- Code BUSI3020
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Management
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest International Business, Management
- Academic career UGRD
- Fateme Kanani Moghadam
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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International firms need to formulate company policies that take account of the fact that they manufacture, service, employ and market to or in countries with different laws, different beliefs and different levels of socio-economic development compared to a firm's country of origin. This course examines the contextual, organisational and managerial issues associated with the operation of multinational firms. Interactions between contextual elements and management of an international enterprise will be studied from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The major topics that will be studied include international strategic planning and implementation in MNCs, strategies for international competition international production and outsourcing, international joint ventures and strategic alliances, organisational structure of MNCs, control in outsourcing, control in international operations, intra and inter-firm technology and knowledge management, cross-cultural negotiation and decision making, motivation and leadership in international management, international human resource management and international social and ethical responsibly of firms.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain and illustrate the international strategic management processes used by top level management in multinational enterprises;
- Define, explain and illustrate the relationships among philosophic roots and approaches for international strategic planning and implementation, strategies for value chain activity integration, international business strategies, structure of multinational enterprises, and human resource management orientations, and the role which culture plays in managing multinational enterprises;
- Creatively apply knowledge from different approaches to strategic management issues and problems of multinational enterprises, demonstrating thorough understanding of the various international strategic management concepts and their practical application; and,
- Communicate effectively in oral and written forms about international strategic management using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions.
- See the class summary for assessment schedule. (30) [LO null]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
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