ading partners of the United States in 2014? Which ones were the top 5 exporters to the United States? Which ones were the top 5 importers to the United States? 2. Who are the 5 major recipients of U.S. overseas investment (direct foreign investment)? Who are the 5 countries that are the major investors into the U.S.? 3. Visit the websites of any 4 of the MNCs listed in the question. Create a table in your document to show the following for 2013 or 2014:

Homework – Assignment 1

WEB EXERCISE #1    Modified
1.     Who are the top 10 major trading partners of the United States in 2014?  Which ones were the top 5 exporters to the United States?  Which ones were the top 5

importers to the United States?
2.     Who are the 5 major recipients of U.S. overseas investment (direct foreign investment)?  Who are the 5 countries that are the major investors into the U.S.?
3.    Visit the websites of any 4 of the MNCs listed in the question.  Create a table in your document to show the following for 2013 or 2014:
4 Column headings:  the four companies you selected
10 Row headings:  Headquarters of company:  city and country
Sales revenues
Percentage of sales coming from exports
Percentage of sales from foreign operations
Total assets
Percentage of assets from foreign operations
Net income after taxes
Net income after taxes from foreign operations
Which countries are listed as locations of the company’s foreign subsidiaries
How many countries does the company operate in?

After your table, create two paragraphs (one for each company), and answer the following:
What importance does the company appear to place on international business? How did you come to this conclusion?
What evidence tells if the company’s foreign operations are increasing or decreasing?  Explain.

SUGGESTED WEB RESOURCES:  Refer to the Web Resources listed on pages 46 and 47 in the text.  Again, if one of the websites is not accessible, feel free to conduct a

web search (using Google, Yahoo, etc.) to find an appropriate substitute website for your research.

The top ten major trading partners of the United States in 2014 are Canada, Mexico, China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Korea.

The top 5 exporters to the United States were Canada, Mexico, China, United Kingdom and Japan.The top 5 importers to the United States were China, Canada, Mexico,

Japan and Germany.
The 5 major recipients of US direct foreign investment are United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Canada and France. The 5 countries that are the major investors into the US

are United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Japan and Venezuela.
Honda Motors Ltd    Shell Oil Company    FedEx Express    Nissan Motor Company Ltd
Headquarters of the company:  city and country    City and Country: Tokyo, Japan
Hague, Netherlands     Memphis, Tennessee United States    Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Japan
Sales revenues    2013: 104,889,000
2014: 114,992,000    2013: $109,243,000
2014: $107, 851,000    2013: 44.29B
2014: 45.57B    2013: 6,934,440
2014: 8,190,846
Percentage of sales coming from exports
Percentage of sales from foreign operations    2013: 48%
2014: 50.78%

2013: 47.9%
2014: 49%    2013: 50%
2014: 50.05%

2013: 45%
2014: 46.8%    2013: 45%
2014: 45.08%
2013: 43%
2014: 45%    2013:52%
2014: 56%

2013: 51%
2014: 51.9%
Total assets    2013: 144,787,000
2914: 151,692,000    2013: 357,512,000
2014: 359,411,000    2013:33.57B
2014:33.07B    2013: 12,442,337
2014:14,703,403
Percentage of assets from foreign operations    2013: 50%
2014: 50.9%    2013: 60%
2014: 64%    2013: 51%
2014: 51.08%    2013:55%
2014:57%
Net income after taxes    2014: 141,898.00
2013: 120,368.00    2014: 4,425,000
2013: 1,822,000    2013:2,345,00
2014:     2013:341, 117
2014:389,034
Net income after taxes from foreign operations    2013: 45%
2014: 50%    2013: 65%
2014: 67.9%    2013:49%
2014: 49.9%    2013: 60%
2014:62%
Which countries are listed as locations of the company’s foreign subsidiaries    China, the United States, Pakistan, Canada, England, Japan, Belgium, Brazil, México,

New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, Taiwan, Perú and Argentina    Saudi and California         North America, Central

America, South America,
How many countries does the company operate in?
20    0ver 90 countries     211 countries     17 countries
The above companies place importance to their international business, and this shown by the high percentage of sales, revenue and net income that originate from their

international operations.
The increase of decrease of the company’s foreign operations is shown by the increase or decrease in revenues, sales, assets, and income. Any increase in these

attributes shows an increase in foreign operations while a decrease is a decrease in foreign operations.

References
Cohen S.D, (2007). Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity. Oxford University Press, USA

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