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Having the last version of the book, I'd be extremely thankful if someone could upload a picture of the cases we have to work on for each tutorial! Unfortunately they are not in the old book's version
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Thank you ! Will you post the other chapter as well for next tutorial ?
Yes later :)
just posted it :)
Does anyone have the PDF version of the book ? I know that last year some people had it but I can't find it anywhere....
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@anonymous bang , you're amazing ! Bang it all
Are there a certain number of tutorials you can miss without consequence? Additionally, Is there a course assignment if a certain number of tutorials aren't attended? I didn't see anything about it in the course manual.
When will they publish the results?
Why isnt it A? Because NTB are barriers that rely on NON-tariff means.
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But isn't the idiosyncratic one part of a firms code of conduct and therefore not an actual barrier since its limited to one firm? idiosyncratic risk is also firm specific risk, hence i figured that this one is also for individual firms
But doesnt infant industry tariff means that competitors in that industry wanting to engage with that country have to pay tariffs, to make it fair for the incumbent firms, therefore it is a tariff barrier.?
Do we have to know this?
i mean its pretty obvious isnt it. i think we covered it in marketing mgmt tho not thus course
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Why is question 3 answer D? I thought it would be C
assertive and decisive behaviour (or also leadership style) is a characteristic for a masculine society. The missing compassion also underlines that fact since compassion is a characteristic for feminine societies :))
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why is question 45 answer D??
Is this really C? I feel that it must be A
You are mixing up two different frameworks. The one for this question is with the dodger,defender, contender and extender.
Thanks, is the dodger, defender etc. also relevant for tomorrow? I can't remember reading it
Do we have to know this?
Do we have to know this?
Do we have to know this?
Can anyone explain to me what an FDI stock is? I also have the definition from the book but I don't get it :/
With Commuter assignments and Contract work, there is still the need to send someone to a foreign place. I think its only virtual team (A)
yea true... But in the book (p. 470) it says that expat assignments are quite expensive for employers, "such that many MNEs have moved to shorter assignments and non-traditional forms of expatriation, such as contract work, commuter assignments and virtual teams"
pretty sure its B, check page 176
Wouldn't it be D? as all of the given answers show a political risk?
yup D is correct
I would argue it's 10 A "The nationalization of a company's assets abroad" In the book it states that it is one of the most extreme political risks (p.56 in the 1st edition)
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It was about reducing tariffs so yeah kinda positive, but reducing tariffs is good for global companies and bad for local companies because of more competition so could also be a risk. I would go for D
I agree with you Lennard!!
For this one i'm pretty sure it's a
why does setting up a plant in eurozone reduces the exchange rate risk?
well if your home is the eurozone and you set up a plant in the eurozone there is, in fact, no exchange rate risk at all :D
Also if you sell in other countries in the eurozone you use the same currency for all of them. When the £ is not broadly used.
Just put the list of words in the quizlet, might be helpful for learning
It's awesome! thank u
Why would you say it's a MNE and not an international business? I don't see where the FDI is of the company?
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and MNE would mean they're operating in multiple countries right?
Yes, although multiple only means more than one per definition. The standalone feature of a MNE is that is has FDI in the host country(ies) it operates!
I would argue that the infant industry argument is an argument against free trade but not a non-tarriff barrier as it would induce a tariff to protect the specified industries. On the other hand an idiosyncratic health and safety standards would imply that some product are prohibited which is a barrier to entry whithout any tariff.
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There wasn't an answer given for question 30 right? Does anyone know it?
It should be D as a "flow is a snapshot of a given point in time, and stock represents CUMULATING volume."
Why can't we argue for a full acquisition? Don't you have less integration risks when using something already established ?
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I would argue the same, as they may also be referring to the integration challenges regarding Full Acquisition.
Yes I interpreted integration risks differently as well. Thanks both of you!
Can't we say this is not a option for companies anyways? Because D) is a decision taken by governments and not firms...
What exactly is your question? :-) D is the right answer because, as you already said, it's a measure taken by the government and not by a company - all the other options can be used by a company to reduce their exposure to exchange risk!
Oh I thought the answer was C, nvm.. Thanks!
So they currently have a localization strategy, and in order to take advantage of the situation, they should develop a transnational strategy? Is that the good reasoning?
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45) The answer is D - common obstacles to knowledge utilization are the not-invented-here syndrome and absorptive capacity
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Good job! Just pay attention that this is from the old book, so all definitions are not there...
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Aaaah okay!!! Thanks! But so 95% is in the doc hahaha
In 2016 they had the 5th edition, we have the 6th which is surprisingly​ different ..
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Questions 17, 23, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 39, 43, 44, 48, 49, 50, 52 (not entirely sure), 53, 54, 55, 59 & 60 are not relevant for the 2018/19 exam!
Can someone explain Forward discount and premium? I understand the concept but which one is better?
It should be D cause Fluctuations are not fixed for a long time
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ThAt ShIt Is ObViOuS
Good summary tho
Very good summary actually, very detailed and stuff
this should be D right? Property rights refer to the theoretical and legal ownership of specific property by individuals and the ability to determine how such property is used
I thought so too as a house can be an economic property. (eg. renting)
Yes, I think Jim already commented that, as well (he just didn't mark the question)!
It should be D as a "flow is a snapshot of a given point in time, and stock represents CUMULATING volume."
It's not D since it's the exact definition of BPO and that they are asking for NOT correct answers. I think it is A as you can outsource services elsewhere than in India.
Think this should be B, since there is no integration risk
In the table in the book (p. 370 in 1st edition) it states that there are integration related risk for full acquisitions! With integration they mean here the integration into the existing company, so any type that involves another, already existing, company has integration risks :-)
This is also a weird question, since factor endowment is literally part of the national competitive advantage theory.
True, it's quite tricky but resource endowments are only one out of 4 factors of the National competitive advantage ! The Factor Endowment theory on it's own is part of the comparative advantage which is a classical trade theory.
This is also a weird one, I thought it should be a. I don't think it's C so it can't be d.
Why is this not C - "The loss to consumers" ?
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Anyone knows the right answer to this question?
I would go for A. B is the reason for any type of outsourcing strategy. C is related to any IT, HR and logistic topics. D is the definition of BPO
I was wondering if it was not D because A could be correct because it's the right to use the technology but also trademarks such as the logo etc..
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but again really tricky if the name of the company is part of it but after reading the definition i would say yes... But not sure at all
because in the book they don't say anything about the long/short term of a license
Should be D
Should be D and not A
Tacit ORGANISATIONAL Knowledge - So it’s D
That's why I indicated A or D because D explicitly mentions "organizational" However, following my understanding, you can write down at least structures and routines which makes them explicit and not tacit!
I would argue that it is a Multinational entreprise...
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Oh yeah true... But still a tricky question ahah! And just a small question, when a firm has excatly 500 employees is it still considered as a SME or is it a SME ?
The definition says it's an SME with less than 500 so I guess not.
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Thanks for posting the entirety of the questions, I personally did not have the time for that so gj :)
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I think he is just doing this Qualtrics thing to see if the questions he thought are too easy. Do them wrong on purpose:)
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