Where a firm intends to build its facilities is of strategic importance. Before the location decision can be made many factors must be taken into consideration. In this assignment, you will explore the seven major factors that affect location decisions (1. labor productivity, 2. exchange rates and currency risks, 3. costs both tangible and intangible, 4. Political risk, values, and culture, 5. proximity to markets, 6. proximity to suppliers, 7. proximity to competitors)
Review the module resources associated with location strategies. Identify a company with an international footprint. Assume that the company is expanding and that you are the chairperson on the location selection committee. It is your job to recommend the best region or country in which to locate.
Write a 500-750 word (two to three pages) paper using current APA formatting. Include the following:
- Provide an overview of your selected company.
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each of the seven major factors that affect location decisions.
- Recommendation on the best region (country) for your selected company to locate.
Include a title and reference page, and at least two peer-reviewed references.