Using Home Depot, Inc. 2008 Annual Report located in Appendix A of the text, answer the following questions: What does the income statement tell you about the company? Why is this statement important? What business decisions could be made using the income statement? What does the balance sheet tell you about the company? Why i
Evaluate the barriers to international trade and determine which barrier is the most significant overall. Explain your rationale. Imagine you are the owner of a business on the brink of going global. Briefly describe your business and develop a strategy for expanding your business globally.
What is poor quality? What are some effects of poor quality? How do the effects of poor quality affect an organization? What would the world be like without quality? What would be the impact on domestic and global markets? Which factors of globalization are affecting quality? How might globalization affect your product or
Discuss the culture-based communication patterns of a few different countries - communication styles, non-verbal communication practices, business communication norms, and strategies to increase cross-cultural communication
The solution is an offshoot of the case study entitled, "Microsoft Opens the Gates: Patent, Piracy, and Political Challenges in China". It deals with a discourse on the risks that Microsoft has faced in operating in China and dealing with the Chinese government and whether these risks as increasing, diminishing, or changing in t
See the attachment. Cross-Cultural Communication Matrix Use the matrix to complete the country information. a. Access the Business Around the World information by using the url: http://www.mhhe.com/business/buscom/bcommonline/. b. Click on the map on the lower left corner of the page. Select three regions of the worl
This paper needs to be 15 pages. I need a help with 5 of them. Can somebody help me? Complete the following actions and prepare a 5 pages (300 words each page): Please provide 2 references. Conduct a country (PEST) analysis of Australia and Singapore for companies operating in the advertising industry. Based on this coun
Discuss the impact of globalization or cultural difference ,leadership challenges in global market, the importance of cultural competence. Give recent references.
1. What does the Consolidated Statements of Earnings--the income statement--tell you about the company? 2. What does the balance sheet tell you about the company? 3. What does the statement of cash flows tell you about the company? 4. What information is provided in the statements that will assist you in making these
Assess the thesis of the authors in regards to the construct lifestyle. Examine the other innovations that are presented in the attached article. Explain you answer. See the attached file.
I am working on a project where I would propose a business strategy for Bank of China, in order to attract more investors from UK. My focus investor is from UK, so please be aware of the currency to be British Pound. Please give me assistant on below areas, please provide your information as detail as possible and with referen
Visit and navigate in depth the website of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) www.aaaa.org. Prepare a paper on the organization including its purpose and services. In addition, identify two contemporary issues facing the industry you work in and state how AAAA could offer your organization support.
See attached file. (a) Assume role of a CFO of a mid-size company that exports to Europe. Your company received a contract to supply components to a German manufacturer. Discussed approaches to accurately forecast exchange rates. Identify implications exchange-rate company's marketing, production, financial decisions. (b)
Visit both the NYSE Homepage, and the NASDAQ Homepage, and compare and contrast how the two exchanges operate. How are NYSE and NASDAQ similar, if at all? How are the two exchanges different from one another, if at all? What is The Public Company Accounting and Investor Protection Act of 2002? Describe the law in your
Using the 2010 financials from Home Depot (year ended Jan 31, 2010), prepare a report analyzing the disclosures contained within the notes to the financial statements related to cash and cash equivalents, receivables, and inventories. Include a list identifying the components of the organization's cash and cash equivalents. r
You have been asked to open a small insurance office in a foreign nation. What nation would you pick and why? 325 words on Vietnam
The final stage in the interview process for an Assistant Financial Analyst at Caledonia Products involves a test of your understanding of basic financial concepts. You are given the following memorandum and asked to respond to the questions. Whether or not you are offered a position at Caledonia will depend on the accuracy of y
Analyze the ratios of both companies using the ratios below (see data attached in excel). Refer to the financial statements for this section in order to expand the information base and gain insight into the numbers and the ratios. Explain your conclusion about their financial status using the ratios and consider how the ratios
Find an article that you can apply one of the many analysis tools such as the Five Force Analysis of an industry or a SWOT analysis of a company. Analyze the industry/company situation through the eyes of a strategic planner and suggest what the firm's strategic option might be. The focus should be on the analysis tool. ' ***
Part 1 Details: Small companies typically have difficulty competing against large multinationals when their governments take part in regional trade blocs. What could governments do to help their small companies compete after the formation of such blocs? Part 2 Details: For many global companies, China represents a ver
We have talked about Portfolio management and program management. Are these the same? Explain why or why not. 142 words plus references
As the fund manager for a large mutual fund, you are preparing for a conference call with all your major investors. You plan to e-mail everyone with an attachment that will serve as a guide for the upcoming call. You know investors' time is limited, so you want to be focused in your brief report. Because there are numerous figur
Details: The company you work for is expanding its business and would like to begin to trade with Canada Go to 2008 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers for specific country information. The URL for this link is: http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Reports_Publications/2008/2008_NTE_Report/Section_Index.
Review this article: Peng, M.W., Wang, D.Y.L. & Jiang, Y. (2008) â??An institution-based view of international business strategy: A focus on emerging economies?, Journal of International Business Studies, 39 (5), July/August, pp. 920-936.
1. Sketch Google's organization chart. Analyze the organizational design. Is the organization design shown in your chart appropriate for Google? Why or why not? Include appropriate structure, design, culture and change criteria to justify your answer. 2. What type of global organization structure is Google using? In your opin
Research the Dell website Analysis of Strategic Factors. Based on IFAS and EFAS tables, you are required to do the three tables in Excel format in one separate file from your written Word assignment. No comments are needed on the IFAS and the EFAS tables, but comments are needed on the SFAS table, which is the foundation for
Explain in an essay format how the following can significantly impact organizational environments: (a) legal conditions, (b) political conditions, (c) technological conditions, and (d) demographic conditions.
1. What are at least three global organizations that could fund a new economic project in a developing country? What criteria would the applicant have to meet to qualify for loan support? How do these organizations serve to promote and enhance global opportunities for businesses, such as technical support and consulting services
Does free trade harm the environment? Environmentalists argue that trade liberalization harms the environment. The decisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in particular have been the subject of much criticism. Carbaugh has described environmentalists' three primary assertions (Carbaugh, 2004): 1.Trade liberaliza
Global Financial Markets: discuss currency, demographics, economic growth, risks, measurement of globalization and GDP.
1. Discuss whether each and every country should have its own currency, stock market and/or domestically owned banking system? 2. What are some of the important financial and economic implications of the changing demographics in the United States over the next several decades? 3. What are some of the things that low income cou