Economy & Socioeconomy
What are economic data?
What are socioeconomic data?
Where do you find them?
What can you do with them
The physical rationing system
The social dynamics o
The shared pattern of roles and relationships among
the members of a culture (the society)
Rights & Obligations
A shared pattern of ideas, behavior
Understanding the nature of political systems
The preeminent contemporary systems
Their similarities and differences
Understanding the influences of political dynamics
1. The role of government in com
What is it?
How does it work?
Constraints on Social Behavior
A rule of conduct established and enforced by mutual
agreement (Cultural: Tribes, Clans, Ethnicities)
A rule of conduct established and enforced by po
Labor & Labor Migration
Understanding the global workforce
Migrate (L. migratus, Ofr. migrare = to move)
By definition, true migrants have no permanent home
So what are the causal conditions?
Ecosystem climatic conditions, follow gam
Understanding the American mindset
Understanding the different types of International Enterprises
Understanding the different types of geo-expansion strategies
Understanding why firms engage in international business
Upon what issue (o
International Trade Theory
Understanding the underlying assumptions and approaches to
economic & strategic trade theory
Understanding the International Product Life-Cycle construct
Understanding tariff and non-tariff trade restricti
Understanding the various roles of International Organizations
in International commerce:
As facilitators & integrators
As cooperators and competitors
As controllers & regulators
The International Monetary
Understanding the gold standard
Understanding the founding goals of the IMF
Understanding the Pros & cons of fixed exchange rates
Understanding the mechanics of BOP
Understanding why the gold standard
Understanding why the DCs are DCs
Now . . . What do you see?
Canada, U.S., Western Europe,
Japan, Australia, New Zealand,
Mexico, Brazil, South Korea,
Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong
Understanding the concept of money
Understanding how currency is a commodity
Understanding exchange rates, cross rates, spot rates, & forward rates
Understanding the how and why of currency exchange controls
Context of Organizations
The Natural Environment
Of what does it consist and
how does it operate?
WHAT MAKES THE UNIVERSE
A World of Forces
special interest groups