Answer the following question in 300 words, using in text citations and 2 references Research one organization that has expanded into a global market and outline some of the problems that the organization had to mitigate when entering the new market-space. Specifically identify three of the seven characteristics that are list
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has almost a "personality cult" organizational culture which essentially revolves around one man and his investing prowess. The man's name is Warren Buffett, the "Oracle of Omaha." Historically, Berkshire Hathaway's business model has been to purchase insurance companies. One great thing about insurance c
Answer the following question in 400 words, with in text citation and 2 references Conduct a web search seeking a current event related to a good that has an imposed tariff or quota placed on it. Discuss the relevance of the article to international trade. How does the flow of this item, product, or good, or lack thereof, sp
In 300 Words, answer the question with in text citation and 2 references Research one item that is internationally traded and outline how this product flows from one country to the next. Are any tariffs, quotas, or restrictions on this product being traded? Has this product ever been under an embargo? If so, why? Is there a d
In 300 words, answer the following question with in text citation and 2 references. Research one organization that has expanded into an international market (crosses national borders) and outline how this organization entered this new market. Identify the specific mode of entry that the organization used. What were the organi
Answer the following question in 300 words with in text citation and 2 references Choose one item that is internationally traded and hypothesize what would happen if this item were no longer internationally traded. Identify which country has this product, describe how it is currently used, what its current benefit is, and wh
Hello, based off the attached document I need help discussing: *marketing plan elements for the business, such as direct and alternative competition, promotion, pricing, customer analysis, distribution, and selling. *A discussion of leadership, communication and training, and legal, ethical, and information technology iss
In a total of 300 words, answer the following questions with references Provide a clear and specific explanation of some of the global actions advocated by Amazon. Describe how Amazon facilitates international trade. Is there e-commerce? Are actual goods transferred? Based on your review, explain what are the biggest chal
The main initiative of the Kyoto Protocol is to reduce the levels of greenhouse gases in the environment. The burden for this initiative has fallen onto the developed countries of the world as the developing countries have yet to be assigned with reduction targets. Discuss the goals and initiatives outlined in the Kyoto Protocol
Since the late 1970s, utilities in selected countries such as the US have generally not added nuclear power generation capabilities to their generation mix. However, over the past decade, utilities have begun to recognize the benefits that nuclear power generation offers—despite the obvious risks. Orders for nuclear power pla
In 1990, the UK government privatized the electric supply industry, and, in the years following, countries from Australia to Canada have followed suit. Select one country where the energy markets have been deregulated and one country that has not been deregulated. What are the positive and negative outcomes of the process on bot
Identify two geographical regions in the world where energy demand is growing and analyze how the different energy sources supply this demand. Evaluate which region will be able to adequately supply their demand internally versus importing energy sources.
Explain basic and generic strategies multinationals use in competing locally and internationally. How can generic strategies strengthen competitive advantage in multinational business? Please provide examples of real companies.
Consider the potential future of the energy economy on a global scale. Describe the future path of the economics of oil, gas and energy as you see it, by addressing the following points: Is climate change a real threat to the global economy? If so, what can realistically be done? Is "peak oil" a real threat to the gl
Describe various aspects of why the Japanese economy had been in such a slump and the possibilities they could have explored to turn it around. 1. Why has the Japanese economy stagnated? What are the main reasons for this? 2. What would be required to get the economy moving again? What are some suggestions that could have b
What does the future hold for nuclear energy as a supply source? Will nuclear proliferation considerations halt the spread of nuclear power to countries that need it? Why or why not? Please, appropriate case and references
Consider the relative merits of China emphasizing coal in their electric generation planning: 1. Are there better options for them? Why or why not? 2. Could China rely exclusively on coal for power generation? Why or why not? Please need references.
Refer to geology concepts and the role of geophysics (especially seismic) in providing information to inform drilling decisions. 1. What is your view on risk sharing between a foreign oil company and a host country? 2. If a host country has agreed to share some of the exploration risk, should the host country insist on th
1. Can discoveries continue to keep up with depletion? Why or why not? If so, for how long? 2. Is OPEC's power likely to increase, decrease, or stay the same? Why? 3. Saudi oil reserves are enormous. Do you anticipate Saudi Arabia will significantly expand its oil production capacity? Why or why not? (please with referen
Energy demand is growing robustly in China, India, and other Asia-Pacific countries. What is the likely mix of energy type that will meet this demand in the next several decades? How much of this demand will be met by domestic sources? By imports?
Discuss the relative merits of a fixed and a floating exchange rate. From an international business perspective, which criteria is the most important relative to a choice between systems and why?
Licensing proprietary technology to foreign competitors is the best way to give up a firm's competitive advantage. Discuss whether you agree or disagree with this statement.
The right to control information about oneself (information privacy) seems to be based in culture. How can culture and information technology affect each other? With the dramatic increase of social networking sites, what cultural dimensions would be most likely, and least likely, to regard the preservation of privacy as a human
How should the firm go about putting the plan to work? Does the product need tone adapted to the foreign market? How is the product to be introduced? Priced? Promoted? What does the foreign market entry budget look like? How about the rest of the financial plan? Can the firm do it alone? Does it need a partner?
Think about the customer expectations for your current employer (or a company you are familiar with) and a different international organization in an industry or field where you might like to be employed. How well do the two organizations meet their customers' needs? To what extent are total quality processes employed? Do you
Understanding that denationalization is the process of national boundaries becoming less relevant; research a real product, and explain how it is a product of denationalization, whereby markets are global and cutting across country borders, including the following: How marketing costs are lower and show new market opportuniti
I need help writing an essay on the analysis of the country, Japan. I am supposed to write at least four pages, but am absolutely stuck on the subject with no idea as to how to begin. I particularly need assistance with gathering information regarding Japan's ethical system and developing a SWOT analysis. I have attached an exam
Identify and discuss some of the main elements of lean thinking and just-in-time. How can these concepts be used for effective planning and control of an operation? How are these two concepts (lean thinking and just-in-time) different from the materials requirements planning (MRP) system? How can these differences be overc
Please do a quick assessment of this case and let me know what recommendation you may suggest that would help Carrefour regain their focus in their domestic market and continue to grow internationally. 2-3 paragraphs is fine. I need this soon. Thanks!
1. Think of your current employer (or a company you are familiar with) in terms of lean operations 2. List and evaluate the types of lean techniques and concepts that are currently being employed by this company 3. Do you feel that this company is successfully implementing these lean operations concepts? If so, why? If not, wh