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MGT 448 All Assignments (New Syllabus)

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MGT 448 Week 1 Globalization Paper (New Syllabus)

MGT 448 Week 2 Comprehensive Global Analysis Paper (New Syllabus)

MGT 448 Week 3 Comprehensive Analysis of Global Entry (New Syllabus, 2 Papers)

MGT 448 Week 3 Case study (Ikea)

MGT 448 Week 3 Analysis of the Foreign Exchange Market

MGT 448 Week 4 Global Risk Mitigation


MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Corporation Case Study (New Syllabus, APPLE)

MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Corporation Case Study (New Syllabus, STARBUCKS)

MGT 448 Week 4 Exchange rate case study (Billabong)

MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Financial Institutions

MGT 448 Week 5 Final Global Business Plan (New Syllabus)

MGT 448 Week 5 Foreign Travel Budget & Cultural Analysis (New Syllabus)

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MGT 448 Week 1 Discussion Question 1

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What technological advances in telecommunications and transportation have influenced global business in the last decade? How have these technological advances affected regional economic development? What trends may be anticipated in these areas? Would globalization have been possible without these technological advances? =========================================== ===

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Discuss the following theory: The study of global business is relevant if you work or plan to work in a large multinational company, but it has little or no significance for individuals who work in smaller national


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MGT 448 Week 1 Globalization Paper (New Syllabus)

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Purpose of Assignment In today’s ever expanding globalized world, countries are joining ranks and forming trade alliances to expand their economies. They eliminate trade barriers among their group and provide low cost labor to nations seeking to outsource their production. The myriad of trade groups globally have also increased new foreign direct investment opportunities for multinational companies. Therefore, the intent of this assignment is to provide students a more thorough understanding of globalization and its nuances. Assignment Steps


Resources: Suggested but not required: Moran, Theodore. (2011). Foreign Direct Investment and Development. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Search the Internet for vendors who sell this book or inquire about it with a local library. Compose a (total word count of) 525-word response to the following (be brief on each response):  Define globalization and identify three of the traditional, international trade theories that support the concept of globalization.  List and explain the two major drivers of globalization and provide two examples of each.  Appraise the pros and cons of global outsourcing by multinational companies. Provide details of how global outsourcing has affected your company, business or industry.  Describe foreign direct investment (FDI) and how it affects world economy. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Include a cover sheet and reference page Include at least two cited references to Hill &Hult, 2017 (our class book) in this paper. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================


MGT 448 Week 1 Individual Assignment Globalization Questionnaire

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Individual Assignment: Globalization Questionnaire

¡ Prepare a comprehensive response to the following questions in 350 words.

o What is globalization, and what are some of the traditional international trade theories that support the concept of globalization? o List the major drivers of globalization and provide three examples of each. o Explain at least four effects of globalization that affect your community and your organization. =========================================== ===


MGT 448 Week 2 Comprehensive Global Analysis Paper (New Syllabus)

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Purpose of Assignment Starting a new, international business venture requires creativity, planning, financing and marketing among the key ingredients for a successful undertaking. Additionally, the different risk analyses that are obligatory of a start-up are equally important for a flourishing company. By putting all of these success factors in motion, the student should have all of the information considered necessary for a winning venture. Assignment Steps Resources: Suggested but not required: Abbott, Riley J. (2015). PESTEL Analysis for Students. London, UK: Science and Management Press of London. Search the Internet for vendors who sell this book or inquire about it with a local library. Select a product and a country for a global business venture. Do not choose Canada.


Conduct a regional, country risk, and organization and product or service analyses of your new global venture. Prepare a 1,050-1,500 word analysis to address the following:  Region Analysis  Regional alliances and economic integration  Physical environment and its effect on trade  Political stability  Economic conditions  Finance options available  Social, health, and environmental conditions  Terrorism threats  Country Risk Analysis  Political and legal stability  Economic conditions  Finance options available  Physical environment and distribution channels  Social, health, and environmental conditions  Cultural and ethical considerations  Organization and Product or Service Analysis  Description of your organization


 Legal structure of organization  Market analysis  Description of product to meet the need Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Include a cover sheet, summary section and reference page. Include at least four cited references in your paper. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

MGT 448 Week 2 Discussion Question 1

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What are the major hurdles to successful global trade? Use your company as an example if possible. =========================================== ===


MGT 448 Week 2 Discussion Question 2

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Who are your company’s stakeholders and how would they change or how did they change when your company expanded globally? =========================================== ===

MGT 448 Week 2 Individual Assignment Regional Integration for and Against Articles

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1. Individual Assignment: Regional Integration for and Against Articles

¡ Select a region and choose a trading bloc (NAFTA, EU, ASEAN, etc.) within that region. Write a 700-word articles, in favor of regional integration and against regional integration. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of regional integration and relate the stage of economic development of the economically integrated region to potential business opportunities. =========================================== ===

MGT 448 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Comprehensive Analysis Outline

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1. Learning Team Assignment: Comprehensive Analysis Outline and Presentation


· Select a product and a country for a global business venture. Conduct a regional, country, and product analyses for your new global venture. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word outline and a 5- to 7-slide summary presentation illustrating the following:

o Region Analysis

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Regional alliances and economic integration

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Physical environment and its affect on trade

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Political stability

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Economic conditions

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Finance options available

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Social, health, and environmental conditions

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Terrorism threats

o Country Analysis

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Political stability

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Economic conditions

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Finance options available

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Physical environment and its affect on trade


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Social, health, and environmental conditions

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Cultural considerations

o Organization and product or service analysis

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Description of your organization

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Product needs assessment of the target country

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Description of product to meet the need

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Format your written paper according to APA standards.

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MGT 448 Week 3 Analysis of the Foreign Exchange Market

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MGT 448 Week 3 Analysis of the Foreign Exchange Market


Purpose of Assignment The foreign exchange market is an international monetary system that among several of its functions, converts one country’s currency into that of another. Understanding the foreign exchange market is an important dynamic in international trade and investment. It is, therefore, a benefit to the business student, via this assignment, to fully comprehend its functions. Assignment Steps Develop a 750 (+/- 10% on word count is o.k.) word analysis to include the following aspects of the foreign exchange market:  Discuss the two main functions of the foreign exchange market.  Analyze, in detail, the relationship between money supply and inflation.  Describe the difference between a freely convertible currency and a non-convertible currency.  Evaluate the technology risks associated with the functions of the foreign exchange market. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Include at least two cited references in your paper Include a cover sheet, summary section and reference sheet Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================


MGT 448 Week 3 Case study (Ikea)

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“Nike: The Sweatshop Debate” “The Russian Ruble Crisis and Its Aftermath” “IKEA: Furniture Retailer to the World” Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in which you address the following topics: Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront the global business presented in your selected case study. Determine the various roles that host governments played in this particular global business operation. Summarize the strategic and operational challenges facing global managers illustrated in your selected case. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.

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MGT 448 Week 3 Comprehensive Analysis of Global Entry (New Syllabus, 2 Papers)


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Purpose of Assignment Perhaps one of the first key decisions a prospective business owner makes is the mode of entry in the chosen country. Making the correct choice will ensure the integrity of the business not only legally, but financially as well. Accordingly, a detailed understanding of the various modes of entry will provide students with the knowledge needed to properly select the appropriate organization. Assignment Steps Resources: Suggested but not required: Shamah, Shani. (2011). A Foreign Exchange Primer. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. Search the Internet for vendors who sell this book or inquire about it with a local library. Compose a minimum 700-word analysis of the following modes of entry: • Turnkey Project • Licensing • Corporation • Franchising


• Joint Venture Address the following in the analysis: • Discuss and describe the various modes of entry. • Evaluate the pros and cons associated with each mode of entry. ==============================================

MGT 448 Week 3 Discussion Question 1

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What are the major staffing policies that global organizations must consider? How must an organization choose among these staffing policies? How do you assess the effect of implementing a specific staffing policy? =========================================== ===

MGT 448 Week 3 Discussion Question 2


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How would you describe American culture? Pretend you are a foreign business person preparing to visit the US for your first time. How would someone who knows the culture describe it? =========================================== ===

MGT 448 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Country Risk and Strategic Planning Analysis Paper

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1. Learning Team Assignment: Country Risk and Strategic Planning Analysis Paper

¡ Prepare a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper in which you conduct a country risk analysis for your selected global business venture. Analyze the following risks in your paper:

o Political, legal, and regulatory risks o Exchange and repatriation of funds risks o Competitive risk assessment o Taxation and double taxation risks o Market risks (four Ps) o Distribution and supply chain risks o Physical and environmental challenges to entering and operating in a target market o Social and cultural risks o Cyber or technology

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Describe how you would manage these risks

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Summarize your strategic planning process:


o Define and clarify mission and objectives o SWOTT analysis of target country o Make strategy selection o Select and justify an appropriate mode of entry for your global product or service o Control and evaluation o Devise contingency plan

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MGT 448 Week 4 Discussion Question 1

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When would a firm choose to operate on a transnational basis? Under what circumstances would a firm use a localization strategy? When


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MGT 448 Week 4 Discussion Question 2

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How do the 4 Ps of marketing differ in a global business environment? =========================================== ===

MGT 448 Week 4 Exchange rate case study (Billabong)

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Question 1: Why does the fall in the value of the Australian dollar against the U.S. dollar benefit Billabong?

Question 2: Could the rise in the value of the Australian dollar that occurred in 2009 have been predicted?

Question 3: What might Billabong had done in order to better protect itself against the unanticipated rise in the value of the Australian dollar that occurred in 2009?

Question 4: The Australian dollar continued to rise by another 20% against the U.S. dollar in between 2010 and 2012. How would this have affected Billabong? Is there anything that Billabong might have done to limit its long-term economic exposure to changes in the value of the currency in its largest export market?

What other actions could have Billabong taken to limit its long-term economic exposure to changes in the value of the currency in its largest export market?

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MGT 448 Week 4 Global Risk Mitigation


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www.mgt448assist.com Prepare a 1,400- to –word paper in which you conduct a political, legal, cultural, financial, and ethical risk analysis for your selected global business venture. Analyze the following elements in your paper: ·

Political, legal, and regulatory risks

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Exchange and currency risks

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Competitive risk assessment

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Taxation and double taxation risks

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Social, Ethical and cultural risks

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Cyber or technology risks

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Tariff and nontariff barriers

· Roles of international financial institutions (e.g. IMF, World Bank, ADB, etc.) Describe the country specific risks andhow you would manage these risks. Summarize your strategic planning process: ·

Define and clarify mission and objectives


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Assess the role of marketing in your product or service

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SWOTT or PESTEL analysis of target country

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Make strategy selection(s)

· Select and justify an appropriate mode of entry for your global product or service ·

Devise contingency plan

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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MGT 448 Week 4 Individual Assignment Case Study

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Individual Assignment: Case Study


· Select one of the following cases from the International Business Textbook:

o “Nike: The Sweatshop Debate” at the end of Part 2 o “Google in China” at the end of Chapter 4 o “Boeing versus Airbus: Two Decades of Trade Disputes” at the end of Part 3 (Video is not required to complete this case.) o “The Russian Ruble Crisis and Its Aftermath” at the end of Part 4 o “Molex” at the end of Part 6 o “Merrill Lynch in Japan” at the end of Part 6

· Write a 500- to 750-word paper in which you address the following topics:

o Describe the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confront the global business presented in your selected case study. o Determine the various roles that host governments played in this particular global business operation. o Summarize the strategic and operational challenges facing global managers illustrated in your selected case.

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MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Corporation Case Study (New Syllabus, APPLE)

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Purpose of Assignment At times, multinational corporations encounter in-country issues that if not properly addressed, could place the viability of the company at risk. Thus, it is important to promptly recognize and understand these threats so management can employ an effective solution to the problem. An in-depth analysis of this assignment will provide students with a good understanding of the potential issues involved. Assignment Steps Select one of the following cases from the textbook: • Starbucks Wins Key Trademark Case in China (Ch. 2, p. 56) • Ethical Issues at Apple (Ch. 5, p. 132) • Corruption At Daimler (Ch. 5, p. 136)


Prepare a minimum 700-word analysis addressing the following: • Analyze the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges encountered by the global business case you selected. • Determine the various roles host governments played in this particular global business operation. • Summarize the operational challenges global managers faced as illustrated in your selected case. Format your assignment consistent with APA 6th edition guidelines.

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MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Corporation Case Study (New Syllabus, STARBUCKS)

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Purpose of Assignment At times, multinational corporations encounter in-country issues that if not properly addressed, could place the viability of the company at risk.


Thus, it is important to promptly recognize and understand these threats so management can employ an effective solution to the problem. An in-depth analysis of this assignment will provide students with a good understanding of the potential issues involved. Assignment Steps Select one of the following cases from the textbook: • Starbucks Wins Key Trademark Case in China (Ch. 2, p. 56) • Ethical Issues at Apple (Ch. 5, p. 132) • Corruption At Daimler (Ch. 5, p. 136) Prepare a minimum 700-word analysis addressing the following: • Analyze the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges encountered by the global business case you selected. • Determine the various roles host governments played in this particular global business operation. • Summarize the operational challenges global managers faced as illustrated in your selected case. Format your assignment consistent with APA 6th edition guidelines.

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MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Financial Institutions


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MGT 448 Week 4 Multinational Financial Institutions Purpose of Assignment As globalization continues to expand worldwide, multinational financial institutions become more important in helping nascent economies. These development banks not only provide financing for intellectual assistance to infrastructure projects, but also make available access to basic education as well. For a well-rounded knowledge of international economics, it is incumbent upon the business student to acquaint themselves of these global institutions. Assignment Steps Resources: Suggested but not required: Vreeland, James. . The IMF and Economic Development. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Search the Internet for vendors who sell this book or inquire about it with a local library. Research each of these banks:  European Investment Bank  Asian Development Bank  World Bank


 Development Bank of Latin America  International Monetary Fund Develop the following in a 1050-1400 word essay:  Describe each bank’s origin, organization, purpose, and tax benefits for new business.  Analyze the interaction between the global financial institutions and the exchange rate mechanism of the foreign exchange market.  Tell the reader which institution(s) your learning team will us to help finance the final business plan venture Consider these financial institutions as each team will need to select international sources of financing for their Week 5 Final Business Plan Team assignment. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Include a cover sheet, summary section and reference page. Include at least four cited references in your paper. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. ==============================================

MGT 448 Week 5 Final Global Business Plan (New Syllabus)

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Prepare a 3,500- to 4,200-word paper Final Global Business Plan Include a cover slide with the team member’s names and other items normally found on a cover sheet Include a summary and reference slide. Use the note’s section of the slides to talk about the bulleted points in the slide (do not try to place all of your information on the slide, do that in the note’s section). Include the following information:  Develop an Executive Summary including a short overview of the entire Final Global Business Plan. It should follow the structure and order of the plan and not exceed two pages.  Design a Mission Statement and articulate the purpose of the company’s existence in as few words as possible.  Identify the company name, product or service description, and explain the information obtained regarding the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that formulated your rationale for selecting your target country. Describe the mode of country entry selected. Refer to your country risk analysis.  Develop a chain of command and describe the legal company structure selected. Refer to your organization and product analysis.  Define the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and how it’s applied in international business.


 Formulate an industry analysis to include: industry size, growth rate, industry trends and long term prospects. Refer to your industry analysis.  Develop a market analysis to include: a market segmentation and target market selection, SWOTT and PEST analysis, estimate of annual sales, market share and distribution channels. Refer to your organization and product analysis.  Describe the following as part of your marketing plan: product modification-if any, influences of social culture on product, pricing, use of current global information technologies to promote product introductions and distribution channels.  Describe in detail the functions of the foreign exchange market as it pertains to: currency conversion to implement payment of trade and supplies, the potential risks in exchange rates, and cyber and technology risks. Refer to your Week 3 Individual Assignment.  Identify two potential international sources of financing. Refer to your Week 4 Individual Assignment.  Compose an income statement extending three months to include: cash from units sold, less variable and fixed cost, less taxes, to equal monthly net profit. Use estimated unit value. Refer to class discussion.  Compose a cash flow statement extending three months to include: cash balance at beginning of month, monthly cash flows from operations, less uses of cash, to equal cash balance at end of month. Use estimated cash flow values. This numbers will be “made up” and should be approximate


 Explain what type of exit strategy would be appropriate for your business venture. Several strategies to consider are: divestiture of assets, handing over to a joint venture partner, diversification, shutting down operations.  Recommend whether this global venture is feasible or not. Propose whether to proceed with this business or not. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. ==============================================

MGT 448 Week 5 Foreign Travel Budget & Cultural Analysis (New Syllabus)

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www.mgt448assist.com MGT 448 Week 5 Foreign Travel Budget & Cultural Analysis Prepare a cost estimate and cultural analysis for a business trip from your location to a foreign location for a 3 -day meeting with a foreign partner or customer. (Note: transit time is not included in the 3 days) Deliverables: 1. Introduction: A brief description of the city & country of your proposed business trip. 2. Itemized Budget for all trip Costs in $US and Local Currency (Travel to Airport, Parking, Airfare, Hotel, Local transportation, Interpreter, food, etc). A spreadsheet, table, or an Itemized List of


estimated Daily Costs is required. “Package Deals” through Internet Travel Consolidators are not acceptable unless they list Airfare & Local Hotel costs seperately. Be sure to specify Currency Exchange Rate used in preparing your estimate. Please remember to itemize Local cost in Local currency. For example, Airport Parking in the USA would be in $US while Hotel Cost in Tokyo would be listed in Yen. 3. Cultural Analysis: Compare & contrast 3 cultural differences between the US and Host country using Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions. Research Source: An example of a Trip Budget Template will be posted in the Materials Forum for your convenience. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.Please post to your Assignments Forum Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Budget Table or List does not require in-text citations but must include information sources in Reference list ==============================================

MGT 448 Week 5 Individual Assignment Final written Examination

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Individual Assignment: Final Exam

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MGT 448 Week 5 Individual Assignment Global Financing and Exchange Rate Mechanisms

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1. Individual Assignment: Global Financing and Exchange Rate Mechanisms

¡ Choose one of the following topics. Prepare a 1,050- to 1,750word paper in which you analyze one of the following global financing and exchange rate topics:


o Purchasing power parity and the Big Mac index o Currency hedging o Hard and soft currencies o Countertrade o Financing via letters of credit and EXIM Bank and commercial banks o Tariff and nontariff barriers o Roles of international financial institutions (e.g. IMF, World Bank, ADB, etc.) o Euro currency markets

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Define your selected topic.

· Explain how your topic is used in global financing operations and describe its importance in managing risks. ·

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MGT 448 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Final Global Business Plan Paper and Presentation


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1. Learning Team Assignment: Final Global Business Plan Paper and Presentation

¡ Prepare a 7,000- to 8,750-word paper integrating your previous Learning Team assignments to include the following new material:

o Summarize your findings from previous Learning Team assignments.

o Include the rationale for selecting your target country. Refer to your Learning Team Country Risk Analysis for highlights.

o Determine the marketing mix specific to your selected global product or service and explain your choice of marketing mix. Prepare a marketing plan that addresses product modification, pricing, promotional programs, distribution channels, and e-business in your chosen country. Include market indicators and trends for your product or service.


o Prepare a financial overview for your global venture. Include a chart that represents the general budget for your global venture. Explain how your company deals with foreign exchange risk for your global operation.

o Identify potential domestic and international sources of financing for your global venture. Include at least two possible financial institutions within your chosen region.

o Describe the degree to which your organization operates as a centralized versus decentralized organization. Include a chain of command chart to illustrate how communications would reach senior management from the field when events necessitate changes in tactics or strategy.

o What types of exit strategies would be most appropriate for your global venture? Some strategies to consider include divestiture of assets, handing over to a joint venture partner, diversification, shutting down operation, and contingencies for your global venture.

o Based on your findings, make final recommendations about the feasibility of this global venture. Would you recommend proceeding with this global venture? Explain why or why not.

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