Universität Wien FIND

040156 UK Organization of the International Firm (2019S)

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

Summary

1 Yaqub, Moodle
2 Hajdini, Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Groups

Group 1

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

max. 60 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 23.05. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.05. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 27.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 28.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 13.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 27.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 28.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Overview
AIMS: 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:
1. Strategic Management of Global Business
2. Corporate governance in global business
3. Mergers & Acquisitions
4. Outsourcing & Off-shoring
5. Strategic Networks & Global Business
6. The bargaining power perspective of global business
7. Culture and Global Business

METHODS: The course will be organised following a lecture format characterising interactive discussions on the various aspects of global business. 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) that is supposed to be submitted until the end of July.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Examination (Thursday, 13.06.2018: 16.45 p.m.: HS 06)
There will be a comprehensive written exam. To assess the learning accumulated during class discussions. The exam. will constitute of multiple-choice questions, True/False questions and one essay question. 

BRICS Project Assignment: (Deadline: Wednesday, 31.07.2019, 23:59 EST)
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are being profoundly debated these days as the emerging economies with enormous opportunities for the global business organizations. The purpose of the BRICS project is to provide the students with an opportunity to examine the nature and dynamics of international business activity in these four markets. In this assignment, teams of 3-4 students will act as IB consultants to devise/propose a global strategy for a business organization doing well in Austria for anyone of the BRICS countries. The scope/size/origin of the organization does not matter - it could be as small as a retail chain like Coffee day or Türkis or as large as Siemens or Red Bull - what counts the most is the technical accuracy (i.e., how well did the team use the global business concepts learned in the class). 
The deliverable of this team project would be a 15-20 page, 11 Time New Roman fonts, single-spaced term report. The report should clearly describe the IB plan with a thorough and informed analysis and critique. At the minimum, the report should include: a brief history of the organization; the SWOT/environmental analysis; the competition in the target market; the preferred entry mode along with the rationale for choosing this mode; preferred organizational structure along with the rationale for choosing this structure; the grand corporate strategy; and the HR and marketing strategies. The reports are to be submitted at Muhammad.zafar.yaqub@univie.ac.at until 31.07.2019.

Public Lectures:
Public lectures are an important part of this course. In these lectures, experts from the relevant field of study held discussion on the various topics/aspects relating to the global business. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these public lectures. Besides, commendable knowledge, they could earn some bonus points. Students are advised to check, from time to time, the latest announcements on these lectures at http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment Criteria: Written Exam. 60%
Group Assignment 30%
Quizzes/Class participation 10%
Minimum Requirements: For successful completion of the course, a student must secure at least 50% score in the written examination.

Examination topics

1. Strategic Management of Global Business
2. Corporate governance in global business
3. Mergers & Acquisitions
4. Outsourcing & Off-shoring
5. Strategic Networks & Global Business
6. The bargaining power perspective of global business
7. Culture and Global Business

Reading list

1. Hill C.W.L. International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace. 9th edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin
2. Peng M.W. (2017) Global Business. 4th edition. South-Western, Cengage Learning 
3. Wheelen, T.L, Hunger, J.D., Hoffman, A.N. and Bamford, C.E. (2015). Strategic Management and Business Policy: Globalization, Innovation and sustainability (14th Edition). NJ: Pearson.

Group 2

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at

max. 60 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 25.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 26.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 27.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 28.03. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.03. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 01.04. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 02.04. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 05.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Aims, contents and method of the course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with a broad range of theoretical and practical perspectives on the strategy and organization of international firms. It gives an overview of the theoretical approaches to facilitate the understanding of political, economical and cross-cultural impacts in managing international firms globally. The emphases are raised in 1) cross culture variables effecting negotiations and communications, 2) strategic market entry modes such as, direct and indirect export, licensing, strategic alliances (non-equity and equity arrangements), greenfield investments and mergers & acquisitions etc., 3) organizational structures and control systems fitting to different strategic stages, 4) global human resource management practices and, 5) corporate governance practical and theoretical underpinnings.

Assessment and permitted materials

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. Generally, an analysis of the readings will be used to guide our discussion, but the format will be free-flowing and may vary considerably. 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.

Participation in public lectures is an integral part of this course. In these lectures, experts from the relevant field of study hold discussion on the various topics/aspects relating to the global business. The participation/attendance during these lectures is mandatory for the completion of the course and constitutes 10% of the course evaluation. Students are advised to check, from time to time, the latest announcements on these lectures at https://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1

Presentation of Cases 20%
Attendance of Public Lectures 10%
Class Attendance 10% (fail the course <10 times)
Final Exam 60% (fail the course <50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The distribution of grades will be based on the following:
0%-49%: nicht genügend 5
0%-62%: genügend
63%-74%: befriedigend
75%-87%: gut
88%-100%: sehr gut

Examination topics

This module will consist of lectures, case presentations and the final exam.

Reading list

Recommended text books:
1. Peng, M. 2014. Global Strategic Management. 3ed ed. South-Western College Pub.

Additional readings:
2. Deresky, H. 2014. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases. 8th ed. England: Pearson Education
3. Daft, R. 2015. Organization Theory and Design, 12th ed.

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