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New post 21 Aug 2008, 17:25
Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a model renaissance among United States firms,
even though projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less
profitable than projects undertaken by a singly corporation . The advantage of transnational cooperation is that
such joint international projects may allow United States firms to win foreign contracts that they would not
otherwise be able to win.

Which of the following is information provided by the passage above?
(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporation are not profitable enough to be worth
undertaking.
(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the
projects.
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New post 21 Aug 2008, 18:15
Premise1: Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a revival among United States firms.
Premise2: Projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less profitable than projects undertaken by a singly corporation .
Premise3: The advantage of transnational cooperation is that such joint international projects may allow US firms to win foreign contracts that they would not otherwise be able to win.

(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
Not supported. Maybe US firm can do it on their own, however, because of regulatory requirements they are not able to do it.

(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
Not supported that pooling will lead to high quality. It might drop or may even remain constant.

(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
Seems Correct. Since revival is happening so it was common sometime and then become less common. Now again making comeback.

(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporation are not profitable enough to be worth undertaking.
Passage say there is profit but may not be too big. But that does not mean that projects are not worth taking. Moreover Premise3 is another advantage that is reason why cooperation is done.

(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the projects.
Not supported.
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abhijit_sen wrote:
Premise1: Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a revival among United States firms.
Premise2: Projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less profitable than projects undertaken by a singly corporation .
Premise3: The advantage of transnational cooperation is that such joint international projects may allow US firms to win foreign contracts that they would not otherwise be able to win.

(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
Not supported. Maybe US firm can do it on their own, however, because of regulatory requirements they are not able to do it.

(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
Not supported that pooling will lead to high quality. It might drop or may even remain constant.

(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
Seems Correct. Since revival is happening so it was common sometime and then become less common. Now again making comeback.

(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporation are not profitable enough to be worth undertaking.
Passage say there is profit but may not be too big. But that does not mean that projects are not worth taking. Moreover Premise3 is another advantage that is reason why cooperation is done.

(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the projects.
Not supported.


Oh too good explanation.
Thanks !!

i marked D but now i looked at ur explanation less profitable is given in argument :(
modern renaissance ==> revival ==> prevously existing phenomenon

OA is C
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New post 27 Aug 2008, 04:15
spriya wrote:
Transnational cooperation among corporations is experiencing a model renaissance among United States firms,
even though projects undertaken by two or more corporations under a collaborative agreement are less
profitable than projects undertaken by a singly corporation . The advantage of transnational cooperation is that
such joint international projects may allow United States firms to win foreign contracts that they would not
otherwise be able to win.

Which of the following is information provided by the passage above?
(A) Transnational cooperation involves projects too big for a single corporation to handle.
(B) Transnational cooperation results in a pooling of resources leading to high-quality performance.
(C) Transnational cooperation has in the past been both more common and less common than it is now among United States firms.
(D) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporation are not profitable enough to be worth
undertaking.
(E) Joint projects between United States and foreign corporations benefit only those who commission the
projects.


IMO C)

Since transnational co-operation is experiencing renaissance it must have been popular , less popular and now again becoming popular.
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