Choose one seminar question (ie. not all of them) from each of these three weeks. Write a 500 word seminar paper that answers and critically analyses the issues and perspectives around the question for each week chosen. Your paper should be based on information contained in the weekly required reading but you may choose to consult additional sources (eg. recommended reading, readings from other weeks, or other sources). 1. Problems in the global commons are a symptom of globalisation and as such require global solutions. Do you agree? 2. Why is global agreement between nation states in matters of the global commons difficult to achieve? 3. As global environmental problems such as climate change become a crisis, will they promote greater global governance or undermine it ie. what are the chances of overcoming environmental gridlock? 4. Can you see any parallels with the current COVID-19 pandemic?
one page on Malaysias influence of culture on the business such as what approach do they use to motivate employees (such as Kovachs Motivational factors, Maslows needs of hierarchy, etc ) reward system, performance appraisal
SCOPE: As a firm expands globally, many factors affect that expansion. Develop a global business strategy for a fictional US-based firm desiring to expand into Europe and Asia. Choose a country from each of the two continents and research business in each country. The instructor must approve country choices. Include and develop all of the following objectives in the paper: Analyze the business structure necessary in each country to encourage success and benefit the firm as a whole. Discuss the key roles ethics and cultural diversity must and will play in this expansion. Discuss entry strategies in light of the political, legal, cultural and economic make-up of each country. Describe the role that Information Technology and the Internet will play within this emerging global firm. Explain the advantages or disadvantages of manufacturing and material location in each country. Describe your approach to marketing and advertising in each country. Describe your approach to human resource management. GRADING: This paper is equal to 300 points. The paper will be graded using the Final Research Paper Grading Rubric. REQUIREMENTS: The body of the paper must be a minimum of 12 pages in length, double-spaced and 12 point New Times Roman font. The mechanics of the paper will follow APA 6th edition format. All margins must be 1 inch. Student must have a minimum of 7 references. The student will use the International Business Paper Structure (presented with directions of all other papers in the class).
Maximum 2000 Words: When is the UN an actor? When is it a framework through which states interact? What are the functions of the UN in facilitating and shaping global governance and international relations? How has the UNs role and functions changed over time? In your response, identify and discuss at least three specific proposals/programs that has been initiated in the last 15 years. These examples should include each of the three pillars of the UN (development, human rights, peace and security). What progress has been made toward these goals? What stands in the way if any of progress toward these goals? In each example discuss the UNs role as an actor and UNs role as a facilitator in sharing state relations. – the professor didn’t necessarily specify if we needed sources so at least 2-3 sources is fine so long as its cited
INTL 5100 Hypotheses and Null Hypotheses Week 3 Discussion: Hypotheses and Null Hypotheses Articulate two hypotheses and the corresponding null hypotheses to the following empirical research question. What factors explain Iran’s decision to develop nuclear weapons? ALSO, I NEED A RESPONSE TO Brandon Reynolds ( 140 words Need Reference) Week 3 Discussion: Variables and Relationships Using the variables: a country’s wealth, concern for climate change, and level of education of the population: 1. Write a hypothesis describing the relationship between the first two variables. 2. What are possible empirical indicators for the three variables. 3. How might the third variable affect the hypothesized relationship? 4. Given your hypothesis, how would you describe the third variable (antecedent , intervening, or alternative).
In a paper 1,000-1,250 words, complete the following: 1. Explain cultural factors that influence the development of ethical relationships in or between cultures. 2. Evaluate the different perspectives on the ethics of developing, maintaining, or ending relationships in members of different cultural groups? 3. Explain how differing cultural values and norms may influence conflict styles. 4. Give specific illustrations that show different conflict styles of people from different cultures. 5. Project must have a minimum of five scholarly sources.
Assignment should be 10 to 12 pages (not including title page and bibliography), typed double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Remember to us the Chicago Style Manual for all citations and bibliography. A minimum of 10 (10) scholarly sources are required for this assignment. Below are the required sections. Please include the section headings in red on your assignment. You are welcome to rearrange topics so your paper flows well. OVERALL THREAT ASSESSMENT/ANALYTICAL OPINION: How much of a threat does this non-state actor actually pose to your chosen nation-state, taking everything into consideration? Is the threat successful at exerting its influence? Is the nation-state’s response effective or ineffective? Topics: HISTORY: This is the section where you can discuss the history of the threat and your nation’s perception and response. Discuss why and how the threat came to be. Why did it become a threat? What was its initial motivation? What environmental/societal/economic/etc. factors contributed to its formation? MEMBERSHIP/LEADERSHIP: Who makes up the threat? Why do they participate? What is their motivation? Who are the leaders, if any? How effective are they? STRUCTURE/ORGANIZATION: How is the threat structured? Is there an organization? What is it? CURRENT GOAL/MOTIVATION: What is the current goal/motivation of the threat entity? What is it trying to achieve? Has it evolved since its formation? TACTICS/CAPABILITIES: What tactics does the threat employ? How capable is it? What weapons/tools does it use? FUNDING/CONNECTIONS: Where does the threat get funding? Supplies? Weapons? Does the threat have connections to any other organizations, nation-states, etc.? LOCATION/SCOPE/MAGNITUDE: Where does the threat operate? How broad in scope is the threat? Are they a regional threat or a global threat beyond the immediate threat to your nation-state? COUNTERING THE THREAT: How has the nation-state countered the threat? Also, please suggest possible ways to mitigate or counter the threat. Look at alternatives the nation-state could take to counter the threat. This is especially true if the nation’s responses are ineffective.
Being from the USA, describe how you would negotiate a contract with a businessperson from France. How will you approach them? How does the French communication pattern and listening habit differ from your own culture? Reading suggestions How does our Language Shape the Way We Think? (Boroditsky, 2009) When Cultures Collide – Bridging the Communication Gap (Lewis, 2005) – pp. 63-79 Richard Lewis Communication model (PDF) Communication Patterns at Multicultural Organizational Meetings The Role of Cultural Distance in International Negotiations International Negotiation Quiz http://www.leadershipcrossroads.com/rs_nqui.asp? Additional Resources Center for Intercultural Learning – Country Insights (WWW)