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Apple 's Rise From An Obscure Computer Company

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Table of Contents Executive Summary………………………………………………………..Page 2 Introduction…………………………………………………………………..Pages 2-3 Economic Factors……………………………………………………………Pages 3-4 Labor and Wage Pressures……………………………………………….Pages 4-5 Currency Fluctuation Effects……………………………………………Pages 5-7 Economies of Scale…………………………………………………………..Pages 7-8 Technological Advancement Savings…………………………………Pages 8-9 Tariff Hindrances……………………………………………………………Page 9 Open Economy vs. Growth………………………………………………...Page 10 Speculation, Hedging, and Arbitrage…………………………………Page 11 Current Trade Policy………………………………………………………..Page 12 Trade Policy Evaluation……………………………………………………Page 13 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………….Page 14 References……………………………………………………………………….Pages 15-16 Executive Summary This research paper will seek to describe Apple’s rise from an obscure computer company to the World leader in electronic devices. A brief introduction describes Apple from the start to its enviable present day status as one of the most valuable companies in the World. Apple’s expansion from America to other Continents will be discussed in the introduction. Next, will be a thorough examination of specific economic factors affecting the company with a prediction, based upon current data, of likely occurrences in the future that will impact the organization with positive and negative ramifications. Additionally, an evaluation of current trade policies will be listed and evaluated as to how these policies currently affect Apple and a
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