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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 not? Is there a way for developing countries.
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3.Q: Despite its abundance of natural resources, Brazil was once considered aneconomic “basket case.” Yet in recent years Brazil’s economy has performed very well. What forces do you think are propelling Brazil’s economic progress? 4.Q: Discuss which industries are Canada’s main export industries based on national competitive advantage. .
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1. Q:How do tariffs and quotas differ from one another? Identify the different forms each 2.Q:Describe how a voluntary export restraint works and how it differs from a quota. 3.Q:What is an embargo? Explain why it is seldom used today. 4.Q: Explain how local content requirements, administrative delays, and currencycontrols restrict trade. .
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1.Q: Define economic system. What is the relation 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 challenges it faces. .
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1.Q: Why is control important to companies considering the FDI decision? 2.Q: What is the role of production costs in the FDI decision? Define rationalized production. 3.Q: Explain the need for customer knowledge, following clients, and following rivals in the FDI decision. .
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NAFTA Doesn’t Guarantee Free Trade After All: United States vs. Canada in the Softwood Lumber Case 1. Q: Do you think that the softwood lumber case and the subsequent agreement are examples of NAFTA’s failure 2. Q: What are the opportunities and threats that the agreement poses to Canadian producers? 3. Q: Do.
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1. Q:Two owners of small businesses are discussing the various reasons why they don’t apply corporate social responsibility to their business practices. “It’s too expensive to implement;” “The costs outweigh the benefits;” “It’s not required by law.” What counterarguments can you present to these business owners’ perceptions? 2. Q: Consider the.
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Down with Dumping First in Asia and the World 1. Q:“You can’t tell consumers that the low price they are payingfor that fax machine or automobile is somehow unfair.They’re not concerned with the profits of some company. Tothem, it’s just a great bargain, and they want it to continue.”Do you agree with.
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1.Q: Identify the three main objectives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. 2.Q: How do the goals of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum differ from those of other regional blocs? 3.Q: What is the Gulf Cooperation Council? Identify its members. 4.Q: List the aims of both the Economic Community of West.
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1.Q:How do governments use subsidies to promote trade? Identify the drawbacks of 2. Q: How does export financing promote trade? Explain its importance to small and 3. Q: Define the term foreign trade zone. How can it be used to promote trade? 4. Q: How can special government agencies help promote trade? .
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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 Central America and the Caribbean. 4.Q: What is the objective of the Free Trade Area of the Americas? What are.
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1.Q: Proliferation and growth of regional trading blocs will likely continue into the foreseeable future. At what point do you think the integration process will stop (if ever)? Explain your answer. 2.Q: Some people believe the rise of regional trading blocs threatens free trade progress made by the World Trade Organization.
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1.Q: Explain the value of the Human Development Index (HDI) in measuring a nation’s level of development. 2.Q: How are communicable diseases devastating human and economic development in some poor nations? 3.Q: Identify the main characteristics of: (a) developed countries, (b) newly industrialized countries, (c) emerging markets, and (d) developing countries. .
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3.Q: Certain groups of countries, particularly in Africa, are far less economically developed than other regions, such as Europe and North America. What sort of integration arrangement do you think developed countries could create with less-developed nations to improve living standards? Be as specific as you can. 4.Q: Should Canada and.
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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 off-shoring service work to low-wage nations. Don’t any of them have any national pride?” The other manager responds, “I disagree. It is every company’s duty to make.
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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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3.Q: Two students are discussing the pros and cons of different measures of economic development. “GDP per capita,” declares the first, “is the only true measure of how developed a country’s economy is.” The second student counters: “I disagree. The only true measure of a country’s economic development is its.
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