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040142 SE Bachelor Seminar (incl. Bachelor´s Paper) (2020S)

Int. Business

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

Sprache: Englisch/Deutsch
Das Seminar wird nur für Bachelor IBW Studierende angeboten.
service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Teaching for this course will be conducted via Moodle for the remainder of the 2020 spring/summer term. Please visit the Moodle course regularly for updates!

Wednesday 04.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 11.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 18.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 25.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 01.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 29.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 06.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 13.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 20.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 27.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 03.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 10.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 17.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 24.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Overview
Every student who writes a bachelor thesis (in English or German) must attend the BA seminar and deliver a presentation on the topic of the thesis (presentation time: 20-30 minutes) as well as to write a seminar paper. The course proceeds in three stages as outlined in the following;
(I) Choosing a Topic
Deadline for the submission of the topics for the Bachelor thesis: 25.03.2020 (1-2 pages)
Deadline for the submission of Synopsis/Extended Proposals along with the list of the literature: 22.04.2020 (3-5 pages)
(II) Presentations
Final proposals are to be presented between 29.4-27.06.2020
Presentation time: 20 -30 minutes
The PowerPoint slides must be sent to the lecturer at least one day before presentation
(III) Bachelor Thesis
Deadline for the Submission of the Bachelor theses: 10.09.2020
The deadline for submission of Bachelor Thesis is final and cannot be negotiated.

Assessment and permitted materials

Bachelor Thesis (80%)
Presentation and class participation (20%)
Minimum length of the thesis: 35 pages
Deadline for submission: 10. September 2020

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For a successful completion of the course, the following conditions must adequately have to be met;
1. At least 75% attendance
2. Presentation of the proposal (20 Minutes)
3. Submission of the Bachelor Thesis by Sept. 15
4. You have to apply the rules for scientific paper writing
SEE: Karmasin, M., R. Rainer, Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten, , 2015, UTB Facultas
Skern, T., Writing Scientific English, 2015, UTB Facultas

Examination topics

Suggested Topics
The following list is by no means an exhaustive one. Students may opt any other relevant topic with a prior consent of the lecturer

I. International Strategy and Organization

1. Evolution and Existence of the multinational corporation (MNC)
2. Environment and Organization
3. Information Technology and Organization of the MNC
4. Culture and Organization of the MNC
5. Organization Design of the MNC
6. Strategies of the MNC
7. Interorganizational Networks of the MNC
8. Strategic Alliances of MNC
9. Market Entry through Licensing
10. Market Entry through Joint Ventures
11. Market Entry through Export Intermediaries
12. Market Entry through Franchising Networks
13. Acquisitions and Greenfield Investments as Market Entry Forms
14. Cluster Relationships of the MNC
15. Corporate Governance of the MNC
16. Digitalization and Multinational Corporation
17. CSR of the MNC
Literaturgrundlagen für die Themenwahl:
Peng, M. 2014. Global Strategic Management, Boston
Peng, M. 2015. Global Business, Boston.
Daft, R. 2017. Organization Theory and Design, 12th ed.

II. Knowledge Management of the Multinational Firm
1. Organization of Knowledge: Centralization vs. Decentralization (Jensen, Meckling 1995; Hayek 1945; Windsperger 2004)
2. The Knowledge Management Model of Nonaka (1994) and Hedlund (1994)
3. Knowledge Transfer and Information Richness Theory (Daft, Lenel 1983, 1986)
4. Codification versus Personalization Strategies (Hanson et al. 1999)
5. Knowledge Transfer and Electronic Communication Mechanisms (Bolisani et al. 2000; Sarker, Joshi 2002)
6. The Relationship between Knowledge Transfer and Trust (Becerra et al. 2008; Levin and Cross 2004)
7. The Role of Culture in Knowledge Transfer in MNC (Lukas 2006)
8. Knowledge Transfer between Headquarter and Subsidiaries (Gupta, Govindarajan 1991,2000; Björkman et al. 2004)
9. Knowledge Transfer in Strategic Alliances (Simonin 1999; 2004)
10. Knowledge Management in International Joint Ventures (Inkpen, Dinur 1998; see also the literature on http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/ami/Research/JVA.pdf)
11. Knowledge Transfer in International Franchising-Networks (Windsperger, Gorovaia 2010; Gorovaia, Windsperger 2012 - see http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/research/pub/)
12. Knowledge Management in Clusters (Bathelt, Maskell, Malmberg 2004)
13. Knowledge Transfer in Acquisitions (Breshman et al. 1999; 2010)
14. Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital (Booker et al. 2008)
15. Digitalization and Networks (Koch, Windsperger 2017)
The literature will be published on moodle!

Reading list

Peng, M. 2014. Global Strategic Management, Boston
Peng, M. 2015. Global Business, Boston.
Daft, R. 2016. Organization Theory and Design, 12th ed.

Association in the course directory

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