For this paper, I am only responsible for (4) labor laws and practices and the c

For this paper, I am only responsible for (4) labor laws and practices and the country is Nicaragua. I do not need a cover page. If you would like to add an extra page with an exhibit or figures that would be great (I realize this would cost extra). GROUP PROJECT: This course is intended to prepare you to handle the cultural aspects of your own international work assignments and to be able to provide orientation for other business people who expect to work outside of their home country. The country analysis project requires you to prepare a written report that could be used as an orientation program for such business people and as part of a recommendation for in-country resources, such as local business associations or government resources. Each group should have 5 members. Each student may select a country until that country has been filled. Following that, we will post final teams and you can begin work on your projects. Research and write a report on the following: (1) cultural values of the country*, (2) customary business, management and negotiation practices, (3) benefits/risks, educational levels, and labor environment, (4) labor laws and practices, and (5) ethics issues that U.S. companies should know when doing business in that country. The group must conclude with a statement and rationale of whether or not a U.S. company should do business in that country at this time and the rationale for why or why not. The report should be no longer than 10 pages, double space, times new roman, 12 font, with 1” margins. *Each group will have the same ‘home’ country (U.S.A.) but different host countries Do not focus on economics, geography, history, or marketing issues except as they directly relate to the topics of the course (e.g., labor union history, regional differences in business practices, economic situation affecting education and labor availability). Each student should take the lead in one of the five identifiable parts of the project (see below). Each group must use at least five credible reference sources (Wikipedia is NOT acceptable as a source) other than the text book which can be verified by the instructor. These must be included as footnotes at the bottom of the page on which they are cited (per Chicago style). The literature search could include but not be limited to the following sources: 1. A search of articles about business in the nation of interest from recent years in Fortune, 2. The Business Monday section of the Miami Herald, The Economist, 3. The Wall Street Journal, or the business section of the New York Times or Business Week magazine, 4. Business-related information provided by the embassy, consul-general, or a chamber of commerce representing the nation of interest, 5. A traditional library search for books and journals related to doing business in the nation of interest, 6. Internet sources are not recommended or at least kept to a MAXIMUM of two. 7. An interview with a business person having experience in the nation of interest. When writing your report, your intended target is either (1) a group of expatriates about to move to work in an existing facility or to start a new facility in the country you are analyzing or (2) a group of executives planning to begin negotiations in that country. . General concept for grading Country Analysis Report: A range = Professional quality in both content, grammar, and structure, including multiple sources compared and integrated for each topic, carefully thought through (rather than simply copied or paraphrased); relies mainly on sophisticated sources included, such as academic journal articles, sophisticated practitioner publications, and books rather than short Internet documents; written sources supplemented appropriately by interviews with business people; complete and accurate references; consistently good grammar and spelling. Document should be suitable as in-house culture training material for use by an employer with little further revision. B range = Substantial basic information provided at the level of a good professional work, but the content is short of professional quality; largely simple sources, such as factually oriented internet sites and “do’s and don’ts” sorts of books; relatively few introductions, transitions, interpretations; largely paraphrased from other sources, only one or two sources checked for any given topic; occasional grammar problems. C range = Usefulsources, but sketchy and incomplete content, significant grammar and organization problems, material simply copied from sources (perhaps with an occasional small change in wording), but appropriately referenced; incomplete citations. D or F range = Marginally appropriate material, material quoted from sources without quotation marks, extensive grammar and organization problems. The most typical flaws in the reports are excessive reliance on quotes or simple paraphrases from Internet sources and inadequate, non-retrievable citations for the references . Make your report interesting and unique by using creative approaches. Bibliography – Use the Chicago style for this report. Below is a link that explains how to handle citations (i.e., footnotes.) ACCEPTABLE JOURNALS OR BOOKS FOR COUNTRY PROJECTS The following journals or books are not the only ones acceptable; however, they will provide you with the understanding of what type of material is acceptable. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology Cross Cultural and Strategic Management Harvard Business Review Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Academy of Management Journal Academy of Management Learning and Education Group and Organizational Studies Journal of World Business Journal of Business Research Administrative Science Quarterly Journal of International Business Studies Management International Review Sloan Management Review Academy of Management Review International Studies of Management & Organization Journal of Applied Psychology The International Journal of Human Resource Management International Journal of Inter-cultural Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior Journal of Occupational Behavior Human Resource Management Review Journal of Vocational Behavior Personnel Psychology Management International Review International Journal of International Relations Fortune Forbes The Economist

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