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Knowledge Management (KM) and R&D

You are the global subsidiary branch manager of a U.S.-based MNE, Leather Extraordinaire, which manufactures leather goods. The Latin American division exports the largest volume of goods due to the high quality of leather and cheap labor, of which the majority is produced in Argentina. The Argentine subsidiary is proposing to H

Types of people who tend to become involved in social movements.

What kinds of people tend to become involved in movements, as contributors, elders, or sympathizers? Why do you think they became involved? Has a movement organization ever asked you to donate money or time to work for a cause? Did you? Why or why not? For those you found appealing, were there barriers to your participation? Wha

Fundamental economic concept of opportunity costs

Production Possibilities Curve The Production Possibilities Curve is an economic model that is used to represent many economic concepts such as scarcity, opportunity cost, and efficiency. Required Case Readings: Rittenberg L. and T. Tregarthen (2009). Chapter 1 (sections 1-3): Economics: The Study of Choice Princip

Research international business and ethical standards.

Some individuals who are engaged in international business transactions have reported a cultural component to ethics. You are working on opening a branch of a food distribution operation in a foreign country, and a local official suggests that a little cash would help your company get started. Research international business

The Five Characteristics of a Living System

I need help with some questions... 1. Explain the five (5) characteristics of a living system describing how each can be manifested in a viable organization 2. Explain how the Performance Technology Landscape model, the barriers and success factors for teaming, role sets and performance requirements integrate with the

Debt ceiling crisis affect to international business environment

Recently the U.S. went through a Debt ceiling crisis which ultimately led to a downgrade of the credit rating of the country. Research and provide a detailed account of the crisis. Explain how the crisis could affect the international business environment for not only the U.S. but the rest of the world.

International Business: Global and Cultural Models

1. Analyze the constraints that exist in the global marketplace, and discuss how language can be a starting point for misunderstanding. 2. Compare and contrast the Classification of Cultures Model, the Global Business Practices Model, and the Inner-Outer Circle Model.

Case Study for Mike Gillespie Invest

Based on the attached Case Study... Should Mike Gillespie invest in a new factory in Indonesia? If yes, should he do it alone or through a joint venture? Should he transport Lincoln's unique corporate culture to Indonesia? Why or why not?

Can Knowledge Management Systems Help Pfizer

Read the case study very carefully. Your task will be to answer all the questions in detail. Please be descriptive in your answers. All the same, try to make them to-the-point and succinct. 1.What are the business goals of SFPUC? How is knowledge management related to those goals? 2.What were some of the challenges faced b

Trade Barriers

What are examples of trade barriers? What trade barriers are commonly used in the US?

The Collaboration Process (LaFleur Trading Company Example)

What are the steps of the collaboration process in the functional areas that must be used to achieve organizational goals? Identify and explain. Also, create an action plan to implement this collaboration process using Lafleur Trading Company.

Automobile industry analysis and recommendations --> "reduce production"

Integrate Current Market Conditions. Give an overview of the history of the auto industry, the market in which it operates, any issues or opportunities that the auto industry faces. Discuss market Trends (Cost structure, Productivity, price elasticity of demand, competitors). Address the following: 1. Determine how glo

Global Warming or Hype

Global warming is a topic that has been in the news. In your own words, do you believe that there really is an environmental crisis or do you believe that there is "hype" to create demand and profits in certain markets? Support your answer with at least three reasons, and remember to cite your research sources at the bot

Global relocation specialist to advise employees for expectations

Assume that you are a relocation specialist who must advise a global manager and his or her family on what to expect when they go to JAPAN. Specialists in relocation have determined that global managers and their families should seek satisfactory answers to at least these ten questions before undertaking an international ass

Assessing the International Aspects of Financial Management

Please help with the following problem. The spot rate between Canada and the U.S. is C$1.2381 - $1, while the 1-year forward rate is C$1.2379 = $1. The risk-free rate in Canada is 2.8 percent. The risk-free rate in the U.S. is 3.6 percent. How much profit can you earn on a loan of $10,000 by utilizing covered interest arbitr

Global economic crisis impacted company's market products/services.

Discuss how the global economic crisis has impacted the way company's market their products/services. Discuss how customers can influence the products and services provided by companies. Identify ways that a company can make marketing every employee's responsibility. How can customers' needs and wants impact marketing?

Knowledge Management General Topics

See attached file. The attached document contains a list of questions extracted and compiled from many university papers on knowledge management. I will need help on answering the questions based on your expertise. Each answer can be in bullet point, or paragraph format, within the box given. I am using it for self study a

Explain how organizations relate strategically to their environments.

Discuss the following topic: Environments shape organizations. In turn, organizations also shape the environments in which they interact. Organizations, in part, also choose which environments they enter and exit, choose which coalitions are most desirable, and determine the contexts in which they function. Explain how orga

Global Advertising Portion

Choose a country-Greece, Company Santo Wine Product to launch-gourmet olives Market where that product is not currently marketed by that company in France Complete the global advertising portion of the Global Marketing Plan. This portion of the plan presents your global advertising strategy for your product. The advert