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    Select a U. S. company with global operations.

    1. Discuss the firm's activities outside the U.S.
    2. Identify which economic concepts, such as comparative advantage, apply to your firm.
    3. Explain how these economic concepts can be used to address the firm's problems and opportunities?
    4. Identify which economic and political policies affect your firm and explain how they impact business decisions.
    5. How does your firm use technology to strategic advantage?
    6. Discuss the impact of globalization on the firm's cost structure, markets, currency risk, and overall strategy. Be sure to provide a definition of globalization in your answer.

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    We will chose world's leading technology and internet business Google Corporation for this assignment.

    As we all know, Google has revolutionized the way people use internet via its search engine technology and now rules the search engine and internet industry with its unique products.

    Google has established offshore operations in low cost nations such as India to take advantage of educated, English speak labor force at much lower costs. Just like other leading technology companies such as IBM and HP, Google has hired thousands of employees in India to take advantage of highly educated and English speaking graduates for its R&D, back office and other routine tasks and processes. For example, Google's offshore center in the Indian city of Hyderabad employs numerous people for its Adwords program. The primary advantage for a large corporation like Google is comparative advantage by operating offshore centers such as the one in Hyderabad, India. Google can get access to talented employees, on par with their US counterparts, ...

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    Select a U. S. company with global operations.