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Selecting a Country through a country Analysis

Acting as a Senior Manager please critique the paper by identifying two reasons why the proposal should be accepted and two reasons why the proposal needs to be further refined before it can be accepted.

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Acting as a Senior Manager please critique the paper by identifying two reasons why the proposal should be accepted and two reasons why the proposal needs to be further refined before it can be accepted.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ANALYSIS IS TO EXPLOIT OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS IDENTIFY RISK DRIVERS SUCH AS: SOCIAL/CULTURAL, POLITICAL/LEGAL, DEMOGRAPHICS, ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY/INFRASTRUCTURE AND MEETING OR COMPLETING THE STUDY UNDER BUDGET
For each driving force and category below, identify the key risks and opportunities.

Driving Forces Business
Investment
Business Development Business Operations
Social / Cultural Risks
Risks
Risks

Opportunities
Opportunities
Opportunities

Political / Legal Risks
Risks
Risks

Opportunities
Opportunities
Opportunities

Demographics Risks
Risks
Risks

Opportunities
Opportunities
Opportunities

Economics Risks
Risks
Risks

Opportunities
Opportunities
Opportunities

Technology/ Infrastructure Risks
Risks
Risks

Opportunities
Opportunities
Opportunities

Thus various factors including following will be studied in the matrix form as above:

Economic Factor: One has monitor the economic trends like GDP trends, Interest rates, Money supply, Inflation rates, Unemployment levels, Disposable income.

? Technological Forces: Impact of following factors:

 Efficiency of infrastructure, including roads, ports airports, rolling stock, hospitals, education, healthcare, communication, etc.
 industrial productivity

? Political Legal regulations: One should also be aware of foreign trade regulations, attitude towards foreign companies as Pfizer wants to aspire to be a multinational company. It has to consider following factors:
* Political climate - amount of government activity
* Political stability and risk
* Government debt
* Budget deficit or surplus
* Corporate and personal tax laws
* Other economic laws

? Societal Trends:
Demographic factors such as:
o population size and distribution
o age distribution
o consumerism
o environmentalism
o importance of work, pride of accomplishment

(www.en.wikipedia.org)

Important factors to make country globally competitive in a particular industry:

1) Factor: the nations position in factors of production, skilled labor, infrastructure.
2) Demand: Demand for product or service
3) Related and Supporting Industries: The presence or absence in the nation of supplier industries and other related industries that are internationally competitive.
4) Firm Strategy, structure and Rivalry: The conditions in the nation governing how companies are created, organized, and managed, as well as the nature of domestic rivalry.
(Porter's National Diamond Factors)

Case of Riordan
Thus applying the above analytical tools we can come out with the reasons for acceptance and precautions

Reasons for acceptances

Growing Economy
Mexico is a surprisingly strong economy. In terms of total GDP, the combination of a population of 100 million and a per capita GDP exceeding US$5,000, makes Mexico the ninth largest economy in the world. With US$232 Bn in trade for 2002, it is the US´s second trading partner (behind Canada), and far ahead from ...

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This explains the steps for Selecting a Country through a country Analysis

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