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Term Project

MGT 4478: Managing in a GlobalEnvironment

Section One; Country Study:

  Assume your company has decided toexpand their US business into an international business. You have been asked byyour company to research potential countries to determine which country theyshould expand their business to as their first overseas venture.

Assignment Criteria:

  1. Introduction
    1. Pick a real organization touse as your template organization for this project. The organization canbe a large multinational organization, a large domestic organization, asmall organization, or your current (or previous) employer. State whetheryour organization will be selling a product (state product type), sellinga service (state service), or set-up a manufacturing facility (state typeof manufacturing). 
    2. Research and determine acountry that you would recommend to your CEO for international expansion.State the name of the country you will be recommending for internationalexpansion.  
  1. Perform a country study tohelp determine the any potential issues, costs, and the benefits of doingbusiness in a particular country.  Atthe end of your study, write a brief summary (250 words or more) thatconcludes your findings highlighting some of the challenges, benefits,costs, etc associated with entering this country.

Belowis a list of the environmental factors you need to study and discuss in yourstudy.



  • GDP
    • GDP –real growth rate
    • GDP – per capita
  • Labor
    • By occupation
  • Total Exports
    • Exports – commodities
    • Exports – partners
  • Total Imports
    • Import – commodities
    • Import – partners
  • Infrastructure – physical(transportation) & informational (communication)
  • Unemployment
  • Industries
    • Industries growth rate


  • Natural resources
  • Access to resources and raw materials
  • Climate
  • Land use
  • Current environmental issues
  • Natural Hazards


  • Type of government
  • Political stability
  • Foreign investment andapproval procedures
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Labor and employment laws
  • Governmental assistanceprograms for foreign businesses
  • Tax laws and applicabletreaties

Under External Links in our course I have providedyou with a link to the CIA factbook, this is a great resource to find out manyof the above facts about a country.  I dorequire that you use at least twoadditional sources to complete this assignment. PLEASE remember to cite allyour sources; proper citation of your sources is a requirement for this course.This assignment is to be a minimum of 2 – 4 pages typed, font 12,double-spaced.

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