- Class Number 2385
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Venus Kanani Moghadam
- Venus Kanani Moghadam
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
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.
Key concepts, cases and practical experiences will be presented in the lectures. The lectures will be supplemented with structured learning exercises and activities such as role-playing and case-studies that have well-defined objectives the international strategic management context.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional costs
Examination Material or equipment
English language dictionary will be supplied by CBE on the exam day.
Please check wattle site for required resources
1- Peng, Mike W, (2014), Global Strategy, 4th Edition, Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason.
2- Lasserre Philippe (2017), Global Strategic Management, 4th Edition, Publisher: Red Globe Press.
These books are available in the library for short term loan.
A copy of the textbook will be held in the ANU library reserve & short loan collection
Please also check course wattle site for details about other recommended resources.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Summary of Activities
|Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 1: Introduction - Application of theories and tools to make strategic decisions in the international business context
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 1 ,Please refer to the Wattle site for further information
|Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 2: Managing industry competition within and across markets
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 2 Case Study discussion Topic will be available on Wattle
|Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 3: Leveraging resources and capabilities within and across markets
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 3
|Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 4: Institutions, Cultures and Ethics - External analysis
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 4 Case Study discussion Topic will be available on Wattle
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 5: Growing and internationalising the entrepreneurial firm
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 5
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 6: Entering foreign markets
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 6 Case-study discussion ?Topic will be available on Wattle
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 7: Making strategic alliances and networks work
|Primary reading: Textbook chapter 7
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 8: Managing global competitive dynamics
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 8 Case Study discussion Topic will be available on Wattle
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 9: International Production, Outsourcing and Logistics
|Primary reading: To be announced
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 10: Diversifying, acquiring and restructuring
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 9
|Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 11: Strategizing, structuring and learning across the world + Governing the corporation across the world
|Primary reading: Textbook Chapters 10 & 11 Case study discussion ?Topic will be available on Wattle
|Course review and final exam preparation
|Primary reading: Previous lecture notes, readings
|Return of assessment
|15 %- Short answer questions relevant to Module 1
|10% - Multiple choice questions
|40% - Global Business Strategy Report
|35% - Final exam
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Please note that attendance at and participation in all classes are expected. As a participant in an "in- person mode" course you will be required to undertake a range of in-class activities. In-class case study discussion focus on the knowing aspects of the course, in which each week from week 2 to 10 we analyse a case study applying new concepts, theories and models to extend our knowledge of international business strategy. These in-class discussion are designed to be interactive and participatory.
The course has a formal exam.
?Additional examination information will be available on https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
15 %- Short answer questions relevant to Module 1
Short answer questions relevant to Module 1
Value or Weighting (%15)
Due Date: Week 4
Will cover material from Weeks 1-3
Questions will be available on Wattle site at the end of week 2.
Assessment has to be submitted via Turnitin
Return of assessment - Two weeks after submission
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
10% - Multiple choice questions
Multiple choice questions
Value or Weighting (%10)
Due Date: Week 6
Will cover material up to Weeks 5
The quiz will be available online at the end of week 5. It will feature regular multiple choice questions.
Return of assessment - Two weeks after submission
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
40% - Global Business Strategy Report
Global Business Strategy Report
Value or Weighting (%40)
Due Date: In week 10
** This assignment has to be delivered in a self-selected group from 2 up to 4 students **
Assessment needs to be submitted via Turnitin
Contributions Summary: Groups also need to prepare a Contributions Summary that outlines the roles and contributions of each group member in the Research essay. This provides individuals with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and involvement. The details provide a point of reference if issues arise around unequal contributions.
You will prepare a report evaluating the strategy or strategies used by an actual company in expanding internationally, including your informed recommendations. This analysis should apply the material covered in the course to the context of the actions of a specific firm. The conclusions of the report will also be informed by some of the evidence-based management approaches discussed in the course.
Additional details, including those regarding the structure of the report and marking criteria will be posted on the Wattle site in week 7.
Word limit: 2000 words, excluding tables, figures reference list, and appendices.
The main purpose is to apply concepts and frameworks related to International Strategic Management in the course to real world settings.
This task is also designed to help you further develop critical thinking and evidence-based research skills and your ability to compile a coherent and comprehensive report on the strategies appropriate to the situation faced by a company.
Detailed marking criteria will be posted on Wattle.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
35% - Final exam
Due Date :Exam period
Value or Weighting (%35)
The final exam will be a closed book exam and comprise a combination of Short answer questions and case-based essay questions.
The exam will be comprehensive and will cover all the topics covered in the course.
During this written exam students are expected to demonstrate their understanding of the content of the course as discussed during the lectures, contained in the textbook and in any distributed additional reading. An exam briefing will be held during the lecture in week 12.
The exam will comprise these components:
- Short answer/multiple answer questions.
- Case-based essay questions .
A mini-case will be presented to you. You will be expected to answer two questions related to the case.
The exam questions aim to evaluate your overall understanding of international strategic management principles
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International Business, Innovation Management, Dynamic Capabilities, Outsourcing
Venus Kanani Moghadam