Assignment 1: LASA 2—Country/Industry Risk Analysis
Assume that you work for a large multinational telecommunications corporation in the U.S. that is considering establishing operations in another country. Select one country as the basis for exploring the possibility of starting a joint venture in that country. You are assigned by your supervisor to conduct a full country risk analysis for this country and the telecommunications industry in that country. You are to present your findings to the Board of Directors in the form of a risk analysis report.
Your supervisor has asked for you to divide your report into the following areas for analysis:
- Economic Risk
- Political Risk
- Business Environment Risk
- Currency Risk
- Recommendations for proceeding and suggestion of two additional financial analysis methods which could be used to further support the decision.
You are to conduct a country/industry risk report, identifying as many factors as possible in the categories listed above for the analysis. Present your findings in a report of 10-12 pages.
In your report, you will make a recommendation to your supervisor as to whether or not the company should proceed with this venture. Suggest two additional financial analysis methods which should be explored further in analyzing the feasibility of starting the global joint venture. Explain your recommendations. The textbook suggests methods for doing a country analysis and there are several models that can be found on the Internet.
Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M5_A1.doc.
By the due date assigned, deliver your final project to the Submissions Area.
Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsIdentified and analyzed the Economic Risks for this country as they relate to the industry and this venture48Identified and analyzed the Political Risks for this country as they relate to the industry and this venture.48Identified and analyzed the Business Environment Risks for this country as they relate to the industry and this venture.48Identified and analyzed the Currency Risks for this country as they relate to the industry and this venture.48Recommendations as to whether the company should proceed and two additional financial methods which could be explored were accurate, feasible and well supported.44Written Components: Organization (16)usage and mechanics (16)APA elements (24) Style (8)64Total:300