Which of the theories of international trade
Q1. Which of the theories of international trade can help Indian services providers gain competitive edge over their competitors?
Q2. Pick up some Indian services providers. With the help of Michael Porter’s diamond, analyze their strengths and weaknesses as active players in BPO.
Q3. Compare this case with the case given at the beginning of this chapter. What similarities and dissimilarities do you notice? Your analysis should be based on the theories explained.
Q4. What are some current issues facing Peru? What is the climate for doing business in Peru today?
Q5. What type of political risks does this fishing company need to evaluate? Identify and describe them.
Q6. What types of integrative and protective and defensive techniques can the bank use?
Q7. Would the bank be better off negotiating the loan in New York or in Lima? Why?
Q8. Why is that Coke has not been able to make profit in its Indian operations?
Q9. Do you think that Coke should continue to stay in India? If yes, why?
Q10. What cultural adaptations would you suggest to the US expatriate managers regarding their management style?
Q11. Using the Hofstede and the value orientations cultural model , how can you explain some of the cultural differences noted in this case ?
Q12. Where does the joint venture meet the needs of both the partners ? Where does it fall short?
Q13. Why had ABB-PBS failed to realize its technology leadership ?
Q14. What lessons one can draw from this incident for better management of technology transfers?
Q15. What factors have shaped the accounting system currently in use in China ?
Q16. What problem does the accounting system, currently in sue in China, present to foreign investors in joint ventures with Chinese companies ?
Q17. If the evolving Chinese system does not adhere to IASC standards, but instead to standards that the Chinese governments deem appropriate to China’s “Special situation”, how might this affect foreign firms with operations in China ?
Q18. “You can’t tell consumers that the low price they are paying for a particular fax machine or automobile is somehow unfair. They’re not concerned with the profits of companies. To them, it’s just a great bargain and they want it to continue.” Do you agree with this statement ? Do you think that people from different cultures would respond differently to this statement? Explain your answers.
Q19. As we’ve seen, the WTO cannot currently get involved in punishing individual companies for dumping – its actions can only be directed toward governments of countries. Do you think this is a wise policy? Why or why not? Why do you think the WTO was not given the authority to charge individual companies with dumping? Explain.
Q20. Identify a recent antidumping case that was brought before the WTO. Locate as many articles in the press as you can that discuss the case. Identify the nations, products (s) , and potential punitive measures involved. Supposing you were part of the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body, would you vote in favor of the measures taken by the retailing nation? Why or why not?
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