Assignment 1: Discussion—Protectionism or Free Trade?
Using University’s online library resources, conduct research into the arguments for protectionism and free trade as they apply to US companies.
Then, do the following:
Compare and contrast the arguments for protectionism as a good and a bad approach for the US.
In the final paragraph of your posting, express your personal views on this topic: protectionism or free trade.
Be sure to cite your sources.
Write your initial response in a minimum of 300 words. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources.
Beginning Monday, March 24, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area.
Assignment 2: Risk Analysis
You are a CEO of a medium sized US based manufacturing company looking for opportunities to expand its operations globally.
Do the following to complete this assignment:
Select two countries, one developed and one emerging, where you would like to invest.
Describe the company, its industry, its products, the markets it serves, and the type of operations that will be taken abroad.
Consider the assigned readings and the research literature related to this module and develop a country risk analysis report for your company to assess the attractiveness of each country for your business and decide what (if any) opportunity should be pursued.
Analyze the political, social, and economic factors. Use current research and statistics from reputable sources.
Write 3-4-page report. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use the APA format.
Apply APA standards to citation of sources
By Thursday, March 27, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
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