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040095 UK Organization of the International Firm (2017W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Summary

1 Galak , Moodle
2 Hajdini , Moodle
3 Kainz , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 09.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 30.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 07.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 07.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 14.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 11.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 25.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the strategy and organization of the multinational firm as global network.

Specifically, this course is concerned with the evolution, the strategy process, the formation of the organization structure and the communication strategy of the MNC. The student is expected to develop skills in evaluating international competitive strategies in multicultural environments, in designing alternative organisational forms for multinational firms, in applying communication strategies, in the use of international licensing, strategic alliances, merger & acquisitions, consortia, franchising and clusters, in identifying appropriate forms of market entry, and in evaluating alternative corporate social responsibility activities in different international institutional environments.
The course will be given primarily through lecture and class presentation of different cases. Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class discussions. Classroom participation is an important part of evaluation. A suggestion to read the assigned material from the reference books and articles, and to express opinions, comments, and insights relative to the discussion topic is to be made.

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation components include course participation, a case presentation (team work), individual written assignment, a mid-term test and a final exam.

GRADING POLICY

Attendance 10%
Case Presentation 20%
Individual written assignment 15%
Mid-term test 15%
Final Exam 40%

The distribution of grades will be based on the following:
0%-49%: nicht genügend
50%-62%: genügend
63%-74%: befriedigend
75%-87%: gut
88%-100%: sehr gut

Examination topics

1. Lectures (including public lectures - http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1))
2. Case discussions

Reading list

Daft, R. 2015. Organization Theory and Design, 12th ed.
Deresky, H. 2014. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases. 8th ed. England: Pearson Education.
Peng, M. 2014. Global Strategy. 3rd ed. South-Western College Pub.

Group 2

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 04.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 06.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 09.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 11.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 13.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 16.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 18.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 20.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 23.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 25.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 27.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the strategy and organization of the multinational firm as global network.
Specifically, this course is concerned with the evolution, the strategy process, the formation of the organization structure and the communication strategy of the MNC. The student is expected to develop skills in evaluating international competitive strategies in multicultural environments, in designing alternative organizational forms for multinational firms, in applying communication strategies, in the use of international licensing, strategic alliances, merger & acquisitions, consortia, franchising and clusters, in identifying appropriate forms of market entry, and in evaluating alternative corporate governance structures in different international institutional environments.

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation - Total points (120)
a. 4 summaries from 4 different topics (20) (4 summaries must be submitted!)
The relevant articles are published on MOODLE.
The summary must include:
1. Summary of the author’s arguments (2 pages);
2. Critique: Discuss the strength and weaknesses of the study (1-2 pages).
b. Case Study Presentation (2-4 persons) (30)
c. Active participation in the class and the public lectures (20).
MINIMUM attendance: 75 %
d. Exam (50) – minimum 40 %!

Examination topics

1. Lectures (including public lectures - http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1))
2. Case discussions

Reading list

Daft, R. 2015. Organization Theory and Design, 12th ed.
Deresky, H. 2014. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases. 8th ed. England: Pearson Education.
Peng, M. 2014. Global Business. 3rd ed. South-Western College Pub.

Group 3

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

MINIMUM attendance: 80 %

Friday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 17.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 25.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Saturday 25.11. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 15.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 16.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Saturday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 16.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Saturday 16.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the strategy and organization of the multinational firm as global network.

Specifically, this course is concerned with the evolution, the strategy process, the formation of the organization structure and the communication strategy of the MNC. The student is expected to develop skills in evaluating international competitive strategies in multicultural environments, in designing alternative organizational forms for multinational firms, in applying communication strategies, in the use of international licensing, strategic alliances, merger & acquisitions, consortia, franchising and clusters, in identifying appropriate forms of market entry, and in evaluating alternative corporate governance structures in different international institutional environments.

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation

a. Active participation in the class: 10%
b. Case Study: team preparation + team presentation + individual short written summary: 50%
c. Final Exam: closed books, written form, multiple choice and open-end questions, extended analysis with examples: 40%

MINIMUM attendance: 75 %

d. Exam (50) – minimum 40 %!

Examination topics

1. Lectures (including public lectures - http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1))

2. Case discussions

Reading list

Peng, M. 2014. Global Strategic Management. 3rd ed. Boston: Cengage Learning (main source)

Daft, R. 2015. Organization Theory and Design, 12th ed.
Deresky, H. 2014. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases. 8th ed. England: Pearson Education.
Peng, M. 2014. Global Business. 3rd ed. South-Western College Pub.

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