Read “Application Case 4-1: A One-Year Assignment to China: Go Solo or Bring the Family?” and answer the following questions.
How challenging do you think this assignment would be? To what degree will Nick’s start-up experience in the US help him be effective starting McDonald’s restaurants in China?
How can language and cross-cultural training help Nick and his family adjust to Chinese culture?
If Ella goes to China for a year, how might that decision impact her career? What are her chances of working for the local law firm when she returns from China?
What would you do if you were Nick? Go alone to China or ask Ella, Jenny and Luke to accompany you?