Assess the different factors that are critical to international versus domestic business         

Assess the different factors that are critical to international versus domestic business

Driven by a number of important forces including the elimination of previous barriers to trade and technological advances, the resulting gains in international trade have had an important impact on many features of countries across the world, including jobs, incomes, and cultures.  This phenomenon, often called globalization, is an integral topic needing careful consideration in modern business environments.

“I define globalization as the inexorable integration of markets, transportation systems, and communication systems to a degree never witnessed before – in a way that is enabling corporations, countries, and individuals to reach around the world farther, faster, deeper, and cheaper than ever  before, and ina way that is enabling the world to reach into corporations, countries, and individuals  farther, faster, deeper, and cheaper than ever before” (Friedman, 2002, p. 3, from “Longitudes and Attitudes”).

Today, it is more important than ever for a well-educated business professional to understand the possibilities for extending business into foreign markets. This module provides an examination of some basic concepts in international business.  You will begin your course project in this module by selecting a country of choice to study. You will investigate the many dimensions of that country’s international business environment such as economic conditions, financial system, cultural issues, and unique marketing considerations.

Module Readings and Assignment: 

 

Complete the following readings early in the module:

•Module 1 online lectures

•From the textbook, International business: The challenges of globalization, 8th, please read the following: ◦Globalization

Assignment:

Research 

 

Review the Web sites provided for research for your course project. Select three of these Web sites and summarize the information you found on each that is relevant for the project. Note, it may take some exploration of the Web site to identify the relevant information. Write the summary in 2–3 paragraphs. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.

Country Choice  

Based on your review of the Web sources and research, identify one country you would like to select for the course project. Also, specify two backup choices of countries to study. The countries that you choose should be interesting to you for either personal or professional reasons. Provide your primary and secondary choices in a short paragraph. Your facilitator will confirm either your first choice or one of your backup choices.

By Monday July 2, 2018 deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Write your choice of countries in a Microsoft Word document. turned-in on time, Grading criteria followed All assignment qualifications addressed correctly, Grading Criteria followed, Include Question followed by the answer  Reference Page Included Cover page Included, Paragraphs  Indented,  Running-head included, main heading should be centered; all  new  paragraphs should be indented;  paper should be right ragged,   not right justified; references,  should always go on a standalone  page. abstracts are not usually indented; acronyms should be spelled out when using them  for  the first time, for example HR. references as listed are APA  standard.   When you  submit your papers through turnitin.com, your overall  similarity  index  score should not be exceedingly high, with   ten to  fifteen percent  being  the maximum,  Please make sure your APA  formatting of citations. I have provided the  APA resource cite for you. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01, Please work on using literature within the span of the last 5 years,  keep in mind there should not be any one, two, or three sentence   paragraphs. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment Grading Criteria  Maximum Points:

Summarized information relevant to the course project available on three Web sites.  28pts

Identified your first choice of a country for your own course project and the specific reasons for their selection.  32pts

Identified two backup countries for the course project.  20pts  

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 20pts  

Total:  100

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