International Business Across Borders
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of pre-recorded tutorial questions for weeks 2 to 6 inclusive and submit these answers via the submission link in Blackboard site (HI5014: Menu Item Assessments) in a single word document.
The questions to be answered are
Read the case “Appendix_Week_2T_Case_1C_Coca-Cola_Dives_into_Africa”, and answer question 2.2. Question 2.2. What are the challenges that Coca-Cola is likely to face to grow its business in Africa?
Question 3.3. Assume you work for a Norwegian company exporting a container of salmon to Azerbaijan or Haiti. The customs official informs you that there is a delay in clearing your container through customs, and it may last a month. However, if you are willing to pay an “expediting fee” of €200, he will try to make it happen in one day. What are you going to do?
Question 4.3. You are the PR officer of a major MNE in the chemicals industry. The national press in your home country alleges that your company is covering up an environmental disaster caused by your subsidiary in India, in which several people died. How do you react? Week 5:
Read the closing case “Appendix_Week_5T_Case_6C_Politics_and_FDI_in_Argentina”, and answer question 5.3.
Question 5.3. Some trade unions fear that the free movement of people depresses wages of ordinary workers because immigrants from other European countries are willing to work for lower wages. Should the free movement of people thus be restricted for some countries, or for certain time periods?
Question Number 6.2. You are an IMF official going to a country whose export earnings are not able to pay for imports. The government has requested a loan from the IMF. Which areas would you recommend the government to cut: (1) education, (2) salaries for officials, (3) food subsidies, and/or (4) tax rebates for exporters?
The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
Academic honesty is highly valued at Holmes Institute. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas used in a class posting or assignment submission do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Written assignments that include material similar to course reading materials or other sources should include a citation including source, author, and page number.
In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student in the class is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity Policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through to suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and the student’s history of academic misconduct issues.
All assessments will be automatically submitted to SelfAssign to assess their originality.
For further information and additional learning resources, students should refer to their Discussion Board for the unit.