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The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)

WTO and Globalization

Although China has recently been admitted to the WTO, many people are still concerned about human rights abuses and working conditions for laborers. Your company has the opportunity to open a facility in Shanghai which will dramatically reduce costs of production. What do you think is the right thing to do and why?

Culture and Globalization, Venezuela

Describe culture and economy before globalization in regards with Venezuela. Describe culture and economy after globalization including positive and negative changes, most relevant with Venezuela. Issues for other countries wishing to do business or travel to this country.

Globalization and Trade Economics

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

International trade theory

You have just been appointed Vice President of Operations for a large American textile firm which manufactures a line of inexpensive fashion sportswear. The company's headquarters, design, and production facilities are located in North Carolina. Most of your employees are low-skilled workers, although the design and admini

Budget for a new international restaurant

Our team has a global venture project of opening up a restaurant in Hong Kong with a California cuisine. (Please see attachments for details). We desperately need a budget for this restaurant. Please see attached excel spreadsheet as a guide. Here are the instructions: Prepare a budget and financial overview for your

Regional trade organizations

What are regional trade organizations? Why are regional trade organizations established? Should a country join a regional trade organization? Why or why not? Please be specific.

Nike Debate

"Nike: The Sweatshop Debate" After reading the document attached regarding Nike and sweatshops, answer the questions in the attached document, summarize the strategic and operational challenges facing global managers illustrated in the selected case and comment on recent global developments affecting the company in this case

Organizational Behavior

Describe the role of technology, tradition, environment, and culture in organizations. What are some of the effects (outcomes) of each? Exercises Imagine that you have been asked to work in an unfamiliar industry or field, in an unfamiliar organization, one that you would not normally seek to be a part of. For example, if y

Multinational Market Strategies

1. Market entry strategies for big emerging markets typically anticipate significant levels of corruption in government and industry. Is this a legitimate concern for international marketers? Give some examples. 2. "Trade barriers are coming down all over the world." Do you agree or disagree with this statement and explain y

ethnocentric, polycentric and geocentric

1. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of the ethnocentric, polycentric and geocentric approaches to MARKETING strategy globally? When is each approach appropriate? 2. What is the DIFFERENCE between ethics and social responsibility? Do you think social responsibility for a multinational corporation is something be

Global Management - Cross Cultural Negotiations

1. I am an American citizen, how should my negotiation strategy reflect my cultural values? 2. How should I construct a negotiation strategy to appeal to the cultural values of my negotiation counterparty?

Metal Container Industry

I need help on Homework question? Details are attached Question: Prepare an analysis of the metal container industry that includes: ? A vertical chain for the metal container industry. ? A potential industry earnings (PIE) analysis that discusses the effect of various factors (including the six forces) on the metal

Multinational Marketing Regions and market GROUP

1. USA and EU: what are the implications if the US enters into an agreement with the EU and also enters an agreement with APEC? 2. NOT part of a trade group: what will become of those countries that are not part of trade group? 3. Japan's role in Asia: As a regional group continue to grow in importance, what do you think

Business Ethics

Blowing the whistle is a long, tough slog in which people sacrifice careers, friends, and job security to do what they believe is right. While we may very much admire people who have the courage to blow the whistle, some of my research strongly indicates that public whistle blowing can damage both organizational and family live

Tariffs and Trade Restrictions

You have been asked by the Budapest board of regents to speak at a conference on tariffs and trade restrictions from the view point of the U.S. and international community. Include in your presentation information about the tariff and trade restrictions facing your company, different models for acquisition of goods, and larger d

Global Business and Trade Agreements

1. How can you identify sources of economic strength that can generate profitable business opportunities in a remote environment? 2. How do you paraphrase the assumption that "economic activity rests on legal/cultural foundation?" 3. What types of business opportunities could you identify through NAFTA, APEC, MERCOSUR, and

Global Business Strategies/Globalization

Two factors seem to underlie the trend toward globalization: declining trade barriers and changes in communication, information, and transportation technologies. Tell me, do you think this global trend is an overall good thing or does it hurt us in the long run; for example, outsourcing and jobs loss/gain, or foreign entities pu

Bank of America Ethics and Operations Management

Explain Bank of America operations management and analyze an ethics decision made or faced with in organization or industry. Guidelines: 1. Define operations management and provide support for the definition. 2. Identify an ethical decision made by an operations manager. Analyze the decision; identify trade-off between

Marketing Audit: Starbucks Coffee Shops, Environmental Aspect Section

3 elements for The Starbucks Coffee are: I need each element and each question in the element answered (using at least 5 references) This is about Starbucks Coffee Shops and their Environmental Aspect section of a marketing audit. Conclusion. 1) Culture---how have attitudes towards business in general, the industry, and th

Southeast Asia Region Analysis

Conduct regional analysis for product/service analyses for new global venture. Southeast Asia Region Analysis 1) Regional alliances 2) Physical environment 3) Politics 4) Economics 5) Finance 6) Social, health, and environmental 7) Terrorism

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

In 1994, when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, Mexico and the United States went into effect some politicians and economists predicted that it would result in the wholesale loss of American jobs to Mexico. 1) Discuss the effect NAFTA has on trade between the three member nations in the years si

Management Theory & Practice

Discuss management theory and practice within the modern era and explain the role of science in systems management. (at least 2 pages of information). Please cite the source(s).

Economic Interchange

Is Free Economic Interchange Beneficial? Many believe that growth of economic globalization is unstoppable and that supporting it is one of the best ways to improve global conditions. Although this does not necessarily represent my personal viewpoints, I need help in developing a sound argument with evidence to substantiate

Environmental analysis for Capital One Financial

Please conduct a environmental analysis for Capital One Financial. Using the SWOT technique(Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Techniques) and graphing tables. Also site all sources. MUST BE WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS.