Trident Bus401 full course (module 1-5)

Trident Bus401 full course (module 1-5)all case and slpsmodule 1 case studyWalmart
has recently announced plans for expansion to China. Already a retail
giant in the U.S., they now hope to tap into a growing and potentially
lucrative new market. However, such expansion is not without risks.
Doing business in China is a much different environment than doing
business in the U.S. Furthermore the Chinese government has announced
plans for a series of ambitious new reforms that add to the level of
uncertainty and may change the business environment for international
firms.Case AssignmentRead the following two articles and do some of your own additional research on Walmart and the new enviornment in China:Roberts, M. (October 24, 2013). Walmart China Expansion Aims to Tap Urbanization, Business Week,.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-24/walmarts-china-expansion-aims-to-tap-urbanization”>http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-24/walmarts-china-expansion-aims-to-tap-urbanizationYao, K., Blanchard, B. (November 15, 2013) China unveils boldest reforms in decades, shows Xi in command, Reuters,.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/us-china-reform-idUSBRE9AE0BL20131115″>http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/us-china-reform-idUSBRE9AE0BL20131115After researching these issues, write a four to five page paper answering the following question:How will economic reform in China impact the success of Walmart’s expansion plans?In your answer, consider the following issues:A. The risks involved in expanding to ChinaB. How specific aspects of China’s economic reform will impact the business enviornment that Walmart will faceC. The potential benefit of Walmart’s expansion to ChinaHelpful Tips:Please first read in-depth the background materials for module 1.Identify key concepts in the background materials write a list, and study themRead the case in-depth and conduct additional research, if necessaryDevelop
arguments by applying the concepts of international business from the
background materials to Walmart’s expansion plan in ChinaCase 1 Assignment ExpectationsAnswer the assignment question directlyStay
focused on the precise assignment question, don’t go off on tangents or
devote a lot of space to general background materialsList supporting references and cite sources in proper formatUse appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 1 SLPThroughout this course you will be looking at how easy it is do to business in countries.The World Bank has being doing an extensive study of this subject for many years. Please visitSelect a country at this site.Write a 2 page paper about this country:Identify the country and summarize its profile.Describe how easy it is to do business in this country according to the information at this site.What
factors make it easy to do business? What factors make it difficult to
do business? Are there explicit factors that deal with marketing?
Explain why.Please make sure to use APA style and to use
an Introduction, Main Body, and Conclusions. Use Headings and Titles.
Click here forRemember, this is NOT a term paper due at the end of the course. Rather, this is done module by module. SLP 1 Assignment ExpectationsSelect a country for your SLPs for BUS401 and write 2 pages about how easy or not it is to do business.Use appropriate writing style (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 2 case studyZipcar is a highly successful
new company specializing in a brand new model for automobile rental
services, allows their customers long-term and flexible access to shared
vehicles on a daily or hourly basis. Zipcar’s innovative model allows
those who sign up for their membership services to share cars with other
members on a flexible basis, creating a cost effective alternative to
car ownership. Since its founding in 2000, it has grown to become a
major player in the U.S. automobile rental market and has expanded
internationally to Canada, the U.K., Spain, and Austria and offers
rental services to almost one million customers.Case AssignmentRead the following two articles and do some of your own additional research on ZipcarTice., C. (2012) Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank, Entrepreneur.com,.entrepreneur.com/article/223692″>http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/223692Zipcar
Expands in Sacramento Becoming 26th Major Metro Market: Based on strong
demand, Zipcar increases number of vehicles, will open office (Nov. 6,
2013) PR Newswire (available on Proquest)Zipcar (July 11, 2012) World’s Leading Car Sharing Network Continues European Expansion in Top Growth Market,.mediaroom.com/2012-07-11-Zipcar-Acquires-Leading-Car-Sharing-Service-in-Austria-CarSharing.at”>http://zipcar.mediaroom.com/2012-07-11-Zipcar-Acquires-Leading-Car-Sharing-Service-in-Austria-CarSharing.atNow
suppose you have been hired by Zipcar to come up with a international
strategic plan. Write a four to five page strategic plan for Zipcar that
addresses the following issues:1. Should Zipcar expand into
other countries beyond the current five countries that they operate in?
If so, which countries should they enter first?2. What kind of strategy should they use? For example: multidomestic, international, global, transnational, or other?Helpful Tips:Please first read in-depth the background materials for module 2.Identify key concepts in the background materials write a list, and study themRead the case in-depth and conduct additional research, if necessaryCase 2 Assignment ExpectationsAnswer the assignment questions directlyStay
focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents
or devote a lot of space to general background materialsList supporting references and cite sources in proper formatUse appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 2 SLPFor
SLP2, please discuss international trade issues and how they impact
your selected country and how it pursues doing business with other
countries.Find out as much as you can about the
international trade of the country you selected in module 1. Answer the
following two questions in a 2 page paper and post it by the end of this
module. Please be sure to use the proper paper format.Visit these websites:World Bank Data from Indicators: Exports, ODA, Services, Goods, Imports .org/”>http://worldbank.org Globalization Index: .kof.ethz.ch/”>http://globalization.kof.ethz.ch/ World Trade Organization:Determine how international trade affects how easy it is for your country to do business.SLP 2 Assignment ExpectationsContinue to write about the country you selected in Module 1.Write 2 pages discussing the type(s) of international trade aspects of your country.Illustrate how open or not your country is to international trade. List supporting references and cite sources.Use appropriate writing style (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 3 case study Microsoft’s Ambition Global Sales Training ProgramMicrosoft’s
advertising division recently pursued an ambitious training program
across 22 nationalities in their numerous divisions around the world.
The purpose of their program was to create a “coaching culture” among
their sales managers. An article published in Strategic HR in reports
that this program was highly successful. The reference for the report
(available in Proquest) is:Phillips, T. (2011) Creating a coaching culture across a global sales force. Strategic HR Review: 5-10.Of
coure keep in mind as you read this article that companies are more
likely to share positive news with reporters than there are negative
news, and of course all companies try to use public relations to present
the most image possible to the public and to the business community.Case AssignmentAfter
reading the Phillips article and revewing the background materials
concerning common challenges of international human resource management,
write a four to five page paper answering the following questions:1.
In general, how difficult do you think it is to change managerial
behavior around the world for a multinational corporation such as
Microsoft? Do you think it is as easy as the article makes it out to be,
or do you think it is more challenging? Explain your reasoning.2.
What do you think the biggest single obstacle or roadblock was to
Microsoft’s implementation of their coaching training program? For
example, do you think they might have faced a lot of resistance from
managers in their overseas divisions?3. Do you think this program
should be implemented worldwide for other types of managers besides
just sales managers at Microsoft? If so, explain what types of managers
might benefit the most and why. If not, explain your reasoning.Case 3 Assignment ExpectationsAnswer the assignment questions directlyStay
focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents
or devote a lot of space to general background materialsList supporting references and cite sources in proper formatUse appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines)module 3 SLPSLP3 AssignmentThis
SLP will focus on human resources and human resource strategies and
policies and practices that may impact on your the ease of doing
business in your country.Examine the folloiwng websites and papers:Health Index from UNDP: .org/”>http://undp.orgWorld Bank Indicators: Crime, Literacy, Secondary Enrollment, Fertility, Other Health Measures at .org/”>http://worldbank.orgPaper by Prof. .trident.edu/Presentation.aspx?course=9&term=117&presentation=103166″>Barro on Health Click .trident.edu/Presentation.aspx?course=9&term=117&presentation=103166″>Here to ReadPaper by Prof. .trident.edu/Presentation.aspx?course=9&term=117&presentation=103167″>Barro on Education Click .trident.edu/Presentation.aspx?course=9&term=117&presentation=103167″>Here to ReadPlease
write a 2 page paper, analyzing information about education and health
issues on the ease of doing business in your country. Post your
assignment.SLP 3 Assignment ExpectationsContinue to write about the country you selected in Module 1.Write
2 pages discussing the human resources affect the ease of doing
business in your country. Use examples from various measures to
illustrate human resource issues and level of development inyour
country.List supporting references and cite sources.Use appropriate writing style (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines)module 4 case studyThe number one semiconductor
company in the world Applied Materials recently merged with the world’s
number three semiconductor company Tokyo Elecktron. The stock prices of
both companies went up significantly after the merger was announced,
which shows that investors welcome this move that may create synergies
and help both companies battle declining revenues in the semiconductor
industry. However, even though there are potential benefits to this
merger in terms of operational synergies the human side of a merger can
often be difficult. Furthermore, Japanese and American cultures are
widely perceived as being extremely different from each other which may
add to the difficulties in managing the human side of this merger.Case AssignmentFor this assignment, review the following two articles and do some of your own research on these two companies:McClatchy, S. (Sep 2013) Applied Materials to merge with Tokyo ElectronJohnson, Tribune News Service, Washington [Available on Proquest]Negishi,
M. (Sep 2013) Deal-Shy Tokyo Electron Chief Pushed for Sale to Applied
Materials; Tetsuro Higashi’s Decision Was Based on Experience Watching
Japanese Peers Flounder, Wall Street Journal(Online), New York, N.Y [Available on Proquest]Then
once you’ve finished researching these companies and reviewing some of
the key concepts of cross-cultural management in the background
materials, write a four to five page paper answering the following
questions:1. What do you think the biggest challenge in terms of
cross-cultural management will be in the merger of these two companies?
Remember to consider to issues of differences in national cultural
values between Japan and the U.S.2. What steps do you recommend be taken to help ease cultural differences between the two companies?Assignment ExpectationsAnswer the assignment questions directlyStay
focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents
or devote a lot of space to general background materialsList supporting references and cite sources in proper formatUse appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 4 SLPSLP4 AssignmentPlease answer the following questions in two pages and post your answer:Present the macroeconomic profile for your country. This can be obtained through .org/data”>http://worldbank.org/dataIdentify
such factors as inflation, real GDP growth, government spending,
external debt, and other factors you feel may help or hinder the ease of
doing business in your country. Explain why.SLP 4 Assignment ExpectationsContinue to write about the country you selected in Module 1.Write 2 pages discussing the macoeconomic enviroment of your country.Provide examples that show how this environment helps or hinders the ease of doing business in your country.List supporting references and cite sources of your research.Use appropriate writing style (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 5 case studyCase 5: International Financial ManagementInternational
airlines always receive a large portion of their revenues from a
variety of different currencies due to their international reach and
global range of customers. Furthermore, their risk may depend on
political/economic developments in other countries. Furthermore airlines
need to purchase oil at world market prices, and oil is one of their
largest single costs.El Al Airlines in particular is in a risky
business in a risky part of the world. Read the following articles on El
Al Airlines and do some of your own research on El Al:Steinblatt, R. (May 3, 2013) El Al makes $17.3m gain on currency hedges, Tribune Business News, Washington [Available on Proquest]Solomon, S. (2013) El Al Says Fimi to Invest as Much as $75 Million for Stake, Bloomberg News,.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-14/el-al-says-fimi-to-invest-as-much-as-75-million-for-stake”>http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-14/el-al-says-fimi-to-invest-as-much-as-75-million-for-stakeCase Assignment:After
researching El Al Airlines and reviewing the background materials on
international financial management, write a four to five page paper
addressing the following questions:1. What recent major events do you think El Al’s financial management team need to worry about the most?2. What strategies can El Al employ to guard against their main international financial risks?3.
Would you personally invest in El Al Airlines? Explain your reasoning
and use their international financial risks and their efforts to hedge
against these risks as part of your answer.Assignment ExpectationsAnswer the assignment questions directlyStay
focused on the precise assignment questions, don’t go off on tangents
or devote a lot of space to general background materialsList supporting references and cite sources in proper formatUse appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).module 5 SLPSLP5 Assignment ExpectationsYou
have been asked by a CEO of a multinational enterprise to evaluate
whether or not his company should begin a business enterprise in the
country you have chosen for your session long project. Write a 2 page
memo to the CEO explaining why or why he should not start a business in
this country. You need to carefully justify your answer based on the
knowledge you acquired this session. You will be assessed not just on
your knowledge, but how creative your arguments are presented. This is
potentially a multi-million dollar venture and you are addressing a CEO.
Please keep this in mind.Post your assignment.This is a Signature Assignment for BUS401 SLP Module 5There
are 2 specific learning outcomes: 1) analyze the impact of global
forces on business practices and 2) assess the impact of culture and
diversity on business practicesIn this SLP assignment for Module 5
our emphasis will be on understanding global forces, culture and
diversity on business practices. You will be summarizing all of what you
learned the in the Cases, SLPs and TDs.The grading rubric below
has been developed to measure student success in meeting the BUS401 5
SLP expectations related to applying your knowledge of global forces,
culture and diversity on doing business in other countries.Assignment ExpectationWeak (1)Marginal (2)Adequate (3)Strong (4)Organization10%Demonstrates
the ability to organize content logically, concisely, and in a
appropriate manner to understanding of global forces, country
differences, culture and diversity.There is no logical sequence of information. Wording is rambling and unfocusedPaper does not follow a logical sequence.Paper
follows a logical sequence. There are some minor problems with topic
transitions. Introduction and/or conclusion are not clear.Paper
follows a logical sequence with an effective introduction and
conclusion. Each segment relates to others in a carefully planned
framework.Demonstrates the ability to support a central point or viewpoint throughout the paper.Insufficient elaboration and/or support (e.g., summaries, listings) in the paper.Limited elaboration and/or support in the paper.Support with some specific details and elaboration in the paper.Support through both specific details and elaboration apparent in the paper.Content70%Demonstrates
the ability to address an identifiable purpose in paper—the
implementation of global forces, culture and diversity in doing business
in other countries.The purpose is not identified, is unclear, or inappropriate in the paper.Purpose is occasionally unclear in the paper.Clear purpose, but not consistently sustained throughout the paper.Clear purpose sustained throughout the paper.Demonstrates the ability to gather and sort information and data on a particular subject matter or topic.Does
not have a grasp of information and appropriate data. Topic is poorly
developed. Supporting materials are absent or vague. Trite ideas and/or
unclear wording reflect a lack of understanding of topic.Seems uncomfortable with information and data. Topic is evident but with little or no elaboration.Seems comfortable with the information and data. Topic is evident with some supporting details.Demonstrates
full knowledge of the topic with explanation and elaboration. The topic
is well developed, effectively supported, and appropriate for the
assignment. Critical thinking is clearly and creatively expressed. Data
choices are well thought out.Delivery20%Demonstrates the ability to use appropriate word choice and grammar in the speech.There
are many sentences with grammatical errors. Some sentences are
incomplete/halting, and/or vocabulary is somewhat limited or
inappropriate.There are a few sentences that are complete and grammatical. Word choice is not always appropriate for presentation.Sentences
are generally complete and grammatical, and they flow together easily.
With a few exceptions, words are chosen for their precise meaning.All
sentences are complete and grammatical, and they flow together easily.
Words are chosen for their precise meaning. Word choice illustrates
grasp of content and enhances presentation.Demonstrates
the ability to make an effective speech outline that is free from bias
(e.g. sexism, racism, ageism, heterosexism, etc).Language
chosen for a presentation is inappropriate and exhibits bias. Uses
clichés, slang, jargon, racist, or sexist language. Some readers may be
offended.Language chosen for the paper is free from bias with one or two minor exceptions.Language has no apparent bias. There is some inappropriate language.Language is completely free from bias.Post your assignment.SLP 5 Assignment ExpectationsContinue to write about the country you selected in Module 1.Write 2-3 pages, identifying and providing a profile of ease of doing business in your selected country.Research and provide illustrations that support your points. Include information from cases, SLPs and TDs where appropriate.List supporting references and cite sourcesUse appropriate writing style (organization, grammar, & spelling- see Writing Guidelines).

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