International Business

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  • 1. POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
  • 2. TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT
  • 3. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
  • 4. DEFINATION
    • International business consists of transactions that are devised and carried out across national borders to satisfy the objectives of individuals, companies, and organizations.
  • 5. Need for International Business
      • causes the flow of ideas, services, and capital across the world
      • offers consumers new choices
      • permits the acquisition of a wider variety of products
      • facilitates the mobility of labor, capital, and technology
      • provides challenging employment opportunities
      • reallocates resources, makes preferential choices, and shifts activities to a global level
  • 6. Political Environment
    • Change in government policies
      • MNCs must adjust their strategies and practices to accommodate the new perspectives and actual requirements
    • Less stable governments
      • Greater risk
    • Significant differences among political systems across countries and regions
  • 7. China
    • Emerging economic power
    • Government’s desire to balance
      • National, immediate needs
      • Challenge of a free market economy and globalization
    • Government attempting to open up the economy
      • Speed up conversion of state enterprises into corporations
      • Expand capital markets by authorizing new stock listings
      • Sell off most of the 305,000 state enterprises (or let go bankrupt)
      • Worker retraining, low-cost housing and other programs
      • Reduce tariffs to 10 percent