Additional Information: AutoEdge is considering an expansion project to include other automotive manufacturing companies overseas.
George comes into your office as you're getting ready to leave for the weekend.
"I'm glad I caught you before you left," he says.
"What can I do for you, George?"
"I just got out of a committee meeting with some of the other board members," he says. "Among other things, we are considering an option to expand internationally. Naturally, we need to determine the relevant factors to consider before making the decision."
"I think I see where this is going," you say. "It sounds like you want me to list, describe, and analyze the most important factors that must be considered. Am I right?
"You are correct," he says. "I should think five factors would be enough. Please consider the pros, cons, and risk factors, too."
"Do you want me to add a recommendation?" you ask.
"Yes," he says. "Once you have analyzed these factors, provide a recommendation on whether or not you would expand the company’s product line to automotive manufacturing companies located in other countries."
"OK," you say. "I can get this to you by Friday morning next week. Is that soon enough?"
"That's perfect" he says. "Thanks."
Secondary Task Response:
Review and reflect on the knowledge you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 3 paragraphs on the following:
- What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
- How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
- What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?
- The main post should include at least 1 reference to research sources, and all sources should be cited using APA format.