College of Commerce
Government College University, Faisalabad
Distance Learning Program, 2nd Assignment
Submission Date 25 -07-2015
Class: M. Com 4th DLP
Session: 2013-15
Instructor’s Name: Mian M. Niaz Shakir
Subject Title: International Business
Total Marks:
Q. No. 1
In a world of zero transportation cost, no trade barriers and nontrivial differences
between nations with regard to factor conditions, firms must expand their business
internationally if they are to survive. Discuss.
Q. No. 2
Discuss how the need for control over foreign operations varies with firms’ strategies
and core competencies. What are the implications for the choice of entry mode?
Q. No. 3
Determine the relative merits of fixed and floating exchange rate regimes. From the
prospective of international business, what are the most important criteria in a choice
between the systems? Which system is the more desirable for an international
Q. No. 4
NAFTA has produced significant net benefits for the Canadian, Mexican and U.S.
economies. Discuss.
Q. No. 5
Explain how an efficient logistics function can help an international business compete
more effectively in the global market
Q. No. 6
Discuss the statement: “An understanding of the causes and consequences of
performance ambiguity is central to the issue of organizational design in multinational
Q. No. 7
Elaborate the function of foreign exchange market.
Q. No. 8
What are the different methods used to finance the imports and exports in international
Q. No. 9
What do see as the main organizational problems that are likely to be associated with
implementation of a transnational strategy?
Q. No. 10
What are the main advantages and disadvantages of ethnocentric, polycentric, and geocentric
approaches to staffing policy? When is each approach appropriate?