Foreign MNC Strategy Analysis

This report will be based on the company BP.
The MNC strategy project involves researching and analyzing a manufacturing or services corporation located outside the United States. (Please note that financial/bank or oil and petroleum corporations or MNC’s that focus solely on franchising cannot be included. In addition, companies that cannot be selected include those companies included in the case studies or are described in detail in the text (such as Siemens, Nestle).


Select a company

Lists and information about the leading MNC’s can be found at:

Global 500


Annual report

It is recommended that the research starts with the MNC’s annual report and includes research from at least 3 other sources.
The project must include a description of the MNC’s strategies using the understanding and knowledge gained from the class and the textbook and must be supported by data and evidence gleaned from the research to support the analysis.
The project must include a description of the:

MNC’s corporate strategy (Chapter 13),
MNC’s Organizational strategy (Chapter 14),
MNC’s Market Entry and Strategic Alliance strategy/strategies                            (Chapter 15)
One or more MNC management strategy as described in Chapters                    (Chapters 17-20).

Examples of MNC strategies that could be selected include:

Global Production, Outsourcing, & Logistics strategy (Chapter 17);
Global Marketing and R&D strategy (Chapter 18);
Global Human Resource strategy (Chapter 19);
Accounting and Finance strategy (Chapter 20)

                                    Rubric for Foreign MNC Strategy Analysis Assignment (Written – 100 points)
                                    5 POINTS:      EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Overview, Summary of Analysis)
The possible maximum points that can be earned for the executive summary is based on the extent to which, it reflects the most important contents of the presentation. The executive summary of the MNC strategy analysis should be brief 200-500 words and include: the name of Multinational Corporation (MNC), a list of primary products or services, a mention (without explanation) of MNC’s International Strategy (Chapter 13), Organizational Structure (Chapter 14), Market Entry Strategy (Chapter 15) and one other functional strategy from Chapters 17-20 (Marketing, Human Resource Management, Global Production, Outsourcing and Logistics, OR Accounting.
                                    5 POINTS:      INTRODUCTION
Explained the nature of the MNC’s business, products or services to provide the
context for the analysis
(5 points) (Only providing a list of data/information not tied to analysis would be
worth 1-2 points)
                                    80 POINTS:    CONTENT (Findings, analysis, conclusion, recommendations)
Possible maximum points that can be earned based on breakout below:
20 POINTS:                Chapter 13: Strategy

Selected appropriate strategy and explained strategy using data            from research to support the analysis. (10).
Explained strategy using terminology/explanations from text to               relate the data/facts to the analysis. (10)

                              20 POINTS:                Chapter 14: Organization

selected appropriate horizontal & vertical organizational structures         (5)
presented a clear, complete, and accurate organizational chart (5)
presented data from research to support the conclusion about why        the organizational structure was selected (i.e. was rational logical,          systematic and appropriate?) (10)

                                                20 POINTS:                Chapter 15: Market Entry Modes

identified all MNC entry modes with examples for each entry mode        (10)
provided adequate explanation of why MNC selected entry mode/s        (10)

20 POINTS:                            From ONE other Chapter (17-20), selected an International Management function or functions and:

explained the international management function in detail and used       data from research to support the analysis (10)
explained the international management function using terminology       and information from the text to explain the choice (10)

                                    5 POINTS:      CLARITY, PROFESSIONALISM & LOGIC OF PRESENTATION
                                    Presented an easy to understand, well organized presentation
                                    Presented interesting, integrated analysis
                                    5 POINTS:      CONCLUSION
                                    Clearly summarized the most important findings
                                    Explained what the group learned from the research

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