Universität Wien FIND

040312 SE IM: International Strategy & Organization (E) (2012S)

Advanced Topics

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


1 Windsperger, Moodle
2 Hussain, Moodle



Gruppe 1

max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 09.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Seminarraum 3
Mittwoch 25.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Hörsaal 7
Donnerstag 21.06. 12:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2
Donnerstag 21.06. 13:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 2
Freitag 22.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 11
Samstag 23.06. 09:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 11

Gruppe 2

max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch
Lernplattform: Moodle


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 16.03. 12:30 - 13:30 Hörsaal 11
Montag 30.04. 16:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum 3
Donnerstag 03.05. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2
Montag 07.05. 10:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 12
Dienstag 08.05. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 3
Donnerstag 10.05. 10:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 1
Donnerstag 10.05. 14:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 1


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Weitere Informationen unter: http://im.univie.ac.at; siehe unter 'Josef Windsperger - Lehrveranstaltungen'

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

C. Evaluation: 100 points
1. Seminar paper: 60 points
2. Presentation: 20 points
3. Class participation / discussion: 20 points

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The goal of the seminar is to enable students to work with academic literature, particularly, on international strategy and organization of the firms. By the end of the seminar, the students are expected to have learned theoretical concepts in this area and their application to the international business environment.


A. Research Paper: Each student has to write and present a seminar paper on one of the below mentioned topics. The students are expected to look into the latest literature (last 5-10 years) on the relevant topic.
1. The essence of the seminar paper should be
i. to summarize the literature
ii. to discuss the practical implications of different theoretical concepts for international firms
iii. and to identify possible research extensions.
2. The length of the seminar paper (excluding table of contents, references, and appendices) should be around 15 pages.
3. Submit the seminar paper to Dr. Hussain (by email) and upload on the e-learning platform latest by April 20, 2012.
4. Submit one hard copy of the seminar paper to the secretary of the Chair of Organization and Planning (room 3/153) along with a CD containing literature used in the seminar paper latest by April 25, 2012. Please label the CD with your name and topic.
5. For guidelines on writing seminar papers, have a look on the following webpage (available in German only).
B. Presentation: All students are required to present their papers in the class.
1. Time for presentation: 40 minutes (presentation 25-30 minutes, discussion 10-15 minutes).
2. Please use PowerPoint for presentations, no overhead projector will be provided.
3. The presenters are expected to engage the fellow students in an “informed discussion” after the presentation.


D. Seminar paper Topics: The students can choose one of the following seminar topics. Only one student can work on each topic.
1. Franchising as a Market Entry Mode of International Firms
2. Joint Ventures as Market Entry Mode of International Firms
3. Franchising and Performance of Firms
4. Regionalization in International Business
5. The Internationalization of SMEs
6. Internationality and Performance of the Firms
7. Spillovers of International Enterprises for Host Market
8. Innovation and Internationalization
9. The Role of Home and Host Cultures in Management of International Enterprises
10. Transaction Cost View of Internationalization
11. The transnational structure of International Business
12. The Role of Trust in Franchising Relationships
13. International Joint Ventures as Market Entry Mode
14. knowledge Transfer in MNCs
15. MNCs from Emerging Economies
16. The Liability of Foreignness
17. International Ethic Entrepreneurship
18. MNCs and local Micro-enterprises
19. International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
20. Acquisitions and Greenfields in International Business
21. Impact of outward FDI on Home Country’s Economy
22. Diversification in International Business
23. Chinese Culture and Business Behavior
24. Security and Political Risk in International Business

E. Literature: Latest literature on all topics for seminar papers can be searched from online databases (ABI/INFORM, JSTOR, Sciencedirect, etc.) on https://dbs.univie.ac.at/. Some of the relevant journals are: Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, etc.

Should you have questions or need guidance, feel free to contact Dr. Hussain at dildar.hussain@univie.ac.at

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:48