business owner making final decision regarding international aspects business decision you 2

COURSE MANUL: Title: International Economics
  Edition: 11
  Author: Salvatore
  Publisher: Wiley
  ISBN: 9781118546048
  Course: ECON310


Key Assignment Draft


As a business owner making a final decision regarding the international aspects of a business decision, you may decide to set up a table with the risks and weigh their relative importance against the rate of return you foresee. You also need to put a plan in place to overcome it.


Assume that your business is visible and an important member of the community. Would the government encourage a decision to expand? How would it affect the reputation of the business?


Here is what the list looks like. Your assignment is to fill in the table.










How to Overcome It


Economic conditions








Fluctuations in industry




















Technological change










Change in preferences










Costs and expenses






























Interest rates










Government monetary policy










Government fiscal policy










Internal and external wars










Difference in culture and religion










Ownership of factories and property










Human resource restrictions










Intellectual property




















Red tape and corruption










Blockage of funds or capital accounts










Change in government











Comment on whether the U.S. government would support a business owner’s decision to expand internationally or import in light of the balance of payments and how the move internationally may affect the business’s reputation as a local small-business owner.