Discussion questions

Discussion questions

“International Opportunities” Please respond to the following:

· Determine why, given the advantages of international diversification, some firms choose not to expand internationally. Provide specific examples to support your response.
· As firms attempt to internationalize, they may be tempted to locate their facilities where business regulation laws are lax. Discuss the advantages and potential risks of such an approach, using specific examples to support your response.

Cooperative Strategy” Please respond to the following:

· From an ethical perspective, determine how much information a firm is obliged to tell a potential strategic alliance partner about what it expects to learn from the cooperative arrangement. Explain your rationale.
· From the e-Activity, determine which type of cooperative strategy would most benefit the two companies you researched. Provide specific examples to support your response

Corporate Governance” Please respond to the following:

· Analyze the three internal governance mechanisms (ownership concentration, boards of directors, and executive compensation) and recommend a possible fourth mechanism that would help align the interests of managerial agents with those of the firm’s owners. Provide specific examples to support your response.
· From the e-Activity, determine how U.S.-based corporations could incorporate elements of the corporate governance practices you researched to help top-level managers make better ethical decisions. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Finding the Best Buy” Please respond to the following:

· Corporate governance has become a hot issue in the U.S. over the past two decades. From your analysis of the case study, determine two possible corporate governance challenges that might be faced by Best Buy as a result of its rapid growth and why they could become corporate governance issues.
· Make recommendations for how Best Buy can overcome these challenges. Provide specific examples to support your response.

Please respond to the following:
· The goal of HRM is to maximize the productivity of an organization by optimizing the effectiveness of employees while simultaneously improving the work life of employees and treating them as valuable resources. What do you believe the HR department at your company, or company you’ve worked for in the past, has done to achieve those goals?

Please respond to the following:

· Based on your experience and Chapter 2 in your textbook, select the compliance issue that you believe is the most challenging for an average HR department. Provide a rationale with your response. Then, respond to at least one (1) of your classmates who choose a different challenge and try and persuade them to your way of thinking.

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