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040219 KU Governance of International Firms (MA) (2018S)

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

Summary

1 Yaqub , Moodle
2 Seferagic , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

max. 52 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 05.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Tuesday 19.06. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 9 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.06. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 21.06. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.06. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 26.06. 09:00 - 11:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: The course aims at developing a fine-grained understanding of the key concepts, issues and practices of corporate governance in the contemporary global business organisations. It endeavours to create an ability, in the course participants, to synthesise and apply the acquired knowledge in their respective collaborative research projects.
Contents:
1. Firms, organisations and contracts
2. Corporate governance options for the local subsidiaries of multinational enterprises
3. Contractual vs. Relational governance
4. Ownership strategies in international business
5. The MNC’s degree of control over foreign subsidiaries
6. Agency perspectives on corporate governance of Multinational Enterprises
7. Bargaining power perspective of global business
8. The impact of corporate governance on Multinational firms’ performance

Methods: The course will be organised following a lecture format characterising interactive discussions on the various aspects of corporate governance in global business context. 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 might be discussed/presented in the last of week of June.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written Exam: There will be a comprehensive written examination to assess the learning accumulated during class discussions. The exam. will consist of multiple choice questions, True/False questions and one essay question.
Group Assignment:
Students will work in teams consisting of up to 3 students to conduct a case study. They will be assigned comprehensive case(s) encompassing the dynamics of the corporate governance in a global business context. They will analyze the case(s) and would present their own assessment and solution(s) to the issues discussed in the case while making an appeal to the different theories/phenomena/concepts discussed/debated during the lectures.
Public Lectures: Public lectures are an integral 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 accumulating commendable knowledge, they could earn certain bonus points for their participation in these public lectures. 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

Firms, organisations and contracts
Corporate governance options for the local subsidiaries of multinational enterprises
Contractual vs. Relational governance
Ownership strategies in international business
The MNC’s degree of control over foreign subsidiaries
Agency perspectives on corporate governance of Multinational Enterprises
Bargaining power perspective of global business
The impact of corporate governance on Multinational firms’ performance

Reading list

Bjuggren, P-O and Mueller, D (eds)., 2009 The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009. 

Geoffrey C. Kiel, G.C., Hendry K., Nicholson, G. J. (2006), “Corporate Governance Options for the local subsidiaries of multinational enterprises”, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 14 (6): 568-576 

Strange, R., Filatotchev, I., Buck T., right M. (2009), “Corporate Governance and International Business”, Management International Review, 49 (4): 395-407 

Filatotchev, I., Wright, M. (2011) “Agency Perspectives on Corporate Governance of Multinational Enterprises”, Journal of Management Studies 48 (2): 471-486 

Gugler, K., Mueller, D. C. and Yurtoglu, B. B., (2004), “Corporate Governance and the Returns on Investment,” Journal of Law and Economics, 47:589-633. 

Wheelen, T.I. and Hunger, D (2012). Strategic Management and Business Policy (13th edition). NJ: Pearson.

Group 2

max. 52 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 23.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 16.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 16.05. 16:45 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 18.05. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 24.05. 15:00 - 20:00 Hörsaal 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Saturday 26.05. 09:45 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 30.05. 18:30 - 20:30 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at developing a fine-grained understanding of the key concepts, issues and practices of corporate governance in the contemporary global business organizations.
The course will be organised following a lecture format characterising interactive discussions on the various aspects of corporate governance. Student are expected to come prepared to class and will also give short talks about chosen or assigned topics.

Topics discussed in the coure include org. theory, org. structure, org. design, org. effectiveness, external environment of organizations, interorganizational relations, governance mechanisms, ownerships patterns, role of the board of directors, role of top management, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, stakeholder analysis, ethical decision making, etc.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam 40%
Online test 1 10%
Online test 2 10%
Presentation 25%
Case study 15%
Bonus points

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For successful completion of the course a student must achieve >50% of the total points.

Examination topics

The assessment load includes all topics discussed in class (see literature). More details will be given in class.

Reading list

Bjuggren, P.-O., & Mueller, D. C. (2009). The modern firm, corporate governance and investment. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Daft, R. L., Murphy, J., & Wilmott, H. (2017). Organization theory & design: An international perspective (3rd ed.). Andover, UK: Cengage Learning.

Peng, M. W. (2014). Global strategic management (3rd ed.). South-Western Cengage Learning.

Wheelen, T. L., Hunger, J. D., Hoffman, A. N., & Bamford, C. E. (2018). Strategic management and business policy: Globalization, innovation and sustainability (15th ed.). Harlow, UK: Pearson Education.

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