Friday, March 22, 2019
Big Fish in a Small Pond :: Essays Papers
whopping Fish in a Small PondWhile animate in rib Rica last summer I was introduced to a modern culture and way of life. The national slogan, Puravida, was the daily greeting while sit my bike down the dirt rode into town for Spanish class. The countrys belief in Puravida translated - pure life is one component that makes rib Rica distinct in this ever-globalizing world. In the lesser town I lived the pile would work for a day, fishing or tour-guiding, and spend the next triad days off, displaying an extremely different lifestyle than that of an American entrepreneur. Similarities between costa Rica and the US, however, were visible. In some of the bigger cities of San Jose and Heredia I was surprised to see the old(prenominal) signs of McDonalds, Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken mixed in with the local restaurants. In my trip to San Jose I was even more surprised to see a extended Intel building. Seeing the Intel building I questioned what they were doing in Costa Rica. From my invite it was odd to see a high-tech American corporation in the middle of an ever-developing country. After the initial shock I was more interest in what effects Intel has had in Costa Rica economically, socially and politically. In particular, did the drive of Intel into Costa Rica have positive or negative consequences on the small country? In this paper I will examine the dynamics of the relationship between Intel and Costa Rica and will consider the implications of this interaction for large corporations relationships in developing countries. Using the case study of Intel in Costa Rica I will use a costs-benefit analysis to show wherefore foreign direct investment has positive effects on the legion economy. Costa Rica Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean ocean and North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica enjoys the political environment of a democratic republic. The country is open to economic int egration of the greater region, organism a member of the Central American Common Market(CACM), subscribing to a same external tariff and to free-trade internally. Costa Rica also supports the Puebla-panama plan, initiated by Mexicos president Vincent Fox, which intends the Mesoamerican integration of Mexicos struggling southern states and all seven Central American countries. In addition, since 1948, Costa Rica has not had a military, and in spite of severe turbulences and civil wars in Central America and border conflicts with Nicaragua and Panama, it has successfully maneuvered itself through these times.