Colorado College Trade Agreem

Part 1

select a country from the list of U.S. free trade agreement partners and examine the information. Then identify two potential drawbacks from the trade agreement you chose, explain why you identified these disadvantages, and provide a recommendation to address each of them.

Part 2

  • Assume you are currently a store manager at Wal-Mart and, because you speak Japanese fluently, the company has assigned you to manage one of their Seiyu-brand stores in Japan.
  • Determine the skills, strengths, or qualities that you possess, relative to the seven dimensions of the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) Model, that would help you successfully manage your store.
  • Predict two cultural differences that may challenge your current management style and suggest the key actions that could help you address them.

Part 3

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Referencing the video you watched in preparation for this discussion, determine the key reasons why economic freedom is so critical to multinational companies (MNCs). Provide one example from the information that you learned about China versus India to support your response.

Part 4

examine two instances when multinational companies have used offensive or defensive competitive strategies. Address the following:

  • Determine the major advantages that global companies would have over domestic competitors in sustaining competitive advantage as a result of using offensive or defensive competitive strategies.

Part 5

analyze two major political risks of operating a business in the emerging country you chose.

Address the following:

  • Propose two actions that a multinational company could take to manage political risk in that country.

Part 6

examine two potential risks that could adversely affect operational effectiveness of U.S. multinational corporations that have plans to do business in Cuba.

Address the following:

  • Recommend strategies that could help the companies mitigate these risks.

Part 7

Select one global industry, such as the automobile or cell phone industry. Next, use the Internet to research three major international competitors within the chosen industry. Note how the popular international business press (newspapers, magazines, e-zines, press releases, and so on) depicts these companies. Instructions Write a 4–5 page paper in which you: 1. Compare and contrast the three models of culture. Choose one of the researched international competitors and ascertain the most appropriate cultural model for that competitor. Provide a rationale for your response. 2. Recommend the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Identify three potential effects of such an economic system on the society in which the system is involved. Provide a rationale for your response. 3. Speculate on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Recommend three generic actions that the three researched major competitors could take to encourage economic progress in these countries. Provide a rationale for your response. 4. Select one of the three researched international companies to lead and provide a rationale for your choice. Propose the necessary major steps—education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you Ⓒ 2020 Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of Strayer University. would need to take to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership or management position at your chosen company. 5. Suggest two global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, customer service, and so on, that you would make as CEO of your chosen international organization. Provide a rationale for your response. 6. Use at least three quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Part 8

You are the CEO of a successful domestic company. Recently, many prospective clients in foreign countries have expressed a desire to conduct business with you. You know that in order for your company to grow, you will have to expand overseas. You recently attended a local three-day international trade exposition and have gathered many brochures on the foreign companies interested in doing business with your company. After meeting with your executive committee, you decide that you will need to identify at least two countries for expansion and two expatriates to send into those countries. The selected expatriates will learn about the countries’ cultures and business activities. You must prepare a report for the employees who may want to take an overseas assignment, the executive committee, and the board of directors. Prepare Use the Internet and Strayer Library to research possible countries for expansion. Next, conduct research on leveraging expatriates over country nationals for business overseas. Finally, research texts that could help expatriates in their transition to working overseas. Instructions Ⓒ 2020 Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of Strayer University. Note: You may make all assumptions needed to complete this assignment. Write an 8–10 page paper in which you: 1. Create a guide to leveraging expatriates. The guide should include 4–6 sources that address benefits and challenges of sending expatriates to other countries. 2. Examine the major benefits that this report can provide for the organization. Suggest two uses for the information contained therein. Justify your response. 3. Analyze the major factors (distance, cultural background, knowledge of the related countries, languages spoken, relatives who may live in another country, etc.) that would influence your choice of countries into which your company would expand. Recommend two countries for expansion. Provide a rationale for your response. 4. Determine three criteria that you would consider when deciding which employees to send abroad. Justify your response. 5. Propose the major methods and/or incentives you would use to encourage the selected employees to become expatriates. Provide a rationale for your response. 6. Recommend one strategy to ensure that both the executive committee and the board of directors are committed to the expansions. Justify your response. 7. Recommend two texts that the selected expatriates should take overseas with them. Provide a rationale for your response. 8. Outline a guide for expatriates who will live abroad for 1–2 years, covering selecting items to pack, accommodating a vehicle (leave behind or send overseas), shipping or selling furniture, moving pets, and arranging accommodations for family living in another country for the duration of their stay abroad. 9. Develop a framework for your presentation. The framework should include the following: Relevant visuals. Statistics supporting the decision to expand into the identified countries. A feasibility study of your company’s proposed expansion to the identified countries. Information related to renting or buying land or a building. Any other information relevant to the case for expansion. 10. Use at least four quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Part 9

It is widely known that knowledge management systems are key to success in multinational companies. Imagine that you are vice president of a company that is ramping up to go global. Your task is to design a comprehensive best-practices policy list for managing existing knowledge and any new knowledge as it becomes available. The best-practices policy should include a task list that will help your company to handle unexpected events such as earthquakes, demonstrations, and bomb threats as well as mundane issues of conducting business in any country or countries into which you will be expanding. The policy list should also take any unique challenges that your company may face into account. Preparation Please choose one of the following industries for this assignment: Jewelry. Apparel. Chemicals. Consumer electronics or electronic components. Medical supplies or equipment. Bins, totes, crates, material handling. Ⓒ 2020 Strayer University. All Rights Reserved. This document contains Strayer University Confidential and Proprietary information and may not be copied, further distributed, or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part, without the expressed written permission of Strayer University. Food products. Pharmaceuticals. Children’s clothing, toys, and other products. Note: You may make all assumptions needed to complete this assignment. Instructions Write a 6–8 page paper in which you: 1. Design a comprehensive best-practices policy list that includes policies on the following: Sanitation (hand washing, toilet facilities, etc.). Eating and drinking (at desks, on the company grounds, inside in the manufacturing area at designated locations, etc.). Conflict resolution (mediation and/or arbitration with designated mediator on staff, etc.). In-house team leadership and meeting management (e.g., minimum meeting times, scribes, appointed leaders). Online team (24-hour coverage on phone due to time differences, etc.). Security (e.g., leaving doors open, locks, key return policy for departing workers). Emergency evacuation procedures. 2. Determine the key benefits of creating such policies. Provide a rationale for your response. 3. Speculate on the major ramifications if such policies are not created. Provide a rationale for your response. 4. Predict the significant ways in which the best-practices policy that you created will contribute toward the long-term sustainability of the company. Provide a rationale for your response. 5. Determine whether your best-practices policy would provide a competitive advantage over other international companies. Provide one example of a company’s best-practices policy to support your response. 6. Use at least three quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources

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