Topic: Investing in another country – After you have read the literature posted under unit four, the assignment is to write a two (2) page paper discussing foreign direct investment and regional trade groups. Multinational firms view the world as a single entity and all people as customers, employees, and suppliers. Why do companies invest outside their home borders? Why do countries encourage investment? Why do countries form regional trade groups? What is the benefit of countries trading amongst each other? How are these regional trade groups agreements different from global trade agreements such as those agreed upon through the WTO? In writing this paper, choose two countries for your example (one should be the country you are doing for your country report) and how the investment in that country benefits both the country receiving the investment, and the company making the investment. How does the investment help its people? Is the investment simply one of seeking lower labor costs or are there other benefits? What are the risks of investing in another country? Give examples. You will have to show you have read the readings and some additional sources. This does not mean to just quote from all the material, but go beyond that in presenting/discussing the arguments made in each reading. I would like your informed opinions included in the paper.
Additional Research – Demonstrate that you have done additional Internet research on this topic by including three additional cited sources in your paper. By this, I mean three sources beyond the readings I listed in the Course Documents link. Proper citing of these sources in the narrative of your paper is required. Two pages, double spaced, not including Title or Works Cited Page. This means the paper should be 600-750 words. As with all papers prepared for this course, content in individual papers is expected to be supported by globally acknowledged, peer-reviewed, refereed research citations and sources. All written submissions should adhere to APA standards for writing, formatting, and citations/references.