MGT 4478: Managing in a Global Environment
Section One; Country Study:
Assume your company has decided to expand their US business into an international
business. You have been asked by your company to research potential countries to determine
which country they should expand their business to as their first overseas venture.
a. Pick a real organization to use as your template organization for this project.
The organization can be a large multinational organization, a large domestic
organization, a small organization, or your current (or previous) employer. State
whether your organization will be selling a product (state product type), selling
a service (state service), or set-up a manufacturing facility (state type of
b. Research and determine a country that you would recommend to your CEO for
international expansion. State the name of the country you will be
recommending for international expansion.
B. Perform a country study to help determine the any potential issues, costs, and the
benefits of doing business in a particular country. At the end of your study, write a brief
summary (250 words or more) that concludes your findings highlighting some of the
challenges, benefits, costs, etc associated with entering this country.
Below is a list of the environmental factors you need to study and discuss in your study.
o GDP –real growth rate
o GDP – per capita
o By occupation
o Exports – commodities
o Exports - partners
o Import – commodities
o Import - partners
Infrastructure – physical (transportation) & informational (communication)
o Industries growth rate
Access to resources and raw materials
Current environmental issues
Type of government
Foreign investment and approval procedures
Labor and employment laws
Governmental assistance programs for foreign businesses
Tax laws and applicable treaties
Under External Links in our course I have provided you with a link to the CIA factbook, this is a
great resource to find out many of the above facts about a country. I do require that you use
at least two additional sources to complete this assignment. PLEASE remember to cite all
your sources; proper citation of your sources is a requirement for this course. This assignment
is to be a minimum of 2 - 4 pages typed, font 12, double-spaced.
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