Please read the short scenario on pages 417- 418 in your Hill text about General Motors in China. At a time when this automaker was closing U.S. factories, laying off U.S. workers, and receiving U.S. taxpayer loans, it was busy building new plants in China. After reading this article, record your impressions of this General Motors strategy.
As a global business, was this an acceptable strategy to behave as a global entity in its global expansion while emphasizing its national roots when soliciting U.S. government support? Why or why not?
Do you believe its global operations will ultimately accrue benefits to the firm’s U.S. customers? Provide support for your response