Project #88422 - Homework Help

Please answer the questions below. REFERENCE your work!  This Homework is worth 50 points (10 points per question).

PLEASE NOTE: The country you choose for Question 1 will be the country you refer to throughout this homework.  If, for some reason, information is not available for your country at the websites cited by a particular question, please choose another country to answer that question.

Culture:

1.       Using the tools at http://geert-hofstede.com/national-culture.html and http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html, CHOOSE TWO countries and COMPARE them among the FOUR HOFSTEDE dimensions presented in class. 

Ethics:

2.       Look up the recent Volkswagen scandal online and explain how Volkswagen violated ethical, social responsibility and sustainability practices.  Please read the following statement from VW’s Supervisory Board (like a Board of Directors in the USA), and explain how it is governing the actions of VW to correct this scandal. https://www.vwdieselinfo.com/statement-by-the-supervisory-board-of-volkswagen-ag/

3.       Go to Transparency International, http://www.transparency.org/cpi2014, and compare your country’s Corruption Perception Index score (see Question 1), with that of the USA.  Why or why not is your country’s score lower than that of the USA?

Trade:

4.       Using the country you chose in Question 1, site a national comparative advantage that country has to the United States.  Explain the firms and the industry that create that comparative advantage.

Political Risk

 

5.       Go to the following World Bank webpage, http://info.worldbank.org/governance/wgi/index.aspx#countryReports, and read the political risk report for your country.  (If your country is not available, choose another country.)  Explain the primary sources of political and legal risk for your country.

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 10/22/2015 06:00 pm
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