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Unformatted text preview: Week One Contemporary Global Business Environment • Define globalization. • List the major drivers of globalization. • Explain some effects of globalization. • Compare and contrast the role of economic integration in promoting global business. • Relate the stage of economic development of an economically integrated region to potential business opportunities. Course Assignments Readings Read Ch. 1 of International Business . Read Ch. 2 of International Business . Read Ch. 3 of International Business . Read Ch. 5 of International Business . Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Read the Week One Read Me First Individual Assignment: Globalization Questionnaire • Prepare a concise response to the following questions in 350 words. (one page paper) 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 . DQS: Minimum of 350 word answers: 1. List where your car, watch, TVs, major appliances and clothes are made. Does this list explain anything about products and trade? 2. Discuss how culture, language, and religion might influence the costs of doing business in a particular country. Support your statement with examples. 3. 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? Week Two Global Business Strategy Formulation • Conduct a business risk analysis. • Choose an appropriate mode of entry for global products or services. Course Assignments 1. Readings Read Ch. 6 of International Business . Read Ch. 7 of International Business . Read Ch. 8 of International Business . Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Read the Week Two Read Me First. Individual Assignment: Regional Integration for and Against Articles • I will assign a region/trading bloc for each member of the course. These will be posted in your individual forum. Write two 350- to 500-word articles , one article in favor of regional integration and another article 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. Learning Team Instructions: Learning Team Project Overview – This is an accumulative assignment. What you do in week two rolls to week three and four and five. You are building the final paper week by week as a team. As you receive feedback on the weekly submissions, it is expected that corrections and revisions will be made....
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- Spring '09