I attached the original files of the assignment ( description, grading rubric and my paper). i got half points for visual and introduction parts. so these should be improved. also the entire paper should be improved.
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Expert Report: Political Considerations Political Considerations This page describes one of the two focuses you may choose to take for the Expert Report assignment (the other is Environmental Considerations). Below are the specific requirements for fulfilling this aspect of the assignment, as well as a list of resources you should use for your research. You may also use other sources as you see fit, but you must ensure that they are credible, up to date, and reliable. Overview For the Political Considerations assignment, you will research and consider a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) systems of government, happiness index rankings, unemployment rates, and public debt. As part of your analysis, you will discuss how these factors relate to the cultural analysis work you did at the beginning of the semester, and consider how these various factors impact your business decision-making process. Finally, you will synthesize your research and analysis and make a recommendation based only on the cultural and political factors that you have taken into consideration so far. To complete this assignment, you must, for Denmark and the United States: • Identify systems of government/governmental structures (regional and national). Also identify any overarching organizations or agreements that these countries are part of that have a significant regulatory impact of the operation of businesses in those countries (such as the EU). • Identify the ways that the governmental systems, structures, and organizational affiliations impact business (start with the “2019 Best Countries” resource below). Identify aspects of the political systems that are known to be advantageous or problematic for doing business in each country (claims must be supported by credible sources). • Compare similarities and differences between Denmark and the U.S., with a focus on doing business in each country. Include a clear, easy to read, well-organized table that compares the following factors: ◦ US News and World Report Best Countries for Business 2019 ranking ◦ GDP ◦ GDP per Capita ◦ Public Debt/GDP ◦ Unemployment Rate (all of these are available in the Best Countries articles) ◦ Gross Domestic Happiness numbers ◦ Human Development Index numbers • Discuss the significance of these numbers, clearly referencing your table, and identify and justify why you think they matter to your business decision. ◦ Include as part of your discussion (perhaps as a sub-section) what you believe are the most important indices to consider for people of your generation, both as citizens and as employed business people. How are these factors related to culture? Do you think there are generational commonalities between cultures? Differences? Why do you think so? • Make a recommendation based only on the cultural and political considerations you have worked through so far. ◦ Note: While you will include your recommendation with justification overview at the end of your work, you will also state your recommendation at the beginning, as part of your introduction, and will use the body of your work to clearly demonstrate your justification. While works of fiction and most creative writing do not “give away the ending,” a report like this is a very different form of communication, and it should not be designed in a way that has twists and surprises like you would find in suspense or mystery genres. This does not mean that you shouldn’t be creative and personable in your presentation (you should be!), but it does mean that you need to be upfront, clear, and direct with your information and intentions from the start. Resources General: • 2019 Best Countries (Links to an external site.) , US News & World Report • UN Human Development Index (HDI) (Links to an external site.) • Economic Indicators • Gross National Product (Wankel, 2009) , (Jain, 2009) • World Happiness Report, 2018 (see section: Ranking of Happiness by Country, starting on pg. 18 of report & 21 of Doc Reader*, and table 2.2) ▪ *the page numbering is not aligned, and the Doc Reader counts the cover, etc., as pages • World Happiness Report, 2019 (see the same section as above, plus the changes in happiness graphic. Articles on happiness in the US may be useful) • Public Debt , (Sevic, 2009) • Culture Comes First: Putting culture and values at the center of public policy (Links to an external site.) , (Muers, 2017) (this is a short article that might help you work through the political/cultural connections you are being asked to consider) • Cultural Differences Influence Government Policy on Electric Vehicle Innovation (Links to an external site.) (2007) (this is a short overview of different approaches and outcomes between the US and France that offers some insight into how culture can affect the success or failure of policy, and why taking culture into account is important) Denmark: • Denmark: Society and Business (Links to an external site.) (the “Government and Politics” link will offer some government-specific information) • Country Profile: Denmark, by MarketLine (located in the Course Reserves on your Canvas course website — click the “Course Reserves” link on the main menu) • Executive Summary: Denmark, IHS Markit (located in the Course Reserves on your Canvas course website — click the “Course Reserves” link on the main menu) • Denmark in the USA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Links to an external site.) United States: • What Type of Government Does the United States Have? (Links to an external site.) Worldatlas • Country Profile: United States, by MarketLine (located in the Course Reserves on your Canvas course website — click the “Course Reserves” link on the main menu) • Our Government (Links to an external site.) , The White House • U.S. Embassy in Denmark (Links to an external site.) Requirements • 400-word minimum (not including works cited) • Sources: A minimum of 5 credible sources is required. A collection of credible resources has been made available to you (linked in this assignment, and located in the “Course Reserves” section of Canvas). Those resources, your little textbook (Globalization: A Very Short Introduction), and the introductory readings for this class may all be used as sources for your Expert Report. ◦ You may find that your work requires additional research or support, in which case you must ensure that you use only credible, up-to-date sources. Sources that are found to be outdated or not credible will not be counted as one of your 5 minimum sources. • Analysis: Citing all your sources, present relevant political considerations for Denmark and the United States, including the elements listed above in the “overview” section. Discuss how cultural attitudes and political aspects may affect business decision making. Make a preliminary plant location recommendation based on these specific considerations. Guide us through the logic that leads to your conclusion/recommendation for a plant location. ◦ You will organize your work as a sentence outline (see resources for help with this). ◦ You must follow the format of the “Sentence Outline Skeleton” provided for you. ◦ You must include clear “Introduction,” “Body,” and “Conclusion” headings. ◦ You must include in-text citations for all sources used (yes, even in a sentence outline). ◦ Citations must be formatted correctly according to the style decided on by your team ( MLA). • Visuals: You are required to create a clear, easy to read, well-organized table that compares the factors listed in the “Overview” section above. You will reference this table as part of your presentation to your group, and will include it in your handout. You must also include this table as part of the document you submit for this assignment (which is separate from the “Handout” assignment). You should include the table in an appendix after your Works Cited (instead of in the body of your sentence outline). When you reference the table in your sentence outline, put in parentheses: (Appendix 1). This will let readers of your sentence outline know that you are referencing a table at the end of the document. ◦ Note: When you include the table as part of your handout, you will not need to reference it as an appendix, as it will be part of the main body of your handout. • Introduction: Your Expert Report Sentence Outline must include an introduction that offers context, makes an argument (the thesis statement), and offers a preview of what you are going to talk about. You will include a brief statement about your recommendation in the introduction as part of/following your thesis statement. ◦ The introduction must include a thesis of your main idea, which ultimately informs your recommendation. Your thesis should be a one- to two-sentence statement about the main political and cultural considerations in each country that would affect a plant location. ◦ The rest of your presentation should work to support your thesis statement in some way. • Topic Sentences: Each section of your sentence outline must include a topic sentence. Every topic sentence should support your thesis in some way, and every topic sentence must act as a thesis for that section. This will help you build cohesion and “flow” throughout your work. Every piece of evidence or information you offer in each section should then work to support the topic sentence of that section. • Conclusion: Your sentence outline must include a conclusion. The conclusion will sum things up for your listeners, clearly restate your thesis and recommendation, and offer a brief review of the justifications you expounded on in the body of your presentation. ◦ The conclusion should include a recommendation that offers clear reasoning and justification, as previously specified. ◦ You should acknowledge that your recommendation is based on only two factors, and note how your recommendation may change once you take the additional factors into account. Works cited: Citations must be formatted correctly by MLA. Al-Riyami1 Mohammed Al-Riyami EGN 3615 29 September 2019 Political Considerations I. Introduction (include in all outlines) A. The differences in cultural dimensions between the United States and Denmark that influence policies include individualism and indulgence dimensions. B. Thesis: These dimensions affect the business decision-making process in different ways in the two countries. Both countries have a high individualism score with the implication that citizens of both countries only care about themselves and their families and have less or no concern for people who are not part of a similar core function. C. Content: This means that the loyalty of the citizens of both Denmark and the United States lies with themselves first and their country (Helgstrand and Alice 153-168) D. Transition: In this paper, I am going to discuss these considerations which could affect the cultural dimension between these two countries. II. Body (include in all outlines) A. First main point: People who belong to individualistic cultures such as the United States tend to exercise a high level of independence and have strong autonomy feelings within their country. 1. Subpoint: It would, therefore, be easy to establish a business in both countries, however, it would be better to establish a business in the United States compared to Denmark since the US has a higher individualism score. i. Innovation and creativity are more encouraged in a more individualistic workplace. Employee engagement, as well as motivation, is also boosted (Shen and Marsha 76-87). 2. Subpoint: The individualistic culture promotes pride in individual employee achievements hence they strive to attain peak performance since their efforts are rewarded. This makes the US a more favorable country to establish your business in. B: there are some similarities between these two countries, indulgence score of both the United States and Denmark is high hence both can be considered to be almost equally indulgent cultures 1. Subpoint: This means that both societies permit relatively free gratification of natural and basic human drives that are associated with having fun as well as enjoying life. 2. Subpoint: These countries do not have stricter social norms. In the US, however, indulgence is separated from life Al-Riyami 2 i. In Denmark on the other hand, indulgence is part of life. The indulgence scores define the extent to which citizens from either Denmark or the US try controlling their impulses and desires based on how they were raised (Larsen, 209-232) C. On the other side, there are different consideration on the political side affect differently between the USA and Denmark. 1. Subpoint: They also show more optimism and have a more positive attitude towards life including the habit of extravagance and valuing leisure time compared to those in the US (Breiner and Elizabeth 53-74). 2. Subpoint: The level of indulgence influences policies, therefore, it is better to establish a business in the US as compared to Denmark because a business would thrive better in a less indulgent society because work is valued as compared to leisure 3. Subpoint: Saving is also important in a less indulgent country hence boosting investments. Order in the nation is also maintained and this is a more favorable business environment. 4. Subpoint: Although the indulgence scores of the two countries are almost the same, a better business decision would be setting a business in the US as compared to Denmark. III. Conclusion (include in all outlines) A. There are differences related to the political side which could affect the cultural dimensions in the countries. B. loyalty of the citizens of both Denmark and the United States lies with themselves first and their country Comparison between Denmark and the USA: The area Demark The USA Happiness Index 7.5 6.8 GDP per person by $ 50 59.7 Unemployment rate by % 4.8 3.7 Human development Index .92 .92 Public debt per GDP by % 39 113 GDP by $ 324.9 billion 19.3 trillion Al-Riyami 3 IV. Sources Cited. Breiner, Tina, and Elizabeth M. Minei. “Corporate acculturation neglect in cross-border acquisitions: the case of Denmark and the United States.” The Journal of International Communication 23.1 (2017): 53-74. Helgstrand, Kristina K., and Alice F. Stuhlmacher. “National culture: an influence on leader evaluations?” The International Journal of Organizational Analysis 7.2 (1999): 153-168. Larsen, Lars Thorup. “The birth of lifestyle politics: The biopolitical management of lifestyle diseases in the United States and Denmark.” Governmentality. Routledge, 2010. 209-232. Shen, Dong, and Marsha A. Dickson. “Consumers’’ acceptance of unethical clothing consumption activities: influence of cultural identification, ethnicity, and Machiavellianism.” Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 19.2 (2001): 76-87.