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Western University
Geography 3422A/B
Milford Green

Foxconn Challenged as Global Reach Grows 1/19/2013 10:22:00 AM Foxconn Challenged as Global Reach Grows  In the barren industrial town of Jundiai in south-eastern Brazil last October, thousands of workers gathered outside the local Foxconn factory in protest o The gripe of the Brazilians was a little different: they did not like the food in the canteen o Other protests include everything from overcrowded transport to working hours and lack of career planning offered to employees  Working outside of China helps Foxconn’s customers get quicker turnaround and avoid some import taxes  Foxconn often enters new geographical markets by taking over and turning around old factories once owned by its customers o Famously regimented style of management has sometimes caused clashes when applied to cultures far different from the Chinese factory floors it is more familiar with o “They really want to employ-slash-deploy the management strategy that they had in China, and that just didn’t work very well her
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