Diagnostic Tools

Effective November 1, 2014, the current version of the CORE Diagnostic Tool is available free of charge to all users while we develop the next generation of this tool. Distributor, Freight, and Partner are no longer available for new subscriptions as of this date.

List of Diagnostic Tools

PARTNER™ --- Discontinued
DISTRIBUTOR™ --- Discontinued
FREIGHT™ --- Discontinued

To help businesses better compete in this type of environment, and allow business students to learn about different approaches to global expansion through hands-on experience, a team of researchers at the MSU-IBC located in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University developed a suite of decision support tools.

These tools served many different functions for a wide variety of organizations for over 20 years which included:


  • Conducting case study analyses
  • Hands on learning experience for students interested in consulting
  • Class lessons on different approaches to business expansion abroad

Government/Consulting Agencies

  • Developing government policies
  • Preparing other businesses for expansion into foreign markets
  • Establishing best practices and aiding training programs


  • Gauging the organization's global competitiveness
  • Exploring the compatibility of international venture partners
  • Establishing the ability to leverage resources when dealing with suppliers

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