What effects might the economic and socioeconomic forces within that developing country mentioned above have on the product’s potential by a company from the USA or any other country of your choice?

Theme:  Competing in International Markets and Selecting Corporate Strategies

Read:

Strategic Management

Chapter 7:  Competing in International Markets

Chapter 8:  Selecting Corporate Level Strategies

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Matrix http://www.professionalacademy.com/blogs-and-advice/marketing-theories—boston-consulting-group-matrix

What is Corporate Strategy, Really? http://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/what-is-corporate-strategy-really/

Strategy, marketing, and technology are all intertwined http://chiefmartec.com/2014/01/strategy-marketing-technology-intertwined/

Exploring the Structural Effects of Internetworking https://learn.umuc.edu/content/enforced/170942-001153-01-2168-OL1-6383/Exploring%20the%20Structural%20Effects%20of%20Internetworking.pdf?_&d2lSessionVal=DUWCRkfZThVeB9N3Mx8IsYYms

IBM Internetworking http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ibm-technologies/data-link-switching-dlsw-data-link-switching-plus-dlsw-/12305-18.html

How to Build Collaborative Advantage http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-to-build-collaborative-advantage/

Complete:

Participate in week 5 learning activities – Initial response due by Thursday, follow up response due by Sunday.

Week 5  Learning Activities

General instructions:

Research, apply and answer in your own words with appropriate reference(s) and in-text citation(s) to this week’s readings, videos, and/or examples from current events to support the position and/or rationale.

Label your responses specifically “Learning activity 1”, and “Learning activity 2”.

Write in 250 words at least for initial response. Due by Thursday.

Write in 75 words for each follow-up response (at least 2 follow-up responses for each activity) by expanding the discussion topic substantively and explore other possibilities and/or solutions, thereby enriching class learning. Due by Sunday.

Week 5 Learning Activity 1

In Chapter 7, we learned about the advantages and disadvantages of competing in international markets.

(1) Choose one of the newly industrializing countries below:

South Korea

Malaysia

Mexico

Argentina

Indonesia

(2) Choose a product you think would be suitable to export to the developing country you chose based solely on that importing country’s location, climate, topography, and natural resources.

Reference:

Unknown (2014). Introduction to strategic management. Washington, D.C.: The Saylor Foundation.

Step 1: Initial response

Answer the following questions:

What effects might the economic and socioeconomic forces within that developing country mentioned above have on the product’s potential by a company from the USA or any other country of your choice?

Explain the rationale behind your choice of options.

Step 2: Follow-up postings

You may use one (or a combination) of the following approaches, and you are not limited to these approaches:

Complement the additional positive and/or negative impacts of the economic and socioeconomic forces towards the product potential in your fellow learner’s posting.

Critique (and/or recommend) an alternative product rather than the product chosen by your fellow learner, and provide the supporting reasons for your recommendations.

Provide additional reasons to support the recommendations as made by your fellow learner.

Discuss what you think about the potential pitfalls (or weaknesses) of the chosen product of your fellow learner into that importing country market.

Respond to the additional question(s) posted by the instructor to the whole class.

Week 5 Learning Activity 2

In Chapter 7, we learned about three types of international strategies (1) multinational, (2) global and (3) transnational.

Reference:

Unknown (2014). Introduction to strategic management. Washington, D.C.: The Saylor Foundation.

Step 1: Initial response:

Research a mid-sized company.

Contrast in your own words the differences and similarities between domestic and international strategic planning processes.

Explain why you think international strategy is important for that focal company.

Step 2: Follow-up postings

You may use one (or a combination) of the following approaches, and you are not limited to these approaches:

Respond to the thoughts of your fellow learners

Comment on the position of your fellow learner’s posting.

Recommend alternative approaches for fine-tuning the international strategy in your fellow learner’s posting in reference to this week’s readings, other research findings and/or examples from current events.

Respond to the additional question(s) posted by the instructor to the whole class.

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