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: 100 ============================================================ 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 business? 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 firms” 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 business? 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?