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Can you give me some pointers on how to approach the following: Your company has a strict policy regarding employees receiving gifts from potential clients or contractors. While overseas, you discover that in some cultures it is customary to give gifts and to refuse is a grave insult. Research confirms this. How do you reco

Comparative Environmental Framework

1. Why is evaluating a "national" culture rather than a "regional" culture important? 2. How can language and religion act as "cultural stabilizers"? 3. How do materialism and motivation differ among countries?

Impact on Exports/Imports on Weaker Dollar

According to the video below what is the impact on exports and imports of a weaker dollar? What countries does the video indicate may not want a weaker dollar and why? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VbUjytvXrU&feature=player_embedded

Agricultural products

If a country exports agricultural products and imports other kinds of goods but conditions within the country change so that the production of those agricultural products is reduced and made more expensive, how can that change increase the country's well-being?

Did Taser make any policy changes after many taser deaths?

Taser International Inc, the largest gun maker lost a 6.2 million jury verdict over the death of a California man who died after police shot him multiple times with the weapon. This defeat is the first for Taser in a product liability claim. The jury awarded $1million in compensatory damages and 5.2 million in punitive damages t

Adjusting management techniques for foreign trade

Why do management techniques often need to be adjusted when doing business in a foreign country? As an international manager, how might you adjust your management styles to account for a variety of cultures?

Developing a Rewards Program

I have to develop a reward program for a Multinational Corporation with new subsidiaries opening in Japan, France, and the United States. I need your assistance with answering the following questions: - Why is it important to understand what motivates workers in these countries? - Are the motivators different from those in

international business

An important aspect of the political environment is the phenomenon of __________, which is a driving force behind political instability around the world. A. ethnicity B. government oppression C. fascism D. racism Which of the following best describes nationalization? A. The use of locals in mana

Rudi Gassner and Executive Committee of BMG International

Harvard Business Case: 9-494-055 October 20, 1995 Rudi Gassner and the Executive Committee of BMG International (A) I would like to know: 1) The main issue of this case. 2) Analysis of cause of the issue. 3) Analysis of Ganners' leadership style.

International Investment Portfolio

You have just been appointed as a fund manager for a multinational firm, with the task of increasing the valuation of the company by 10 percent through international investment. You have been given the sum of GBP100 million to obtain your objective. Your task is to construct a portfolio of international investment that can achie

Products in International Markets

Please pick 3 products in the U.S. which are difficult to occupy the China market (or China in U.S.); New product in the U.S. which is introduction successes or failures. Just a basic outline for introduction the product that you select and no longer than one page for each product.

The relationship between falling US dollar & exports

Please help answer the following question. Provide at least 100 words in the explanation. Explain the relationship between the falling dollar and rising exports. What does this relationship mean for American companies? What are the benefits and the drawbacks for these companies business?

Opportunities with Developing Countries

Scenario/synopsis A nongovernmental organization (NGO) can take on many different roles and purposes. It is typically a not-for-profit organization that commonly starts in a place where there is a great need the NGOs services. At its earliest stages, it is a relief organization, such as OXFAM International, which is a confed

International Negotiation

You are about to embark on an international negotiation. You work for a multinational oil company, and your company has decided to set up a joint venture with Saudi Arabia and another one with a company in Russia. You are leading the negotiations. â?¢What are the 5 stages of negotiation, and how are you going to prepare fo

Cautions about international growth

Based on what you have learned about employee support services in France, examine your organization (Brunt Hotels) and describe how adequate a job they are doing. Describe services that they may be providing that are above and beyond what other organizations are providing and also describe services that you have learned about t

International Busines: International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Research a recent article on the International Monetary Fund (IMF); perform an online search for an article that is at least 2-3 pages in length. Read the article, and think about how the topic relates to the concepts discussed in Chapter 10. Write a brief summary report, and discuss how the article relates to the IMF's position

International Strategies Developed

You've developed a very popular, up-scale but reasonably priced, clothing fashion line for young people. You produce designs in a number of countries, manufacturing in low-cost locations, and with retail outlets in major U.S. and European cities. Demand is popping and you have access to plenty of production capacity and capital.

Comparing two MNE companies: Coca Cola and Anglo American

Review the company overviews of Coca-Cola and Anglo American on their corporate websites. Discuss the concept of complementarity within the context of the operations of the two MNEs Coca-Cola and Anglo American. What equipment, components, and/or complementary products are needed in host countries as a result of their foreig

A Theory of International New Ventures: A Decade of Research

Read: A Theory of International New Ventures: A Decade of Research Shaker A Zahra Journal of International Business Studies, Vol 36 No. 1 (Jan 2005) p 20-28 Published by: Palgrave MacMillan Journals Assignment: Explain how the article builds on the seminal work of Oviatt and McDougall in their paper, Toward a Theory of I

Eco-Friendly Companies and Sustainable Products: Wal-Mart and Target

In an APA style response, Research 2 companies (I selected Wal-Mart and Target) that produce sustainable products. Detail their commitment to the environment and how their products make the company profitable. Evaluate the vision and mission statement and discuss how it relates to the business. Investigate if any market or n