Prepare a map of your TNC’s global sourcing and market access networks using Google My Maps

    GEOG 123 – Introduction to Globalization

    Assignment 3

    Part 1 – Mapping the Global Value Network (30 points)

    For this assignment, you will prepare a map of your TNC’s global sourcing and market access networks using Google My Maps. You may find that if you are dealing with a huge TNC like GE or Unilever that it is better to just focus on one particular commodity produced by the TNC.

    Note: You must create your own map. You will not be able to find pre-made maps in the main library or the business library.


    Follow the directions in this document to complete this assignment: 

    • 123 TNC Mapping Exercise (Word). Long and detailed guide on how to use MyMaps.
    • Tutorial by Ronnie Thibault on how to make a map on Google MyMaps. Much simpler and shorter.

    Maps that demonstrate the supply and commodity chains of your company’s production are preferable to maps that simply show locations of different stores.


    I. Create Your TNC Map

    Using My Maps, construct a map showing how global your TNC is. Follow the guidelines of the tutorials linked above for information about how to do this. They are only guides, you can be creative and figure out the platform on your own, but make sure you at least skim through one of those guides so you don’t miss any key steps (like making your map private so no one can see you, that will mean you get a ZERO).

    II. Submit the Map Draft

    Post the link to your TNC Map to the Assignment 3 Canvas page by Sunday of this week (March 3). Your post should include a short overview (just a few sentences) of what the map demonstrates and represents. Include a few comments on your thoughts about using the platform Google MyMaps: Was it easy to use? Was it intuitive enough? Did you find the tutorials helpful? Etc.

    Please include in your response if you used any feedback given to your map from the discussion post of lesson 8 (extra credit).

    Part 2 – Health Impacts (20 points)

    Your draft TNC paper is now taking shape, so examine if any of the questions about health that have been introduced this week apply to the company.

    Draft an additional paragraph you can include in your paper on the TNC’s impacts on health and how they relate to wider global interdependencies such as global climate change, disease vulnerability or access to medicines. Consider both how your TNC’s globalization contributes to impacts on health and environment, and what, if any, actions your TNC is taking to mitigate or ameliorate its impacts. 

    Your assignment must include citations and a works cited list in Chicago-style format. 

    Do not cite wikipedia, investopedia, encyclopedia, or anything else that ends in -pedia.

    Note: You should also include this paragraph about health in the TNC paper draft you are submitting for peer review .

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