If any website does not work, please use google to search for something similar.

If any website does not work, please use google to search for something similar.
#2 Web Exercise:
Please review the websites below and answer the 2 questions below: Web Exercise Throughout the text, there are many examples of regional and country profiles, and how important they are to getting a decent understanding of how strategy should be constructed for that region/country. In spite of the fact that many businesspeople inherently understand that Europe and Asia are not unified markets, many company strategists regard Africa as one entity—and attempt to market to “Africa” without breaking out individual countries, languages, cultures, governmental systems, and so forth. **Using the Websites below as examples: 1. How would you break down the continent of Africa into individual markets? How are cultures, languages, history (especially the colonial legacy) different and important? 2. Would you market to a West Coast African country differently than an East Coast African country? Are countries like Morocco truly “African”?
Business Profile for Kenya http://www.ambnairobi.um.dk/NR/exeres/611D127A-F2F8-4528-90DF-D05C8473978E
World Bank http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/99169/CD_CC/precourse/MDG/pdf/
KenyaCountryProfile.pdf Global times http://business.globaltimes.cn/world/2009-09/471239.html
Kwintessential http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/intercultural/management/kenya.html
World Travel Guide http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/137/general_information/Africa/Kenya.html
State Gov; Kenya http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/index.htm
Africa Open for Business http://www.africaopenforbusiness.com/linkchangenotice.html
Morocco Profile http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5431.htm
Morocco http://www.geographia.com/morocco/
BBC News/Tanzania http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/1072330.stm
#4 Web Exercise:
A number of universities are beginning to expand their operations to include global classrooms. The benefits to these universities are global branding, increased revenues, cross cultural studies, and bringing the global marketplace to their curricula. The means of achieving these goals include online programs, onsite programs, students visiting the main campus as part of their curricula, and so forth. Research several of these university programs and discuss the pros and cons of these efforts.
AmericaGov- http://www.america.gov/st/educenglish/2009/February/200902121044431CJsamohT7.622927e-02.html
Earth Times- http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/university-of-south-carolinas-moore,1025569.shtml ( You will probably have to google information on USC)
Earth Institute- http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2029
George Town- http://explore.georgetown.edu/news/?ID=31240
Limkokwing University- http://www.limkokwing.net/globalclassroom/
#5 Web Exercise:
What are some of the pitfalls of relocating to work abroad? The obvious ones are not knowing the language or culture which are well documented in the text. What are some other, lesser considered ones and how would you address them?
Government Website- http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21638.htm
Smart Traveler- http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/tips/working_os.html
Going Abroad- http://www.canuckabroad.com/overseasjobs/workabroad/practical.shtml
Dubai – http://www.expatforum.com/dubai/the-pros-and-cons-of-working-overseas.html
Part One – http://money.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=226590
Part Two – http://money.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=226594
#6 Web Exercise:
Do a search for “global management teams”. Compare the services offered by the consulting firms that are profiled. How do they compare with the background provided in the text under “Global Management Teams” as far as meeting the needs of a truly global company? What are the resources these consultants bring to the table? Would you choose to hire a consultant or develop your own in-house IHRM team to work with your expatriates?
http://www.booz.com/ http://www.pwc.com/us/en/about-us/index.jhtml http://www.accenture.com/ http://www.abeam.com/index.html http://www.capgemini.com/ http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_GX/global/index.htm http://www.bain.com/bainweb/home.asp http://www.mckinsey.com/ http://www.bcg.com/ http://www.monitor.com/ http://www.mercer.com/home.htm

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