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Global Business

1. There are a number of so-called points of entry. Some talk of five others say six. Let's call them the big six: Exporting, Franchising, Licensing, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, and Direct Foreign Investment.

For this discussion question, your task will be to select three of these points of entry, give a description of each, and then associate a business or type of business that would strategically fit with each of those three.

2. Suppose you were authorized to design a control system for your company which has a number of geographically-designated subsidiaries plus two product-oriented strategic business units. What factors would you consider in developing the system and what features would you want to build into the system?

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Global Business
1. There are a number of so-called points of entry. Some talk of five others say six. Letâ??s call them the big six: Exporting, Franchising, Licensing, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances, and Direct Foreign Investment.

For this discussion question, your task will be to select three of these points of entry, give a description of each, and then associate a business or type of business that would strategically fit with each of those three.
The first business selected is exporting. This type of business is suitable when the type of good produced give excellent economies of scale in producing the goods and the transportation costs of the goods is not very high. This enables exporter to get cost advantage and spread its business globally.
The second type of point of entry is franchising in which a right I granted to a person or a business to market a ...

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