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3. Q: What is the link between brand names and competitive advantage? 4. Q: Explain the potential impact of national image and counterfeit products on international product strategy. 1. Q: Identify several factors that influence the choice between a push and a pull strategy. 2. Q: What issues affect the decision of whether.
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4. Q: Under what circumstances might someone experience reverse culture shock? 1. Q: Identify the types of training and development used for (a) international managers and (b) nonmanagerial workers. 2. Q: Describe each type of cultural training used to prepare managers for international assignments. .
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1. Q: Update the political, legal, and economic situation in Vietnam; then select a product of your choosing and evaluate Vietnam’s potential both as a market and as a manufacturing site. 2. Q: What, if anything, can Western countries do to help improve the political climate for doing business in Vietnam?.
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3. Q: Identify the three business-level strategies. Describe how they differ from one another. 4. Q: Explain the importance of department-level strategies. How do primary and support activities help a firm achieve its goals? 1. Q: Explain what is meant by organizational structure. What is the difference between centralized and decentralized decision.
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3. Q: Identify the three different types of work teams. How does each improve responsiveness and effectiveness? 1.  Q: “Cultures around the world are becoming increasingly similar, so companies should standardize both their products and global marketing efforts.” Do you agree or disagree with this reasoning? Are there certain industries for.
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1. Q: Identify the benefits associated with conducting international secondary market research. 2. Q: What are the three main difficulties of conducting research in international markets? Explain each briefly. 3. Q: Identify some of the main sources of secondary market research data. .
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1. Q: You are a lawyer working with the International Court of Justice in The Hague in the Netherlands. You have been asked to review a recent decision regarding extraterritoriality. The case: French survivors of the Holocaust sued Yahoo! U.S.A. because French citizens were purchasing Nazi memorabilia on Yahoo!’s U.S..
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1. Q: Although Sony’s (www.sony.com) MiniDisc recorder and player was a huge hit in Japan, the initial response to MiniDisc in the United States was lukewarm. When Sony mounted its third official attempt to launch its MiniDisc in the United States, it thought it finally had the right formula. A.
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1. Q: What is a wholly owned subsidiary? Identify its advantages and disadvantages. 2. Q: What is meant by the term joint venture? Identify four joint venture configurations. 3. Q: How does a strategic alliance differ from a joint venture? Explain the advantages and disadvantages of such alliances. .
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1. Q: What is the significance of income elasticity in measuring market potential? 2. Q: Identify each component of a market-potential indicator. Why is each component useful in assessing emerging markets? 3. Q: What are the most important factors to consider when measuring site potential? 4. Q: Explain why a field trip and.
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1. Q: You are the CEO of a multinational corporation that operates in more than 100 nations worldwide. Recent changes in the global economy are redrawing many geographical and political borders. The growing interdependence of socially, politically, economically, and legally diverse countries is causing firms to revise operating policies and.
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CLOSING CASE: Carnival Cruise Lines 1-3What global forces have contributed to the growth of the cruise-line industry? 1-4What specific steps has Carnival Cruise Lines taken to benefit from global social changes? 1-5What economic factors influence success of the international cruise industry? Explain how each affects such success. 1 .
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3. Q: What variables are involved in decisions regarding employee compensation for (a) managers and (b) nonmanagerial workers? 1. Q: What is meant by the term labor–management relations? 2. Q: Explain how labor–management relations differ around the world. 1.  Q: Many Japanese companies utilize ethnocentric staffing policies in international operations. Why do you.
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1-6Although most cruise line passengers are from the United States, the average number of annual vacation days taken by U.S. residents is lower than that of workers in most other high-income countries (13 days, compared with 42 days in Italy, 37 in France, 35 in Germany, and 25 in Japan). .
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4. Q: Discuss the strategic factors to consider when selecting an entry mode. 1. Q: Not all companies “go international” by first exporting, then using contracts, and then investing in other markets. How does a company’s product influence the process of going international? How (if at all) does technology, such as.
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1. Q: You are the director of international operations for a leading clothing designer based in New York. Your firm recently formed a 50/50 joint venture with a top Latin American manufacturer. On a recent trip to the joint venture’s factory in Latin America, you uncovered discrepancies between the financial.
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1. Q: What is the difference between worldwide pricing and dual pricing? 2. Q: Explain what is meant by the terms transfer pricing and arm’s-length pricing. 3. Q: How might price controls and dumping affect the pricing decisions of international companies? 1.  Q: Suppose that the product preferences of cultures and people around.
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1. Q: Explain why capacity planning is important when formulating production strategy. 2. Q: How is facilities location planning affected by (a) location economies and (b) centralized versus decentralized production? 3. Q: Explain how process planning is affected by the standardization-versus-adaptation decision. .
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3. Q: You are chief operating officer of a Germany-based telecommunications firm considering a joint venture inside China with a Chinese firm. The consultant you’ve hired to help you through the negotiations has just informed you that ethical concerns can arise when international companies consider a cooperative form of market.
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1. Q: What are the three stages of the strategy-formulation process? Describe what is involved at each stage. 2. Q: Define what is meant by the term core competency. How does it differ from a skill? 3. Q: What is value-chain analysis? Explain the difference between primary and support activities. .
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4. Q: How do national and international business environments influence strategy formulation? 1. Q: Compare and contrast multinational strategy and global strategy. When is each appropriate? 2. Q: What are the four corporate-level strategies? Identify the main characteristics of each. .
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1. Q: List several ways in which human resource management differs in the international versus domestic environment. 2. Q: What are the three different types of international staffing policies that companies can implement? 3. Q: Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each type of international staffing policy. .
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