Imagine that you are the CEO of a successful domestic
company. In the last 6 months, many potential clients in foreign countries have
expressed a desire to conduct business with you. You know that in order for
your company to grow, you will have to expand overseas. You have recently
attended a local three (3)-day international trade exposition and have gathered
many brochures on the foreign companies interested in doing business with your
After meeting with the Executive Committee of your
successful domestic company, you decide that you will need to identify a
minimum of two (2) countries for expansion and two (2) expatriates whom you
will send into the chosen countries. The selected expatriates will learn about
the countries’ cultures and business activities there. You must prepare a
report for the potential employees who may want to take an overseas assignment,
the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.
Use the Internet and Strayer Library to research possible
countries for expansion. Next, conduct research on leveraging expatriates over
country nationals for business overseas. Finally, research books that could
help expatriates in their transition to working overseas.
You may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the
completion of this assignment.
Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
Create a guide to leveraging
expatriates. The guide should include four to six (4-6) sources that address
benefits and challenges of sending expatriates to other countries.
Create Heading called Leveraging
Expatriates then subheadings of The benefit of sending expatriates to other
country and The challenges of sending expatriates to other countries.
Examine the major benefits that this
report can provide for the organization, and suggest two (2) uses for the
information contained therein. Justify your response.
Create heading called Major Benefit
of This Report then below it provide two uses for the information contain
Analyze the major factors (e.g., distance,
cultural background, knowledge of the related countries, languages spoken,
relatives who may live in another country, etc.) that would influence your
choice of countries into which your company would expand. Recommend two (2)
countries for expansion. Provide a rationale for your response.
Create Heading called Major Factor
Influencing Choice of Country, then below it provides distance, cultural
background, knowledge of the related country, language spoken, and relatives
who may live in another country, etc.
Create Heading called Two Countries
Recommended for Expansion, then below it provide rationale for your response.
Determine three (3) criteria that you
would consider when deciding which employees to send abroad. Justify your
Create Heading Criteria for Selection
Employees, then below it provide the three criteria you would consider along
with the justification for these criteria.
Propose the major methods and / or
incentives you would use in order to encourage the selected employees to become
expatriates. Provide a rationale for your response.
Create Heading called Methods and
Incentives for Expatriates then below it provide the major methods and
incentives you would use to encourage the selected employees to become
expatriates along with your rationale.
Recommend one (1) strategy to ensure
that both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors are committed to
the expansions. Justify your response.
Create Heading called Strategy for
Executives Committee and Board then below it provide strategy to gain
commitment to the expansion along with your rationale
Recommend two (2) books that the
selected expatriates should take with them when they go overseas. Provide a
rationale for your response.
Create Heading called Two Books for Expatriates
then below it provide the titles and short summary of the books along with your
Outline a guide for expatriates who
will reside within another country for one to two (1-2) years. The related
guide should cover the following topics: selecting items to pack, accommodating
a vehicle (i.e., leave behind or send overseas), shipping or selling furniture,
moving pets, and arranging accommodations for children and / or family residing
in another country for the discussed length of time.
Create Heading called Guide for
Expatriates and then subheadings with your ideas for each item:
Selecting item to pack
Accommodating a vehicle
Shipping or selling furniture
Arranging accommodation for
Develop a framework for your
presentation. The framework should include the following:
Create a heading called Framework for
Presentation and subheadings with your ideas for each item:
Relevant visuals (chart, graph, maps)
Statistics that support the decision
to expand into the identified countries
A feasibility study of your company’s
proposed expansion to the countries in question
Information related to renting or
buying land or a building
Any other information relevant to the
case for expansion
Use at least five (5) quality
academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar
websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times
New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor
for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the
title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course
title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.