Research Paper on IBM

Students are required to prepare a paper that addresses an issue in international economics with relevance to international business. The theme must primarily involve some aspect of the international economic environment of business – markets and structure, institutions, national and multilateral policies et cetera. It is entirely appropriate to deal with international economic issues from the perspective of one company.

-Company chosen : IBM

Topics to cover:
1. Which all international locations they are operating in and why? What is the advantage of having certain operations in certain countries over the others
2. Legal/political issues they had to deal with while entering another country
3. Outsourcing, which all activities they outsource, whats the advantage and where do they outsource

-approximately 10 pages, including tables, figures and graphs and all references.

-use the concepts we have learned in class to analyze the topics