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12.The U.S. Department of Transportation in a large metropolitan whether to open an investigation of a reported car accident. (This system, which includes 300 rules, was developed by T. J. Nagy at George Washington University.) Discuss the following questions: a. Should the people involved in an accident be informed that a.
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2. Suppose that after graduation you get a job with Cottonwood Corporation, a small firm that does business only in its domestic market. You have just completed coursework in international business, are aware of various business opportunities abroad, and believe that Cottonwood should internationalize. Write a memo to your boss.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1.  Imagine you are studying for your international business class at a local coffee shop.  The manager spies your textbook and remarks: “I don’t get all that foreign business stuff.  I don’t pay much attention to it.  I’m a local guy running a small business.  Thank goodness.
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1.What are the potential benefits and challenges of using RFID in supply-chain management? 2.Given that RFID data streams are large but only include basic tracking information, how would you derive useful information from these streams? 3.What are the benefits and issues of using virtual worlds for decision support? .
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13.Diagnosing infections and prescribing pharmaceuticals are the weak points of many practicing physicians (according to E. H. Shortliffe, one of the developers of MYCIN). It seems, therefore, that society would be better served if MYCIN (and other ES, see Chapter 12) were used extensively, but few physicians use ES. Answer.
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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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4.If you had an opportunity to participate in a virtual career fair, what factors would motivate and inhibit your participation? 5.“Location-tracking-based profiling (reality mining) is powerful but also poses privacy threats.” Comment. 6.Is cloud computing “just an old wine in a new bottle”? How is it similar to other initiatives? How is.
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2. In this chapter, we reviewed the four major risks that firms face in international business: cross-cultural risk, country risk, currency risk, and commercial risk.  Identify one or more countries that interest you, then visit globalEDGE™ and research the countries to uncover examples of each of the four types of.
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9.How can wikis be used to facilitate knowledge management? 10.Discuss the relationship between mobile devices and social networking. 11.Some say that MSS in general, and ES in particular, dehumanize managerial activities, and others say they do not. Discuss arguments for both points of view. .
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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. You can gain valuable insights into international business by examining how countries compare to each other. Various research groups and international agencies systematically examine economic, political, and other features of nations and provide annual rankings. Visit globalEDGE™ Resource Desk, click on "Research: Rankings."  You will find more than two.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1. Richard Bendix is the marketing manager at a firm that makes and sells high-quality prefabricated houses. He believes there is little difference between his home-country market and foreign markets, and that he can use the same methods for selling in Asia or Latin America as he.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1.  Imagine you are studying for your international business class at a local coffee shop.  The manager spies your textbook and remarks: “I don’t get all that foreign business stuff.  I don’t pay much attention to it.  I’m a local guy running a small business.  Thank goodness.
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? APPLY YOUR UNDERSTANDING 1.  Imagine you are studying for your international business class at a local coffee shop.  The manager spies your textbook and remarks: “I don’t get all that foreign business stuff.  I don’t pay much attention to it.  I’m a local guy running a small business.  Thank goodness.
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3.Summarize the six dimensions of globalization. Which of these do you think is the most visible manifestation of globalization? C. Growth of global investment and financial flows.  D. Convergence of consumer lifestyles and preferences.  E. Globalization of production. F. Globalization of services .
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1. Foreign Policy magazine, together with A.T. Kearney, Inc., prepares an annual Globalization Index (enter “globalization index” at globalEDGE™), which ranks the 20 most globalized nations. The index uses four different dimensions to measure globalization: ? Economic integration with the rest of the world (such as trade and FDI levels) ? Personal.
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3. (Ethical Dilemma) Northern Energy, Inc. (‘Northern’) is a large oil company with production and marketing operations worldwide.  You are a recently hired manager at Northern’s subsidiary in Nigeria, which provides jobs to hundreds of Nigerians and supports many local merchants and suppliers. Suppose Northern’s drilling and refining practices have.
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3. You have become the president of the International Business Club at your school. You are trying to recruit new members and find that many students do not recognize the importance of international business or the career opportunities available to them. You decide to give a presentation on this theme..
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2. Globalization provides numerous advantages to businesses and consumers around the world. At the same time, some critics believe that globalization is harming various aspects of life and commerce. In what ways is globalization good for firms and consumers? In what ways is globalization harmful to firms and consumers? Globalization- PROS Globalization-.
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1. Do you think globalization and MNE activity are creating problems for the world? What kinds of problems can you identify? Are there some unintended consequences of international business?  As the Activist Argues that Globalization is Cultural Imperialism with severe consequences on nations, cultures, people and the environment. .
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