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  • The globalization of markets refers to the merging of historically distinct and separate national markets into one huge global marketplace. It is important to recognize that significant differences still exist among national markets, requiring companies to customize market strategies, product features, and operating practices to meet the conditions in particular markets. The most global markets currently are not markets for consumer products—where national differences in tastes and preferences are still often important enough to act as a brake on globalization—but markets for industrial goods and materials that serve a universal need the world over. These include the markets for commodities such as aluminum, oil, and wheat; the markets for industrial products such as microprocessors, DRAMs (computer memory chips), and commercial jet aircraft; the markets for computer software; and the markets for financial assets from U.S. Treasury bills to Eurobonds and futures on the Nikkei index or the Mexican peso.
  • In many markets the emergence of a global marketplace has begun to occur. There are three causes: falling barriers to cross-border trade have made it easier to sell internationally; tastes and preferences are converging on some global norm helping to create a global market; and firms are facilitating the trend by offering standardized products worldwide creating a global market.
  • The correct answer is c.
  • The globalization of production refers to the sourcing of goods and services from locations around the globe to take advantage of national differences in the cost and quality of factors of production (such as labor, energy, land, and capital). By doing this, companies hope to lower their overall cost structure and/or improve the quality or functionality of their product offering, thereby allowing them to compete more effectively. Early outsourcing efforts were primarily confined to manufacturing enterprises, but today, more companies are taking advantage of modern communications technology, like the Internet, to outsource service activities to low-cost producers in other nations. The Country Focus: Outsourcing American Healthcare illustrates how the Internet has allowed hospitals to outsource some radiology work to India, where images from MRI scans and the like are read at night while U.S. physicians sleep, and are the results are ready for them in the morning. There are still substantial impediments to the globalization of production including formal and informal barriers to trade, barriers to foreign direct investment, transportation costs, issues associated with economic risk, and issues associated with political risk.
  • The correct answer is d.
  • The correct answer is d.
  • The correct answer is a.
  • The two macro factors underlie the trend towards greater globalization: First, the decline in the barriers to free flow of goods, services, and capital Second, technological change in communications, information processing, and transportation technologies.
  • International trade occurs when a firm exports goods or services to consumers in another country. Foreign direct investment (FDI) occurs when a firm invests resources in business activities outside its home country. After World War II, advanced industrial nations of the West committed themselves to removing barriers to the free flow of goods, services, and capital between nations.
  • The correct answer is b.
  • The correct answer is c.
  • The lowering of trade barriers made globalization of markets and production a theoretical possibility, technological change made it a tangible reality. Microprocessors and Telecommunications: Major advances in communications and information processing have lowered the cost of global communication and therefore the cost of coordinating and controlling a global organization. The Internet and the World Wide Web: Web-based transactions have grown from virtually zero in 1994 to nearly $7 trillion in 2004. Transportation Technology: the most important developments are probably development of commercial jet aircraft and super freighters and the introduction of containerization, which greatly simplifies trans-shipment from one mode of transport to another. Improvements in transportation technology have enabled firms to better respond to international customer demands. Managers today operate in an environment that offers more opportunities, but is also more complex and competitive than that of a generation ago.
  • In the 1960s: the U.S. dominated the world economy and the world trade picture, U.S. multinationals dominated the international business scene, and about half the world-- the centrally planned economies of the communist world-- was off limits to Western international business.
  • The Country Focus: India’s Software Sector feature explores the growth of India’ software sector over the last twenty-five years. Four factors account for the growth of the sector. First, the country has a large supply of engineers. Second, labor costs in India are low. Third, since many Indians are fluent in English, coordination between Western firms and Indian firms is easier. Fourth, because of time differences, Indians can work while Americans sleep.
  • The share of world output generated by developing countries has been steadily increasing since the 1960s. The stock (total cumulative value of foreign investments) generated by rich industrial countries has been on a steady decline. There has been a sustained growth in cross-border flows of foreign direct investment. The flow of foreign direct investment (amounts invested across national borders each year) has been directed at developing nations especially China.
  • This slide offers a definition for globalization; it highlights that globalization affects two primary areas.
  • This slide offers a definition for globalization; it highlights that globalization affects two primary areas.
  • The correct answer is b.
  • A multinational enterprise is any business that has productive activities in two or more countries. Expect the growth of new multinational enterprises (any business that has productive activities in two or more countries) from the world's developing nations. The number of mini-multinationals (small and medium-sized companies) is on the rise.
  • The Management Focus: China’s Hisense – An Emerging Multinational examines how one Chinese company, Hisense, has emerged as one of China’s premier makers of televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators, personal computers, and telecommunications. Hisense began as a state-owned company in 1969, but became a private corporation in 1994. Today, the company has sales of $3.3 billion, and has sets its sights on becoming a global enterprise with a world class consumer brand. Hisnese believes its core strength lies with its ability to rapidly innovate. Teaching Tip: To find out more about Hisense, visit the company’s web site at { http://www..hisense.com }
  • The correct answer is c.
  • The Country Focus: Protesting Globalization in France feature describes the anti-globalization protests going on in France. The protests, led by activist Jose Bove, started when the U.S. retaliated against EU bans on beef imports by imposing a 100% tariff on some EU products. Bove and his associates targeted McDonald’s, and also California winemaker Mondavi as symbols of their opposition to American investments. Still, despite the protests, foreign investment in France is at record highs, and ironically, so are French investments abroad.
  • The correct answer is a.

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  • InternationalBusiness 7eMcGraw-Hill/Irwin Copyright © 2009 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Chapter 1Globalization
  • 1-3What Is Globalization?The world is moving away from self-contained nationaleconomies toward an interdependent, integrated globaleconomic systemGlobalization refers to the shift toward a more integratedand interdependent world economyGlobalization has two facets:1) the globalization of markets2) the globalization of production
  • 1-4The Globalization Of MarketsThe globalization of markets refers to the merging ofhistorically distinct and separate national markets into onehuge global marketplaceIn many industries, it is no longer meaningful to talkabout the “German market” or the “American market”Instead, there is only the global market
  • 1-5The Globalization Of MarketsFalling trade barriers make it easier to sell internationallyThe tastes and preferences of consumers are convergingon some global normFirms help create the global market by offering the samebasic products worldwide
  • 1-6Classroom Performance SystemThe shift toward a more integrated and interdependentworld economy is referred to asa) economic integrationb) economic interdependencyc) globalizationd) internationalization
  • 1-7The Globalization Of ProductionThe globalization of production refers to the sourcing ofgoods and services from locations around the globe to takeadvantage of national differences in the cost and quality offactors of production like land, labor, and capitalCompanies compete more effectively by lowering theiroverall cost structure or improving the quality orfunctionality of their product offering
  • 1-8Classroom Performance SystemThe merging of historically distinct and separatenational markets into one huge global marketplace isknown asa) global market facilitationb) cross-border tradec) supranational market integrationd) the globalization of markets
  • 1-9Classroom Performance SystemFirms that are involved in international business tend tobea) largeb) smallc) medium-sizedd) large, small, and medium-sized
  • 1-10The Emergence Of Global InstitutionsInstitutions are needed to:help manage, regulate, and police the global marketplacepromote the establishment of multinational treaties togovern the global business system
  • 1-11The Emergence Of Global InstitutionsInstitutions created over the past half century include:the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)the World Trade Organization (WTO)the International Monetary Fund (IMF)the World Bankthe United Nations (UN)
  • 1-12The Emergence Of Global InstitutionsThe World Trade Organization (like its predecessorGATT) is primarily responsible for policing the world tradingsystem and making sure that nation-states adhere to therules laid down in trade treaties signed by WTO membersIn 2007, the 150 nations that accounted for 97% of worldtrade were WTO membersThe WTO promotes lower barriers to trade andinvestment
  • 1-13The Emergence Of Global InstitutionsThe International Monetary Fund and the World Bankwere created in 1944The IMF was established to maintain order in theinternational monetary systemThe World Bank was established to promote economicdevelopment
  • 1-14The Emergence Of Global InstitutionsThe United Nations was established in 1945 to:maintain international peace and securitydevelop friendly relations among nationscooperate in solving international problems and inpromoting respect for human rightsbe a center for harmonizing the actions of nations
  • 1-15Classroom Performance SystemWhich is not a factor of production?a) tradeb) landc) capitald) energy
  • 1-16Drivers Of GlobalizationTwo macro factors underlie the trend toward greaterglobalization:the decline in barriers to the free flow of goods, services,and capital that has occurred since the end of World War IItechnological change
  • 1-17Declining Trade AndInvestment BarriersInternational trade occurs when a firm exports goods orservices to consumers in another countryForeign direct investment (FDI) occurs when a firminvests resources in business activities outside its homecountryAfter World War II, advanced countries made acommitment to lower barriers to trade and investmentSince 1950, average tariffs have fallen significantly andare now at about 4%Countries have also been opening markets to FDI
  • 1-18Classroom Performance SystemThe sourcing of good and services from around the worldto take advantage of national differences in the cost andquality of factors of production is calleda) economies of scaleb) the globalization of productionc) global integrationd) global sourcing
  • 1-19Declining Trade AndInvestment BarriersTable 1.1: Average Tariff Rates on Manufactured Productsas Percent of Value
  • 1-20Declining Trade AndInvestment BarriersLower barriers to trade and investment mean:that firms can view the world, rather than a singlecountry, as their marketthat firms can base production in the optimal location forthat activity
  • 1-21Classroom Performance SystemWhich organization is responsible for policing the worldtrading system?a) the International Monetary Fundb) the United Nationsc) the World Trade Organizationd) the World Bank
  • 1-22The Role Of Technological ChangeTechnological change has made the globalization ofmarkets a realityImportant advances have occurred in:microprocessors and telecommunicationsthe Internet and World Wide Webtransportation technology
  • 1-23The Role Of Technological ChangeImplications of technological change for the globalization ofproduction include:lower transportation costs that enable firms to disperseproduction to economical, geographically separatelocationslower information processing and communication coststhat enable firms to create and manage globally dispersedproduction systems
  • 1-24The Role Of Technological ChangeImplications of technological change for the globalization ofmarkets include:low cost global communications networks help createelectronic global marketplacelow-cost transportation help create global marketsglobal communication networks and global media arecreating a worldwide culture, and a global market forconsumer products
  • 1-25The Changing DemographicsOf The Global EconomyThere has been a drastic change in the demographics ofthe world economy in the last 30 yearsFour trends are important:the Changing World Output and World Trade Picturethe Changing Foreign Direct Investment Picturethe Changing Nature of the Multinational Enterprisethe Changing World Order
  • 1-26The Changing World OutputAnd World Trade PictureIn 1960, the United States accounted for over 40% ofworld economic activityBy 2006, the United States accounted for less than 20%of world economic activityA similar trend occurred in other developed countriesThe share of world output accounted for by developingnations is rising and is expected to account for more than60% of world economic activity by 2020
  • 1-27The Changing World OutputAnd World Trade PictureTable 1.2: The Changing Demographics of World GDP andTrade
  • 1-28The Changing Foreign DirectInvestment PictureIn the 1960s, U.S. firms accounted for about two-thirds ofworldwide FDI flowsToday, the United States accounts for less than one-fifthof worldwide FDI flowsOther developed countries have followed a similarpatternIn contrast, the share of FDI accounted for by developingcountries has risen from less than 2% in 1980 to almost12% in 2005Developing countries, especially China, have alsobecome popular destinations for FDI
  • 1-29The Changing Foreign DirectInvestment PictureFigure 1.2: Percentage Share of Total FDI Stock 1980-2005
  • 1-30The Changing Foreign DirectInvestment PictureFigure 1.3: FDI Inflows 1988-2006
  • 1-31Classroom Performance SystemWhat is the single most important innovation to theglobalization of markets and production?a) advances in transportation technologyb) the development of the microprocessorc) advances in communicationd) the Internet
  • 1-32The Changing Nature OfThe Multinational EnterpriseA multinational enterprise (MNE) is any business that hasproductive activities in two or more countriesSince the 1960s, there has been a rise in non-U.S.multinationals, and a growth of mini-multinationals
  • 1-33The Changing World OrderMany former Communist nations in Europe and Asia arenow committed to democratic politics and free marketeconomies and so, create new opportunities forinternational businessesChina and Latin America are also moving toward greaterfree market reforms
  • 1-34The Global Economy OfThe Twenty-first CenturyThe world is moving toward a more global economicsystem, but globalization is not inevitableGlobalization also brings risks like the financial crisis thatswept through South East Asia in the late 1990s
  • 1-35Classroom Performance SystemWhich of the following trends is true?a) the United States is accounting for a greater percentageof world trade than ever beforeb) the United States is accounting for a greater percentageof foreign direct investment than ever beforec) the share of world trade accounted for by developingcountries is risingd) the share of foreign direct investment by developingcountries is declining
  • 1-36The Globalization DebateIs the shift toward a more integrated and interdependentglobal economy a good thing?Supporters believe that increased trade and cross-borderinvestment mean lower prices for goods and services,greater economic growth, higher consumer income, andmore jobsCritics worry that globalization will cause job losses,environmental degradation, and the cultural imperialism ofglobal media and MNEs
  • 1-37Anti-Globalization ProtestsMore than 40,000 anti-globalization protesters took to thestreet at the WTO meeting in Seattle in 1999Protesters now regularly show up at most majormeetings of global institutions
  • 1-38Globalization, Jobs, And IncomeGlobalization critics argue that falling barriers to trade aredestroying manufacturing jobs in advanced countriesSupporters of globalization contend that the benefits ofthis trend outweigh the costs—that countries will specializein what they do most efficiently and trade for other goods—and all countries will benefit
  • 1-39Globalization, Labor Policies,And The EnvironmentGlobalization critics argue that firms avoid costly effortsto adhere to labor and environmental regulations by movingproduction to countries where such regulations do not exist,or are not enforcedGlobalization supporters claim that tougherenvironmental and labor standards are associated witheconomic progress, so as countries get richer from freetrade, they get tougher environmental and labor regulations
  • 1-40Globalization AndNational SovereigntyCritics of globalization worry that today’s interdependentglobal economy is shifting economic power away fromnational governments toward supranational organizationslike the WTO, the EU, and the UNSupporters of globalization contend that the power ofthese organizations is limited to what nation-states agree togrant, and that the power of the organizations lies in theirability to get countries to agree to follow certain actions
  • 1-41Globalization And The World’s PoorCritics of globalization argue that the gap between richnations and poor nations is getting widerSupporters of globalization claim that the best way for thepoor nations to improve their situation is to reduce barriersto trade and investment and implement economic policiesbased on free market economies, and to receive debtforgiveness for debts incurred under totalitarian regimes
  • 1-42Classroom Performance SystemWhich of these is not a concern of anti-globalizationprotesters?a) globalization raises consumer incomeb) globalization contributes to environmental degradationc) globalization is causing a loss of manufacturing jobs indeveloping countriesd) globalization implies a loss of national sovereignty
  • 1-43Managing In The Global MarketplaceAn international business is any firm that engages ininternational trade or investment
  • 1-44Managing In The Global MarketplaceManaging an international business differs from managinga domestic business because:countries are differentthe range of problems confronted in an internationalbusiness is wider and the problems more complex thanthose in a domestic businessfirms have to find ways to work within the limits imposedby government intervention in the international trade andinvestment systeminternational transactions involve converting money intodifferent currencies