The Fate of Opel
The once mighty General Motors, unable to survive by meeting the needs of customers turned to the taxpayers for a bailout in the U.S. In Europe its Opel subsidiary required similar life support from the German government. However, GM wanted to get help in a way that enabled it to continue to benefit from Opel.
Address the following in your paper:
- What are the costs and benefits of FDI inflows for a host country such as Germany?
- Will foreign firms such as GM always make decisions in the best interest of the host country?
- In an effort to preserve German jobs, the Magna plan would close a more efficient plant in Spain. What would you do if you were a Spanish government official? What if you were a German official?
- How would you vote if you were a member of the GM board regarding the fate of Opel?
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
- Write between 750 – 1250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.
- Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
- Include cover page and reference page.
- At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
- No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
- Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
- Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.
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