English essay

683 Words May 18th, 2014 3 Pages
Assignment 2
SEMINAR IN GLOBAL BUS POLICY MGT-3341-0-14540-201410


(1) Regional trading blocs, such as the EU and NAFTA, are growing in importance. What are the implications of these trading blocs for international business policies? Are they helpful or harmful to the regions? How may they affect global investments?
- Trading blocks such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union stand to have a great impact on international business because they change the rules of trade and in some cases, investment, presenting new opportunities but also new threats to both foreign and domestic companies. Whether they are harmful or helpful is difficult to state in just a paragraph or two, but will depend on the
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These ties with Britain have helped to shape the United States into the country it is today. For American companies, this relationship is beneficial because not only do American companies have easy access to the British market, and British firms to the American market, but they may also find it easier to enter other markets where for example, English is the spoken language. In addition, if the countries in question have maintained strong ties, it is likely that they will share enemy countries, a factor that could further impact the strategy of an international firm.

3) What is the impact of vigorous enforcement of intellectual property rights on the world economy? Who gains and who loses from strict enforcement of these laws?
-Intellectual property rights could play a significant role in encouraging innovation, product development, and technical change. Developing countries tend to have IPRS systems that favor information diffusion through low-cost imitation of foreign products and technologies. Inadequate IPRS could stifle technical change even at low levels of economic development. While strengthening IPRS bears potential for enhancing growth and development in the proper circumstances, it might also raise difficult economic and social costs. Developing economies could experience net…