International Business Operations | Assignment

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International Business Operations
Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3A1.....................................................................................................................................................3A2. ...................................................................................................................................................4A3.....................................................................................................................................................5A4.....................................................................................................................................................7Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9....................................................................................................................................................9
IntroductionThe international business and operations have emerged as a new and effectiveopportunity in the market. To handle the new ventures expatriate managers are sent abroad withadequate training about their roles and skills that will help them survive their and conquer themarket. Location proximity is also highlighted in this report, with the marketing mix concepts.A1.Expatriate managers are those employees who are living abroad for few years forhandling business abroad. As expatriate managers are to be sent to Brazil to handle the factory ofOptical Instruments there (Bayon, Hawn and Hamilton, 2012). The roles and the skills neededfor them would include whole new level of energy and efforts.The Skills of the expatriate managers include:Cultural Intelligence: As the expatriate managers would go abroad , the culture overthere is entirely different from our culture. They should be adapting the culture andshould learn certain things about their culture. Their behaviour there must be according tothe cultural settings adapted there.Adaptability and flexibility: These managers should be well adaptable to every situationand they must be flexible enough to change themselves according to their cultural values.Relational Quality: They should be friendly in nature and should be able to mix up withpeople easily and build strong relationships.Curious: the manager must be curious as only then he will take interest in the work andhis willingness to understand how the work is done .Roles of the expatriate managers: The expatriate managers plays a very significant role as theyare loaded with double responsibilities( Beamish, 2013), they have given a huge responsibility tomanage the whole new venture abroad. They have to work in various roles.Manager as a Leader: The manager who has gone abroad has to work as a leader as toguide the employees and handle the project. They have to train them, motivatethem,develop them according to the requirements of the project.Manager as a Liaison: He has to coordinate all the activities of the workers there as thiscomes in the duty of liaison. In this role he has to make contacts with the managers of

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