Discussion 1: “Success and Failure of Firms around the Globe.” Based on your analysis of the first core perspective, “an institution-based view,” and the second core perspective, “a resource-based view,” Please respond to the following: •
Describe what an institution-based view comprises and give examples of at least two countries and specify the changes they have made to enable foreign firms to succeed within their borders. •
Explain what the second core perspective, “a resource-based view,” contains and describe at least two examples of how some foreign firms have overcome “a liability of foreignness” in a foreign country. •
Choose a multinational enterprise (MNE) and depict some pros and cons it has encountered in at least one foreign country.
Discussion 2: “The Pendulum View.” Based on your evaluation of the pendulum view on globalization and the G-20 countries, please respond to the following: •
Discuss the actions of at least two specific countries or regions which changed their policies on global trade and investment, and contrast them with the previous policies. •
Classify at least three benefits and three costs of globalization. •
Conclude at least two ways the G-20 countries could assist in combating the global economic crisis and help to restore economic growth.
Discussion 1: “Knowing and Thinking.”
E. M. Forrester once said, “How can I know what I think until I see what I say?” Please respond to the following:
Find one (1) quote in Chapter 1 made by some other famous person about “knowing” or “thinking” which you think best describes your own viewpoint. •
Explain how the quote you chose relates to one of the roles of thinking. •
Explain why the quote or comment you chose is meaningful to you.
Discussion 2: “Barriers to Objective Thinking.”
Some people define themselves by their possessions, religious beliefs, abilities, or other factors. “Defining yourself” is a topic about which...
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