Module 2 Case International Financial Management

Question

Assignment Instructions
Before starting the case, make sure to go through the required reading material carefully. Review the concepts
of exchange rates, currency hedging, and other methods of dealing with exchange rate risk. The topic of this
module is difficult, so make sure you go carefully through all of the required tutorials and book chapters.
When you have finished reviewing the background materials, apply your knowledge of the material to answer
the following questions in a four to five page paper:

1. Suppose you are running a very small business that exports all of its products to Europe, and 100% of
your revenue comes from Euros. You have a family to support and a drop in the value of the Euro could be devastating to your personal financial situation. What methods do you think would be best to
manage this risk under your circumstances? Refer to at least one of the required readings from the
background materials in your answer.
2. Consider a large multinational consumer product company with operations in all major advanced and
emerging economies. Now suppose the value of Indonesian and South African currencies drops
dramatically and the value of the Chinese RMB increases dramatically. What kind of strategic changes
in marketing and/or location of production facilities do you think this company should take given these
new exchange rates? Explain your reasoning, and make references to Avadhani (2010) and Shackman
(2015) in your answer.3. Suppose you are a financial manager stationed in a foreign country, and your boss at headquarters in
New York asks you to make a prediction about the future exchange rates in the country you are currently in. You see that the economy in the country you are in has started to grow more rapidly with a lot of new foreign investment. You also see that prices are much lower in this country than they are back in the U.S. For example, you see that the price of a Big Mac at McDonalds is half of what it costs you at home. Would you tell your boss that you expect the value of the currency in this country will
increase or decrease? Explain your reasoning, and make references to Agarwal (2009) in your answer

Assignment Expectations
Answer the assignment questions directly.
Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to
summarizing background materials.
Make sure to use reliable and credible sources as your references. Articles published in established
newspapers or business journals/magazines are preferred. If you find articles on the Internet, make sure
they are from a credible source.
Reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student
Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13 and 14 on in-text citations.
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Module 3 Case Marketing And Strategy

For this assignment you will looking at two completely different companies that sell completely different types of products. However, both companies have strong international potential. As you read about in the background materials, different types of products lead to different types of strategies regardingstandardization or adaptation and whether you decide to become a global, multi-domestic, or transnational corporation.

The first business you will look at is Roy Choi’s restaurant empire. Choi started out with a single food truck in Los Angeles, but soon gained celebrity status as one of the country’s most famous chefs and the inspiration for the recent movie Chef. Food trucks soon became huge craze in Los Angeles, and Choi has since gone on to open up multiple additional restaurants and even has plans for a fast food chain. His fame and multi-ethnic cuisine gives him large potential if he ever decides to take his business overseas. The second business to look at is Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone company that is starting to expand internationally. The smartphone business is a notoriously tough market with dominant competitors such as Apple and Samsung. Xiaomi has gained market share in China and is starting to expand into some neighboring countries. Given the high price of smartphones from Apple and Samsung, there may be room for a lower priced competitor in the global smartphone market.

Do a careful review of the concept of standardization and adaption in Herbig (1998) and the concepts of multi-domestic, global, and transnational strategies in Jeyarathmm, M. (2008) and Steers and Nardon (2005). Then do some research on Roy Choi and Xiaomi in the Trident library or other sources. Here are some articles to get you started: Walker, T. (2013, Dec 14). Keep on trucking. The Independent [Proquest] Frausto, M. (2014, Sep 10). Choi’s eyes bigger than his stomach? Orange County Register [Proquest] Larson, C. (2014, Dec). Xiaomi’s resolution: Double its smartphone sales volume in 2014. Business Week [Proquest and Businessweek.com] Mozur, P. (2013, Oct 08). How upstart Xiaomi rattled China’s smartphone race. Wall Street Journal [Proquest]

Once you have finished your research, write a four to five page paper answering the following questions:

1. What kind of strategy would you recommend if Roy Choi decided to expand his food truck orrestaurant business internationally? Would you recommend product standardization or localization? Which overall strategy would you recommend – transnational, multi-domestic, or global? Explain yourreasoning and apply the concepts from Jeyarathmm, M. (2008), Steers and Nardon (2005), and Herbig(1998).

2. What kind of strategy would you recommend for Xiaomi’s international expansion? Would yourecommend product standardization or localization? Which overall strategy would you recommend –transnational, multi-domestic, or global? Explain your reasoning and apply the concepts fromJeyarathmm, M. (2008), Steers and Nardon (2005), and Herbig (1998).

Assignment Expectations

Answer the assignment questions directly. Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing background materials. Make sure to use reliable and credible sources as your references. Articles published in established newspapers or business journals/magazines are preferred. If you find articles on the Internet, make sure they are from a credible source. Reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13 and 14 on in-text citations. Another resource is the “Writing Style Guide,” which is found under “My Resources” in the TLC Portal.

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Module 4 Case Market Selection And Foreign Entry Mode

Assignment Instructions

Zipcar is a highly successful new company specializing in a brand new model for automobile rental services, which allows their customers long-term and flexible access to shared vehicles on a daily or hourly basis. Zipcar’s innovative model allows those who sign up for their membership services to share cars with other members on a flexible basis, creating a cost effective alternative to car ownership. Since its founding in 2000, it has grown to become a major player in the U.S. automobile rental market and has expanded internationally to Canada, the U.K., Spain, and Austria and offers rental services to almost one million customers.

Before writing your paper, make sure to carefully review the concepts of country selection and evaluation in Venkateswaran (2012) as well as the discussion of advantages and disadvantages of different foreign entry mode decisions in Jeyarathmm (2008) and Rajagopal (2009). Once you have finished reviewing the basic concepts of this module, read the following two articles and do some of your own additional research on Zipcar: Zipcar expands in Sacramento becoming 26th major metro market:

Based on strong demand, Zipcar increases number of vehicles, will open office (Nov. 6, 2013) PR Newswire [Proquest] Esswein, P. M. (July, 2011). Zipcar: Robin Chase. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 65, 1 [Proquest] Zipcar, Inc.; Zipcar acquires leading car sharing service in Austria. CarSharing.at. (July 25, 2012). Mergers & Acquisitions Week, 196. [Proquest]

Now suppose you have been hired by Zipcar to come up with an international strategic plan. Write a 4- to 5- page strategic plan for Zipcar that addresses the following issues:

1. What country or countries should Zipcar enter next beyond the five countries they already operate in? Explain your reasoning for this selection based on criteria from the background materials includingVenkateswaran (2012).

2. What mode of entry should Zipcar use to enter this country or countries that you chose? For example,should they use a joint venture, franchising, a greenfield strategy, etc.?

Refer to the concepts from Jeyarathmm (2008) and Rajagopal (2009) in your answer.

Assignment Expectations

Answer the assignment questions directly. Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to summarizing background materials. Make sure to use reliable and credible sources as your references. Articles published in established newspapers or business journals/magazines are preferred. If you find articles on the Internet, make sure they are from a credible source. Reference your sources of information with both a bibliography and in-text citations. See the Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper, including pages 13 and 14 on in-text citations

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Individual Written report – 2000 word (50%) The success of e-commerce for any company, especial

Individual Written report – 2000 word (50%)

The success of e-commerce for any company, especially if it is not a well-known

name, is greatly dependent on the appropriate design of its website, and its

implementation of busniness models.

Students will be required to describe and formulate a plan which will take into

consideration the eight key components of an effective business model listed below.

The eight key components of an effective business model are:

1. Value proposition

2. Revenue model

3. Market opportunity

4. Competitive environment

5. Competitive advantage

6. Market strategy

7. Organizational development

8. Management team

To complete this task you need to:

 Select an appropriate e-commerce organisation.

 Analyse the impact of all 8 Key Elements of a Business Model within the

organisation.

 Assess key areas the organisation needs to address in regards to security,

legal and ethical issues.

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Brazilian educational reform

The corrections were terribly badly made. Please review this (most of this was already said in the first feebcak report)

The national assessment indicates that achievement levels has risen rapidly. In Brazil, over the past 16 years math scores have improved by 40% of standard deviation for 5th graders. Student performance has increased at an annual rate of 4% and the nation’s school attendance has also increased by 5% as compared to half a decade ago. (Guri-Rosenblit 2009)

→This makes no sense this paper is on higher education

.The plan is described as an important conquest of the Brazilian society and was developed after broad discussion with the society- Newton Lima Neto* with an objective of expanding and including different perspectives on the evolution of the Brazilian educational system.

–> this was not corrected. This sentence makes no sense

The plan is aimed to ensure that children are able to read and write by the time they reach the third year of secondary school and also to eradicate any form of illiteracy in those aged 15-plu by 2020. this does not make sense again paper on higher education

– It was also aimed at discussing the Brazilian experience on new technologies for open education and distance learning, as well as the Brazilian articulation and collaboration of the educational system. → this is about PNE? I dont understand what it means…

–> this wasnt corrected

Brazil can therefore (how did you prove this?) be grouped among those old European schools because it has a highly centralized approach for administration of education (Franco 2013). → what does that mean?

–> this wasnt corrected

– Given the standard learning conditions that prevailed for Brazil, there has been increased expenditure pertaining to what is needed to teach students effectively. Spending both per primary and secondary has increased by more than 120%. The expenditure per institution as a percentage of GDP has doubled over the last two decades. The public school teacher salary has also increased in real terms by 400% (Bates 2005).

–> this doesnt make sense again the paper in on higher education

World Bank has worsened the education situations in Brazil as it has improved levels of corruption in the system and also drawn the country into debt hence making situations worse.

–> I asked you to give more details on this –> with the examples I gave you on the research paper

-THis :

This is because UNESCO partnered with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice to provide education in prisons (Education for Freedom)

MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL!!!!!!!!! IT MUST BE A JOKE!!!!

This has seen the number of primary and secondary attendance increase by 2% and 4% respectively. Student performance has increased at an annual rate of 4% and the nation’s school attendance has also increased by 5% as compared to half a decade ago(Guri-Rosenblit 2009).

–> paper on higher education

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Innovation and Global and Cross-Cultural Impact

Title/Topic – Innovation and Global and Cross-Cultural Impact

Description – Innovation and Global and Cross-Cultural Impact

This assignment is based on the topics and readings from units 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Part 1 of the assignment requires you to compare and contrast the readings on the concepts of innovation presented in Units 2, 3, 4 and 5 coupled with networks and alliances. Similar to the Unit 1 assignment, indicate the strengths and pitfalls of these concepts, providing two examples of each.

Part 2 of the assignment requests you to formulate an innovation strategy which incorporates the concept of:

Open networks and collaboration.
Alliances, into a technology-driven industry of your choice.
Global and cross cultural impact.
Please provide case study examples of organizations where these concepts have been or could be applied. For this paper you can use a single or multiple case study examples.

Written Requirements
Written communication: Writing is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (sixth edition) style and formatting. Be sure to write in third person to receive credit for APA writing. Include a cover page, introduction, body, conclusion, and reference list. Use APA levels 1, 2, and 3 headings as required.
Resources: Minimum of five new peer-reviewed journal resources (one must be from the Capella University Library and other reputable resources).
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.

Website icon Innovation and Global and Cross-Cultural Impact Scoring Guide (enclosed)

All references are provided (see below).

You know my style and what is expected. Please comply.

References
Brettel, M., Heinemann, F., Engelen, A., & Neubauer, S. (2011). Cross-functional integration of R&D, marketing, and manufacturing in radical and incremental product innovations and its effects on project effectiveness and efficiency. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28(2), 251–269.

Hoegland, M., Lichtenthaler, U., & Muethel, M. (2011). Is your company ready for open innovation? MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(1), 45–48.

Rufat-Latre, J., Muller, A., & Jones, D. (2010). Delivering on the promise of open innovation. Strategy & Leadership 38(6), 23–28.
Baird, C. H., & Gonzalez-Wertz, C. (2011). How top performers achieve customer-focused market leadership. Strategy & Leadership, 39(1), 16–23.

Davenport, T. H., Mule, L. D., & Lucker, J. (2011). Know what your customers want before they do. Harvard Business Review, 89(12), 84–92.

Mangelsdorf, M. E. (2011). The user innovation revolution. MIT Sloan Management Review, 53(1), 1–7.

Nambisan, S., & Sawhney, M. (2011). Orchestration processes in network-centric innovation: Evidence from the field. Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(3), 40–57.

O’Dwyer, M., Gilmore, A., & Carson, D. (2011). Strategic alliances as an element of innovative marketing in SMEs. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 19(1), 91–104.

Rese, A., & Baier, D. (2011). Success factors for innovation management in networks of small and medium enterprises. R&D Management, 41(2), 138–155.

Douglas, S. P., & Craig, C. S. (2011). Convergence and divergence: Developing a semi-global marketing strategy. Journal of International Marketing, 19(1), 82–101.

Sheth, J. N. (2011). Impact of emerging markets on marketing: Rethinking existing perspectives and practices. Journal of Marketing, 75(4), 166–182.

Steenkamp, J.-B. E. M., & de Jong, M. G. (2010). A global investigation into the constellation of consumer attitudes toward global and local products. Journal of Marketing, 74(6), 18–40.

Tae Won, M., & Sang Il, P. (2011). The effect of cultural distance on international marketing strategy: A comparison of cultural distance and managerial perception measures. Journal of Global Marketing, 24(1), 18–40.

Language Style – USA

Academic Level – Doctoral / Ph.D

Expected Writing Quality- Guaranteed Distinction / First Class Standard

Type of Work – Course Work

No. of Pages / Words – 6

Max. No. of Quotations (Very Important) – Nil

No. of References – 11

Referencing Style – APA

Attachments – 1

Message:

1)   Please do a better job that the last paper. I had to do major rewrites. Please see rubric attached. The headings in the rubric should be the headings in the paper. Thank you

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Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for a Mini-Strategy using the Mini-Strategy Outline

Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for a Mini-Strategy using the Mini-Strategy Outline. Include the following in your outline:

  • Evaluate the organization’s vision statement.
  • Discuss the organization’s current goals and objectives.
  • Assess the organization’s current status:
    • Leadership
    • Board members
    • Structure
    • Number of employees
  • Conduct a basic SWOT analysis including the implications of the environment on a global organization.
  • Report the most recent financial results including annual revenues, annual after tax earnings, and year end stock prices.
  • Perform competitor benchmarking.
  • Develop strategic recommendations to the board of directors including rationale.
    • Evaluate the potential generic strategies being considered.
    • Assess the potential value disciplines being considered for the organization.
    • Evaluate the potential grand strategies for the organization.
    • Assess potential global strategies for the organization.
  • Create a profile of the current CEO including the following:
    • Background and accomplishments
    • Education and educational experiences
    • Length of time in the current position
    • Major career accomplishments
    • Leadership and management styles
    • Vision for the company
    • Innovative accomplishments

Format your presentation according to APA guidelines.

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Employment Laws, Policies, and Processes

Project Description:
Assignment 1: Employment Laws, Policies, and Processes
Imagine that you are the Director of the HR Department at your current organization or an organization with which you are familiar. You are responsible for delegating duties to your team for the selection, development, and management of both the new and current employees. You must ensure that your organization is diverse and follows all employment laws.

(Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of these assignments. In your original work, you may use aspects of existing processes from either your current or a former place of employment. However, you must remove any and all identifying information that would enable someone to discern the organization[s] that you have used.)

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

1.Outline one (1) job interview process, and document the methods that you must use to select the right person for available positions. Determine two (2) employment laws that you must consider in the process in question, and examine the key ramifications of the organization’s lack of enforcement of said laws..

2.Suppose your same organization decides on an unconventional workforce comprised primarily of independent contractors and temporary workers. Predict three (3) issues that you may encounter in building relationships with each type of worker. Next, examine two (2) laws that you must follow during the relationship building process, and specify the manner in which each law would help in the relationship building process..

3.Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s HR policies and processes that are designed to promote a diverse workforce. Next, outline one (1) strategy for the organization that recognizes affirmative action. Include a plan to mitigate both the glass ceiling effect and reverse discrimination within your organization. Support your response with at least two (2) examples that illustrate the major benefits of the plan to the organization..

4.Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources..

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions..

•Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length..

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

•Determine employment laws that apply to the selection, development, and management of employees..

•Evaluate policies and processes that promote a diverse workforce..

•Use technology and information resources to research issues in employment law..

•Write clearly and concisely about employment law using proper writing mechanic..

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