Mixed Classes

WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT-BUSN601

Instructions
Portfolio Project – Part 1
Please address the following 10 questions for Part 1:

  1. Identify three major countries with which your chosen company operates. Preferably, the three countries are in different continents.
  2. Are these three countries members of the IMF, the World Bank, and WTO?
  3. Do you believe that these three countries actively follow guidelines of these three major international institutions?
  4. Compare the institutional structure of these three countries to determine if they promote globalization, i.e., (a) are their political institutions transparent and (b) do they have a functioning judiciary system?
  5. Do you believe that the three countries under consideration practice policies that promote globalization? For example, what are those countries’ policies toward (a) governance, (b) competitive markets, (c) property rights, and (d) corruption?
  6. Determine whether your company is a producer of goods or services. What are the major products and/ or services provided by your company? Are those outputs sold only domestically or are they also exported?
  7. Do these products and services face tariff or non-tariff barriers in the target export markets? What are the tariff rates or non-tariff barriers imposed on these items?
  8. Identify regional trading blocs with which your chosen company operates as well as the benefits that your company gains because it is part of those trading blocs.
  9. Would your company be better off under a system of multilateral trade liberalization like the WTO, or with bilateral or regional trading blocs?
  10. If you were visiting a foreign country to negotiate a transaction on behalf of this company, what cultural knowledge would you need to gain before the visit? How and from where would you get the information?

Your paper needs to be at least 2-3 pages in length (not including title page and References page) and is required to be written in APA 7th format, as will be required in your final report in Week 7. See attached APA 7th template and guide for your use.
In your responses, make certain that you include references from search engines below and/or from peer-reviewed and scholarly sources from the APUS Online Library.
In the Assignment dropbox, please attach your paper as a file, do not copy & paste. I will grade and return your file.
Submit your assignment by midnight ET, Day 7 (Sunday).
Gather your data from sources such as company annual reports; agencies like Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Value Line; or any of the following websites:
www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
www.globaledge.msu.edu/resourceDesk/
USA-Facts

WEEK 3 BUSN601 ASSIGNMENT
Instructions
It is a responsibility of the global firm to ascertain the level of importance of various aspects of culture. Companies’ operations need to recognize and adjust to the cultural environment. In this week’s Lesson, you will find eight elements of culture. For this assignment, there are four elements of culture that are most important when marketing products and services internationally: language, religion, manners and customs, and aesthetics. Indicate why each is important and provide examples in your response.
Write a paper of 2-3 pages, typewritten in double-spaced APA format (Times New Roman, 12 pt. styles), page margins Top, Bottom, Left Side and Right Side = 1 inch, with reasonable accommodation being made for special situations and online submission variances.
In your response, make certain that you include at least two outside references from search engines or scholarly sources from the APUS Online Library.
Your paper will be automatically submitted to Turnitin in the assignment dropbox. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student. Multiple submissions are allowed. For full credit, make sure that your Similarity Index does not exceed 20%.
In the Assignment dropbox, please attach your paper as a file, do not copy & paste. I will grade and return your file.

ECON 101
TERM PAPER #1 ASSIGNMENT
Instructions

For Term Paper #1 you are required to pick a product or service you use in your everyday life and describe the market for this product. Please make sure to address the following questions:
1. What factors influence the demand for this product? What factors influence the supply of this product?
2.How have these changes in supply and demand affected the equilibrium price of this product?
3.Do you anticipate any changes to the demand and/or supply of this product in the near future? If so, what is driving these changes?
Complete this essay in a Microsoft Word document in APA format. Your work will automatically be submitted to Turnitin for plagiarism review. Please note that a minimum of 700 words for your essay is required.
ECON 101
TERM PAPER # 2 ASSIGNMENT
Instructions
For the term paper, you are required to pick a current economic topic that relates to the material we have covered or will cover in this course. You will research and find an article that covers the topic you have chosen. You can use an article online or offline from any reputable source. You will write up a review of the article and integrate course concepts into your review. Please make sure you both summarize the article and discuss how it relates to the course.
Complete this essay in a Microsoft Word document in APA format. Your work will automatically be submitted to Turnitin for plagiarism review. Please note that a minimum of 700 words for your essay is required.
WEEK 3 BUSN 100 ASSIGNMENT
Instructions
Portfolium Assignment
Getting started:
Visit the Course Overview Portfolium area of the classroom and view the following YouTube video about the use of Portfolium:  Portfolium Video.  When you are ready, select on Create Portfolium Account to get started with your account. This is very much like Facebook or LinkedIn–be sure to look for classmates to connect with!
Learning objective: Describe the environment in which business operates
Prompt:
In a 7 to 10 slide PowerPoint presentation, describe the characteristics of each of the four stages of growth a business organization might experience. Provide examples to support your description.
Instructions:

  • Prepare a 7 to 10 slide PowerPoint presentation. Use the Speakers Notes for explanations and details (How to create a PowerPoint video 1 and 2)
  • Follow APA format for structure.
  • Use either audio or speaker notes (which is a feature used in PowerPoint – please use the search feature to look up how to use speaker notes in PowerPoint as a refresher) for additional information, so you do not “crowd” your slides with too much information.
  • Support your presentation with 2 to 3 credible references beyond the course materials. Please note Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar websites are not credible academic references. The best place to locate credible references is the Online Library.
  •  Using Portfolium, submit your artifact that you have created for this assignment to your Portfolium account.
  • Submit the link to your Portfolium page here when you have completed this exercise.