P‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍urpose Writing in your journal will help you retain the material, improve your critical thinking skills and reflect on what you learn. It will also help you prepare for the essay questions on the final exam. You will receive individual feedback from the instructor to guide your progress in this course. Directions You have two options to choose from for all of the journal assignments in this course: 1) You could create a 1-2 pages summary of key concepts covered in this unit. Refer to your readings for this unit as you prepare your journal entry. OR 2) You could choose ONE of the questions below from this unit and write at least a one page journal entry that reflects your understanding of this topic. Click on the link above to post your Journal Entry. Before posting your entry make sure it is grammar and spell checked. You are strongly encouraged to look at the grading rubric below to see how your entry will be scored. Only the instructor will be able to see and comment on your journal. Your classmates will not be able to view your entry. Unit 6 Journal Questions (please choose one): Reread the Management Focus on Walmart’s International Divisio‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍n and answer the following questions: a. Why did the centralization of decisions at the headquarters of Walmart’s international division create problems for the company’s different national operations? Has Walmart’s response been appropriate? b. Do you think that having an international division is the best structure for managing Walmart’s foreign operations? What problems might arise with this structure? What other structure might work?(Chapter 14); A small Canadian firm that has developed some valuable new medical products using its unique biotechnology know-how is trying to decide how best to serve the European Union. Its choices are given below. The cost of investment in manufacturing facilities will be a major one for the Canadian firm, but it is not outside its reach. If these are the firm’s only options, which one would you advise it to choose? Why? (Chapter 15); You are the assistant to the CEO of a small textile firm that manufactures quality, premium-priced, stylish clothing. The CEO has decided to see what the opportunities are for exporting and has asked you for advice as to the steps the company should take. What advice would you give to the CEO? ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍(Chapter 16).

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