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Reflection papers. Due Jan 15
Choose ONE of the two topics below:
1. Pick a firm of your choice that is headquartered the US but aslo has operations in another country. eg. McDonalds in China.
-Describe its activities in that location in brief.
-Explain/examine the mode of operations of the firm in the country ( eg . exporting, licensing, JV, greenfield , acquisition etc).
– Use any of the chapters/concepts in the textbook to explain/examine 1-2 activities described in more detail (for example marketing, R and D or production?)
– Provide some suggestions on how the firm could improve upon the activities you have examined. Draw on concepts from the text/other reference material.
2. Pick a firm of your choice that is headquartered in another country but has US operations. Discuss the firms’ US activities. eg. Toyota from Japan
-Describe its activities in the US in brief.
– Use any of the chapters/concepts of the textbook to explain/examine the mode of operations of the firm in the US (eg . exporting, licensing, JV, greenfield , acquisition etc).
– Use any of the chapters/concepts in the textbook to explain/examine 1-2 activities described in more detail (for example marketing, R and D or production?)
– Provide some suggestions on how the firm could improve upon the activities you have examined. Draw on concepts from the text/other reference material.
The reflection paper must be 2 pages single spaced in length using Times New Roman, size 12 font, with 1.25 inch margins on the side and 1 inch margins on the top and bottom.