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BUSN 427 Global Issues In Business

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BUSN 427 Week 1 Assignment: Case Analysis Panasonic
BUSN 427 Week 1 DQ 1 Identifying Global Business Opportunities
BUSN 427 Week 1 DQ 2 Differences in Political Economy and Culture
BUSN 427 Week 2 Assignment: Case Analysis White Collar Jobs
BUSN 427 Week 2 DQ 1 Ethics in International Business
BUSN 427 Week 2 DQ 2 Theory and Political Economy in International Trade
BUSN 427 Week 3 Assignment: Case Analysis CEMEX
BUSN 427 Week 3 DQ 1 FDI and Political Ideology
BUSN 427 Week 3 DQ 2 Regional Economic Integration
BUSN 427 Week 4 Course Project 1 Burlington Coat Factory
BUSN 427 Week 4 DQ 1 Foreign Exchange MarketsPPP
BUSN 427 Week 4 DQ 2 The International Monetary SystemIMF
BUSN 427 Week 5 Assignment: Case Analysis P&G
BUSN 427 Week 5 DQ 1 Strategies of International Business
BUSN 427 Week 5 DQ 2 Entering Foreign Markets
BUSN 427 Week 6 Assignment: Case Analysis Boeing 787
BUSN 427 Week 6 DQ 1 Exporting, Importing, and Countertrade
BUSN 427 Week 6 DQ 2 Global Production, Outsourcing, and Logistics
BUSN 427 Week 7 Course Project 2 Burlington Coat Factory(Opening a store in Denmark)
BUSN 427 Week 7 DQ 1 Global Marketing and R & D
BUSN 427 Week 7 DQ 2 Global Human Resource Management
BUSN 427 Week 8 Final Peer Review
BUSN 427 Week 8 Final Exam

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Multiple Choice
1. Question: (TCO 1) What organization was protested in Seattle in 1999?
2. Question: (TCO 2) According to Francis Fukuyama, the collapse of communism in eastern
Europe was followed by which of the following?
3. Question: (TCO 3) Which language is most widely spoken throughout the world?
4. Question: (TCO 3) Which theory deals with competitive advantage for countries?
5. Question: (TCO 4) In the last 30 years, the world economy has seen
6. Question: (TCO 5) Chile is included in which of the following regional integrations
organizations?
7. Question: (TCO 6) When a firm engages in hedging it is
Explanatory
1. Question: (TCO 8) What are the three staffing policies available to a multinational
corporation?
2. Question: (TCO 8) In distribution strategy, what are the four main differences between
countries?
3. Question: (TCO 3) Indias caste system has been around for many years. Explain why its
influence has diminished among educated urban middle class Indians.
4. Question: (TCO 3) In 2006, two Chinese journalists reported that the working conditions at
Hongfujin Precision Industries where Apples iPods are produced were substandard. According
to the report, not only were workers at the plant poorly paid, but they were also forced to work
overtime. Apple immediately responded to the allegations and audited the factory in question.
However, managers at the factory filed a defamation lawsuit against the two journalists. Despite
the fact that Apples audit did indeed show substandard working conditions at the factory,
Hongfujin did not withdraw the lawsuit. Eventually the Reporters Without Borders group took up
the case for the two reporters and the lawsuit was dropped. The allegations against Hongfujin
Precision Industries were made by two Chinese reporters. Discuss the implications of this for
other Chinese companies.

5. Question: (TCO 3) Exports are largely responsible for Chinas recent rapid economic growth.
The country, capitalizing on its cheap labor force, has focused on converting raw materials into
products that are exported to developed countries such as the United States. In 2008, Chinas
trade surplus was a record $280 billion, and its holdings of foreign exchange reserves were over
$1.95 trillion. Some critics have suggested that China is following a neomercantilist policy. Are
the claims that China is following a neomercantilist policy valid? Why or why not?
6. Question: (TCO 4) Telefonica is a Spanish telecommunications firm. For decades, Telefonica
had operated as a typical state-owned enterprise, but privatization and deregulation changed that
path in the 1990s. Telefonica began to aggressively pursue expansion opportunities in Latin
America where it quickly became the number one or two player in nearly every country. Later,
Telefonica turned its sights on Europe where its acquisitions helped transform the company into
the second biggest mobile phone operator in the world. What changes in political and economic
environment allowed Telefoncia to start expanding globally? Why did Telefonica initially focus
on Latin America? Why was it slower to expand in Europe even though Spain is a member of the
European Union?
7. Question: (TCO 7) Why did the world shift from a gold standard to fixed exchange rates?
8. Question: (TCO 5) Concerning European Unions progress toward creating a single financial
market, the quest started in 1999 was to have been completed by 2005, however, progress has
been slowed by various factors related to the tradition of each member country operating
autonomously. By 2007, significant progress had been made. Some 41 measures designed to
create a single market were in place and others were in the pipeline. The current issue facing the
EU revolves around the enforcement of the rules that have been established as law. Some experts
believe that it will be at least another decade before the benefits of the new rules become
apparent. Discussion of this feature can begin with the following questions. What are the benefits
of creating a single financial market in the European Union for companies? Does it make sense
for consumers?
9. Question: (TCO 6) In the 1980s, Caterpillar was negatively affected by a strong dollar and
lost significant market share to Japanese competitor Komatsu. The situation prompted Caterpillar
to revise its global strategy and by the 2000s, the company was in a much better position to deal
with volatile currency values. More recently, a strong dollar has actually helped boost
Caterpillars bottom line. In the 1980s, a stronger dollar hurt Caterpillars competitive position,
but in 2008 a stronger dollar did not seem to have the same effect. What had changed?
10. Question: (TCO 7) In May 2001, the IMF agreed to lend $8 billion to Turkey to help
stabilize its economy and halt a sharp slide in the value of its currency. Although initially the
Turkish government resisted IMF mandates on economic policy, in 2003 the government passed
an austerity budget. By 2005, significant progress had been made and today, the country appears
to be on track for recovery, with lower inflation rates, an increase in privatization, and a budget
surplus. What led to Turkeys financial crisis? What goals did the IMF establish as part of the
loan agreement?
11. Question: (TCO 8) MD International is an export intermediary for U.S. medical equipment
manufacturers. The company has been able to capitalize on falling trade barriers, as well as
expand healthcare programs in the Latin American region. MD International currently represents
more than 30 companies and sells to some 600 regional distributors. How does an intermediary
such as MD International create value for the manufacturers who use it to sell medical equipment
in foreign markets? Why do they want to use MD International rather than export directly
themselves?

12. Question: (TCO 8) Boeing made the decision to outsource much of the production of the
787 in the hopes of significantly reducing the time to get the
product to market. Boeing also anticipated that its outsourcing strategy would allow it to
generate additional sales from the countries that were partners in the process and reduce its costs
and risks. Although Boeings strategy worked for some components, for other parts the strategy
was a disaster. Suppliers were late and some produced poor-quality parts, forcing Boeing to
commit additional resources to the project. What are the benefits to Boeing of outsourcing so
much work on the 787 to foreign suppliers? What are the potential risks? Do the benefits
outweigh the risks?
13. Question: (TCO 8) By 2015, Ford hopes to compete in North America, Europe, and Asia by
offering several global models including the Fiesta, the Fusion, and the Mondeo. The company,
which refers to its new strategy as One Ford, anticipates that its global models will share the
same components and looks and be positioned in a similar way in each market in which they are
sold. What is behind Fords One Ford vision? What is the company hoping to accomplish with
this strategy?

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