- Schedule of Classes - September 9, 2021 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - September 9, 2021 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.
Business firms with global operations and activities present unique layers of managerial and leadership challenges on top of those already associated with running a successful business. This course identifies those challenges at the industry, organizational, team and individual levels and indicates available solutions and implementations of solutions to those challenges. The course emphasizes the organic nature of the growth of the global enterprise and the challenges it presents to organizational citizens and leaders; the difficulties associated with creating coherent organizational structures and cultures across national and regional borders; the potential and actual differences in institutional and cultural practices across national and regional borders; and finally the ethical challenges posed by both the large institutional and cultural distances across organizational units in a multinational enterprise as well as by the nature of cross-cultural and cross-institutional business contacts in an environment of global firms.
When Offered Spring.
- Students will be able to recognize the role of national and regional institutional environments in the conduct of business, in particular the roles of neoliberalism, capitalism and globalization in promoting convergence and the roles of history and political orientation in modulating styles of capitalism and other economic systems.
- Students will be able to recognize the significant influence of culture in the conduct of business and organizational life, with emphasis on the application of Hofstede's five dimensions of culture.
- Students will be able to discuss the effects of multinational transactions such as exports, licenses, and foreign direct investment on both the structure of organizations and the dynamics of organizational evolution.
- Students will be able to distinguish between ethnocentric, polycentric and geocentric approaches to management and leadership.
- Students will be able to examine ethical challenges characteristic of international business and organizations, such as corruption and bribery and difficulties in overseeing appropriate conduct in terms of human and economic rights across a formal or informal global organization.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits GradeNoAud(Letter grades only (no audit))
Class Number & Section Details
- MW Online Meeting
- Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
Instruction Mode: Online
Enrollment limited to MPS-AEM students in the CEMS program.
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