International U2

Foreign Portfolio investment: investment in businesses located outside Canada through stocks, bonds & financial instruments. It allows Canadians to spread out their investments which is less risky than investing in just one area. It also provides greater choice and Opportunity.

Importing: To bring prods/services into a country, for use by another business or for resale. The majority comes from the US

Global sourcing: The process of a company buying equipment, capital goods, raw materials, or services

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The origin of States since the beginning of time. 


IO were created in 19th Century, because then, there were a specific/technical character between States (inter-states). They were responsible for that regulation. They try to cooperate. And in order to cooperate, they create those organs: Universal Postal Union and International Telegraph Union.

20th Century, States continue to create IO of scientific and other characters.

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Culture elements:- History. -religion-social and political organization. -rituals, celebrations, heroes.- writing, speaking. -weather. -gastronomy. -clothing.
Personal competences reasearch:-To design a specific job position. -Staff selection process. -Identify training needs. -to design training programs. -to control and support the staff performance.
4 pillars of education (Dellors 1996): -Learn to know: Learning throughout life. Learn new (general and specific) knowledge. This pillar refers to
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Sample or Census( differences: census is a complete enumeration of all the people and ask them what opinion they have, the problem is imposible to have all population… sampling is choosing people in order to know something about the population; know things about the population)

Sampling design process:1.Determine the Target Population2.Determine the Sampling Frame ( how I can identify them)3.Select a Sampling TechniqueSampling Techniques:


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Actuarial analysis: Statistical analysis of failure data to determine the age-reliability characteristics of an item.

Asset Management:  the systematic planning and control of a physical resource throughout its life. This may include the specification, design, and construction of the asset, its operation, maintenance and modification while in use, and its disposal when no longer required.

Availability: the proportion of total time that an item of equipment is capable of performing its specified

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This question is about the company’s legal capacity and how far it extends.

Historically the company’s total power to do something was determined by its objects clause. After an extensive reform process, unless a company chooses to have an objects clause which sets out the limit of its power, CA 2006, s 31 now provides that companies have unrestricted objects, i.e. they are empowered by Parliament to take part in any business they wish. It is worth noting however that most companies were incorporated

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