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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 the Web’s future expansion mean for nations with theocratic systems,such as Iran? How might technology.
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1.Q: Two students are discussing the various reasons why they are not studying international business. “International business doesn’t affect me,” declares the first student. “I’m going to stay here, not work in some foreign country.” “Yeah, me neither,” agrees the second. “Besides, some cultures are real strange. The sooner other.
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16: According to the Christian Science Monitor, 80 percent of egg cartons are imprinted with the logo “Animal Care Certified.” This designation means that the United Egg Producers, the egg industry’s trade group, has certified egg producers according to internal guidelines. a.What do you think the typical consumer interprets “Animal Care.
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6: Assume that electricity costs $0.05 kWh–1 for the lifespan of the panels. What are revenues from the annual 51.4 MWh of solar electricity after twenty-five years? Forty years? After how many years will the initial cost ($385,778) be recovered? 7: Double the electricity cost estimate to $0.10 kWh–1. Will the.
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Culture Makes or Breaks the Deal 1.Q: What could OMNI have done differently when setting up in Canada to accelerate their market entry? 2.Q: What are some of the cultural challenges OMNI faced when entering the Canadian market? 3. Q: What cross-cultural factors may have influenced OMNI’s market entry into Canada? 4. Q: If.
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23: Are you able to project a “reliable” recycling rate for 2010? 2020? Explain. Why do you think the recycling rate is decreasing? List the factors you believe can affect the recycling rate for aluminum cans. 24: Does providing industry or residents electricity at very low rates encourage conservation or efficiency?.
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1.Q: What are the five main types of political risk? How might each affect international business activities? 2.Q: Identify several steps managers can take to stay safe while on an international assignment. 3.Q: Distinguish between confiscation, expropriation, and nationalization. 4.Q: What three methods can businesses use to manage political risk? .
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1.Q: What six dimensions comprise the Kluckhohn–Strodtbeck framework for classifying cultures? 2.Q: What are the five dimensions of the Hofstede framework for classifying cultures? 3.Q: Briefly explain how each framework can be used to analyze a culture. .
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15: Major uses of plastic include disposable 2-liter bottles for products like Coke and Pepsi and bottled water. Discuss the advantages of using plastic as containers for these products. Discuss whether these are sustainable uses of plastic. List and discuss alternatives to these containers. 16: Is shipping truckloads of bottled water.
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1.Q: Why do large multinational corporations dominate international business? 2.Q: Explain why small companies and born global firms are increasingly involved in international business. 3.Q: Describe the global business environment and how its main elements interact. .
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7: How would the impacts described above show up in an economic “analysis” of the impact of industrial-scale hog-raising? Is it possible to quantify the suffering these residents have expressed? Explain your answer. 8: Do the impacts described by residents constitute a subsidy for industrial hog production? Explain. 9: Refer to the.
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1.Q: Define globalization. How does denationalization differ from internationalization? 2.Q: List each benefit a company might obtain from the globalization of markets. 3.Q: How might a company benefit from the globalization of production? .
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Ludia Plays Global 1.Q: Some say globalization is homogenizing the attitudes and spending habits of young consumers worldwide. As one journalist puts it, “It may still be conventional wisdom to ‘think globally and act locally,’ but in the youth market, it is increasingly a case of one size fits all.” Do.
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3.Q: Information technologies are developing at a faster rate than ever before. How have these technologies influenced globalization? Give specific examples. Do you think globalization will continue until we all live in one “global village”? Why or why not? 4.Q: Consider the following statement: “Globalization and the resulting increase in competition.
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1.Q: What are intellectual property rights? What is the significance of such rights? 2.Q: Explain the term industrial property. What are its two types? 3.Q: What is a copyright? Explain its importance to international business. 4.Q: Identify the ramifications of antitrust (antimonopoly) laws and product liability laws. .
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13: Caitlin Winans, from the Coalition to Reform Animal Factories, adds It’s important to think about the way we talk about environmental issues. The Coalition to Reform Animal Factories will not use the word farm when talking about confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) because it conjures up images of red barns,.
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1.Q: What does the evidence suggest for each branch of the debate over globalization and income inequality? 2.Q: What are each side’s arguments in the debate over globalization’s impact on national sovereignty? 3.Q: Summarize the claims of each side in the debate over globalization’s influence on cultures. .
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1.Q: Define communication. Why is knowledge of a culture’s spoken language important for international business? 2.Q: Describe the threat faced by endangered languages. What is being done to help them survive? 3.Q: What is a lingua franca? Describe its implications for conducting international business. 4.Q: Why is body language important for international business?.
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Pirates of Globalization 1.Q: What actions can companies and governments take to ensure that products cannot be easily pirated? Be specific. 2.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.
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1.Q: Why is the education level of a country’s people important to international companies? 2.Q: What is meant by the terms brain drain and reverse brain drain? 3.Q: How are a people’s culture and physical environment related? 4.Q: What is the significance of material culture for international business? .
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A Sustainable Diet 1: Record your own diet for the previous 48 hours. In general, describe what foods you eat regularly, where and how frequently you eat out, etc. 2: Discuss how sustainable you perceive your diet to be. 3: Are you aware of industrial livestock practices? If so, discuss whether this awareness.
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3.Q: Consider the following statement: “Democratic political systems, as opposed to totalitarian ones, provide international companies with more stable environments in which to do business.” Do you agree? Why or why not? Support your argument with specific country examples. .
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1.Q: How do manners and customs differ? Give examples of each. 2.Q: List several manners that managers should keep in mind when doing business abroad. 3.Q: Define folk and popular customs. How can a folk custom become a popular custom? 4.Q: Define social structure. How do social rank and social mobility affect business? .
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restoration Ecology 1: Express 54 trillion as a number (i.e., using 0s and commas). 2: At the date of publication of the Nature article (1997), U.S. gross national product (GNP), a measure of the values of goods and services in the United States, was $8 trillion. How does the value of ecosystem.
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3.Q: Increased digital communication may pose a threat to intellectual property because technology allows people to create perfect clones of original works. How do you think the Internet is affecting intellectual property laws? 4.Q: Research Canada Goose’s current counterfeiting situation. What actions has the company taken to reduce this problem? .
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1.Q: Today, international businesspeople must think globally about production and sales opportunities. Many global managers will eventually find themselves living and working in cultures altogether different from their own. Many entrepreneurs will find themselves booking flights to places they had never heard of. What do you think companies can do.
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The Sustainable Campus 1: Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration? If so, what tangible steps has it taken to implement principles of sustainability? 2: One published estimate of the energy embodied in PV modules is approximately 5,600 kWh (kilowatt-hour) per 1 kW of output. Calculate the embodied energy for the Lewis.
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