Write a critical analysis on how IBM is shaped by national and global regulations in international trade. The focus needs to be on its global supply chain and its globalisation strategy and regional strategy differentiation.
The following questions need to be reflected in the assignment:
How is the organisational structure and geography of the firm influenced by national boundaries and barriers to trade?
Is the firm operating in any regional trading zones?What global and regional regulations impact on the firm and how?
Is the firm’s commodity chain connected to the developing world? If so, how? If not, why not?
How is the firms organisation and structure shaped by its home market?
The key points refer to the uploaded lecture notes (week06 and week07). The evaluation needs to be specific on IBM\’s characteristics and business operations.