’s award-winning website, overseeing eNewletters, webinars, and contributed content. Before joining the staff, Adrienne was managing editor of corporate publications at a large regional financial institution. She also ran a public relations and marketing company that published a best-selling healthcare book.

Adrienne received a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and is especially interested in wellness and natural health. 

Articles
Why Do Employees Quit?
Every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs 6 to 9 months’ salary on average.
PPG Paints a Clearer and Warmer Image
PPG Paints a Clearer and Warmer Image
“We are now the world’s largest paint and coating company by sales,” explained said Bryan Iams, vice president, corporate and government affairs. “We needed to update the perception of our firm from an industrial conglomerate to a paint and specialty coating company.”
How to Keep Slave Labor out of Your Global Supply Chain
As forced and slave labor abuses come to light companies would be wise to have their own people on the ground checking to make sure they are doing things properly.
What Type of Boss Are You? 1
There are 12 types of bosses, each with a different management style, says business journalist Geoffrey James, author of "Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know."
Will Thailand’s Super Clusters Help Dominate ASEAN Market?
Can Thailand’s Super Cluster Strategy Dominate ASEAN Market?
Thailand is the second largest economy in the ASEAN nations and wants to continue this status so it has created a Super Cluster strategy.
Women Leaders Making a Mark in Manufacturing 1
Across the globe, the percentage of women leaders is increasing. In a survey by by Development Dimensions International, the Philippines placed first; 51% of its leaders are women. Thailand came in at 39%, while Canada took third place at 37%. The U.S. lagged behind in fourth place, with women comprising 36% of its leaders.
Confidence Is Top Leadership Difference Between Women and Men
Confidence Is Top Leadership Difference Between Women and Men
“Women need to do a better job of declaring themselves and becoming their own advocates—speaking and acting confidently and mentally promoting themselves to a future-focused role,” said Tacy M. Byham, CEO of DDI.
Diagnosis: Innovation Prescribed for Medical Device Market
Diagnosis: Innovation Prescribed for Medical Device Market 1
“This is a new era in medical products with predictions that the global market for consumer medical devices will exceed $10 billion by 2017,” said John Nottingham, co-president, Nottingham Spirk.
University is Anchor of Economic Development Plan in Pennsylvania
University is Anchor of Economic Development Plan in Pennsylvania
Penn State University has pledged to leverage its entrepreneurial initiatives into “economic engines” and to engage alumni and community members in economic development efforts.
2015 IW Best Plants Winner: Kaizens Key to Bard Shannon’s Cultural Turnaround
The company’s cultural transformation moves it from FDA warning to Plant of the Year.
How to Conduct Business in Countries with Systemic Corruption
Conducting Business in Countries with Systemic Corruption
Companies have the upper hand in saying they will not conduct business in an unethical manner explains Professor Marie-Therese Claes, of the Louvain School of Management in Belgium. "They have the power and they don’t seem to understand that.”
Most Corrupt Countries in 2015 2
Poor countries lose $1 trillion a year to corruption.
Wanted: Nobel Laureates for Research in Texas
Wanted: Nobel Laureates for Research in Texas
Governor Greg Abbott announced the launch of the University Research Initiative, which will provide matching funds to help Texas institutions of higher education recruit nationally-recognized researchers to their faculty.
Top 10 US Exports
American exports amounted to $1.51 trillion during 2015, up 1.5% since 2011 but down -7.1% from 2014.
Manufacturing Tops List of $4.2 Billion Investment in South Carolina
Manufacturing Tops List of $4.2 Billion Investment in South Carolina 1
Manufacturing accounted for $3.6 billion in capital investment, representing 86% of the annual total. The industry also added 56% of the state’s new jobs totaling 9,680.
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