MGMT444 Assignment 3

The CEO has asked you and Jane to create a chart that he might use as part of his decision process in deciding what countries in which to locate overseas factories. He also wants an accompanying recommendation summary from an HR perspective.

  • Prepare a 6-column, 5-row chart for the following      countries and parameters:
    • Columns (countries) are:
      • Japan
      • Mexico
      • India
      • China
      • Italy
      • Germany
    • Rows (factors to research) for each country are:
      • Average manufacturing wage
      • Country’s minimum wage
      • Typical restrictive work rules        where there are unions
      • How unions enhance or detract        from company results
      • Country’s unemployment rate
    • It is unlikely that you will find all of the necessary       data in one online database. Instead, you will have to research a number       of different ones.
    • In addition, in some cases you may have to make       calculations from a “base=100” report to get an actual dollar       figure.
  • Ensure that you cite the references used, in proper APA      format.
  • Your recommendation summary should explain which      country you recommend for the future overseas expansion, based solely on      the data in your chart.