Moving White-Collar Jobs Offshore.

Each question needs at least one reference, references are not counted for words. 7 pages which is around 2000 words, therefore please kindly provides each answer with 400 words. Material reading book: International Business – competing in the global market – Charles W. L. Hill and G. Tomas M. Hult  Question 1: (400 words) – Chapter 6 Country Focus: Moving White-Collar Jobs Offshore. a) Is there a difference between the transference of high-paying white-collar jobs, such as computer programming and accounting, to developing nations, and low-paying blue-collar jobs? If so, what is the difference, and should government do anything to stop the flow of white-collar jobs out of the country to countries like India? b) Will developing nations like the United States suffer from the loss of high-skilled and high-paying jobs? Question 2: (400 words) – Chapter 4 – Management Focus: China and its Guanxi a) Why do you think it is so important to cultivate guanxi and guanxiwang in China? b) What ethical issues might arise when drawing on guanxiwang to get things done in China? c) Does this suggest anything about the limits of using guanxiwang for a Western business committed to high ethical standards? (CLO 1,3) Question 3: (400 words) – Chapter 8 Management Focus: Foreign Direct Investment by Cemex. a) Which theoretical explanation, or explanations, of FDI best explains Cemex’s FDI? b) What is the value that Cemex brings to a host economy? c) Can you see any potential drawbacks of inward investment by Cemex in an economy? (CLO 4,6) Question 4: (400 words) – Review Chapter 15 Closing Case Starbucks’ Foreign Entry Strategy. a) Starbucks has become a phenomenon worldwide, with more than 24,000 stores in more than 60 countries. Sales are great even at relatively high prices for its products. This can perhaps be explained in the United States (and other wealthy markets), but how can Starbucks’ success be explained by its foreign market entry in less developed and emerging markets? Question 5: (400 words) – From what you are reading in our course thus far, address the following: a) Explain the use of countertrade? b) How might a company make strategic use of countertrade schemes as a marketing weapon to generate export revenues? c) What are the risks associated with pursuing such a strategy?

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