MBA 6601, International Business

Unit VIII Case Study

Case Studies

For this assignment you will be examining two case studies.

To read the case study below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the Business Source
Complete database found in the CSU Online Library.

Read the first case study indicated below, and answer any three of the six questions:

Marianne, J. L. (2010). Accounting for business combinations and the convergence of International Financial Reporting Standards with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles: A case study. Journal of the International
Academy for Case Studies, 16(1), 95-108. https://search-proquestcom.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/scholarly-journals/accounting-business-combinationsconvergence/docview/845495985/se-2?accountid=33337
1. What key financial ratios will be affected by the adoption of FAS 141R and FAS 160? What will be the likely
effect?
2. Could any of the recent and forthcoming changes affect the company’s acquisition strategies and potentially its
growth?
3. What were FASB’s primary reasons for issuing FAS 141R and FAS 160?
4. What are qualifying SPEs? Do they exist under IFRS? What is the effect of FAS 166 eliminating the concept of
qualifying SPEs on the convergence of accounting standards?
5. If the company adopts IFRS, what changes should management be aware of?
6. What are the principle differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP?

Next read the second case study below, you must first log into the myCSU Student Portal and access the Business
Source Complete database found in the CSU Online Library.

Bodolica, V., & Waxi, M. (2007). Chicago food and beverage company: The challenges of managing international
assignments. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 13(3), 31-42. https://search-proquestcom.libraryresources.columbiasouthern.edu/docview/216279533?accountid=33337

Please answer question 1 and any three of the following questions after reading the case study:

1. Which staffing framework do you recognize in this case study? Explain its characteristics and the advantages to using this type of framework.
2. Would this type of staffing framework affect Paul’s ability to get things done? Why, or why not?
3. Explain if any of the other staffing frameworks would be any better. What can you recommend to the company’s headquarters in this sense?
4. Why does Paul want this job? Is Paul a good candidate for this expatriate position?
5. What comments can you make on expatriate management in general? And what comments can you make on the expatriate recruitment policy in particular?
6. What are the different expatriate compensation methods you recognized in the text? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these different expatriate compensation methods?
7. What do you suggest to the U.S. headquarters’ human resources manager in order to improve the expatriate satisfaction/compensation?

Your submission should be a minimum of three pages in length. Do not repeat the assignment questions word-for-word; instead, create brief headings of four words or less to indicate what the topic is. Also, you may refer to them as “Case A” and “Case B” in the assignment. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.

This formal paper example provided by the CSU Writing Center shows this type of formatting.