Discussion 1: (200 words)
- With so much productive capacity and room for expansion in the United States, why would a company based in the United States choose to purchase items from foreign firm? Discuss the pros and cons.
- As a supplier, which factors would you consider about a buyer (your potential customer) to be important in setting up a long-term relationship?
Discussion 2: (200 words)
- List five major reasons why a new electronic components manufacturing firm should move into your city or town?
- What are the pro and cons of relocating a small or midsized manufacturing firm (that makes mature products) from the United States to China?
- If you could locate your new software development company anywhere in the world, which place would you choose, and why?
Discussion 3: (200 words)
What are the benefits of marketing through social media and what types of businesses or organizations are helped most by this type of marketing? Give an example of a product, service and idea marketed effectively this way.