Czech Republic & Italy Study Abroad
As the world becomes more interconnected, studying international perspectives is critical. Traveling abroad furthers that learning, providing one with a broad and diverse perspective. That was my experience this Exploration Term for my senior capstone course in the business department. We traveled to the Czech Republic and Italy to further our understanding of how firms compete in international markets with global strategies, with a particular emphasis on vertical integration. We explored the agribusiness industry abroad, with other industries sprinkled into the trip. Agribusiness is essentially an industry in which food production is conducted using commercial principles, typically involving advanced technology and machinery. This paper will synthesize my acquired knowledge, reflections, and cultural experiences.
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