Executive summary

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For the course project, you will select a country of interest and assess the international business potential of that country and compare its characteristics to the characteristics of the U.S. You will write a 15- to 20-page paper based on your research. Include the following sections in the paper:

· Executive summary

· Macroeconomic condition

· Financial system

· Political and cultural environment

· Special legal and business issues

· Overall recommendation and risk assessment for making business investments into this country

The following organizations gather and publish data relevant to your course project. Use these resources for research. You will find links to these resources in the Webliography.

· United Nations

· International Trade Center

· World Bank

· International Monetary Fund

· European Union

· Asian Development Bank

· Central Intelligence Agency

· Trade Information Center

· Japanese External Trade Organization

· Ernst & Young

· Lexis-Nexis

· DIALOG

· Dow Jones

Your course project tasks are:

· M1: Assignment 3, Task 1: Review of Web resources and available information; selection of the country for the course project

· M2: Reminder: Macroeconomic characteristics of the selected country and comparison with the U.S., with statistical data

· M4: Reminder: Financial system characteristics of the selected country and comparison with the U.S., with statistical data

· M5: Reminder: Cultural and political characteristics of the selected country and comparison with the U.S., with statistical data

· M6: Reminder: Add a discussion of special legal and business issues; first draft of the paper for facilitator feedback

· M8: Assignment 1, Final Paper: Complete paper finalized for grading

· M8: Assignment 2, Presentation: Presentation of highlights of the final paper