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IBA 301 Principles of International Business Full Course-POST

IBA 301 Principles of International Business Full Course-POST

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IBA 301 Unit 1 Discussion Latest-POST

Discussion Board Week 1

Let’s use this forum to get to know each other. Please post a brief introduction about yourself. Tell us your name, your major, your standing in your degree program, where you work and anything else you would like to share with the class.

IBA 301 Unit 2 Discussion Latest-POST

It is important that you participate meeting the requirements outlined in the course information section. In order for your posts to receive credit they must demonstrate critical thinking and contribute something new to the discussion. Repeating what your classmates already wrote has no merit. Use your readings to support your statements and come up with new ideas for the discussion. If you use content from external sources a citation and reference must be included and the content must be in quotes if taken verbatim.

Please post your main answer to the discussion question by creating a new thread with your name in the subject line. Then reply to at least two of your classmate posts. The discussion question this week is: What are the benefits and disadvantages of free international trade for the United States? Illustrate your answer with examples.

IBA 301 Unit 3 Discussion Latest-POST

1. Why did the gold standard collapse? Is there a case for returning to some type of gold standard? If so, what is it?

2. What opportunities might current IMF lending policies to developing nations create for international business? What threats may they create?

Note: In order for your posts to receive credit they must demonstrate critical thinking and contribute something new to the discussion. Repeating what your classmates already wrote has no merit. Use your readings to support your statements and come up with new ideas for the discussion. If you use content from external sources a citation and reference must be included and the content must be in quotes if taken verbatim.

IBA 301 Unit 4 Discussion Latest-POST

You are the international manager of a U.S. business that has just developed a revolutionary new personal computer that can perform the same functions as existing PCs but costs only half as much to manufacture. Several patents protect the unique design for this computer. Your CEO has asked you to formulate a recommendation for how to expand in Western Europe. Your options are:

1. to export from the United States

2. to license a European firm to manufacture and market the computer in Europe

3. to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Europe

Evaluate the pros and cons of each alternative and suggest a course of action to your CEO.

IBA 301 Unit 5 Discussion Latest-POST

Please answer the following two questions:

1. In what kind of industries does a localization strategy makes sense? Why? When does a global standardization strategy make most sense? Why?

2. What do you see as the main organizational problems that are likely to be associated with implementation of a transnational strategy? Explain.

Note: In order for your posts to receive credit they must demonstrate critical thinking and contribute something new to the discussion. Repeating what your classmates already wrote has no merit. Use your readings to support your statements and come up with new ideas for the discussion. If you use content from external sources a citation and reference must be included and the content must be in quotes if taken verbatim.

IBA 301 Unit 6 Discussion Latest-POST

Answer the following two questions:

1. Within 20 years, we will have seen the emergence of enormous global markets for standardized consumer products. Do you agree with this statement? Justify your answer.

2. Price discrimination is indistinguishable from dumping. Discuss the accuracy of this statement.

IBA 301 Unit 7 Discussion Latest-POST

How can an efficient logistics function help an international business compete more effectively in the global marketplace?

IBA 301 Unit 8 Discussion Latest-POST

What was some of the most important information or significant concept that stood out for you in this course? Pick two or three items and present them here.

IBA 301 Unit 2 Assignment Homework Latest-POST

Read Closing Case in Chapter 6The Rise of India’s Drug Industry

Synopsis: Over the past 15 years, pharmaceutical exports from India have exploded, going from just $1 billion in 2000 to almost $14 billion in 2012. Much of this growth can be attributed to the decision by many Western firms to outsource their manufacturing to the country, as well as India’s signed agreement to comply with WTO rules on intellectual property rights. India, with its relatively low-cost labor, large pool of English-speaking scientists and workers, and knowledge of U.S. and European drug regulations, is an attractive manufacturing location for Western firms.

Answer the following questions:

1: How might (a) U.S. pharmaceutical companies and (b) U.S. consumers benefit from the rise of the Indian pharmaceutical industry?

2: Do the benefits from trade with the Indian pharmaceutical sector outweigh the losses?

3: What international trade theory (or theories) best explains the rise of India as a major exporter of pharmaceuticals?

Note: Your work should follow proper APA formatting including 12pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins all around, double-spaced, indented responses, title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

I have provided a template for you to make it easy to plug your work into. I encourage you to download it and save it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

IBA 301 Unit 3 Assignment Homework Latest-POST

Assignment 3 – Homework

Read the closing case on Page 318. It explores the implications of changing currency values on the profits of Australian retailer Billabong, which relies on the U.S. market for a significant share of its total sales. Discussion of the case can revolve around the following questions.

Answer the following questions:

1. Why does a fall in the value of the Australian dollar against the U.S. dollar benefit Billabong?

2. Could the rise in the value of the Australian dollar that occurred in 2009 have been predicted?

3. What might Billabong have done in order to better protect itself against the unanticipated rise in the value of the Australian dollar that occurred in 2009?

4. The Australian dollar continued to rise by another 20 percent against the U.S. dollar in between 2010 and 2012. How would this have affected Billabong? Is there anything that Billabong might have done to limit its long-term economic exposure to changes in the value of the currency in its largest export market?

Note: Your work should follow proper APA formatting including 12pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins all around, double-spaced, indented responses, title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

I have provided a template for you in Unit 2 to make it easy to plug your work into. I encourage you to download it from Unit 2 and save it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

IBA 301 Unit 4 Assignment Homework Latest-POST

Assignment 4 – Research Task 1

Using global EDGE™ found at www.globaledge.msu.edu to complete the Research Exercises 1 and 2, located under the section “Research Task” on page 283.

Note: Your work should follow proper APA formatting including 12pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins all around, double-spaced, indented responses, title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

I have provided a template for you in Unit 2 to make it easy to plug your work into. I encourage you to download it and save it. Please let me know if you have any questions

IBA 301 Unit 5 Assignment Homework Latest-POST

Assignment 5 – Homework

The following questions can be answered from Chapter 13.

1. The choice of strategy for a multinational firm must depend upon a comparison of the benefits of that strategy (in terms of value creation) with the costs of implementing that strategy (as defined by organizational architecture necessary for implementation). On this basis, it may be logical for some firms to pursue a localization strategy, others a global or international strategy, and still others a transnational strategy.” Is this statement correct? Please explain.

2. Explain what is meant by the following statement: An understanding of the causes and consequences of performance ambiguity is central to the issue of organizational design in multinational firms.

3. What is the most appropriate organizational architecture for a firm that is competing in an industry where a global strategy is most appropriate?

4. If a firm is changing its strategy from an international to a transnational strategy, what are the most important challenges it is likely to face in implementing this change? How can the firm overcome these challenges?

Note: Your work should follow proper APA formatting including 12pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins all around, double-spaced, indented responses, title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

I have provided a template for you in Unit 2 to make it easy to plug your work into. I encourage you to download it and save it. Please let me know if you have any questions

IBA 301 Unit 6 Assignment Homework Latest-POST

Assignment 6 – Homework

Read the opening case on page 447: JCB in India

Synopsis: The case describes the entry of JCB into China. A British manufacturer of construction equipment, JCB initially entered India in 1979 via a joint venture with Escorts, an Indian engineering conglomerate, with Escorts holding a 60 percent stake in the joint venture. As years went by, and Indian regulations changed to give foreign companies more advantages to doing business in the country, JCB eventually bought out Escorts, transforming the joint venture into a wholly owned subsidiary.

Please address the following questions:

1. What attracted JCB to India back in 1979? What were the benefits of making a significant investment in the country?

2. Which entry mode did JCB use to enter India? What advantages did this entry mode have over other ways to expand into the market?

3. In your opinion, has JCB business strategy and approach to India paid off? Was the company’s decision to make a significant commitment to the market a good one?

Note: Your work should follow proper APA formatting including 12pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins all around, double-spaced, indented responses, title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

I have provided a template for you in Unit 2 to make it easy to plug your work into. I encourage you to download it from Unit 2 and save it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

IBA 301 Unit 7 Assignment Homework Latest-POST

Assignment 7 Research Task 2

Using global EDGE™ found at www.globaledge.msu.edu, complete the Research Exercises 1 and 2, located under the section “Research Task” on page 591.

IBA 301 Unit 8 Final Paper Latest-POST

Your Final Exam will be the case on page 629: Microsoft’s Aquisition of Skype

Synopsis: Microsoft’s acquisition of Internet communications company Skype in an all-cash deal was worth $8.5 billion. The company financed the deal using cash stored overseas in countries with low corporate tax rates. Address the following questions:

1: What were the benefits to Microsoft’s shareholders of using cash held overseas to purchase Skype?

2: Microsoft notes that it would be taxed $9.2 billion, or 31 percent of its $29.5 billion in cash holdings if it repatriated its foreign earnings to the United States. The U.S. corporate tax rate is currently around 35 percent. Explain the discrepancy.

3: Why does Microsoft continue to hold so much cash overseas, rather than returning it to the United States? What do you think are the opportunity costs of holding tens of billions of dollars of cash in foreign locations? What potential benefits might accrue to Microsoft shareholders if it returned some of that cash to the United States?

4: Do you think it is ethical for companies like Microsoft to continue to hold cash overseas in order to avoid paying U.S. corporate income taxes? Is this practice always in the best interests of the company’s shareholders?

Note: Your work should follow proper APA formatting including 12pt Times New Roman font, 1″ margins all around, double-spaced, indented responses, title page, in-text citations, and reference page.

I have provided a template for you in Unit 2 to make it easy to plug your work into. I encourage you to download it and save it. Please let me know if you have any questions