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PPQ Parts has determined that for the company to expand globally over the next several years, its managers must be properly trained in multiculturalism and diversity management. PPQ Parts executives must be aware of any political and economic concerns that may arise during the expansion.

Write a report for the senior management team that addresses the following:

1. What are some of the issues the host foreign country could face as a result of the expansion?
2. Explain what cultural barriers and diversity issues are commonly encountered by international/multinational (MNC) and global organizations.
3. Why has diversity become such an important topic in the international arena?
4. What can occur when issues related to multiculturalism and diversity are ignored in an international company?
5. Describe at least 2 political and 2 economic issues that may arise during global expansion and proposed methods of addressing them.
6. Explain the importance of and the implications of each of these items in PPQ Partsâ?? expansion plans to Germany and Japan.

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PPQ Parts has determined that for the company to expand globally over the next several years, its managers must be properly trained in multiculturalism and diversity management. PPQ Parts executives must be aware of any political and economic concerns that may arise during the expansion.

Write a report for the senior management team that addresses the following:

1. What are some of the issues the host foreign country could face as a result of the expansion?
There are several issues that that host foreign country could face as a result of the expansion. There could be opposition from local competitors. Further, there can objections because the home country personnel would have to manage the company. In addition, there can be opposition from the environmental organizations about the operations of the "foreign" company. There can be questions about whether PPQ would transfer the latest technology to that country.
2. Explain what cultural barriers and diversity issues are commonly encountered by international/multinational (MNC) and global organizations.
There are traditional and habitual ways of doing business and these are not discarded easily. Personal considerations of family, traditional friendship or past favors are considered to be so important that traditional businesses refuse to do business or stock the products of multinational organizations. The diversity issues are that even though a number of locals are employed by PPQ or other ...

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