Assignment 3: Global Competitiveness and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Assignment 3: Global Competitiveness and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Every country around the globe is competing for investments by multinational companies. However, before investing in a new facility overseas, each company takes a multitude of factors into account.

First, click here to review the latest Global Competitiveness Report from World Economic Forum.

Next, do the following:

  1. Select one Asian and one African country.
  2. Compare and contrast their global business competitiveness.
  3. Explain how their global business competitiveness (examples may include: institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education, higher education and training, goods-market efficiency, labor-market efficiency, financial-market development, technological readiness, market size, business sophistication, innovation) affects FDI in these countries.

Write a three-to-four-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least two scholarly sources in your research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.

Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

By Wednesday, January 29, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.

Schwab, K. (2012). The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013. World Economic Forum Retrieved from:
http://www.weforum.org/issues/global-competitiveness

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points

Provided comparison highlighting similarities and differences between the competitiveness of two countries, one Asian and one African.

40

Explained the link between competitiveness and FDI in these countries.

48

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

12
Total:
100
 
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