International Operations: Advantages and Disadvantages

International Operations: Advantages and Disadvantages

There are varieties of reasons why companies decide to engage in international trade transactions or invest in foreign economies.  In this assignment, you will draft a report on the advantages and disadvantages of engaging in international operations.  In your report, discuss the following:

  • How do firms confront different social, cultural, demographic, environmental, political, governmental, legal, and competitive forces when doing business internationally?
  • How do language, culture, and value systems differ among countries, and what barriers to communication and problems in managing people do they create?
  • Why is gaining an understanding of regional organizations often necessary in doing business internationally?
  • How can dealing with two or more monetary systems complicate international business operations?
  • How do foreign operations allow firms to establish low-cost production facilities in locations close to raw materials, cheap labor, or both?

Submission Details:

  • Support all your responses using examples and scholarly research.
  • Submit your paper as a 4 page Microsoft Word document, using APA style..