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International Economics Question and Business Negotiation Skills

1. What types of costs might justify charging different prices for the same products/services? Do you have any real-world examples of products/services that are sold at more than one price because of cost differences? 2. What comments, questions, and real-world do you have of price discrimination in global markets?

International Business Operations

Consider the following scenario: 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. Us

A Day in the Life of an African Parent in 2006

Imagine you are an African parent living in 2006. Start off by describing yourself and the state of your family. Explain where you reside in Africa. Describe a typical day in your life and the challenges you face due to the unique geographical and political situation in your city or town. What do you eat every day? What and

Diversification of an International Portfolio

Analyze effects of international portfolio diversification on an investment portfolio. Examine alternative investment vehicles. Explain how derivative securities may further enhance a portfolio's performance.

International Business

Both the factor-proportions theory and the country similarity theory address patterns of trade, i.e. partner nations. Compare and contrast the two theories. In what ways are they similar, and in what ways are they different? Select two countries located in different global regions. Identify the natural advantages and the acq

International Negotiations & Transactions

You will produce a term paper related to the art of negotiation. This two page paper should contain at least 500 words and be in APA format. Term Paper Topic Preparing a paper that summarizes a stream of research in one of the many areas of negotiation -- e.g. the effectiveness of threats, face saving, strategies of det

interview process in Japan

How would the interview process in Japan differ from the interview process in the United States? Discuss how the selection criteria for employment may differ. Explain what may be acceptable in Japan as opposed to the United States.

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 descript

International Business questions

1. Read and understand fully the article entitled "India's Transformation". 2. In answering the questions, bear in mind that India have been a British colony until the mid 1940s. 3. Consider also the vast market in India owning to its gargantuan population. See attached for exact requirements.

The Five Dimesions: Geert Hofstede

Identify the five dimensions researched by Geert Hofstede. Describe each dimension and how it could affect international business dealings.

International Competitiveness for Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the world's third-largest IT service provider. It offers consulting services, goods to doctors and health care systems and grocery store chains, and business or personal office solutions. Go to Fujitsu's Web site at to see background of the firm and the products it offers. Then answer the following que

How is causation different from correlation?

Briefly describe correlational research. Name a variable from this study and one from the workplace that might prove to provide a correlational relationship. Explain why you would choose these two? What did you learn about correlation and causation while completing the course? Just a brief answer please.

Global Business: Merrill Lynch in Japan

For Merrill Lynch in Japan: Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront the global business presented in your selected case study. Determine the various roles that host governments played in this particular global business operation. Summarize the strategic and operational challenges facing glob

Global Business Current Employers

Describe your current (or most recent) employer. Does this employer currently conduct business on a global level? If so, what have been the positive and negative aspects of the global aspect? If not, are there any opportunities that could be realized by expanding the business/service to include a global market? Describe.

International Competitiveness

Advertising or Free Speech? The Case of Nike and Human Rights

Identify and evaluate contemporary issues in international financial management

Identify and evaluate contemporary issues in international financial management (What are some of the complexities of operating a firm internationally? Choose an issue affecting a firm's international financial management and discuss how they are handled) choose: Ford Motor co. see attached

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Your firm has been investigating the possibility of locating facilities in an East Asian country such as Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, or Singapore. You have been asked by the chief executive officer (CEO) to research what has been happening in these countries in terms of environmental legislation and laws regarding wages and hour

Subsidiary objectives

In reality, do subsidiaries always try "to pursue HQ main objectives" or do they often pursue their own objectives?

Lakshmi Mittal and the Growth of Mittal Steel

Lakshmi Mittal and the Growth of Mittal Steel. In 2007, a controversal merger between Mittal Steel and Arcelor was completed: 1) What forces drove Mittal Steel to start expanding across national borders? 2) Mittal Steel expanded into different nations through mergers and acquisitions,as opposed to greefield investments Why?

Develop a corporate profile for the Boeing Company

Develop a corporate profile for the Boeing Company. Address the following discussion questions: 1. What are benefits to Boeing of outsourcing so much work on the 787 to foreign suppliers? What are the potential risks? Do the benefits outweigh the risk? 2. In 2007 and 2008 Boeing ran into several well-publicized issues w

Working with a Multicultural Virtual Team

You work for Nike, a global company. You just learned that you were assigned to a virtual team whose mission is to assess the feasibility of Nike's making an inexpensive shoe that can be sold in Brazil. The team consists of twelve members. Three of the members work in the United States (two in Beaverton, Oregon, and one in New Y

Risk Tolerant and Risk Averse

Q1: Choose an organization you work for or one that you are familiar with. Tell us whether you feel the organization is "risk tolerant" or "risk averse" and why. Provide an example to support your belief. response is 251 words

International Business: Nike

Discuss the following about NIKE: 4.Does it standardize products or adapt them for different markets? 5.What type of organizational structure does it have? 6.Which of the two types of international strategy does it seem to follow? 7.Does the company make use of work teams? response is 544 words including referen

Major Concerns and Considerations for International Expansion

Kellogg Company (you know them as Kellogg's, makers of Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, and a variety of other cold cereal products) celebrated its 100th anniversary a few years ago in 2006. As with many companies, it has attempted to expand internationally. Assume that Kellogg's decides to enter India with its line of cold cereals.

Develop a spreadsheet

The ABC Floral Shop sold the following number of geraniums during the last 2 weeks: Day Demand Day Demand 1 200 8 150 2 134 9 182 3 157 10 197 4 165 11 136 5 177 12 163 6 125 13 157 7 146 14 169 Develop a spreadsheet to answer the following ques

International Business: EBay

Despite the difficulties, many technology companies experienced when the dot-com bubble burst - Internet commerce (e-business) is here to stay. For full details on the question and an alternate response/additional response you can review the question on Posting 65167 of the Solution Library. 583 words.

Importance of International Peace and Security

? The importance of an International peace and security on a local and global level? ? The frame work of the standards of the above mentioned including economic, political, legal, and global warming? ? Previos and present and possible predictible future scenarious to provide as evidence of the breach/importance of such securi