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    1. Professor Charles W.L. Hill says, "As used in this book, globalization refers to the shift toward a more integrated and interdependent world economy. Globalization has two main components: the globalization of markets and the globalization of production."
    Without rewording Hill's statement, give your definition of the term Globalization.

    2. In his book The Competitive Advantage of Nations, Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School tries to explain why certain nations have international success in selected industries. He does so by looking at four major attributes in a paradigm we now call "Porter's Diamond.
    In your own words, tell what the four attributes are and then evaluate Porter's Diamond theory.

    3. Shortly after World War I, the nations of the world returned to tracking the value of their currencies to the price of gold. This system lasted until the Great Depression era when nations suspended gold convertibility.
    Why? And what role did the United States play in all of this?

    4. Professor Hill speaks to several international trade theories. We have also addressed this in class. One of these is the Product Life Cycle theory, sometimes called the International Product Life Cycle Theory, or IPLC.
    Define the IPLC in your own words and giving two examples of products that fit within this theory

    5. Toward the end of World War II, with the world's economic system of trade in ruin, over 40 nations met in the United States at a resort in New Hampshire to create rules and organizations to govern the post-war international monetary system.
    What was the name of the "system" that came out of this series of meetings, what were the two multinational institutions that were established, and explain the mission of one of these two organizations.

    6. There are both advantages and disadvantages to entering into international business via a certain mode.
    Name two different modes of entry and thoroughly discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, identifying at least one product or service that would go with each of your two modes.

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    answers to questions regarding globalization, currencies, international trade, Porter's Diamond, etc.