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Telecom Ventures Unite the World 1.Q: What strengths did AT&T bring to its joint venture with Unisource? 2.Q: Can you think of any potential complications that could arise in the AT&T–Unisource joint venture? 3.Q: Assess the formation of Global One, Unisource, and other partnerships discussed in this case in terms of the strategic.
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1.Q: Suppose that the product preferences of cultures and people around the world continue to converge. Identify two products that will likely be affected and two products that will likely not be affected by this convergence. For each product, how will the changes influence the marketing manager’s job? 2.Q: Price escalation.
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5.Say you were asked which economic indicator would confirm the end of the crisis.  Which would you nominate?  Reverse your logic and identify the indicator that confirms the crisis continues. 6.Interpreting economic environments, estimating scenarios, and positioning the firm to prosper are the jobs of managers worldwide.  How would you advise.
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3.Who was right, Green or Martin, about Martin’s more controversial actions in facilitating the project?  How might things have turned out if Martin had not been a member of the project team? 4.In the next phase of the project–running the power plant–should HG employ someone whose main function is that of.
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1.Collectivism 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?2.What is the relationship among governments, institutions, organizations, and companies in developing legal means to fight software piracy? .
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1.Who are the various stakeholders that Anglo American needs to consider as it adopts an effective HIV/AIDs strategy?2.What are the pros and cons of Anglo American’s adoption of an aggressive strategy in combating HIV/AIDS among its South African workforce? What recommendations would you give the company concerning its HIV/AIDS policy? .
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1.Describe Ugandan cultural attributes that might affect the operations of a foreign company doing business there. How would you describe the respective attitudes of Martin and Green: ethnocentric, polycentric, or geocentric?  What factors do you suspect of having influenced their respective attitudes? 1 .
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1.What sorts of conditions and motivations best explain how companies see themselves developing strategies that create sustainable value?  2.Dynamism creates opportunity as well as constraints.  Identify the most promising opportunities facing companies from advanced markets.  Then do the same for firms from developing markets.  How are they similar?  How are.
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3.Can the software industry control software piracy without government help?  Why would the software industry dislike greater government regulation?  4. How do you think customers in wealthier countries versus those in poorer countries justify software piracy? 5. Can you envision a scenario where companies and consumers reach a relationship that eliminates.
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4.Although 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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IKEA’s Global Strategy 1.Q: Has IKEA taken a standardization approach or an adaptation approach in its markets around the world? Do you think the company’s approach is the right one for the future? Explain. 2.Q: Which retailers do you think will be IKEA’s biggest competitors in Canada? Why? 3.Q: When company founder Kamprad.
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Managing an InternationalBusiness Despite a StrongLoonie Q1. If you were hired by a company that exports only to the United States, what strategies would you recommend the company use to cope with a strong loonie? Q2. What strategies do you recommend for companies with price-sensitive products? Q3. Do you think a strong loonie.
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1.Q: Explain what is meant by organizational structure. What is the difference between centralized and decentralized decision making? 2.Q: Why are coordination and flexibility important when designing organizational structure? 3.Q: Describe what is meant by the term chains of command? .
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1.Which scenario do you think best explains the global financial crisis? Why? 2.How does each scenario influence the policies that governments adopt, the strategies that companies pursue, and the choices that consumers make? 3.How might the various scenarios influence economic freedom? 4.The case points out that the crisis produced winners and losers?  Who.
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3. Assume 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? 4.How does the structure and relationships of the U.S. political system influence the existence and specification of the trade embargo? .
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1.Explain each of the trade theories that help to explain Ecuador’s competitive position in exporting roses. 2.What trade theories do not help explain Ecuador’s competitive position in exporting roses?  Why do these theories fail to explain? 3.Look back in Chapter 1 to the factors in increased globalization and explain which factors have.
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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 of different.
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1.By mid-2011, Burger King was not in any of the following five countries: France, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and South Africa.  Compare these countries as possible future locations for Burger King.   2.When entering another country, discuss the advantages and disadvantages that an international restaurant company, specifically Burger King, would have in.
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3.Because 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? 4.What role do the pharmaceutical companies play in.
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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 the Internet, affect the process of going international? 2.Q: “Companies should use investment entry.
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Psychology of Global Marketing 1.Q: Put yourself in the position of Stephan Loerke of the World Federation of Advertisers. First, make an argument for why the EU should not enact more strict advertising laws. Second, make a case for why advertisers operating in the EU should initiate “voluntary” limits. Third, make.
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1.How has the implementation of NAFTA affected Wal-Mart’s success in Mexico?  2.How much of Wal-Mart’s success is due to NAFTA, and how much is due to Wal-Mart’s inherent competitive strategy?  In other words, could any other U.S. retailer have the same success in Mexico post-NAFTA, or is Wal-Mart a special.
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