Overview: In a rapidly changing world of business, the nature and meaning of corporate nationality is in a state of flux. In this assignment you will take up the case of one international firm of your choice and ask whether its national identity carries any real meaning today. To do this, you need to select a company, research its corporate annual reports and other financial and business sources. You should look for attributes such as location of production, R&D, headquarters, workforce, product markets, ownership, assets, investment and finance. The core question here is whether the firm’s official “home” is relevant to its operations (as Tyson suggests) or irrelevant (as Reich suggests).
Your essay should be written in response to the following question, which should act as its title:
Corporate National Identity in the 21st Century: Is [FIRM] really a [NATIONALITY] company?
Corporate National Identity in the 21st Century: Is BP really a British company?
Corporate National Identity in the 21st Century: Is Huawei really a Chinese company?
Corporate National Identity in the 21st Century: Is Honda really a Japanese company?
4. Your firm today (this should make up half of the whole essay, and respond directly to the question of corporate national identity as discussed in section 2)
Word Limit: 750 Words