The International Environment

There is a certain amount of risk involved in doing business anywhere, internationally. Chose a country, and discuss the following:

  • What are the political, cultural, environmental, economic, and trade risks present when doing business in the country as an outsider?
  • What type of business would you do there in light of the risks?
    • For example, would it be labor or capital intensive?
    • Would it be a manufacturing or distribution center, etc.?
  • Would it be a representative office or a full-fledged operation?
    • Why should you as a manager be concerned with all this?