Virtual Organization - Riordan Manufacturing Essay

1228 Words Feb 24th, 2008 5 Pages

International Business Legal Issues
Riordan Manufacturing
University of Phoenix
BUS415 Business Law
Scott Waddell

Riordan Manufacturing is an industry leader in plastic injection molding with plants in Georgia, Michigan and now China. With the company's expansion into a global market, the electronic commerce (e-business) will be a beneficial form of commerce that is currently flourishing in the modern world of global business. The Internet is used to buy and sell goods and services world wide. Cheeseman (2004) explains that the economic growth of computer technology and e-commerce has exceeded that of manufacturing in the United States economy. E-business is used to increase
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According to Violino (2001), obstacles include cultural differences, legal and regulatory restrictions, language differences, tax code differences, and the handling of multiple currencies. Software tools that need to be incorporated into Riordan's business software for example are currency conversion, increased language translations, online customs forms for processing, and calculations for global shipping. Translating the constantly changing multinational information on websites and transferring the information to supply distributors makes global commerce very complex. With a diverse international mix of Web users, the Riordan website must support not only the language of the customers but also cater to the cultures and their preferences. For example in Australia they use postal code instead of zip code. Prices must be listed in the required local currency. If Riordan expands their plastics exporting to Israel and Japan, the copy must read from right to left. Effective E-business transactions of online communication and effective strategies for international marketing are a key factor in Riordan's success.
All copyright, privacy and intellectual property (IP) laws using this e-business connection to commit, aid or abet any violation will be strictly prohibited. This would include third party email messages without the prior consent of the author. Referring to Riordan's website through

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