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2. Describe how the fall of AIG exemplifies contagion. How did the U.S. government bailout of AIG benefit foreign as well as U.S. firms and investors? Experts are advocating increased regulation to prevent contagion. At the national and international levels, what types of regulation might prevent future crises?  Experts are.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1. Target® is a large retailer with about 1,500 stores in the United States, but very few in other countries. It has a reputation for merchandising thousands of chic yet inexpensive products for the home; including apparel, furniture, electronics, toys, and sporting goods. Management wants to open.
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2. The global financial crisis emerged in 2008-09.  What were the major symptoms of the crisis?  What were the major causes?  What   role did excessive money supply play in the emergence of the crisis? Why did the crisis spread so quickly to economies around the world?  What actions did governments.
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3. Several European countries have adopted a single currency, the euro.  Describe how adopting the euro might benefit countries in Eastern Europe.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of a single currency regime in international financial transactions?  Note that Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom are still not participating in.
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1.There are numerous foreign exchange calculators on the Internet, such as www.x-rates.com. You can find them via globalEDGE™ or by entering the keywords “exchange rate” into a Google search. Visit one of these calculators and compare the exchange rates of various currencies, including the dollar, euro, yen, and renminbi. What.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1. Visit online sites for Toyota (www.toyota.com) and Procter & Gamble (www.pg.com). From what you can gather, how do these two firms organize their international activities? Do they seem to be applying multidomestic strategy or global strategy in sourcing, manufacturing, product development, and marketing activities? How and.
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6. What is the difference between global strategy and multidomestic strategy? Visit the web site of Dell Computer (www.dell.com). Does Dell generally apply a global strategy or a multidomestic strategy? How can you tell? 7. Define transnational strategy. Give examples of firms that apply a transnational strategy. 8. What is the difference.
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5. There are already numerous companies selling processed foods in Europe. What can Barrett do to compete successfully against these firms? 6. Why does Austrade want Australian firms to focus on exporting processed foods? Why is exporting high value-added products good for Australia? .
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1. China is a huge attractive market, with growing affluence. Before exporting to China, most firms conduct market research to acquire a fuller understanding of the country’s market situation. Two useful research sites are the China Business Information Center (CBIC; www.export.gov/china) and UK Trade and Investment (www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk). At the CBIC,.
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5. Examine Nissan in terms of the Integration-Responsiveness Framework. What are the pressures that Nissan faces for local responsiveness? What are the pressures that Nissan faces for global integration? What advantages do each of local responsiveness and global integration bring to Nissan? What are the pressures that Nissan faces for global.
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2. Using globalEDGE™, find the “country commercial guide” for two emerging markets of your choice. Compare the two countries on the following dimensions: “leading sectors for exports and investment” and “marketing products and services.” (a) Which of the two countries is more promising for marketing laptop computers? (b) Which of.
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5. Examine Nissan in terms of the Integration-Responsiveness Framework. What are the pressures that Nissan faces for local responsiveness? What are the pressures that Nissan faces for global integration? What advantages do each of local responsiveness and global integration bring to Nissan? What advantages do each of local responsiveness and global.
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2. Does management at ABD possess the appropriate knowledge, skills, and capabilities for internationalization? Justify your answer. What steps should management take to better prepare the firm, managers, and employees to internationalize? 3. How well did ABD complete the key tasks in global market opportunity assessment? Evaluate whether it accomplished each.
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1. The World Bank sponsors the Doing Business database (www.doingbusiness.org/), which provides measures of business regulations and their enforcement in 175 countries. Firms can use these measures to analyze specific regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity, and growth. Visit the site and choose two emerging markets. Then answer the.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1. Suppose you work at Microsoft in their Xbox video game console division. Microsoft has long targeted Xbox to the advanced economies, especially in North America and Europe. Management would like to sell more Xbox 360’s to emerging markets. What are the main characteristics of emerging markets.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1. Everest Company has been exporting its line of mountain-climbing equipment to buyers worldwide for 30 years. Top markets Include France, Norway, Switzerland, India, and Japan. Customers in these countries always pay in their local currency. Everest’s vice president for international sales often states that the firm’s.
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3. Several European countries have adopted a single currency, the euro.  Describe how adopting the euro might benefit countries in Eastern Europe.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of a single currency regime in international financial transactions?  ? ECB officials worried the global economic crisis would weaken the euro zone's.
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3.Define visionary leadership. What are the traits of a manager who has visionary leadership? 4.  Describe the distinction between multidomestic and global industries. 5. Describe the integration-responsiveness framework. What are the pressures for each of local responsiveness and global integration? .
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7.   What types of variables should the researcher consider when screening for each of export markets, foreign direct investment, and global sourcing? 8.   What tasks does assessing industry market potential entail? 9.   What are the major issues to consider when selecting foreign business partners? 10.   How can firms estimate company sales potential? .
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3. (Ethical Dilemma) Steve Kilmeade is the Export Manager at Braveheart Industries, a manufacturer of office furnishings. He has identified Russia as a promising market and decides to attend a furniture trade fair in Moscow. While he is preparing for the fair, a consultant suggests hiring two female models in.
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3. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lists its purposes as follows: (1) to promote international monetary cooperation via consultation and collaboration on international monetary problems; (2) to facilitate the expansion and balanced growth of international trade; and (3) to promote exchange stability, to maintain orderly exchange arrangements among members, and.
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2. Using globalEDGE™, find the “country commercial guide” for two emerging markets of your choice. Compare the two countries on the following dimensions: “leading sectors for exports and investment” and “marketing products and services.” (a) Which of the two countries is more promising for marketing laptop computers? (b) Which of.
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3. Describe Nissan’s organizational culture. What are the characteristics of Nissan’s culture? In what ways has Carlos Ghosn contributed to Nissan’s culture? Elaborate. 4. Global firms pursue a relatively centralized approach to international operations. What are the characteristics of the trend toward global integration of company operations? How does Nissan demonstrate.
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1. Multinational firms play a key role in globalization. Various news organizations prepare classifications and rankings of MNEs (e.g., Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune). Find two such rankings and identify the criteria used to rank the top global firms. What countries are home to the great majority of MNEs.
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1. In what ways is Carlos Ghosn a visionary leader? What traits does he possess that are typical of a visionary leader? 2. What is the nature of Nissan’s international strategy? Is the firm’s strategy primarily multidomestic or global? What advantages does Nissan derive from the particular strategy(s) that it pursues?.
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