Use the provided articles to answer each question. For example, the article for Question 1 is labelled “Question 1 – Uber”. Each question has a designated article.
Your responses to each questions should be submitted in a single Microsoft Word document. Your file should be labelled LastName_Exam3.
Clearly label each question and part of your response.
QUESTION 1 write two pag
The Wall Street Journal – September 2, 2014
“Germany Imposes Nationwide Ban on Uber’s Car-Hailing Service”
In the course of doing business, international firms must be able to adapt to differing expectations, laws, and regulations. Uber is currently having a difficult time entering the German market. Thoroughly answer the following questions using the provided article:
What are the specific legal issues that Uber is experiencing?
Why is Germany imposing a nationwide ban on Uber’s car-hailing service?
What legal ramifications and consequences exist for Uber?
What should Uber’s response be?
Should Germany allow Uber to operate?
QUESTION 2 write two page
The Wall Street Journal – October 30, 2014
“McDonald’s Plans to Change U.S. Structure”
All firms have their own organizational structures and must deal with a variety of business structures around the world. Organizational structures impact the way that firms communicate, both internally and externally. McDonald’s is an international corporation that is having trouble communicating with its domestic customers. Thoroughly answer the following questions using the provided article:
Why are customers leaving McDonald’s?
How is McDonald’s current organizational structure preventing them from being good communicators?
Specifically, how can organizational restructuring help McDonald’s with its employees?
Specifically, how can organizational restructuring help McDonald’s with its customers?
Do you think that McDonald’s decision to restructure will help its long-term performance? Why or why not?
QUESTION 3 (write two pag)
The Wall Street Journal – November 24, 2014
“Cooper Tire to Sell Its Stake in China Joint Venture”
As international firms increasingly rely on strategic alliances and joint ventures, the effectiveness of intercultural teams has become increasingly important. Thoroughly answer the following questions using the provided article:
Why did the joint venture between Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and its Chinese partner, Chengshan Group, fail?
What were some cultural factors that potentially impacted the failure of this joint venture?
What were some major sources of conflict that led to the dissolution of the joint venture?
What could managers (of all the involved firms) do differently to save the joint venture?
Did Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. make the right decision? Why or why not?