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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Assignment List
Unit 1 - Political Systems

Reading Assignment: Wild, chapters 1-3.
Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 3-5 pages Points Possible: 125 Due Date: 8/29/2010 11:59:59 PM CT Select a company and country that interests you.
You have been asked to evaluate the country you selected as a potential market for your product(s)/service(s) and present your findings to other managers of the organization in a memo. In your memo, be sure to address the following: •Provide a brief overview of the company and why the country you selected may be a potential market. •What type of political and legal systems does the country have? •Do free elections take place?

Is the government heavily involved in the economy?
Is the legal system effective and impartial?
Do political and legal conditions suggest that it should be further considered as a potential market? Please submit your assignment.

Instructor Comments:
Note: Be sure to choose a foreign country, that is a country in which you do not reside. For example, if you live in the U.S. then do not select the U.S., Puerto Rico or any other U.S. possession or territory.

Also, the company you select can either be an actual company or one that you create.

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 3-4 paragraphs Points Possible: 60 Due Date: 8/29/2010 11:59:59 PM CT
Debate the ethics of doing business in countries with totalitarian governments on the Discussion Board. Comment on opposing arguments, looking for holes and inconsistencies. Attempt to answer any arguments that are presented against your side of the argument. In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

Unit 2 - International Trade

Reading Assignment: Wild, chapters 4-6.
Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: 3-5 pages Points Possible: 125 Due Date: 9/5/2010 11:59:59 PM CT
1.Explain the relation between trade and world output.
2.Describe the broad pattern of international trade.
3.If the nations of the world were to suddenly cut off all trade with one another, what products might you no longer be able to obtain in your country? Choose one other country and identify the products it would need to do without. Please submit your assignment.

Assignment Type: Discussion Board Deliverable Length: 3-4 paragraphs Points Possible: 60 Due Date: 9/5/2010 11:59:59 PM CT

Debate the benefits and drawbacks of both market and mixed economies on the Discussion Board. Present questions for any opponent's arguments, looking for holes and inconsistencies. Attempt to answer any arguments made against your position. In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

Unit 3 - Motives

Reading Assignment: Wild, chapters 7-9.
Assignment Type: Individual Project Deliverable Length: a 10-15 slide Power Point Presentation Points Possible: 125 Due Date: 9/12/2010 11:59:59 PM CT Your organization (you may select any organization you wish, real or fictional) is considering investing in the Philippines, and you have been asked to give a presentation on this opportunity. In the presentation, you need to address the following: •Investigate the economy of the Philippines and its neighbors (be sure to cite your sources). •In what economic sectors is each country strong?

Do the strengths of each country really complement one another, or do they compete directly with one another? •As you consider investing in the Philippines, what management issues concern you? Be specific. In the speaker's notes of the PowerPoint slides, elaborate on the bullet points you placed in your presentation and...
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