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4-6 How might managers interpret the potential for their product in a market that is, in absolute economic terms, large, but on a per-capita basis, characterized by a majority of poor consumers? 4-7 In the event that the BRICs fail to meet projected performance, what would be some of the implications.
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Walmart Goes South 7-3 Walmart tried to be successful in Germany and failed. However, it has been very successful in Mexico. How has the implementation of NAFTA affected Walmart’s success in Mexico?  7-4How much of Walmart’s success is due to NAFTA, and how much is due to Walmart’s inherent competitive strategy? .
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6-7Much of U.S. tourism, especially via cruise ships, goes to the Caribbean. Do you think   the end of U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba will add or displace tourism to other Caribbean countries? 6-8List and explain the advantages that might accrue to the United States if the embargo with Cuba were lifted. .
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Parmalat: Europe’s Enron 19-1How much of Parmalat’s problems were due to bad accounting, and how much were due to fraud on the part of individuals in the company? 19-2 In the chapter, we discuss the differences in accounting standards in the U.S. and the rest of the world through IFRS. Do you.
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Going Down to the Wire in the Money-Transfer Market 8-1The United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is a member, is one of the Gulf Cooperation Council members. How does it compare with other GCC countries in terms of total population and non-immigrant population as a percentage of total population? How important.
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OPENING CASE: THE U.S.-VIETNAMESE CATFISH DISPUTE  6-1List the advantages and disadvantages for the United States to protect its catfish industry. U.S.-Cuban Trade: When Does a Cold War Strategy Become a Cold War Relic? 6-3Should the United States seek to tighten its economic grip on Cuba?  If so, why? .
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ECOMAGINATION AND THE GLOBAL GREENING OF GE 11-1What are the major challenges GE faces in adopting a green strategy while keeping all of its stakeholders happy? 11-2From the standpoint of environmental impact, do you think it is more important for GE to reduce its carbon footprint or to develop products that fit.
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17-5What marketing pitfalls might Danone face if it tries to duplicate its Bangladesh experience to serve BoP customers in other countries? 17-6Assume a company, such as Danone, wishes eventually to serve all income segments within a country.  What advantages and disadvantages might it encounter by first serving the BoP?  How might.
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2.6What cultural skill sets are needed for individuals from multiple cultures to share best practices across the global group? 2.7 What are some things an MNE can do to facilitate knowledge sharing and global integration     across its global business? 2.8Look at the TESCO web site. What actually are its businesses and what.
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16-5 Consider the options presented in the chapter regarding structural design, coordination and control, and corporate culture. Map the interplay among these dimensions at Infosys. 16-6Based on our discussion of classical and neoclassical structure, what do you think the Infosys organization will look like in 2015? 16-7How do you think classes at.
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COSTA RICA’s TRADE EVOLUTION 5-1Using the framework in Table 5.1, explain which of the theories relate to Costa Rican trade policy during each of the four eras described in the case. 1800’s-1960 – Absolute Advantage 1960-1982 – Neo mercantilism 1983-Early 1990 – Country Similarity Theory 5-2Map 5.1 shows that a bit over 50 percent of.
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It’s a Knockoff World 3-3Collectivism and individualism, democracy and totalitarianism, rule of law and rule of man:  What do these concepts say about the intellectual property rights of software and the legitimacy of its protection? 3-4What is the relationship among governments, transnational institutions, organizations, and MNEs fighting piracy? Do they share similar.
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GPS: In the Market for an Effective Hedging Strategy? 10-1What is the unique market niche for GPS, and what does it have to offer compared to larger banks and other financial institutions? 10-2What do you think are the major obstacles to success for GPS in Europe? Does the Devil Really Wear Prada? 10-3Why does.
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Organizing “People, Values, and Environment” at Johnson & Johnson 16-1 Identify and explain three to five benefits of decentralized decision making with Johnson & Johnson. Discuss how these benefits might create strategic and operational difficulties. 16-2 Would you prefer to work in a decentralized or centralized company? What outlooks and competencies.
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Globalizing Your Career? 20-1. From the text and tabular material presented in the case, select three compelling reasons to pursue a career in an international business. 20-2. Identify and discuss three benefits that you believe would follow from working as an expatriate in a foreign market (benefits can be related to career.
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The Oneworld Airline Alliance [See Map 15.2] 15-3 Companies within Oneworld, Star and Sky Team alliances have also engaged in major mergers and acquisitions (M&A): Frontier and USAIR (Star), Delta and Northwest (SkyTeam), and Continental and United (Star). What are the advantages of M&A versus non-equity alliances in the industry? 15-4          Some airlines,.
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The Comeback accelerates 4-1Transformations such as the Comeback happen quite rarely. Their infrequency, however, only amplifies their revolutionary impact on our lives. Identify from the case how your life has changed, or will likely change, given the comeback of emerging economies. For a point of comparison, think about what you.
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1.What are the three key criteria for measuring the practicality of one’s passion? a.Talent, Reality, and Audience b.Plan, Process, and Outcome c.Interests, Education, and Income d.Wisdom, Hard work, and Persistence e.None of the above . 2.Which of the following did Myers-Briggs add to Jung’s personality types? a.Passive versus Proactive b.Intuition versus Sensing c.Judging versus Perceiving d.Both a. and b. e.None of the.
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1.Which of the follow is NOT true about products (compared to services): a.More capital b.More up-front risk c.More competition d.More scalable e.None of the above . 2.Which market segment tends to seek deep customization and generally only consider products or services that will adapt to their own workflow and processes? a.Consumers b.Small business c.Mid-market d.Enterprise e.None of the above . 3.What are the three.
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CLOSING CASE: TESCO PLC: Leveraging Global Knowledge 2.3The United States and France are more culturally similar to the UK than are Thailand and Korea, yet TESCO failed in the former two and has been highly successful in the latter two. How might you explain this difference? 2.4In the context of global retailing,.
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Burger King 13-1Discuss the risks that an international restaurant company such as Burger King would have by operating abroad rather than just domestically. 13-2How has the Burger King headquarters location influenced its international expansion? Has this location strengthened or weakened its global position? .
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11-5Because such a large percentage of its workforce consists of migrant workers who are more likely to acquire and spread HIV/AIDS, should Anglo American adopt the policy of not hiring migrant workers? Should the South African government close the doors to migrant workers? 11-6.What role do the pharmaceutical companies play in.
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Ecuador: A Rosy Export Future? 5-3Discuss each of the trade theories that help to explain Ecuador’s competitive position in exporting roses. 5-4What trade theories do not help explain Ecuador’s competitive position in exporting roses?  Why is this so? 5-5Look back in Chapter 1 to the factors in increased globalization and explain which factors.
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14-4 Identify and describe three Web sites like Alibaba to export and import. 14-5Visit www.alibaba.com and www.europages.com.  Compare and contrast these Web sites. 14-6 Please provide three recommendations that you would offer an SME, based on the opportunities and constraints of electronic Web sites like Alibaba, as it considers engaging in exporting.
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Apple’s Global Supply Chain 18-1  Although Apple’s inbound logistics began with Apple controlling the assembly of its computers, it shifted to having suppliers acquire raw materials with contract manufacturers handling most of the production and assembly of final products. Why did they do this, and what are the major challenges.
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OPENING CASE: SAUDI ARABIA’S DYNAMIC CULTURE: The Java Lounge— 2.1              Assume you are a manager in a multinational company that needs to send a team of three to five people to Saudi Arabia for about two weeks to investigate the feasibility of selling your products there. What advice would you give.
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SpinCent: Starting-up Export 14-1  List the challenges that SpinCent overcame in developing its export strategy. Describe and evaluate the processes it followed to overcome each challenge. A Little Electronic Magic at Alibaba.com 14-2 Do you think most international trade might eventually take place through Web sites like alibaba.com? How might that influence your.
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1.Which of the following is NOT a character of lean startup methodology? a.Finding product/market fit at early stage b.User feedback loops c.Just-in-time manufacturing d.Shorten product development cycle e.None of the above 2.What is/are the reason(s) that your market testing may not be perfect? a.The conversion you get from an experiment will be lower than true numbers if.
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Melia Hotels International 15-1After reading the chapter, explain the advantages for Malia to own its hotels versus manage them for other organizations. 15-2After reading the chapter, discuss the advantages and risks for Malia in its non-equity joint venture with Jin Jiang. .
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13-4 Evaluate the reasons for following a geographic concentration versus diversification strategy as they apply to large retailers such as Carrefour. 13-5Refer back to the Burger King case at the beginning of the chapter. Compare the applicability of the first-mover advantage in international expansion for Burger King versus Carrefour. 13-6Carrefour has placed.
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15-7  What will be the consequences if a few large airlines or networks dominate global air service? 15-8 Many airlines have recently been no more than marginally profitable.  Is this such a vital industry that governments should intervene to guarantee their survival?  If so, how? 15-9          What methods could the three joint-venture.
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CHINA:  COMPLICATED RISKS, BIG OPPORTUNITIES 3.1  Identify three compelling economic reasons to invest in China. Then identify three          compelling reasons not to do so. Recommend a criterion one could use to trade off the opportunities of operating in China versus the risk of doing so. 3.2 What sort of operating safeguards.
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6-4Should the United States normalize business relations with Cuba?  If so, what conditions might/should the U.S. stipulate? 6-5Assume you are Cuba’s leader.  What kind of trade relationship with the United States would be in your best interest?  What type would you be willing to accept? .
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20-6How should the compensation package differ if TCT U.S. opted for a short-term versus long-term expatriate assignment? 20-7For a moment, let’s return to the issues covered in Chapter 15 regarding the matrix structure. Assume TCT adopts this structure for its Indian operation. What benefits might result by appointing two different individuals.
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Value Creation in the Global Apparel Industry  12-1Zara believes that finding store managers capable of effectively running the retail properties is the primary constraint on its global expansion. What skill do you think Zara seeks in its ideal candidates? Why should they be difficult to find? 12-2From the beginning, Zara’s business.
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3-7Can you envision a scenario where companies and consumers of IP develop a relationship that eliminates the profitability of piracy? 3-8 Put yourself in the place of a poor individual in a poor country struggling to improve the quality of your life. What thoughts might shape how you interpret the legality.
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TOYOTA’s EUROPEan Drive 7-1     Why did the Europeans try to protect their auto industry from Japanese imports, and do you think this was fair to European consumers? 7-2     Toyota has established production facilities in Europe to service European markets. Has Hyundai, Kia, or Honda followed the same strategy? If so, in which.
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1.In the Innovation Adoption Curve, a chasm exists between: a.Innovators and early adopters b.Early adopters and early majority c.Early majority and late majority d.Late majority and laggards e.None of the above 2.Which of the following helped reduce operating costs? a.Cloud computing b.APIs  (Application Programming Interfaces) for mashups c.Open source frameworks d.Low-cost SaaS applications e.All of the above. 3.According to Timothy M. Chester’s.
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1.Which of the following is NOT a part of Porter’s five forces? a.Threats of new entrance b.Threats of customer bargaining power c.Threats of supplier bargaining power d.Threats of substitute products/services e.Threats of differentiation 2.Porter’s generic competitive strategy include: a.Offensive strategy, defensive strategy, differentiation strategy, and low-cost strategy. b.Low-cost provider, broad differentiation, focused low-cost, and focused differentiation. c.Offensive strategy, defensive.
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Tommy Hilfiger 17-1 The chapter explains five international marketing orientations. Which one applies most to Tommy Hilfiger? Explain why. 17-2The chapter explains five elements in the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, branding, and distribution). In which of these have Tommy Hilfiger’s operating practices been the most standardized globally? Explain why this has.
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