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040328 UK Organization of the International Firm (2021S)

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

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Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 60 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

  • Dienstag 02.03. 13:15 - 15:15 Digital
  • Dienstag 09.03. 13:15 - 15:15 Digital
  • Dienstag 16.03. 13:15 - 15:15 Digital
  • Dienstag 23.03. 13:15 - 15:15 Digital
  • Montag 19.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Dienstag 20.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Mittwoch 21.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Donnerstag 22.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
  • Dienstag 11.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
  • Montag 28.06. 13:15 - 17:15 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Course Description
This course is concerned with the evolution of the multinational firm and the formation of the network structure of the MNC. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the strategy and organization of multinational firms. The course will consist of lectures, presentations and case analysis. The student is expected to develop skills in evaluating international competitive strategies in multicultural environments, in designing alternative organizational forms for multinational firms, in the use of international licensing, strategic alliances, merger & acquisitions, consortia, franchising and clusters, in identifying appropriate forms of market entry, and in developing network strategies to create competitive advantage of nations, regions and cities

Topics of Discussion
1. Strategic Management of Global Business
2. Forms of the International organisation
3. Governance of the International Firm
4. Strategic (Supply Chain) Networks
5. Organisation Lifecycle & the Strategy/Structure Permutations
6. The impact of digitalisation on the global business organisation

The course will be organised digitally, through Blackboard Ultra, following a lecture format characterising interactive discussions on the various aspects of the organisation of the international firms. Students are expected to come prepared with the course material to be supplied through Moodle at beginning of the course. Students will write group assignment(s)/case studies that may also have to be presented on the prescribed dates.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The course assessment would consist of three important segments;

1. Written Examination, would be organised digitally on the prescribed date and would cover all the materials discussed in the class. It would be a structured exam. with MCQs and True/False question types.
2. Case Study: Students in groups (max. 4) would undertake a case study. They would chose an important domain of OIF discussion and then would write a case about a chosen international firm in adomestic/international context elaborating on any problem encountered and responded by the firm. The problem may pertain to any of the issues pertaining to this particular domain of OIF. Students would first write the case study and then would subsequently present it in the prescribed dates.
3. Participation: An effective participation during the course meetings and the public lectures would also be duly credited.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final scores shall be calculated as follows;

Written Exam. 40% (to be conducted digitally)
Group Assignment 50% (Case study writing & presentation)
Quizzes/Class participation 10%
Minimum Requirements: For successful completion of the course, a student must secure at least 50% score in the written examination.


This module will consist of lectures, case presentations and the final exam. Final exam. would include all the materials covered during the course meetings.


Recommended text books:
1. Peng M.W. (2017) Global Business. 4th edition. South-Western, Cengage Learning
2. Hill C.W.L. International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace. 9th edition. McGraw- Hill/Irwin
3. Wheelen, T.I. and Hunger, D (2015). Strategic Management and Business Policy (14th edition). NJ: Pearson.
3. Daft, R.L. (2015) Organisation Theory and Design, 12th edition. South-Western College Pub.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12