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Question;week 1Actions for Week One Discussion 1Why do you think the world?s largest theme park operator, the Walt Disney Co., was motivated to establish parks in Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong? What particular market characteristics of each of those sites were especially attractive? Do you believe that Disney should establish additional foreign parks, and if so, when, where, why, and how? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 2As people look at their own habits and perceptions, they need to think about the experiences that have blended together to impact our cultural frame of reference. Many of you in this course come from around the United States, and some of you are from overseas. Furthermore, many of us have immigrant heritages adding to the number of influences that have affected our values. All of this just begins to illustrate how intricate the cultural web can be. Make a list of the most important factors (at least two factors) that you think have contributed to how you see your own culture and other cultures. Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 3Conduct the research and review the WTO and one of the regional trading agreements. Which do you think is more effective in promoting free trade, the global or regional cooperative agreements? Why? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 4Kohl?s Corporation is a very large and successful US retailer. It has no physical or Internet retail outlets outside the United States. What opportunities might this company have for global expansion? What modes should it explore? Should Kohl?s stay ?local?? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 5Imagine that you are working for a company that has been exporting to Europe for five years. The company now sees an opportunity to expand into Asia. Which modes of entry would you suggest that your company pursue for Asia? Would you recommend the same strategy for entering Japan as you would for China? Why or why not? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 6You are thinking about starting a new business that makes and sells a product similar to Red Bull. However, on a recent trip to Scandinavia you learned that Red Bull has actually been banned in some countries, it is illegal in Denmark, France, and Norway. Why is this magical drink that ?gives you wings? banned in several countries? What are the ethical issues surrounding making and selling products that are legal in some countries but illegal in others? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 7One of the reasons that firms seek to employ people in other countries is the relative cost of labor. Visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website and scan the available comparison data for international compensation (http://www.bls.gov/fls/flshcaeindnaics.htm). Which countries have the lowest wages? Which have the highest? Why wouldn?t companies always locate their operations where labor costs are the lowest? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.week 8You are an organic products company that sells organic milk and dairy products to the United States and Europe. Until now, you?ve sourced your milk from local organic dairy farmers in the United States to sell to the US market and from farmers in Europe to sell to the European market. Now, you?re seeing greater demand for organic milk supply as more and more competitors enter your industry. Prices for organic milk are rising. What do you do? Would you raise prices and thus pass the additional costs onto your customers? Would you source organic milk from Australia or New Zealand, where organic milk supplies are less expensive? Would you be concerned about the higher carbon footprint that you would be creating by shipping from Australia or New Zealand to the United States and Europe? Support your original ideas with outside research. Please also respond to at least two postings of others. The original post is due by Thursday Midnight ET and the responses to two others are due by Sunday Midnight ET. Please refer to the rubric posted in the syllabus.

 

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