Assignment 1: Discussion—Protectionism or Free Trade?

Using University’s online library resources, conduct research into the arguments for protectionism and free trade as they apply to US companies.

Then, do the following:

  • Compare and contrast the arguments for protectionism as a good and a bad approach for the US.
  • In the final paragraph of your posting, express your personal views on this topic: protectionism or free trade.

Be sure to cite your sources.

Write your initial response in a minimum of 300 words. Apply APA standards to the citation of sources.

Beginning Monday,  March 24, 2014, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. 


Assignment 2: Risk Analysis

You are a CEO of a medium sized US based manufacturing company looking for opportunities to expand its operations globally.

Do the following to complete this assignment:

  • Select two countries, one developed and one emerging, where you would like to invest.
  • Describe the company, its industry, its products, the markets it serves, and the type of operations that will be taken abroad.
  • Consider the assigned readings and the research literature related to this module and develop a country risk analysis report for your company to assess the attractiveness of each country for your business and decide what (if any) opportunity should be pursued.
  • Analyze the political, social, and economic factors. Use current research and statistics from reputable sources.

Write 3-4-page report. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use the APA format.

Apply APA standards to citation of sources

By Thursday, March 27, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 2 Dropbox.






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