1- Students are to post a recent news article/video from a reputable news source related to the topic of international business focused on the country of BRAZIL along with the relevancy to the course and key learning points from the article.
2- What are 3 or 4 key learning points from this week’s readings? Why were these important ideas or concepts and how do they relate to international business in today’s environment?
3- Were you familiar with the concept of “insourcing” prior to reading The World Is Flat?
Does it matter to you whether your computer is repaired by an employee of Toshiba or of UPS?
Should it matter?
Use these readings:
Friedman, 978-0-312-42507-4 Chapter 3 & 4
Thomas & Inkson, 978-157675-625-6 Chapter 2 “Making it Overseas” by Mansour Javidan, Mary Teagarden, and David Bowen
“Distance Still Matters: The Hard Reality of Global Expansion” by Pankaj Ghemawat
This is a masters so please have scholarly references complete answers