Assignment 1: How Big Global Businesses Compare

Assignment 1: How Big Global Businesses Compare                                                                   

Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

 

Select one (1) global industry, such as the automobile or cell phone industry. Next, use the Internet to research three (3) major international competitors within the chosen industry. Take note of manner in which the popular international business press (e.g., newspapers, magazines, e-zines, press releases, etc.) depicts the selected companies.

 

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

1.      Compare and contrast the three (3) models of culture. Next, select one (1) of the researched international competitors, and ascertain the model of culture that is most appropriate for the selected international competitor. Provide a rationale for your response. 15%

2.      Recommend the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Predict three (3) potential effects of such an economic system on the societies in which the system is involved. Provide a rationale for your response. 15%

3.      Speculate on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Recommend three (3) generic actions that the three (3) researched major competitors could take in order to encourage economic progress within these countries. Provide a rationale for your response. 20%

4.      Imagine that you have been given the opportunity to lead one (1) of the three (3) researched international competitors. Select one (1) company in which you are interested in leading, and provide a rationale for your choice. Propose the necessary major steps—including education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take in order to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership / management position at your chosen company.15%

5.      Suggest two (2) global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, and customer service, etc., that you would make as CEO of the selected international organization from Question 4. Provide a rationale for your response. 10%

Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.  5%
 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Examine the management concepts in a global business including culture, ethics, and social responsibility.
Examine the complexity of understanding new cultures and its impact to multinational management.
Evaluate strategic management and participation strategies in a global business.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in global management.

·         Write clearly and concisely about global management using proper writing mechanics.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200
Assignment 1: How Big Global Businesses Compare
Criteria
Unacceptable

Below 70% F
Fair

70-79% C
Proficient

80-89% B
Exemplary

90-100% A
1. Compare and contrast the three (3) models of culture. Next, select one (1) of the researched international competitors, and ascertain the model of culture that is most appropriate for the selected international competitor. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the three (3) models of culture. Did not submit or incompletely selected one (1) of the researched international competitors, and ascertain the model of culture that is most appropriate for the selected international competitor. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.
Partially compared and contrasted the three (3) models of culture. Partially selected one (1) of the researched international competitors, and ascertain the model of culture that is most appropriate for the selected international competitor. Partially provided a rationale for your response.
Satisfactorily compared and contrasted the three (3) models of culture. Satisfactorily selected one (1) of the researched international competitors, and ascertain the model of culture that is most appropriate for the selected international competitor. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.
Thoroughly compared and contrasted the three (3) models of culture. Thoroughly selected one (1) of the researched international competitors, and ascertain the model of culture that is most appropriate for the selected international competitor. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
2. Recommend the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Predict three (3) potential effects of such an economic system on the societies in which the system is involved. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely recommended the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Did not submit or incompletely predicted three (3) potential effects of such an economic system on the societies in which the system is involved. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.
Partially recommended the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Partially predicted three (3) potential effects of such an economic system on the societies in which the system is involved. Partially provided a rationale for your response.
Satisfactorily recommended the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Satisfactorily predicted three (3) potential effects of such an economic system on the societies in which the system is involved. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.
Thoroughly recommended the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors. Thoroughly predicted three (3) potential effects of such an economic system on the societies in which the system is involved. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
3. Speculate on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Recommend three (3) generic actions that the three (3) researched major competitors could take in order to encourage economic progress within these countries. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely speculated on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Did not submit or incompletely recommended three (3) generic actions that the three (3) researched major competitors could take in order to encourage economic progress within these countries. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.
Partially speculated on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Partially recommended three (3) generic actions that the three (3) researched major competitors could take in order to encourage economic progress within these countries. Partially provided a rationale for your response.
Satisfactorily speculated on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Satisfactorily recommended three (3) generic actions that the three (3) researched major competitors could take in order to encourage economic progress within these countries. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.
Thoroughly speculated on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development. Thoroughly recommended three (3) generic actions that the three (3) researched major competitors could take in order to encourage economic progress within these countries. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
4. Imagine that you have been given the opportunity to lead one (1) of the three (3) researched international competitors. Select one (1) company in which you are interested in leading, and provide a rationale for your choice. Propose the necessary major steps—including education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take in order to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership / management position at your chosen company.

Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely imagined that you have been given the opportunity to lead one (1) of the three (3) researched international competitors. Did not submit or incompletely selected one (1) company in which you are interested in leading, and provide a rationale for your choice. Did not submit or incompletely proposed the necessary major steps—including education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take in order to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership / management position at your chosen company.
Partially imagined that you have been given the opportunity to lead one (1) of the three (3) researched international competitors. Partially selected one (1) company in which you are interested in leading, and provide a rationale for your choice. Partially proposed the necessary major steps—including education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take in order to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership / management position at your chosen company.
Satisfactorily imagined that you have been given the opportunity to lead one (1) of the three (3) researched international competitors. Satisfactorily selected one (1) company in which you are interested in leading, and provide a rationale for your choice. Satisfactorily proposed the necessary major steps—including education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take in order to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership / management position at your chosen company.
Thoroughly imagined that you have been given the opportunity to lead one (1) of the three (3) researched international competitors. Thoroughly selected one (1) company in which you are interested in leading, and provide a rationale for your choice. Thoroughly proposed the necessary major steps—including education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take in order to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership / management position at your chosen company.
5. Suggest two (2) global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, and customer service, etc., that you would make as CEO of the selected international organization from Question 4. Provide a rationale for your response.

Weight: 10%
Did not submit or incompletely suggested two (2) global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, and customer service, etc., that you would make as CEO of the selected international organization from Question 4. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.
Partially suggested two (2) global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, and customer service, etc., that you would make as CEO of the selected international organization from Question 4. Partially provided a rationale for your response.
Satisfactorily suggested two (2) global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, and customer service, etc., that you would make as CEO of the selected international organization from Question 4. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.
Thoroughly suggested two (2) global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, and customer service, etc., that you would make as CEO of the selected international organization from Question 4. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
6. 3 references

Weight: 5%
No references provided.
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%
Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
8. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference section

Weight: 5%
Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.
In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.
Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.
In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
9. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%
Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.
Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

 
Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
10. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%
Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas

 
Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
 

 
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