How big global businesses compare


Select one global industry, such as the automobile or cell phone industry. Next, use the Internet to research three major international competitors within the chosen industry. Note how the popular international business press (newspapers, magazines, e-zines, press releases, and so on) depicts these companies.


Write a 4–5 page paper in which you:

  1. Compare and contrast the three models of culture.
    • Choose one of the researched international competitors and ascertain the most appropriate cultural model for that competitor.
    • Provide a rationale for your response.
  2. Recommend the type of economic system that best relates to each of the researched international competitors.
    • Identify three potential effects of such an economic system on the society in which the system is involved.
    • Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Speculate on the major reasons why certain countries have lagged behind other countries in economic development.
  • Recommend three generic actions that the three researched major competitors could take to encourage economic progress in these countries.
  • Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Select one of the three researched international companies to lead and provide a rationale for your choice.
    • Propose the necessary major steps—education, social development, community activities, bargaining skills, language skills, conflict management skills, etc.—that you would need to take to propel you from where you are today to a global leadership or management position at your chosen company.
  • Suggest two global changes in expansion, technology, marketing, products, services, human resources, customer service, and so on, that you would make as CEO of your chosen international organization.
    • Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Use at least three quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

    The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

    • Recommend actions for the leadership of an international company that considers culture, economic systems, and economic development.

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