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Globalization Theme questions for midterm/exam
13 Jan 2012
University of Waterloo
Accounting & Financial Management
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Which of the following factors help determine a manager's span of control?
A)the number of global competitors
B)the level of standardization of the work to be done
C)method of accounting for production
D)form of business ownership
Checking the competitive advantage potential of cross-business strategic fit involves:
A) evaluating a diversified company's profitability relative to competitors.
B) examining a company's costs relative to the costs of its chief rivals in the industry.
C) determining if there are opportunities to exploit outsourcing opportunities by a diversified company's lineup of businesses.
D) considering what competitive value can be generated from a strategic fit.
E) evaluating how much benefit a diversified company can gain from cross-business value chain matchups and resource sharing.
MGM110-1102A-11 Principles of Business
Task Name: Phase 5 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 1,800â2,000 words
Details: You are a business consultant tasked by your chosencompany to help fill in some important parts of the overallbusiness plan. It is essential that companies look at technologicalopportunities to reach global markets. Create a final businessrecommendation for your selected company. Focus on 5 distinctsections for this final project as follows.
Analyze global opportunities for your selected company. Choose 2countries where the company should expand its operations. If thecompany is already global, consider 2 countries where the companyis not currently operating.
Part I: Executive Summary
Create an executive summary about the current state of yourcompany. Include the following information:
â¢ Overview of the company including size and revenue
â¢ Leadership team
â¢ Mission statement
â¢ Business ethics and social responsibility
â¢ Product mix
â¢ Current financial state
Part II: Technological Opportunities
â¢ Based on the companyâs current products and services, whattechnological opportunities are available to expand the companyâscurrent operations?
â¢ Does the company offer e-commerce opportunities?
â¢ How does technology allow the company to hire diverse employeesfrom around the world?
Part III: Marketing Opportunities
Look for new customer segments in your selected countries thatmight be interested in the companyâs products.
â¢ What products will sell well in the 2 countries?
â¢ Define the reasons why the products may or may not sellwell.
â¢ What are the psychographics and demographics of your targetedcustomers?
â¢ What are the controllable and uncontrollable variables of thecountries and the companyâs products that can affect salessuccess?
â¢ How does the product fit with the countryâs culture?
â¢ Create 1 promotion to sell one of your companyâs products.
Part IV: The Recruitment Presentation
â¢ Make revisions to your recruitment presentation based on yourcolleaguesâ comments and discussions last week.
â¢ Add this section to this key assignment.
Part V: Future Opportunities
Write a final summary about the future opportunities of yourcompany.
â¢ How can it measure its success in the future?
â¢ Will it expand globally? Why?
â¢ What new customers should it try to reach?
â¢ Are there new products that will help grow the company?
Please submit your assignment.