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1.Both the Star and Sky Team alliances have depended more on mergers and   acquisitions (M&A) than has the Oneworld alliance.  For instance, Delta and Northwest (Sky Team) have merged, and Continental and United (Star) are in process of merging at this writing.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of M&A.
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1.How might Infosys retain its founding values as it grows and globalizes? 2. What organizational problems do you think will prove troublesome? How would you adapt the organization? 3. Consider the options presented in the chapter regarding structural design, coordination and control, and corporate culture. Map the interplay among these dimensions.
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5. What strategies should facilitator companies such as DHL, UPS, and FedEx implement during an economic recession? What steps can they take to ensure their survival, while remaining prepared for the upsurge of new business once the economy improves? Have they overlooked the fast-growing emerging markets? .
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3.Assume 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 it later deal with any disadvantages? 4.If Danone were to add products to sell to the BoP, which of its products.
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4.Describe the five drivers of globalization. A. Worldwide reduction of barriers to trade and investment. B. Market liberalization and adoption of free markets. C. Industrialization, economic development, and modernization D. Integration of world financial markets. E. Advances in technology. 5.What is the role of the World Trade Organization? .
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4. Competitors such as Lifan and Zongshen are beginning to emerge from China, where they enjoy competitive advantages like low-cost labor and extensive experience with emerging markets. How can Harley compete against such firms? Should Harley more aggressively pursue emerging markets such as Brazil, China, and India?  If so, what.
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1.Identify and briefly define the four major categories of participants in international business. 2. In the stages of a typical international value chain, what role does each of the four categories of participants typically play? 3.What are the specific characteristics of focal firms? Distinguish the characteristics of international MNEs, SMEs, and born.
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3. Hollywood movies are very popular abroad, but foreign films are little viewed in the United States. What factors determine the high demand for Hollywood films? Why are they so popular in Europe, Japan, Latin America, and elsewhere? Why is there such low demand for foreign films in the United.
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3.Summarize the six dimensions of globalization. Which of these do you think is the most visible manifestation of globalization? A. Integration and interdependence of national economies. B. Rise of regional economic integration blocs. C. Growth of global investment and financial flows. D. Convergence of consumer lifestyles and preferences. E. Globalization of production. .
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2. How can Harley benefit from expanding abroad? What types of advantages can the firm obtain? What advantages acquired abroad can help Harley improve its performance in its home market? 3. How can Harley effectively compete with rivals from Japan and Europe? What strategies should management apply to grow the firm’s.
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1.What are the major sources of influence on Ericsson accounting standards and practices? 2.What has been the impact of Ericsson reporting of its listing on the London Stock Exchange? On NASDAQ? 3.What type of IFRS did Ericsson decide to disclose in its financial statements in 2006? .
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4.Should TCT offer all candidates the same compensation package? If not, what factors should influence the features of each package? 5.Returning to material covered in Chapter 15, specifically dealing with the idea of a matrix organization, do you see any benefit to appointing two of the individuals to the same post?.
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4. Worldwide, protectionism of most goods is declining. Do movies constitute a separate category, or should they be treated like any other good? Given the nature of movies, should a country shield and support its own film industry via protectionism? Are there better ways to maintain and enhance a home-grown.
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               Identify a product you would like to import. Visit www.alibaba.com, go to the advanced search field, and enter it. Select required criteria and click on “Search.” Review the list of companies that qualify. Find a suitable seller. Analyze this process for ease, usefulness, and potential value. 2.List, in separate columns,.
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5.Since establishment of the Grameen Danone Food social business, the number of social businesses worldwide has grown so much that there is now an annual global summit in Wolfsburg, Germany.  Are there types of companies that might not be good candidates to establish social businesses?  If so, what are they.
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6.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?7.What methods could the three joint-venture partners use to divide revenue and expenses on the North Atlantic routes? .
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3. What are the roles of state and federal governments in dealing with globalization? What is government’s role in protecting citizens from the potential negative effects of foreign MNEs conducting business in your country? What kinds of government actions would you recommend? 4. What is the role of education in: (i).
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4.The case mentions that Burger King prefers to enter countries with large numbers of youth and shopping centers.  Why do you think these conditions would be advantageous? 5. How has Burger King’s headquarters location influenced its international expansion?  Has this location strengthened or weakened its global competitive position?6.Evaluate Burger King’s.
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1. Most aspects of foreign culture, like language, religion, gender roles, and problem-solving strategies, are hard for the casual observer to understand. In what ways do Hollywood movies affect national culture outside the United States? What aspects of U.S. culture do Hollywood films promote around the world? Can you observe.
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