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Wal-mart's corporate social responsibility (CSR)

1. How does changing technology and the falling barriers to trade and investment reflect the success of Wal-Mart? 2. How does Wal-mart show corporate social responsibility in terms of labor conditions, human rights, fair trade, and the environment? 3. What actions can a multinational corporation take that would make global

Globalization: affecting the importance of innovation

Explain how the globalization of markets affects the importance of innovation. What are some of the negative impacts on society due to technological innovation? How would you answer critics of improved technology who cite these negative impacts?

Globalization and Localization and Cultural Influences

1. USA Today published an interview with David Novak, CEO of Yum Brands which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, A&W and Long john Silver's. When asked about doing business in China, where the company opened its 1500th KFC franchise in Shanghai in 2005, Novak admits having a "visible brand" helps with consumer recognition and accep

Globalization's Effects on the Impoverished Population and how business can help.

In relation to the book "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits" by C.K. Prahalad and Stuart L. Hart, identify a country and product that could be (or has been) introduced in a developing country. How could this company succeed by meeting the needs of the underserved? In your introduction p

American Negotiators

In building relationships, what should American negotiators do to increase their chances of success?

Technology and Globalization

Many experts assert that globalization has essentially made us less independent and more closely connected to other people than ever before. This enhanced connectivity has important implications for individuals, small businesses, corporations, and governments. Thomas Friedman has been a strong supporter of globalization and emph

Headquarter versus foreign subsidiary's culture and values

Please describe and analyze a home (Headquartered) and host (Foreign subsidiary: Nepal) country's culture and values and include: 1. A description and analysis of the issues for standardizing global organization business culture and values across the multinational enterprise 2. A discussion of considerations involved in eith

Export and Globalization

1. Give a profile of a state's export activities. Examples: What percentage of your state's economy is dependent on exports? Who are your trade partners? What some of the products? What surprised you most and why? Please explain 2. What are the some of the issues that lead to anti-globalization movement? (Think riots and pro

Globalization in the Fast Food Market

Explore the McDonald's website ( Why would globalization be an important consideration for a fast food restaurant like McDonald's? What are some ways cultural differences might hamper McDonald's success? Explain.

Counterfeiting and Globalization

Can you please provide some assistance with the following? 1. Describe how some of the benefits of globalization have actually hurt businesses whose products are widely integrated in international markets. Do you think globalization itself will sustain the problem of counterfeits? 2. Do you think companies can immunize the

Lowes Home Improvement

Describe Lowe's home improvement according to the questions below, - The size and nature of the organization (or sub-group or department within an organization) - The organizational structure (how long has the current structure been in place, how long has the current management staff been in place) - Formal and informal com

Globalization and the Marketplace

Write 600-800 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas: Your team attends a trade conference on the subject on globalization. They have attended several seminars both advocating and dismissing implementing a global

Cultural Considerations and Competitive Market Profile

You are speaking on the phone with Mike when he asks about what sort of cultural aspects you are considering in this plan. You think about this and say, "There may well be some considerable cultural differences that need addressing. I remember last year when there was a language mix-up with a doll. It was just saying 'I love

Discussing Analytical and Integrative Tools

Scenario: You enter your meeting with Mike and Tiffany to hear them discussing the tools that they have found to conduct an analysis of the industry and competitors. "Mike, there are so many more tools than I even realized to give us some good data," Tiffany states. "I know," Mike says. "That's why I wanted to take some time

Consumer Rituals and Behavior

Discussion Question #1: Rituals are an important part of consumer behavior. What are the benefits to marketers using holiday rituals to promote products? What are the hazards? Discussion Question #2: How has the increase in globalization affected consumer behavior?

IBM and Offshoring

Please read the attached exhibits about IBM, and answer the following two questions: 1. Is IBM' growth in employment in countries, such as India and Eastern Europe, inevitable given labor cost differences? How does this relate to Mr. Palmisano's comments in Exhibit 1? 2. What is your reaction to the critical comments made by

Globalization of trade and integration of the world's economy

(a) Why is there opposition to globalization of trade and integration of the world's economy? In bullet format, list three major points of contention. (b) Then provide a narrative of the three major arguments for and three major arguments against such globalization efforts.

Technological advances in telecommunications Over 350 word essay with reference.

What technological advances in telecommunications and transportation have influenced global business in the last decade? How have these technological advances affected regional economic development? What trends may be anticipated in these areas? Would globalization have been possible without these technological advances? Over

Funder Mifflin Inc. : Global Strategy

Funder Mifflin Inc. is looking for a strategy for implementing their new social networking site. I did my research on whether or not we should us a Global strategy for this implementation. This paper will provide an overview of the Global strategy and its competitive advantage. I will be discussing the Global forces for pric

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution

Review the following TED Talk and summarize Sir Robinson's main points. Discuss those points within the context of globalization (if relevant). Do his arguments have any connection to the notion of the transition to a "knowledge/creative economy?". Th

The Globalization of Financial Markets

Globalization is having pronounced effects on many industries around the world. But perhaps one of the areas globalization will change the most is in financial markets. As barriers between national financial markets are rapidly being broken down, expect huge changes in the coming years. 1. How will the globalization of finan

Auto Zone & External Environment.

In a narrative format, discuss these firms from a strategic perspective. Information concerning recent changes in the firms is readily available online and should be accessed. Strategic issues should be discussed in real time. 1. How would you define Auto Zone's industry? Would you include new car dealerships and/or discount

Logistics management more complex beyond globalization

However, over the past number of years, logistics management has increased in complexity exponentially. Due to such complexity (compounded by the rise of globalization), many companies now outsource their logistical requirements to more specialized firms. Why is logistics management more complex beyond globalization?

Globalization and Knowledge Management

Huber (2004) wrote on the topic of organizational learning and knowledge acquisition. He noted that a firm or organization's survival is linked to three dependencies: 1. Survival in a dynamic and competitive business environment requires innovation. 2. Innovation requires new knowledge, or a new way of combing current know