International Business— Country Ranking Research and Writing Assignment

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International Business—

Country Ranking Research and Writing Assignment

Background

You are working for a company that is considering investing in a foreign country. Management has requested a report regarding the attractiveness of alternative countries based on a number of factors, such as the ease of doing business, the level of corruption, and the potential return of foreign direct investment.

Accordingly, the ranking of the top 10 countries in terms of these factors is a crucial ingredient for your report. A colleague mentioned some useful tools that would measure and rank countries in these terms:

  1. The Doing Business Economy Rankings
  2. The 2014 Corruption Perception Index**, and
  3. The FDI Confidence index.

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Assignment

Use the globalEDGE Resource Desk (http://globaledge.msu.edu/reference-desk) to complete the following exercise:

Find each of the three measurement indexes listed above and explain in your own words the following for each:

  1. What organization publishes the index?;
  2. Explain the index and what it measures;
  3. List the Top 10 countries for each of these indexes; and
  4. Identify any countries that rank in all three indexes’ Top 10

Length: About 1000 – 1200 words plus tables

** Hint:   Click “Download Brochure” (pdf) in the Corruption Perception Index Map to get the list of rankings.

Detail description:

 NO 1 Question The Doing Business Economy Rankings, I have already found the ranking chart on (http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings), so now you need to according to this ranking chart to answer below three questions, and explain and analyze in your own words. Please paste the originally chart on my paper. You also must according to this ranking chart to find that which country is suitable to invest in and can go there to develop then explain why. Only need top 10 countries. You can link to this webpage to see the chart. If you think the ranking chart that I found is not good or wrong, you can replace it, please must use the website (http://globaledge.msu.edu/reference-desk) to search.

  1. What organization publishes the index?
  2. Explain the index and what it measures.
  3. List the Top 10 countries for each of these indexes.

Above 3 small questions total at least 400 words.

The ranking chart that I found on (http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings) is below (only need top 10 countries)

Economy Ease of Doing Business Rank ▲ Starting a Business Dealing with Construction Permits Getting Electricity Registering Property Getting Credit Protecting Minority Investors Paying Taxes Trading Across Borders Enforcing Contracts Resolving Insolvency
Singapore 1 6 2 11 24 17 3 5 1 1 19
New Zealand 2 1 13 48 2 1 1 22 27 9 28
Hong Kong SAR, China 3 8 1 13 96 23 2 4 2 6 25
Denmark 4 25 5 14 8 23 17 12 7 34 9
Korea, Rep. 5 17 12 1 79 36 21 25 3 4 5
Norway 6 22 27 25 5 61 12 15 24 8 8
United States * 7 46 41 61 29 2 25 47 16 41 4
United Kingdom 8 45 17 70 68 17 4 16 15 36 13
Finland 9 27 33 33 38 36 76 21 14 17 1
Australia 10 7 19 55 53 4 71 39 49 12 14

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NO 2 Question The 2014 Corruption Perception Index**, you also must find the chart on the webpage (http://globaledge.msu.edu/reference-desk). I don’t know which chart is ok. Please find for me and paste the originally chart on my paper then according to this ranking chart to answer below questions and explain and analyze in your own words. Only need top 10 countries. You also must according to this ranking chart to find that which country is suitable to invest in and can go there to develop then explain why.

  1. What organization publishes the index?
  2. Explain the index and what it measures.
  3. List the Top 10 countries for each of these indexes.

Above 3 small questions total also at least 400 words.

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NO 3 Question The FDI Confidence index. I have already found the chart on (http://www.atkearney.com/research-studies/foreign-direct-investment-confidence-index), so now you need to see this webpage, according to this ranking chart and answer below three questions, and then explain and analyze in your own words. You also must according to this ranking chart to find that which country is suitable to invest in and can go there to develop then explain why. Please help me paste the chart on my paper. Only need top 10 countries. If you think the ranking chart that I found is not good or wrong, you can find others to replace it, please ensure use the website (http://globaledge.msu.edu/reference-desk) to search.

  1. What organization publishes the index?
  2. Explain the index and what it measures.
  3. List the Top 10 countries for each of these indexes.

Above 3 small questions total also at least 400 words.

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NO 4 Question Identify any countries that rank in all three indexes’ Top 10

It means that you should point out which country is repeatedly appearing in the following three questions’ charts which you have already found. Please write why this country is suitable to invest in and can go there to develop then explain on the paper.

  1. The Doing Business Economy Rankings
  2. The 2014 Corruption Perception Index**, and
  3. The FDI Confidence index.

Total words at least 1000 – 1200 words plus tables.

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