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International Business DP World Case GEB 3373, Spring 2011 1
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GEB 3373, Spring 2011 2 DP World In the United States: Who owns the ports? Who is responsible for security? What is a management contract? What do port managers do? What kind of company is interested in being a port manager? Who operates containerships? Why? What is the relationship between ship;ing companies and port terminal management? Why?
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GEB 3373, Spring 2011 3 DP World What is the deal about “national security?”: What is the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS)? Seattle Mariners? Rockefeller Center? Burger King? Is this a legitimate issue? Does it depend on the industry? Does it depend on the country of origin? Do political processes enter into the equation? Does it depend on who owns it (private or government)?
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Unformatted text preview: GEB 3373, Spring 2011 4 DP World Why did we see the “knee-jerk” reaction to this deal? ▲ Why weren’t these concerns raised in December 2004 when DP World took over the CSX International Terminal at Jacksonville? ▲ Did Eller have a legitimate concern? Why did they lobby Congress instead of using the judicial system? ▲ Was it “Bush Bashing,” or plain old fashioned demagoguery that led to the emotional reactions? – Were the Republicans any different than the Democrats? ▲ How did DP World react to all of this? – Did they go beyond what could reasonably be expected? – Why didn’t it work? – Do we see the same sort of demagoguery on other issues today? GEB 3373, Spring 2011 5 DP World What lessons can we learn from this mess?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course GEB 3373 taught by Professor Crum during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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