Unit 5 Part 1 Writing Assignments:

• Assignment (50 points)

o Prompt: Write a paper about the assorted reasons businesses diversify. The reasons should include profit motive, tax reduction reasons, avoidance of anti-trust laws, low business performance, uncertain cash flow, and any other reasons  that you want to discuss. Include global diversification reasons in your paper.

o Requirements: 500 words minimum; APA format and a minimum of three peer-reviewed references

Unit 5 Part 2 Writing Assignments:

• Assignment (50 points)

o Prompt: Write a paper about effective leadership and the five key leadership actions: determining the firm’s strategic direction; effectively managing theresource portfolio; sustaining an effective organizational culture; emphasizing ethical practices; and establishing balanced organizational controls.

o Requirements: 500 words minimum; APA format and a minimum of three peer-reviewed references

Unit 7 Writing Assignments:

• Assignment (50 points)

o Prompt: When used effectively, international strategies provide the following three basic benefits: increased market size, economies of scale, and location advantages. Discuss these benefits fully. More direct benefits include improved international competitiveness, improved business performance, and increased innovation.

o Requirements: 500 words minimum; APA format: a minimum of three peer reviewed references