Internet Activities 7.1 Taxation, Supply, and Ethics

International Market Development

Chapter Reference

Chapter 7: International Market Development

Overview

This activity introduces you to controversial cases about leading international firms, such as Starbucks, Amazon, and Google, avoiding paying tax on their sales in the UK.

Activity Description

Visit the following websites and view a video on YouTube to learn about the case of international firms, such as Starbucks, Amazon, and Google, avoiding paying corporation tax in the UK.

1.      What can potentially be an effect or damage as a result of this situation?

2.      What would be the companies’ strategy internationally to prevent such a situation to occur in other markets?

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20560359  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23019514

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TeZlt3dRig