Project #4069 - Principles of management

  <!--[if !supportLists]-->Answer the following questions and meet page requirements. 1.       <!--[endif]-->There are ten major factors for the external environment (CUSTOMERS, COMPETITION, SUPPLIERS, LABOR FORCE/UNIONS (EMPLOYEES), SHAREHOLDERS, SOCIAL-CULTURAL, TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL-LEGAL, GLOBAL).  Select five of the factors.  Why is each of these factors important to an organization?  Discuss each factor.   <!--[if !supportLists]-->2.       <!--[endif]-->Find the mission statements for three major corporations.  Pick corporations that have products for sale at stores such as Target and/or Albertson’s.  Start your answer by listing all three mission statements and identifying which business uses each of the three statements. Discuss each mission statement.  What do you like about it?  What don’t you like?  How would you change it in light of the products they sell?  An answer that no changes are needed is not acceptable.  Do not use mission statements for nonprofit organizations or governmental agencies.    <!--[if !supportLists]-->3.       <!--[endif]-->Select one of the three corporations you used for #3.  Look for information on corporate social responsibility on their web site.  What is the corporation’s philosophy regarding CSR?  What does the corporation do or not do to be socially responsible?  What is your opinion of how this corporation handles the topic?  Be sure to include specific examples.      <!--[if !supportLists]-->4.       <!--[endif]-->Your employer, the Comet Manufacturing Corporation, has an opportunity to sell some of its products to a business in another country that currently has 30 retail stores.  The business has plans to open many additional stores over the next few years.  This is a very good opportunity for your employer to grow the business.  You, as a member of middle management, have been selected to conduct the first meetings with this business.  Before leaving the United States, you need to learn about the culture, customs and etiquette that is appropriate when conducting business in that country.  You do not want to make embarrassing mistakes that could lead to Comet Manufacturing losing this business opportunity .   Select Austria, China, Brazil, or France to use for your answers.  Discuss the topics that follow.  In particular, you want to discuss what is different about doing business in the selected country compared to the United States.  NOTE:  bullet points may NOT be used in your answers.         <!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Business etiquette (making appointments, arrival time for appointments, etc.)   <!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->What to wear   <!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Business cards   <!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Dining etiquette   <!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Gift giving etiquette   <!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Any other information you believe is relevant for business people to know.   You will use the Kwintessential web site to find the needed information.  The address is:  http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/austria-country-profile.html.  For countries other than Austria substitute the name of your country where the word “Austria” appears.    LENGTH OF ANSWERS MUST BE      <!--[if !supportLists]-->1.       <!--[endif]-->length of answer about 3/4th page   <!--[if !supportLists]-->2.       <!--[endif]-->length of answer about 1 – 1- ¼ pages   <!--[if !supportLists]-->3.       <!--[endif]-->length of answer about 1 – 1-1/4 pages   <!--[if !supportLists]-->4.       <!--[endif]-->length of answer about 2 pages    

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