Globalization as an Important Trend

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Assignment 2: Discussion—Globalization as an Important Trend

Globalization is a trend that has been impacting business in a material way for the past 40 to 50 years. In recent years, this impact has been strengthening. Appreciating the impact of this trend and the driving forces is useful for today’s business professionals.

Research the topic using your textbook, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Respond to the following:

  • Based on your experiences, would you characterize globalization as the most important trend in business today? Take a position for or against.
  • What do you believe is the single most important force driving globalization in business? Present an argument for your position, including reference to forces that you believe are less important.

Write your response in 300 words or less. Apply current APA standards for writing style to your work. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

By Friday, January 11, 2013, submit your assignment to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through Sunday, January 13, 2013, review and comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

 

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For the course project, you will select a country of interest and assess the international business potential of that country and compare its characteristics to the characteristics of the U.S. You will write a 15- to 20-page paper based on your research. Include the following sections in the paper:

  • Executive summary
  • Macroeconomic condition
  • Financial system
  • Political and cultural environment
  • Special legal and business issues
  • Overall recommendation and risk assessment for making business investments into this country

The following organizations gather and publish data relevant to your course project. Use these resources for research. You will find links to these resources in the Webliography.

  • United Nations
  • International Trade Center
  • World Bank
  • International Monetary Fund
  • European Union
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Trade Information Center
  • Japanese External Trade Organization
  • Ernst & Young
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • DIALOG
  • Dow Jones

Your course project tasks are:

  • M1: Assignment 3, Task 1: Review of Web resources and available information; selection of the country for the course project
  • M2: Reminder: Macroeconomic characteristics of the selected country and comparison with the U.S., with statistical data
  • M4: Reminder: Financial system characteristics of the selected country and comparison with the U.S., with statistical data
  • M5: Reminder: Cultural and political characteristics of the selected country and comparison with the U.S., with statistical data
  • M6: Reminder: Add a discussion of special legal and business issues; first draft of the paper for facilitator feedback
  • M8: Assignment 1, Final Paper: Complete paper finalized for grading
  • M8: Assignment 2, Presentation: Presentation of highlights of the final paper
  • Posted: 7 years ago
  • Due: 
  • Budget: $10
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