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Changing globalization operations and business strategies

1. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) have an impact far beyond their firm boundaries. Assume you are working for a small firm that supplies a product or service to an MNE. How might your relationship change as the MNE moves from Globalization 2.0 to Globalization 3.0 operations?

2. What are some drawbacks and risks to a broad generic business strategy? To a focused strategy?

3. Assume you work for a small firm that developed a better and faster operating system for netbooks than Microsoft Windows. What strategy might the firm use to unseat Windows in this market?

4. Horizontal integration has benefits to the firms involved. Consider the consolidation in the event-promotion business when Live Nation bought Ticketmaster in 2010. List some specific advantages of this acquisition for Live Nation. Do you see any downside to the merger?