8.22) A small rural county has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 6 years, and as a resu

8.22) A small rural county has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 6 years, and as a resu

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8.11) A company is planning on expanding and building a new plant in one of three Southeast Asian countries. Chris Ellis, the manager charged with making the decision, has determined that five key success factors can be used to evaluate the prospective countries. Ellis used a rating system of 1 (least desirable country) to 5 (most desirable) to evaluate each factor. a) Which country should be selected for the new plant? Key Success Factor Candidate Country Ratings (out of 5) Weighted scores Weight Taiwan Thailand Singapore Taiwan Thailand Singapore Technology 0.2 4 5 1 0.05 0.04 0.20 Education 0.1 4 1 5 0.03 0.10 0.02 Political and legal aspects 0.4 1 3 3 0.40 0.13 0.13 Social and cultural aspects 0.1 4 2 3 0.03 0.05 0.03 Economic factors 0.2 3 3 2 0.07 0.07 0.10 Totals 1 0.57 0.39 0.49 Taiwan should be selected as it has the highest score ~ 0.57 b) Political unrest in Thailand results in a lower score, 2, for Political and legal aspects. Does your conclusion change? Key Success Factor Candidate Country Ratings (out of 5) Weighted scores Weight Taiwan Thailan d Singapore
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  • Fall '16
  • Operations Management, Management, Center of Gravity, KEY SUCCESS FACTOR, Location Strategies, Location alternatives, Factor-rating Method, Taiwan Thailand Singapore, Candidate Country Ratings

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