Please explain the strategic plan for Wal-Mart with regard to doing business in or with international countries. For example: If Wal-Mart sells its products to Canada and to South America do they modify their products for these markets or do they use a marketing strategy tailored to each country or a global advertising campai
Felix, a U.S. technology company has recently developed a revolutionary wireless phone. The product offers exciting new features along with all of the features of current products, but at a fraction of the manufacturing costs. As the international business manager of Felix, you have been asked to choose the best mode of entry in
As a Venezuelan business owner (you may select the specific business of your choice), you are very interested in the fact that Venezuela has recently been accepted as an associate member of MERCOSUR (July, 2004). You need to prepare your operations in view of this new reality. Develop a plan for your business that will be imp
Below is a problem faced by Cisco Systems. Can you help me with the questions associated with it? 1) Who are the relevant market and non-market stakeholders in this situation? What are their interests? Please indicate if each stakeholder is in favor of or opposed to the Coyote Valley development project and why. ------
Marketing body scanners for security at the airports. The marketing plan should follow marketing guidelines. How do we plan to market the product in a foreign country?
1. Since I am looking at the failures of Krispy Kreme, I need to explain the following: Describe the mistakes made in the market. 2. How could the mistakes have been avoided (i.e prior to the mistake happening)? 3. Given the mistakes that occurred, how could Krispy Kreme have reacted better to minimize the problem? 4. What ar
What is market power? What governments should do to a company with market power?
Why would a company seek an alliance over some other form of market entry. (accidentally deleted the first posting sorry)
Create a risk profile for your host country that identifies such factors as political, economic, terrorism and crime risks. The U.S. State Department Web site (http://www.state.gov/) provides country-specific reports and regional warnings. Use this information to supplement your findings and state your opinion on whether the ris
Lane Inc. just reported net income of $3,000,000, and its current stock price is $30 per share. Lane is forecasting $4,000,000 in net income next year, but it also expects it will have to issue 300,000 new shares of stock (raising its shares outstanding from 1,500,000 to 1,800,000). If Lane's forecast turns out to be right, an
If an established domestic software company desires to enter another country, which is the best way to do so? By the way, the company is in several other countries at this time? Indirect or direct? Piggy-back? If direct - franchise, joint-venture, or wholly-owned subsidiary? Please provide sources.
1.Describe the different modes of entry that companies use to do global business. 2.What motivations and what technological changes have occurred in the last few years that have propelled international business growth? 3.What role does culture play in global business? 4.What role does the Internet play in the growth of
You own a bond that you bought two years ago. It was originally a $1000 par value, 10 year bond paying interest annually with a 5% coupon. Due to actions of the Fed over the last couple of years, interest rates have dropped, and rates on comparable debt now are 4%. Find the current market value of your bond. Remember that you
In your own words discuss Export Management Company (EMC). As you know, the EMC operates as the foreign sales arm of the exporting company with personnel who know the best channels of distribution. What are the issues? What is country risk analysis? How is this analysis conducted? Is country risk analysis an effective tool in
Market Trends Paper Describe market trends that Disney Co. (Theme Parks) will face. Explain your conclusions. In your paper address how each of the following will change or will not change, and why: a. Market structure (ie degree of competitiveness in industry) b. Impact of new companies entering the market (ie =/- for company/industry)
Market Trends Paper Describe market trends that Disney Co. (Theme Parks) will face. Explain your conclusions. In your paper address how each of the following will change or will not change, and why: a. Market structure (ie degree of competitiveness in industry) b. Impact of new companies entering the market (ie =/- for
JES, Inc., a U.S. technology company has recently developed a revolutionary lighting product that will replace incandescent lamps. The product offers exciting new features along with all of the features of conventional lighting products, but at a fraction of the manufacturing costs. As the international business manager of JES,
Investments and Portfolio Management is new & quite confusing to me. I have to write an 1100 word essay in which I address the following: a. Analyze the effects of international portfolio diversification on an investment portfolio b. Examine alternative investment vehicles. c. Explain how the use
Your proposal to expand into three countries was approved by the CEO. Now you have to decide on a strategy - will PM Company simply sell its products (trade) or expand its markets via investment? Choose one international trade and one international investment strategy to research and recommend. Research the advantages and di
Need help in preparing a paper discussing if the following companies have international operations. Must include within the discussion the answers to the following questions if they apply. The companies are Best-Buy, Wal-Mart,and Carrefour. Which of these companies have international operations? In what countries do the
What are types of sellers in the international market place? Can sellers also be buyers? If so how? If not, why not? What are some challenges and opportunities facing sellers in regards to the Internet?
ABC, Inc.'s executive management team has decided to market the organization's top-selling product to France. As the marketing manager for ABC, Inc., prepare a 1,000 word paper in which you analyze the various international marketing research methodologies and resources available to you for your selected country. In your analysi
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING TASK: Using a product /service of your choice, you will develop an international marketing plan. Assessment criteria:  Thorough understanding and comprehensive evaluation of international marketing techniques  Application of international marketing research techniques s
Consider the marketing mix. How does the marketing mix differ in the domestic and International environments? How is it the same? Should International marketing managers standardize the marketing mix? Why or why not?
1. Applying the Five Forces Model to a few industries (give 5 industries examples). 2. How should we define industries, and why does that matter? 3. Five Forces Model: Enhancing its scope and application to include four levels.
You realize there's a link between market strategy and organizational structure...so it's time to do more research! Look at three very different global companies. Determine their organizational structure and what market entry strategies each of these companies are currently using. Consider why each company designed its organizat
Task Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 5-7 paragraphs Currently international management at PM Company consists of one person. What specific management principles and practices should PM company begin to put in place that will assist the company as their international expansion plans move forward and their internati
2. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a) The most important difference between spot markets versus futures markets is the maturity of the instruments that are traded. Spot market transactions involve securities that have maturities of less than one year whereas futures markets transactions involve securit
Write a paper where you will review, compare, and contrast, different theoretical and practical readings related to global marketing strategies, with special emphasis on ethical issues such as bribery, child labor, safety and protection. The paper is to be typed, double-spaced and written following the APA form and style. T
I need help to get started with a 1,000 word paper in which I have to define globalization, and identify challenges and opportunities associated with globalization. Please cite 2 references.
Besides institutional differences (such as Laws), why does culture matter with respect to global channel decisions?