Solar Inc. Corporation has decided to begin expanding globally within the next 18 months. The decision to expand includes the caveat that the expansion will take place in either Canada or Mexico. As the newly appointed manager of global expansion operations, you have been asked to provide a presentation of your expansion recommendation on which country should be first. Your proposal should be based on your review of the challenges and opportunities of each country. Your presentation must discuss the political, economic, and cultural challenges and opportunities.
Create a recommendation presentation that includes the following:
- General description of cultural, economic, and political challenges and opportunities (6 slides minimum), devoting at least 1 slide for each of the following points:
- Cultural challenges
- Economic challenges
- Political challenges
- Cultural benefits
- Economic benefits
- Political benefits
- Description of the Canadian challenges and opportunities (3 slides), dedicating 1 slide for each of the following challenges and opportunities:
- Description of the Mexican challenges and opportunities (3 slides), dedicating 1 slide for each of the following challenges and opportunities:
- Recommendation based on the comparison between both countries, referring to earlier slides to conclude the discussion and provide a recommendation as to which country to expand to first (3 slides)
Use a minimum of 15 PowerPoint slides in your training presentation (not including a cover slide and a resource slide). Be sure to include speaker notes on each slide.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, that you will need the following:
- Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
- Length: 15 slides minimum
- Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
- Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 15 slides. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
- Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.