Assignment number Chapter Due date
5 The Global Context of Business Prior to start of following week’s
Students will answer a list of assigned questions. In order to receive full credit for each question, students need
to sufficiently support answers with relevant application of course concepts and theories. All sources should be
correctly cited using APA guidelines.
Students will require to submit their weekly assignments online (Moodle) on or before the due date to location
created under each week. All files should be submitted using pdf extension labelling the file name using the
format __.pdf. Students could also create other modes of
submission such as power point, graphics, video clips etc…, in such events please speak to the instructor for
uploading instructions. All submissions should be properly formatted, checked for spelling, grammar and use
professional language. Students will use Font style Times New Roman and size 11 with a spacing of 1.5
Assignment – Week 5
1. A multinational company that has operations in Canada, Japan, India and Kenya plans to setup a
manufacturing plant to make smart phones due to increased global demand. You have been assigned to
identify the country that is best suited (Senior management has decided to consider only countries in
which they currently operate for this purpose) to establish their manufacturing plant. You are expected
to conduct a competitive advantage analysis based on respective factor conditions, demand conditions,
related supporting industries and strategies, structures and rivalries. Make your recommendations by
showing supporting argument. (10 points)
a) Identify two key products Canada exported in $ terms during 3-year period from 2016 to 2018. What
were the markets / countries to which these products were exported? Did the export value ($)
increase/ stable or decline over this period? What do think the reason(s) for your observation?
b) Identify two key products Canada imported in $ terms during 3-year period from 2016 to 2018. From
which markets/ countries did Canada import these products? Did the import value ($) increase/
stable or decline over this period? What do think the reason(s) for your observations?
c) Does Canada have an overall trade surplus or a deficit during these years (2016, 17, 18)? Provide data
to support your answer.
d) Identify Canada’s three (3) main trading partners (countries) and the items (products)?
e) Identify the competitive advantage(s) that Canada has for the products identified under section 2(a).
Support your answer briefly.? (10 points)
3. Identify 3 factors that have a direct impact on Canadian economy from the recently negotiated USMCA
(new NAFTA) agreement? (10 points)
Your assignment should meet guidelines given and support argument(s) by carrying out reliable and
sufficient research. All sources should be cited and should include a reference page (use APA format).
Clear and concise writing is expected. Zero marks will be assigned for plagiarized work and be
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