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040301 SE Bachelor Seminar (incl. Bachelor´s Paper) (2020W)

International Business

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

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

If so required, we may organise the sessions scheduled on 14-16.12.2021, digitally.

Monday 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Monday 14.12. 09:45 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Tuesday 15.12. 09:45 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 16.12. 09:45 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 17.12. 15:00 - 20:00 Digital
Hybride Lehre


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the seminar is to introduce students to writing research texts in preparation for their Bachelor thesis. The course is divided in three important segments as follows;
(I) Choosing a Topic
Deadline for the submission of the topics for the Bachelor thesis: 10.11.2020
Deadline for the submission of Synopsis/Extended Proposals along with the list of the literature: 25.11.2020
The submission is to be made at Muhammad.zafar.yaqub@univie.ac.at

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

1. Corporate Governance of the MNE
2. International Market Entry Strategies
3. Management Control in Alliances
4. Relational View of Competitive Advantage
5. The Agency Perspective
6. International Joint Ventures
7. The Configurational Approach to Organizational Design
8. Evolutionary Theory of the Firm
9. Ethics and the global business
10. International Strategy and the Organization
11. Environment and the Organization
12. Culture and Organization of the MNE
13. Functional Strategies of the MNEs
14. Knowledge Transfer between Headquarters and Subsidiaries
15. Inter-organizational Collaborations (The Cooperative Strategy)
16. Organizational Behavior
17. Innovation & Creativity in Management and Organizational Design
18. Portfolio Strategies in Strategic Management
19. The Dynamic Capability Perspective
20. Emerging Forms of Organizational Structures


(II) Presentation
Final proposals are to be presented in the duration 14 - 17.12.2020
The PowerPoint slides must be sent to the lecturer at least 1 day before the presentation

(III) Bachelor Thesis
Deadline for the Submission of the Bachelor theses: 15.02.2021

Assessment and permitted materials

Participants will be assessed based on the presentation of research proposal, bachelor thesis, and in-class participation.

The proposal for the bachelor thesis has to be presented in class. The presentation has to cover (a) a description of the problem and the specific research questions, (b) a summary and the highlights of the review of relevant literature, and (c) an outline of the research methodology.

In their bachelor thesis, the participants should demonstrate a profound knowledge of the chosen topic. Based on a thorough literature review, students not only summarise their findings, but also develop an own perspective on the chosen topic.

The course is designed to be interactive. Therefore, class attendance is required.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

• 60 % Bachelor Thesis
• 30 % presentation
• 10 % in class participation

Minimum Requirements: 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 proposals
3. Submission of the Bachelor Thesis

Examination topics

To the delight of all involved parties, including myself, there is no exam.

Reading list

Supporting literature would be advised from time to time during the process of choosing a topic and finalising the proposal.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 06.11.2020 20:07