Worldwide functional managers are frequently promoted into their positions after
Worldwide functional managers are frequently promoted into their positions after having demonstrated functional knowledge that is highly specialized, such as technological capability, marketing expertise or manufacturing know-how, to name a few. This promotion requires that functional managers evolve from secondary staff roles to take active roles in transnational management. While the tasks facing worldwide functional managers will vary widely by specific function, the core roles and responsibilities that all worldwide functional managers should be expected to fulfill are more predictable. Discuss the three core roles and responsibilities, explaining why they are integral to the success of the modern transnational organization. Please also provide examples to illustrate these roles and responsibilities. (10 points) 2. Assume a robot that uses advanced battery, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G network and other relevant technologies is innovated for nursing patients in hospitals in the near future, firm(s) from which nation do you think is(are) most likely to develop the best product and dominate the global markets? Based on what we have discussed and you have learned in this course, please elaborate in at least 800 words. (25 points)

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