Learning Goal: I’m working on a macro economics multi-part question and need support to help me learn.Please write a paragraph or more for each question. in addition I will send you 5 peer answers that need to be responded to. Those will be a paraghraph each as well and please only respond kindly. 1. After reading the opening case in chapter twelve, Value Creation in the Global Apparel Industry, respond to the following question. From the beginning, Zara’s business model differed from the norm. Today, its strategy depends on managing the connections between its various activities, notably design, sourcing production, and store operations. What do Zara’s managers, working out of “The Cube,” see as the most effective way to manage the relationships among these activities?2. As the phenomenon of economic integration progresses, the process of country selection takes on new dimensions. Compare and contrast the opportunities and risks associated with establishing operations in the European Union to those in the NAFTA/USMCA region. Would such investments be primarily resource or market seeking? Be sure to explain and provide an example to support your idea(s).3. After reading the closing case in chapter fourteen, A Little Electronic Magic At Alibaba.com, respond to the following question. Do you think most international trade might eventually take place through web sites like Alibaba.com? How might that influence your interest in importing and exporting?4. Given the protectionist environment in some industrialized nations, if you owned a small firm considering exporting would this current environment influence your approach to exporting? Would your approach be incremental, internationalization or born global? Are there regions of the world you would avoid, why?5. Discuss likely types of collaborative arrangements foreign firms might pursue in certain countries. Cite the various economic, political, and cultural factors that would influence decisions regarding viable collaborative strategies.6. Recent trends among MNEs is to replace foreign subsidiary expatriates with local managers. Consider the implications of that policy from the standpoints of (a) development and implementation of global strategies, (b) control of foreign subsidiaries, and (c) development of managers with significant international experience. Does it mean decision making will necessarily be decentralized?7. While many firms have moved to develop globally standardized products, others have moved toward more product differentiation across countries. With which types of products would you expect to see more global standardization, and for which would you expect to see more local differentiation? Consider both goods and services in your answer.8. India and China are both very large emerging markets that are becoming increasingly important in many MNEs’ global supply chains. What are the advantages and disadvantages of sourcing from China as opposed to India? What types of products or services are best suited for sourcing from India versus China, why?9. After reading the closing case in chapter twenty, Tel-Comm-Tek, respond to the following question. Identify a key advantage and a liability of each candidate. Which candidate do you think is the most qualified for the position of managing director of TCT India and why?10. Pick a country other than your home country in which you would like to work. What challenges do you think you would face working in that country and how would you overcome those challenges?
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