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2. Q: Identify the main characteristics of: (a) developed countries, (b) newly industrialized countries, (c) emerging markets, and (d) developing countries. 1. Q: What are several reform measures involved in economic transition? 2. Q: Describe some of the remaining obstacles to businesses in transitional economies. .
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3. Q: What is European monetary union? Explain its importance to business in Europe. 4. Q: Briefly describe the European Free Trade Association. 1. Q: What was the impetus for the formation of the North American Free Trade Agreement? 2. Q: What effect has NAFTA had on trade among its member nations? .
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1. Q: The Internet and the greater access to information it can provide are forcing politicians to change their methods of governing. How might the Internet change totalitarian political systems, such as North Korea? What might its future expansion mean for nations with theocratic systems, such as Iran? How might.
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2. Q: Describe two measures of economic development, and list their advantages and disadvantages. 3. Q: Explain the concept of purchasing power parity. What are its implications for a nation’s relative income per capita? 1. Q: Explain the value of the Human Development Index (HDI) in measuring a nation’s level of development. .
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1. Q: You overhear your superior tell another manager in the company, “I’m fed up with our nation’s companies sending manufacturing jobs abroad and offshoring service work to lower-wage nations. Don’t any of them have any national pride?” The other manager responds, “I disagree. It is every company’s duty to.
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3.  Q: Governments dislike the fact that offshore financial centers facilitate money laundering. Do you think that electronic commerce makes it easier or harder to launder money and camouflage other illegal activities? Do you think offshore financial centers should be allowed to operate as freely as they do now, or.
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1. Q: Do you think that the international business community is being too lax about the abuse of intellectual property rights? Are international companies simply afraid to speak out for fear of jeopardizing access to attractive markets? 2. Q: Increased digital communication may pose a threat to intellectual property because technology.
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1. Q: What are the world’s main foreign exchange trading centers? Identify the currencies most used in the foreign exchange market. 2. Q: Describe the three main institutions of the foreign exchange market. 3. Q: What are the reasons for restrictions on currency conversion? Identify policies governments use to restrict currency conversion. .
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1. Q: Define economic system. What is the relationship between culture and economics? 2. Q: What is a centrally planned economy? Describe the link between central planning and communism. 3. Q: Identify several factors that contributed to the decline of centrally planned economies. 4. Q: Describe China’s experience with central planning, and the.
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3. Q: List the main benefits the United States obtains from the Central American Free Trade Agreement. 1. Q: What is the Andean Community? Identify why its progress is behind schedule. 2. Q: Identify the members of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). How has it performed? 3. Q: Characterize economic integration efforts throughout.
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2.  Q: Market Entry Strategy Project. This exercise corresponds to the MESP online simulation. For the country your team is researching, identify any regional integration efforts in which the nation may be participating. What other nations are members? What economic, political, and social objectives drive integration? So far, what have.
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2. Q: What is the World Trade Organization (WTO)? Describe how the WTO settles trade disputes. 3. Q: Explain the difference between an antidumping duty and a countervailing duty. 1. Q: Most countries create a list of “hostile” countries that require special permission before an exporter will be allowed to proceed. Which.
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3. Q: Explain Russia’s experience with economic transition. 1. Q: The Internet has penetrated many aspects of business and culture in developed countries, but it is barely available in many poor countries. Do you think this technology will widen the economic development gap between rich and poor countries? Why or why.
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1.  Q: What factors do you think are holding back the creation of a truly global capital market? How might a global capital market function differently from the present-day international market? (Hint: Some factors to consider are interest rates, currencies, regulations, and financial crises for some countries.) 2. Q: The use.
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1. Q: Debate Project. Two groups of four students each will debate the ethics of doing business in countries with totalitarian governments. After the first student from each side has spoken, the second student will question the opposing side’s arguments, looking for holes and inconsistencies. The third student will attempt.
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3. Q: What cultural motives do nations have for intervening in free trade? 1. Q: How do governments use subsidies to promote trade? Identify the drawbacks of subsidies. 2. Q: How does export financing promote trade? Explain its importance to small and medium-size firms. 3. Q: Define the term foreign trade zone. How.
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1. Q: What does the factor proportions theory have to say about a nation’s imports and exports? 2. Q: Identify the two categories of national resources in factor proportions theory. What is the Leontief Paradox? 3. Q: What are the three stages of the international product life cycle theory? Identify its limitations. .
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