Part 1 :
Based on the case study “Brazil Leading the BRICs” answer the following questions in the space provided below:
1)It has been suggested that an over-reliance on commodity based markets could be detrimental to Brazil’s future and instead the nation should encourage/support investment into higher value-added industries such as manufacturing and service.
Using Michael Porter’s Diamond from the article “The Competitive Advantage of Nations”. discuss the strategy Brazil can use to move into higher-valued industries. You may discuss Porter’s Diamond in the context of a specific industry (that you suggest) as a target of investment for Brazil.
In your discussion, consider the role of Brazilian Capitalism”, the economic incentives needed to encourage foreign direct investment(FDI), and the need to ensure equitable consumer access to products/service
Part 2 :
Based on the case study “Wal-Mart in Puerto Rico: Promoting Development through a public Private Partnership” answer the following questions in the space provided below:
2) Keeping in mond our discussion during the semester on sustainability and the article “Creating Sustainable Local Enterprise Networks”, discuss how Wal-Mart might better manage the variety of stakeholders encountered in the Sowing the Development of the Country Program(A Local Purchasing and Farmer Development Program)?
You may use the below model to discuss:
a) the stakeholders involved in program, b) their goals, c) the investments needed by Wal-Mart(including suggestions for moving forward) and d) the achievement of expected outcomes
Part 3 :
Based on the case studies “Teleflex Canada: A Culture of Innovation” and Maintaining the “Single Samsung” Spirit: New Challenges in a Changing Environment” answer following questions in the space provide below:
3)Using the table provided below 9and the value chain activities model),comparatively analyze how Telefix Canada and Samsung have development a culture of innovation. In your discussion, consider the programs development across the relevant value chain activities, and how or which of these initiatives might be scaled as Teleflecx Inc. considers centralization of key activities and Samsung continues to globalize its workforce.
Use the space below to discuss which of the programs/initiatives can be scaled up across divisions, units,and/or geographies/ markets?
Part 4 :
Based on the case studies “Sharp Corporation: Beyond Japan” and “Renault’s Logan Car: Managing Customs Duties for a Global Product” answer the following questions in the space provide below:
4) Using the table provide below, what might you suggest to Sharp Corporation and Renault as both organizations consider their globalization strategies? Consider entry mode strategies, supply chain management, and logistics for both organizations.
In the case of Sharp Corporation adopt the perspective of expansion to China.In the case of Renault adopt the perspective of expansion to South Africa. Justify the reasoning behind the suggestions offered for each organization