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International company inquiry

Select and research an international company that interests you. Hyundai (Annual reports often can be obtained from companies' web sites.) Conduct a brief organizational analysis by answering the following questions: 1. What type of organizational structure does it have? 2. Which of the two types of international strat

Do Business and IT Strategies seem to match?

Think about a company you know as a customer, employee or investor. How do their business and IT strategies seem to match? Does it look like their product and service offerings are well supported by IT? Provide several examples.

International Executive Compensation Programs

Introduction: A Japanese company operating in the United States has both American and Japanese executives working at their corporate headquarters. The Japanese national executives in the United States are expatriates. When the American executives are in foreign countries, they are also expatriates. Tasks: * Explain th

Advice Regarding International Expansion

I need advice on privacy, security and infringement issues that would assist this company in it's dilemma?. BUG has come to you for advice regarding its international expansion. BUG wants to sell its products via the Internet. BUG is concerned about privacy, security, and infringement issues. 3(A) Advise BUG on any internati

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The law firm's international law partner is an international law celebrity who was born in Europe and is now a U.S. citizen. He has been invited to speak at an international law conference and is going to give a speech on international war crimes. He has been very impressed with your work and wants your input regarding the Unite

International Taxation For Foreign Corporations

Can help me get a grasp on these questions? I'm stuck... 1. HKco is a wholly owned Hong Kong subsidiary of USAco, a domestic corporation. USAco sells widgets to HKco, which then resells them to Korean customers. In addition, USAco pays HKco a fee for fi nding materials in Japan that USAco buys as a component for its widgets.

Valuation and international taxation (Peripatetic Enterprises)

Valuation and international taxation Peripatetic Enterprises, a U.S. import-export trading firm, is considering its international tax situation. US tax law requires U.S. corporations to pay taxes on their foreign earnings at the same rate as profits earned in the United States; and this rate is currently 45%. However, a full

International Business

International markets are appealing if a company is looking to expand to new markets or customers. When the decision is made to go international, there needs to be a lot of research and some serious planning. The product that the company is trying to sell or market needs to be successful. Also take into consideration the fina

International Allocation of Equities

The HFS Trustees have solicited input from three consultants concerning the risks and rewards of an allocation to international equities. Two of them strongly favor such action, while the third consultant commented as follows: "The risk reduction benefits of international investing have been significantly overstated. Recent stu

domestic & international sources of financing

Identify potential domestic and international sources of financing our global venture (we choose to start a Ford Motor Co in Kenya, Africa.) Include at least 2 possible financial institutes within the chosen region, Kenya.

International Taxation: US source vs. foreign source

1. USAco loans $100,000 to Toni, a U.S. citizen and resident. Interest of $10,000 is payable annually on December 31 of each year. Toni is physically present in Mexico on December 31, 2009 when he pays the interest. The interest income is: (a) U.S. source because USAco is a domestic corporation. (b) U.S. source because Toni is

International Taxation: Status of Don, a citizen of Great Britain, in the US

1. Don is a citizen of Great Britain and a famous race car driver. He decides to come to the U.S. to open a car dealership in Detroit. Don does not obtain a green card or U.S. citizenship, but he procures a visa to work in the U.S. He is in the U.S. during the following periods: ? 2008: April 1 through August 1 ? 2009: June 1

National and Corporate Strategy for International Business

It is a known fact that workforce diversity plays a pivotal role, in partcular, in multinational companies to ensure survival and competiveness in various countries they operate. But how to you accommodate various aspects of national and corporate cultures that appear to be remotely different, in packaging them to develop compan

Merck's deal with INBio

Short and direct answers is needed for the question. thank you Was Meck's deal with INBio ethically justifiable? why or why not?

The cultural centers of the western

The cultural centers of the western world seemed to move with the rise and fall of various cultures. The 19th century was the Age of Victoria, and thus London grew to be the cultural middle of the west. It held onto that title, even after the British Empire had started to fall apart. However, with the huge expansion of the US pr

How to Incentivize International Managers

See attached file for full case description. The CEO has given you an assignment to devise a different method of allocating home office expenses to the consulting offices that will give the right incentives to office managing directors, and that will avoid giving them the wrong incentives, to maximize firm profits.

International Portfolio Diversification

I need help on this assignment I have to write it about international Portfolio Diversification. 1. Prepare the paper in which you explain at least three benefits of international portfolio diversification. 2. Discuss how three different global funds have used the concept of international portfolio diversification to su

Selecting Candidates for International Positions

As Vice President of Human Resources for Orca Water, Inc., you are charged with filling overseas plant operations management positions. In general terms, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hiring each of the following individuals for a position in Chile or Brazil: Candidate A Single individual graduated two years

Economic distance versus cultural distance

Do you feel that "economic distance" is a stronger or weaker determinant of foreign market entry timing than is the "cultural distance"? Why? Definitions: Economic distance is the level of economic development of the host country relative to that of the home country Cultural distance is the level of differences in te

Are the various cultures converging or diverging?

In today's dynamic international business world, one can easily imagine a situation in which a British executive who was trained at an American business school is asked to run the Argentine manufacturing facility of a Japanese firm. In a world in which international communications have become both inexpensive and common, the

Rewarding and Evaluating Employees

In addition to evaluating and rewarding employees for their individual contributions, management should consider sing which of the following to reinorce team effort and commitment? 1. personalized incentives 2. consistent wages for all team members 3. individual performance evaluations 4. fixed hourly wages 5.

Global Business Managment

Explain the key decision criteria when deciding on plant location for a new entry (into the host country). Why is there increasing interest in knowledge as a source of competitive advantage, and what factors must be taken into account in building an intelligent organization? What cultural values must a transnational compan

International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an often-maligned organization, but what does it really do? What is its role? Is it a hindrance to growth and development or a lender of last resort for developing countries? What is the future of IMF?