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Reading Questions for Ghemawat, Ch. 2 PSC 244K—Politics and Markets: Innovation and the Global Business Environment Professor Primo Fall 2010 Due in class Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Directions: Please answer all of the following questions. 1. Fig. 2-1 of Ghemawat’s book presents a possible relationship between geographic distance and profitability for Wal-Mart stores in multiple countries. Do you think that geographic distance is the best explanation for why Wal-Mart is successful in some countries but not others? Why or why not? 2. Explain the difference between unilateral attributes of a country and bilateral attributes of country-pairs.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Why does Ghemawat believe that bilateral attributes are such important factors in the CAGE framework? 4. Which of the 4 CAGE components—culture, administrative, geographic, or economic—is closest to the concept of a nonmarket environment? 5. Explain how Ghemawat’s framework might be useful in each of the following ways. Provide a separate explanation for each. a) Helping a company evaluate whether it should or shouldn’t add operations in another country. b) Helping a company evaluate how is should go about adding operations in another country. c) Helping a company develop integrated strategies for operations in other countries....
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