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Topic: International business 

Business Education

 Standard 32.  Understands the social, cultural, political, legal, and economic factors and issues that shape and impact the international business environment
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows unique social and cultural factors that affect international business activities (e.g., social roles of women and minorities in various subpopulations; time zones; workday; workweek; schedules; holidays)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows unique social factors that affect international business activities
     2.Knows unique cultural factors that affect international business activities
     3.Knows social roles of women in various subpopulations affects international business activities
     4.Knows social roles of minorities in various subpopulations affects international business activities
     5.Knows time zones affect international business activities
     6.Knows distance affects international business activities
     7.Knows workdays affect international business activities
     8.Knows workweeks affect international business activities
     9.Knows schedules affect international business activities
     10.Knows holidays affect international business activities
   Benchmark 2.Knows factors that affect the choice of location for international companies (e.g., trade barriers, tariffs, quotas, taxation policies)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors that affect the choice of location for international companies
     2.Knows trade barriers affect the choice of location for international companies
     3.Knows tariffs affect the choice of location for international companies
     4.Knows quotas affect the choice of location for international companies
     5.Knows taxation policies affect the choice of location for international companies
   Benchmark 3.Understands the impact of political environments and geography on international business (e.g., climate; time zones; distance; topography; social, economic, and natural resources; geographic factors such as natural resources and natural harbors)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of political environments on international business
     2.Understands the impact of geography on international business
     3.Understands the impact of climate on international business
     4.Understands the impact of time zones on international business
     5.Understands the impact of distance on international business
     6.Understands the impact of topography on international business
     7.Understands the impact of social resources on international business
     8.Understands the impact of economic resources on international business
     9.Understands the impact of natural resources on international business
     10.Understands the impact of geographic factors on international business
     11.Understands the impact of natural harbors on international business
   Benchmark 7.Knows factors that influence international business management (e.g., environmental factors that influence the uses of specific organizational structures; cultural factors that influence the uses of specific managerial styles in different countries; different approaches to human resource management in international business)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows factors that influence international business management
     2.Knows environmental factors that influence the uses of specific organizational structures
     3.Knows cultural factors that influence the uses of specific managerial styles in different countries
     4.Knows different approaches to human resource management in international business