Corporate and business strategy
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements
Answer the 1st , the second and the 4th questions
The questions to be structured as follows:
- a) Introduction
- b) Critical review (to include minimum of 2 citations in each question)
- c) Conclusion
- d) References (minimum 5 per answer – Harvard style)
Each question should be 1,000 words. All questions will require explanations
1 – Explain and evaluate Rugman and Verbeke’s (Rugman, A.M. & Verbeke, A. 2004) argument that the world economy is in a state of ‘semi-globalisation’. Is their argument still relevant? Support your argument with empirical evidence.
2- Is the International Monetary Fund justified in asserting that sub-Saharan Africa is ‘rising’? How might a critic respond?
4- Explain the ‘strategy tripod’ framework for analysing business strategy. How does this framework help to understand strategic choices facing a firm wishing to enter foreign markets? Use specific firm-level examples of your choice to support your answer.