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Coke's Strategy in Africa

Please help with the following problem: Read about Cokes strategy in Africa at the following link and discuss the ethics of selling soft drinks to very poor people. Is this an issue that a company like Coke should consider? Read the article here:

Selecting the Head of Operations

Assume you are the top HR manager for a large international firm. The head of your company's operation in Japan has just resigned unexpectedly to take a job with another firm. You must decide on a replacement as quickly as possible. You have developed the following list of potential candidates for the job. Jack Henderson:

Learning a Foreign Language in America

One problem for Americans is that they start learning foreign languages after they are adults which is the worst time to start. Children pick up foreign languages very easily and are able to pick up the correct accent as well. This is extremely hard for adults to do. Most Americans do not seriously start to learn a foreign lang

The Importance of Adaptability in Business

I would like to put some stress on adaptability as a necessary trait for doing business internationally. People who are fixed in their routines are unlikely to last long overseas since they will be unable to adapt to new situations, environments, foods and customs. Such people are likely to contribute to the currently high expat

Nonprofit Interview Questions

Nonprofit interview questions 1. What are your primary needs for fundraising? 2. Do you have emergency funding or a pool of moneys for people to access in an emergency? 3. How much of your fundraising is conducted online? 4. What methods of online fundraising do you use? 5. Has the implementation of online fundraising pla

Learning Foreign Languages

Read the two opposing views below. After you have read them, think carefully about which argument you support. Give a detailed explanation for making the choice that you did. Learning a Foreign Language: Still Useful? Disagree: The currently widespread and steadily growing prevalence of English signifies the end of the

Personality Characteristics Required for Global Business

Visit the Web site of the Intercultural Business Center ( and read about he cultural training services of this top-ranked company. One evaluative technique the firm offers is called the Global Mentality Test that measures a person's aptitude of doing business globally. What personality characteristics do you thi


What ethical considerations would you need to address in a proposed research? Are there any others?

Program Implementation

Please help with creating a hypothetical situation. For my work, I am to pretend I am speaking with a colleague about the successes and struggles of my prisoner re-entry program designed to assist clients in finding employment following a recent program evaluation. During the dialogue I am to include the following element: 1.

Communicating Pertinent Business Data

Various types of data is collected as a part of comprehensive program development, including outcomes data, process evaluation data, human resource data, financial data, and compliance and quality improvement data. 1.Can you explain what each of the 5 data types are. Also, how would one go about analyzing it? 2. Who should

Procter & Gamble's Joy in Japan

Read the case below and answer the questions that follow. P&G's Joy Makes an Unlikely Splash in Japan Anyone who thinks Japan doesn't offer opportunities for U.S consumer products should look at how quickly Procter & Gamble Co. has cleaned up in the country's dish-soap market. Until 1995, P&G, didn't sell dish soap i

Pillsbury Flour in India: Case Study

Read the case below and answer the questions that follow. Pillsbury Presses Flour Power in India By MIRIAM JORDAN The Pillsbury Doughboy has landed in India to pitch a product that he had just about abandoned in America: plain old flour. Pillsbury, the Diageo PLC unit behind the pudgy character; has a raft of higher

Value of Yen and Impact on Imports, Exports- includes references.

I need at least a 200 word response to whether or not I agree with this answer to this question: Who are the winners and who are the losers if a currency, let's say the yen, and weakens? Who are the winners and who are the losers if a currency, let's say the yen, and strengthens? Please include in your list exporters, impor

China's Currency Policy's Impact on United States

Read the following article on China's currency policy and give your opinion. Would it help or hurt the U.S. if China let its currency strengthen? The Costs Of China's Currency Policy In the depths of the recession, many critics of China's currency policy held their tongues. After all, that policy--which keeps the yuan artifici

Journal Entry Preparation for a Carburetors Company

The following events occurred during the first month of operations for XYZ Ltd., a company specialised in providing carburetors to automobile manufacturers. Jan. 1st The shareholders invested £300,000 in cash, land worth £100,000 and a building worth £250,000 in exchange for common shares. Jan. 2nd In order to develop

Corporate use of international strategies

A multinational (multidomestic strategy) means adapting products and marketing strategies to comply with cultural standards in the given market. A global strategy means offering the same product in all national markets with a very similar marketing strategy. For each of the strategies, list a company that employs that method an

Economic Status of EU

Economic status of EU: I think one of the main considerations is the sheer size and wealth of the consumer market in Europe. We are accustomed to think of GDP rankings in terms of individual countries. When we do so, the U.S. is number 1, followed by China and then Japan. However, if we look at Europe as one entity, then i

NAFTA Benefits with references

While trade agreements are not designed to better the lot of the poor and disadvantaged, they actually CAN have that effect from what I can see. BusinessWeek had a cover story about Africa a few years ago titled "Can Greed Save Africa?" ( The point was th

Multinational vs Global Strategies

A response to this: A multinational (multidomestic strategy) means adapting products and their marketing strategies in each national market to suit local preferences. A global strategy means offering the same product in all national markets with a very similar marketing strategy. Remember, a marketing strategy means the choi

Strategies Behind Goods and Services

Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 100 words in this solution. List three products that you have used within the past 24 hours. Your list might contain goods such as your toothpaste or your MP3 player and services such as an express mailing service, a cable/satellite TV program and so on. What strategy

Economic Adviser to the President of Mexico

You are the economic adviser to the president of Mexico. Labor unions and environmentalists in the United States are not the only ones speaking out against NAFTA. There continues to be opposition in Mexico by those complaining of a loss of national sovereignty and who feel that the income gap between the two countries will neve

Foreign Direct Investment Theory

Several theories attempt to explain why firms undertake foreign direct investment. These theories include the international product life cycle theory, market imperfections theory, the eclectic theory and the market power theory. Which of these theories seem most appealing to you? Why is it appealing? Can you think of one or more

Need at least a 250-300 word response

You are the international manager of a U.S. business that has just developed a revolutionary new personal computer that can perform the same functions as existing PCs but costs only half as much to manufacture. Several patents protect the unique design of this computer. Your CEO has asked you to formulate a recommendation for

Trade Policies: Business vs. Consumers

Whose interests should be the paramount concern of government trade policy - the interests of producers (businesses and their employees) or those of consumers? What are the arguments for and against the choice you made?

Dumping of Goods

"You can't tell consumers that the low price they are paying for that fax machine or automobile is somehow unfair because the selling company is dumping its products in the U.S. Consumers are not concerned with the profits of some company. To them, it's just a great bargain." Do you agree with this statement? Please discuss