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Regional Briefing

Assignment Content In the Introduction to Pacific Century: Modern Pacific Asia, Borthwick (2014, p. 7) defines Pacific Asia as encompassing the subregions of East Asia and Southeast Asia. This capstone assignment compares and contrasts these subregions of Pacific Asia culturally, politically and economically. Focus on subregions, not nations, in your analysis.

Take on the role of an advance researcher for a U.S. business organization exploring the opening of an office in Asia. Prepare a briefing for the business’s board of directors that compares the modern cultural, political, economic, and communications differences between each of the two subregions of Pacific Asia and the United States. Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper detailing your findings. Organize the briefing as a research paper with an introduction, body and conclusion. Include the following in separate body sections of the paper: Section 1: Pacific Asia Sociocultural Summary A concise summary of each subregion, including a description of how each subregion views U.S. citizens and their businesses

A prediction for the success of the U.S. business in each subregion Section 2: Analysis and Recommendations Your recommendations for the optimal subregion for the business’s new office Potential threats to U.S. businesses that operate in the recommended subregion Potential benefits for the subregion you recommended Quoted and paraphrased material should be less than 30 percent of your paper. Provide complete APA style citations and references for all research materials used in the essay. Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.