Extra credit opportunity Presentations on a country or a region (even a town/city in U.S.) some other subject in global business An especially good chance to discuss your home or your ancestors’ home I’ll try to schedule some as soon as people are ready, and continue through the term I had allotted some time for these the last two sessions of the term, but better to do them earlier Length – 6 to 10 minutes (individual) Up to 18 minutes (group) A country presentation can describe The economic environment How do people live? What is GNI per capita Provide both unadjusted and purchasing power parity (PPP) adjusted statistics How does GNI per capita level affect life? The political environment How is the country/region governed? Something of the cultural environment You can’t summarize the culture; just say one or two things that strike you as important The country or region’s role in international business What does the country or region produce? How important is it to people elsewhere? Can you tell what is likely to happen in the future?