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040249 VO Theory of the International Firm (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at
Fr 27.11. 08:00-09:30 Digital

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Dear colleagues,
An additional online course is added on January 15,8.00 - 9.30. See on Moodle!

Friday 02.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
(Kickoff Class)
Friday 06.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 06.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 13.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 13.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 27.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 11.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 11.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 18.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Friday 08.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 08.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 15.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 15.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Friday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 22.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Friday 22.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital

Information

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, LLL-theory, Spring board theory and theory of digital MNC.

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

a. Exam Evaluation - Total points (100)
Positive evaluation of the exam (min. 50 %)
b. Bonuspoints (max. 35)
(A) Participation of public lectures - (10) http://im.univie.ac.at/windsperger/im-public-lectures/?no_cache=1 (at least 3 times!)
(B) Essay (max. 10) (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.
(C) Six discussion papers (15) for class discussion on the following dates:
Friday 20.11.2020 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock 01.634
Friday 20.11.2020 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock 01.634
Friday 04.12.2020 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß EG.503
Friday 18.12.2020 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß EG.503
Friday 15.01.2021 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß EG.503
The papers will be published on MOODLE under the folder Literature for DISCUSSION papers!

Examination topics

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

Reading list

Forsgren (2015) Theories of the Multinational Firm, Edward Elgar and research papers (see Moodle)

Association in the course directory

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