8 Technology’s Influence on BusinessWe are all part of the global marketplace.The global marketplace exists anywhere business crosses national borders.
9 Technology’s Influence on BusinessCountries can satisfy their citizens’ wants and needs by buying them in the global market.
10 The Global Marketplace A multinational corporation is a company that does business in many countries and has facilities and offices in many countries around the world.
11 The Global Marketplace The global marketplace works much like a shopping mall or a supermarket.
12 The Global Marketplace The United States is rich in resources—human, natural, and production—but it still needs things from other countries.
13 Name the product that the United States exports more than it imports. Figure10.1MAJOR EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF THE UNITED STATESLook at the graph to see what products the United States imports and exports.Name the product that the United States exports more than it imports.Source: Standard & Poor’s
14 SpecializationCountries specialize in producing certain goods and services.By specializing, countries can sell what they produce best so they can buy the products they need from other countries.
15 SpecializationThe kinds of resources available to a country often influence what it specializes in producing.
16 SpecializationA country with little money or advanced technology but a large population might specialize in manual labor.
17 Making an Ethical Decision What are the benefits and drawbacks of a global economy for the United States?What are the benefits and drawbacks of globalization for people living in underdeveloped countries?continued
18 Making an Ethical Decision How can underdeveloped countries break into world markets?Should prosperous, industrialized nations monitor labor issues in other countries? If so, how? If not, who should monitor these issues?
19 Types of TradeImports are goods and services that one country buys from another country.Exports are goods and services that one country sells to another country.
20 Types of Trade Other types of trade include: Investment Exchange of human resourcesTourismMilitary aidLoans
21 CurrencyCountries have to pay for each other’s products with currency. Currency is another name for money.Just as countries use different lan-guages, they use different currencies, such as dollars, pesos, and yen.
22 CurrencyThe foreign exchange market is made up of banks where different currencies are exchanged.
23 Exchange RatesThe exchange rate is the price at which one currency can buy another currency.Exchange rates change from day to day and from country to country.
24 Exchange RatesHow much the currency of a country is worth depends on how many other countries want to buy its products.
25 PricesA company follows the change in exchange rates to find the best prices for products.
26 PricesWhen the value of a country’s currency goes up compared to another country’s, it has a favorable exchange rate.
27 PricesWhen the value of a country’s currency goes down compared to another country’s, it has an unfavorable exchange rate.
28 PricesSome countries choose to lower the value of their currency to bring in more business.
29 Balance of TradeBalance of trade is the difference in the value between how much a country imports and how much it exports.
30 Balance of TradeWhen a country exports more than it imports, it has a trade surplus.When a country imports more than it exports, it has a trade deficit.
31 Balance of TradeA country can have an unfavorable balance of trade with one country and a favorable balance with another.
32 How Exchange Rates Affect the Graphic OrganizerGraphic OrganizerHow Exchange Rates Affect theBalance of TradeMoreexportsthanimportsTradesurplus(leftovermoney)WeakCurrencyFAVORABLEBALANCEOFTRADEMoreimportsthanexportsNEGATIVEBALANCEOFTRADETradedeficit(debt)StrongCurrency
33 Fast ReviewGive examples of how countries specialize based on the types of resources they have.continued
34 Name types of trade between countries other than imports and exports. Fast ReviewName types of trade between countries other than imports and exports.Why would a country want to devalue its currency?
35 Global CompetitionGlobal competition often leads to trade disputes between countries.At the heart of most trade disputes is whether there should be limits on trade.
36 ProtectionismProtectionism is the practice of putting limits on foreign trade to protect businesses at home.
37 Protectionism Some of the reasons in favor of protectionism are: Foreign competition can lower the demand for products made at home.continued
38 ProtectionismCompanies at home need to be protected from unfair foreign competition.Industries that make products related to national defense need to be protected.continued
39 ProtectionismThe use of cheap labor in other countries can lower wages or threaten jobs at home.A country can become too dependent on another country for important products like oil, steel, or grain.continued
40 ProtectionismOther countries might not have the same environmental or human rights standards.
41 Trade BarriersTo limit competition from other countries, governments put up trade barriers to keep foreign products out.
42 Trade BarriersA tariff is a tax placed on imports to increase their price in the domestic market.
43 Trade BarriersA quota is a limit placed on the quantities of a product that can be imported.
44 Trade BarriersAn embargo is when the government decides to stop an import or export of a product.
45 The Friendly Asian Markets Many Asian markets are friendlier to smaller American companies. Consultant Robert Azar works with U.S. businesses that want to plant roots in Asia.continued
46 The Friendly Asian Markets According to Azar, Asian businesses may perceive a large company as a threat. In contrast, they often see smaller ones as someone they can join up with.continued
47 AnalyzeThis is good news for what type of business ownership?
48 Free TradeSupporters of free trade believe there should be no limits on trade.
49 Free Trade The benefits of free trade are: It opens up new markets in other countries.It creates new jobs, especially in areas related to global trade.continued
50 Free TradeCompetition forces businesses to be more efficient and productive.Consumers have more choice in the variety, price, and quality of products.continued
51 Free TradeIt promotes cultural understanding and cooperation between countries.It helps all countries raise their standard of living.
52 Trade AlliancesTo reduce limits on trade more countries are forming trade alliances with each other.In a trade alliance, several countries merge their economies into one huge market.
53 Trade AlliancesNAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was controversial because some workers would be displaced when trade barriers were lowered.
54 Trade AlliancesSome of the major trade alliances in the world today are:NAFTAEuropean Union (EU)Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
55 MAP OF TRADE ALLIANCES IN THE WORLD Figure10.2MAP OF TRADE ALLIANCES IN THE WORLDThe European Union (EU) is the oldest and best-known economic community formed to promote free trade among the members of the community and to foster common economic policies.What nations make up the European Union?
56 International Business and Finance Affects Everyone Understanding international business and finance has become increasingly important for the consumer, wage earner, investor, citizen, and business leader.
57 International Business and Finance Affects Everyone An understanding of international business helps you understand why goods and services are at particular prices.
58 International Business and Finance Affects Everyone The business leader of tomorrow will have a good grasp of international business and finance.
59 What are some of the major trade alliances in the world today? Fast ReviewWhat is a trade war?What are some of the major trade alliances in the world today?
60 Why do small companies seek to do business globally? continued
61 How does the cost of natural resources affect the average family? continued
62 How do affordable, energy efficient homes protect the environment? continued
63 How can a small company influence the economy of another country?