Congratulations! You have been promoted to General Manager of your company’s new overseas division. It’s time to pack your bags and get ready to live and work abroad! In preparation, your boss – who has also received a promotion and will be the CEO of the new division, has asked you to help with planning and preparation by researching the economic conditions of the new country.
- Describe the economic state of China.
- Describe the current business cycle and its implications.
- What specific economic indicators do you recommend continuing to monitor closely and why?
- Informal bibliography
Describe the overall economic health and trends. What specific indicators drove your assessment of this country’s economic condition? Which economic indicator(s) do you think is the most important when considering the impact on your company’s division? Why?
In the U.S., what stage of the business lifecycle is your company and industry in? What stage of your business cycle is the chosen country in? What are the historical trends? (Long-term expansion, volatile cycles, etc.) What does this imply for the country’s growth opportunities for your company? How would you recommend positioning the company at the present time to monopolize on current conditions? Would you change that positioning in the near future? (I.e. increase investment to take advantage of low interest rates, use opportunity to source talent, etc.)
What strategic insight will these indicators provide? How frequently do you need to monitor them for changes?
Cite your data sources in a format appropriate for any business or academic setting.
Analyze your research findings and develop a 3-4 page report for your supervisor. Include the following information
Typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, course title, and date. The cover page and reference page are not included in the required page length.