1. In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing MNC’s in today’s economy and why? Allow for political,technological, and economic challenges. 2. Why is it useful to have an 8-step negotiation model? What are the consequences if a step is skipped? 3. Which of the cross-cultural themes discussed in Chapter 4 do you feel is most vital to the success of an MNC and why? 4. How should an HR department evolve to match a company’s expansion overseas? Which leadership roles are most important in this scenario? 5. Characterize the future of US-based companies desiring to expand overseas within the next 5 years. What political, economic, and technological challenges might those companies face and why? How can they be overcome?