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Assess and evaluate cross-national differences in the world that affect the strategy, performance, and value of the multinational firm
Analyze the models for organizing and managing a multinational network of subsidiaries, including how to coordinate and to transfer useful knowledge across borders
Part 1. Library Research Assignment
A painting company has determined that for the company to expand globally over the next several years, its executives must be aware of any political and economic concerns that may arise during the expansion.
Use the library, course materials, and other Web resources to write a report (3–4 pages) for the senior management team. Your report will inform their strategic decisions about the company’s expansion.
Please address the following:
- Describe at least 2 political and 2 economic issues that may arise during global expansion, and propose methods of addressing them. (Choose issues that are distinct from those that are purely domestic).
- Explain the importance of and implications of each issue with regard to the company’s proposed expansion to France.
- Find an example and explain in general terms how another company has handled one of the international expansion issues you raised (does not have to relate to France).
Part 2 Slides
As your organization considers international expansion, one important decision it faces is how to modify its organization structure to accommodate internationalization. You have been asked to research different organization models used by other multinational corporations (MNCs) and prepare a short presentation based on your findings.
Your presentation should include the following:
- A list and brief description of at least 4 different organization structures used by MNCs
- A more detailed explanation and comparison of 2 of the structures
- Effective use of at least 1 table, chart, or other visual representation of information
- Description of a real world example of an MNC that uses one of the models you researched
- How does this organization coordinate and transfer useful knowledge across borders?
- Why does the organization structure chosen make sense for this particular firm and/or industry?
Your report must include a reference list. All research should be cited in the body of the presentation. (Note: the 5–6 slides with in-depth speaker notes length requirement excludes the title page and reference list pages). Please note that if you have a source in your reference section, you need to cite it in the body of the presentation per APA guidelines and vice-versa.