KSBM – International Business 2- What lessons one can draw from this incident for better management of technology transfers

What lessons one can draw

International Business 2



Q1. How could William H. Pickney acculturate himself in India?

Q2. What lessons can Pinckney convey to similar other expatriates?

Q3. Where does the joint venture meet the needs of both the partners? Where does it fall short?

Q4. Why had ABB-PBS failed to realize its technology leadership?

Q5. What lessons one can draw from this incident for better management of technology transfers?

Q6. Why has the late corner’s strategy’ of Toyota failed in China, though it succeeded in India?

Q7. Why has Toyota failed to capture the Chinese market? Why is it trailing behind its rivals

Q8. Is gross domestic product per capita a useful indicator of international competitiveness in the EU?

Q9. Is it fair to point the blame for the EU’s poor international competitiveness at inflexible labor markets, regulated goods and services markets, and a general ] lack of competition? What  alternative explanations might be suggested? What appears to be the problem with the EU’s banking sector?

Q10. Is the number of patents registered a useful indicator of superior international competitiveness?  Why do you think the USA does well in this area?

Q11. Should the EU consider more targeted intervention in the form of subsidies or strategic trade policy?

Q12. What lessons can other MNCs learn from the experience of McDonald’s?

Q13. Aware of the food habits of Indians, why did McDonald’s err in mixing beef extract in the oil used for fries?

Q14. How far has McDonald’s succeeded in strategizing and meeting local cultures and needs?


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