Question 1 of 10
Explain the IMF
(International Monetary Fund). What is it and how does it affect international
Question 2 of 10
What is the World Bank?
How is it different from the IMF? Why is it controversial?
Question 3 of 10
Identify and explain two
of the consequences of foreign investment.
Question 4 of 10
What factors would you
evaluate if you were an investor? Pretend you wanted to open a manufacturing
plant to boost production of your wildly popular technological gizmo. What
sorts of criteria would you evaluate in determining where to invest? Now
pretend that you were looking for a short-term bond purchase for your
company’s retirement plan. What factors would influence your decision to
invest in this case?
Question 5 of 10
According to Forbes’s
article, “A 5 Step Primer for Entering an International Market,” five tips are
provided to help a business enter the international market. Describe and
explain, in your own words, two of these. What would happen if you, as a
business, skipped these two steps when entering an international market?
Question 6 of 10
Geert Hofstede is
well-known as a cultural expert. Identify his 5 cultural dimensions and explain
two of those. Why is it important to know and understand cultural differences?
Would international business management “suffer” without this knowledge Hofstede
Question 7 of 10
Five different ethical
theories were described in your readings from week 8. Choose of these theories
and explain why you think that theory best fits international business
management and multicultural relations. How would you, as a business manager,
use this theory to make decisions in the international environment?
Question 8 of 10
Is it important to
consider cultural differences when conducting an international human resource
strategy? Why or why not?
Question 9 of 10
In the SUNY Levin
Institute article, there are three cultural impacts of globalization
identified. Choose one and explain its impact on globalization.
Question 10 of 10
The SUNY Levin Institute
article identified cultural challenges for globalization. Choose one and
explain why it is a challenge and why international business managers should be
concerned about it.