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INBU 3200 - Teresa Brosnan

2015-2016

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Country Analysis Assignment

1. Two to three page report including 3 or more academic, credible sources cited using APA.

2. Based on your research, decide whether to do business in your assigned country. Consider:

  • Geographic location, capital cities, climate, population
  • Head of state, brief details of political and economic systems
  • GDP, main products, businesses
  • Main trading partners, main business, or industry groups
  • Language, ethnic origins, religion, culture

3. View relevant factors from an international business perspective.

4. Outline the pros and cons of doing business in your assigned country.

5. Include an annotated bibliography, which is an organized list and summary of consulted sources. Begin with the author (if available), title, and the publishing information. The annotation is brief (150 words or 4-6 sentences). It not only describes the work, but is also evaluative. For this assignment, include for each source the following:

  • Purpose
  • Summary of main arugments
  • Why the source was chosen
  • Topics covered

General Country Information

Article Databases

Business Source Complete & ABI/INFORM Trade& Industry are two good sources for international business articles. LexisNexis provides excellent international news coverage. Be sure to develop a good set of keywords to search the databases. Here are some examples:

  Broad term: Politics   Corruption   Taxation
  Broad term: Environment   Pollution   Natural disasters
  Broad term: Economy   Recession   Foreign Investments
  Broad term: Technology   Software piracy   Intellectual Property
  Broad term: Culture   Family Business   Gender