International Business Across Borders



Assignment One:




perform a country analysis and assessment of a new emerging market where rapid GDP growth has created attractive investment opportunities.
It will be required to pick one of the following countries and perform an assessment of its potential and opportunity for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).Countries: China, India, Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Nigeria, Mexico, Eastern European countries


Address the following key areas:• General overview of the country or region• Political, Economic, Socio-cultural and Technologicalinfluences/benefits/ advantages• National resource and factor endowments that create competitive advantage• Foreign currency and exchange influences• The countries existing trade policies, systems, barriersand incentives• Existing levels of Foreign Direct Investment



perform a written analysis of a real company that has expanded its operation across borders into foreign/international ma



Assignment Two:



For the purposes of this case study you will assume that you are external consultants who have been brought in by the company’s senior executives to report on the business’s international growth strategy, identify any issues and provide quality recommendations for improvement.
Your report must address the following key areas:• Overview of the company and current operating position• Review of company’s international competitive strategy• Existing organisational design structure and control issues• Entry strategies used to enter other regions/countries• Operational control, production and distribution/supplychain management• Management of Human Resources across borders• Identify key issues or opportunities for management• Recommendations to management for improvement