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International Business

International Business

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Published by Sanjeev Kumar

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Published by: Sanjeev Kumar on Jan 11, 2011
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International Business
Q1. (a) What kind of economic system did India operate under during 1947 to1990? What kind of system is it moving toward today? What are the Impedimentsto completing this transformation?Q1. (b) What does the Matsushita case teach you about the relationship betweensocietal culture and business success?Q2. (a) In retrospect, could the large Western pharmaceutical have respondeddifferently to the 1997 South African law? How might they have better taken theinitiative?Q2. (b) How will China's increasing involvement in global trade help that country?How will it help the world's developed economies? What potential problems areassociated with moving work to ChinaQ3 (a) Do you think that R&D contracts from NASA and the pentagon benefitBoeing's commercial aerospace business? How?Q3. (b) Do you think the successful conclusion of a multilateral agreement toliberalize regulations governing FDI will benefit the world economy? why?Q4. (a) By establishing facilities in Mexico, Dixon became a multinational company.Why has Dixon become a multinational? What are the economic benefits to Dixon of becoming an international business?Q4. (b) If the U.S. dollar had appreciated against the euro and Canadian dollar,instead of depreciating, which company would have done better? Why?Q5. (a) Over the last decade many foreign firms have invested in China and usedtheir Chinese factories to produce goods for export. If the Yuan is allowed to floatfreely against the U.S. dollar on the foreign exchange markets and appreciates invalue, how might this affect the fortunes of those enterprises?Q5. (b) By the 2000s, what strategy was Black & Decker pursuing in the globalMarket place? How would you characterize its structure? Fit the strategy andenvironment?Q6. (a) Discuss how the need for control over foreign operations varies with firms'strategies and core competencies. .What are the implications for the choice of entrymode?Q6. (b) What evidence is there in the case that Toyota is becoming more of a globalcorporation? What are the implications of this for the long-term competitiveadvantage of the company?Ans1a: The Indian economy is the world's twelfth largest according to marketexchange rates. It is also the fourth largest economy by purchasing power parity

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