Universität Wien FIND

040249 VO Theory of the International Firm (MA) (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

5 Bonus points for participation in IM Public Lectures (they will be announced here: http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1) - min. 3 lectures.

Friday 18.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 25.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 08.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 22.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 29.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 29.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 06.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 13.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 10.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 17.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 24.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 31.01. 17:45 - 19:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 06.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to give an overview of the existing theoretical explanations of the existence and organization of the international firm:

Hymer and Kindlerberger theory, diversification theory, product life cycle theory, appropriation and transaction cost theory, internationalization theory, appropriation theory, eclectic theory, network theory, resource-based and organizational capabilities theory, institutional theory, power theory, stakeholder view of MNC and innovation-based perspectives.

The class is mainly based on lectures and literature discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Exam (in English) for which you have to register separately via univis (look in Cluster WIWI Prüfungen).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Evaluation - Total points (100)
a. Positive evaluation of the exam (min. 50 %)
b. Bonuspoints:
(A) Participation of public lectures - (5) http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1 (at least 3 times!)
(B) Essay (max. 15) (5 pages without references; font size 12, 1.5 line spacing)
(http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/essay-structure)

DEADLINE: Please upload the essay on Moodle by the end of February!!! Essays submitted later will not be considered in the final course evaluation.

Examination topics

1. Lectures and
2. Books/articles regarding the different theories (Details will be published on Moodle).

Reading list

Introductory Literature:
Forsgren (2015) Theories of the Multinational Firm, Edward Elgar (see Moodle)

Association in the course directory

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