US business into an international business



Term Project

Section One; Country Study:

Assume your company has decided to expand their US business into an international

business. You have been asked by your company to research potential countries to determine

which country they should expand their business to as their first overseas venture.

Assignment Criteria:

A. Introduction

a. Pick a real organization to use as your template organization for this project.

The organization can be a large multinational organization, a large domestic

organization, a small organization, or your current (or previous) employer. State

whether your organization will be selling a product (state product type), selling

a service (state service), or set-up a manufacturing facility (state type of


b. Research and determine a country that you would recommend to your CEO for

international expansion. State the name of the country you will be

recommending for international expansion.

B. Perform a country study to help determine any potential issues, costs, and benefits of doing business in a particular country. At the end of your study, write a brief

summary (250 words or more) that concludes your findings highlighting some of the

challenges, benefits, costs, etc associated with entering this country.

Below is a list of the environmental factors you need to study and discuss in your study.


  •  GDP
  •  GDP –a real growth rate
  •  GDP – per capita
  •  Labor
  •  By occupation
  •  Total Exports
  •  Exports – commodities
  •  Exports - partners
  •  Total Imports
  •  Import – commodities
  •  Import - partners
  •  Infrastructure – physical (transportation) & informational (communication)
  •  Unemployment
  • Industries
  • Industries growth rate


  •  Natural resources
  •  Access to resources and raw materials
  •  Climate
  •  Land use
  •  Current environmental issues
  •  Natural Hazards


  •  Type of government
  •  Political stability
  •  Foreign investment and approval procedures
  •  Regulatory requirements
  •  Labor and employment laws
  •  Governmental assistance programs for foreign businesses
  •  Tax laws and applicable treaties

Under External Links in our course I have provided you with a link to the CIA factbook, this is a

great resource to find out many of the above facts about a country. I do require that you use

at least two additional sources to complete this assignment. PLEASE remember to cite all

your sources; proper citation of your sources is a requirement for this course. This assignment

is to be a minimum of 2 - 4 pages typed, font 12, double-spaced.

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