Use this discussion sample as a guide when completing your own analysis.
Governments’ influence over trade and economies should not be underestimated. You may see some connections between culture and political ideologies, which can have positive and negative effects. Let’s dive into the political and legal environment for your project country. In this discussion, you will work on the following critical elements: Government and Ideologies, and Corruption.
Using The World Factbook and current news reports, identify the following elements of government:
- Government type
- Political leader(s)
- Political pressure (or opposition) groups
- Recent changes in governing rule
Other risks include corrupt practices, which are also heavily influenced by culture. Use Transparency International to identify three measures of corruption. Consider a review of the following:
- Corruption Perceptions Index
- Global Corruption Barometer
- Global Corruption Report
Discuss what these political risks mean for businesses. What challenges or opportunities might an organization recognize with regard to the government and corrupt practices in the region? How can an organization protect against these risks and prepare management for issues they might face?
Respond to two of your classmates and share your observations regarding the government and corruption in the country. Ask questions to encourage further considerations.
Once you have received feedback from your peers and instructor, you will insert your data and summarize your analysis findings in the Final Project Presentation Template provided. This is your third step toward the comprehensive final project presentation. Your first final project checkpoint submission will be in Module Three.
Note: You will not be able to see any of your peers’ discussion posts until you have created and posted your own discussion thread.
To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document