• Class Number 2321
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Venus Kanani Moghadam
  • LECTURER
    • Venus Kanani Moghadam
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explain and illustrate the international strategic management processes used by top level management in multinational enterprises;
  2. 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;
  3. 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,
  4. Communicate effectively in oral and written forms about international strategic management using appropriate concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions.

Research-Led Teaching

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 case-studies that have well-defined objectives in the international strategic management context.

Field Trips

Not relevant

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional costs

Examination Material or equipment

Information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.

Required Resources

Book: Peng, Mike W, (2014), Global Strategy, 4th Edition, Publisher: South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason - https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b3784055

Please also check course wattle site for details about further resources.


This books is available in the library for short term loan.

A copy of the textbook will be held in the ANU library reserve & short loan collection


Book: Lasserre Philippe (2017), Global Strategic Management, 4th Edition, Publisher: Red Globe Press - https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b6460984


This books is 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 Feedback

Students 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

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 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
2 Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 2: Managing industry competition within and across markets Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 2
3 Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 3: Leveraging resources and capabilities within and across markets Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 3
4 Module I: Strategic imperatives of global markets Topic 4: Institutions, Cultures and Ethics - External analysis Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 4 Case Study -Topic will be available on Wattle Due: Assessment Task 1
5 Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 5: Growing and internationalising the entrepreneurial firm Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 5 Due: Assessment Task 2
6 Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 6: Entering foreign markets Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 6 Case-study - Topic will be available on Wattle
7 Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 7: Making strategic alliances and networks work Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 7
8 Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 8: Managing global competitive dynamics Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 8 Case Study-Topic will be available on Wattle
9 Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 9: International Production, Outsourcing and Logistics Primary reading: Hill, C., Cronk, T., & Wickramasekara, R. (2014). International Production, Outsourcing and Logistics. In Global Business Today (3rd ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.
10 Module 2: Business-level global strategies Topic 10: Diversifying, acquiring and restructuring Primary reading: Textbook Chapter 9 Due: Assessment Task 3
11 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-?Topic will be available on Wattle
12 Course review and final exam preparation Primary reading: Previous lecture notes, readings Due: Assessment Task 4 (during final examination period)

Tutorial Registration

Not relevant

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Short answer questions relevant to Module 1 - Individual assessment 15 % 18/03/2021 01/04/2021 1,2
Multiple choice questions - Individual assessment 10 % 26/03/2021 19/04/2021 1,2,3
Global Business Strategy Report - Group/Individual (optional) 40 % 13/05/2021 01/06/2021 1,2,3,4
Final exam - Individual assessment 35 % * 01/07/2021 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Participation

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.

Classes may be streamed live through ZOOM or pre-recorded and made available on Echo360 and Wattle.

Examination(s)

This course has a final exam. More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period. Additional examination information will be available on https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/  

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 18/03/2021
Return of Assessment: 01/04/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Short answer questions relevant to Module 1 - Individual assessment

Purpose: To test knowledge of material from Weeks 1-3


Instructions: Short answer questions relevant to Module 1 will cover material from Weeks 1-3. Questions will be available on Wattle site at the end of week 2.


Assessment Type: Individual

Value: 15%

Word limit: refer to instructions on question sheet

Marking criteria: The marking criteria will be provided in Wattle at least two weeks prior to due date.

Form of submission: Submit via Turnitin on the course Wattle site

Due Date: 5 pm Thursday, Week 4

Return of assessment: Thursday, Week 6

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 26/03/2021
Return of Assessment: 19/04/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Multiple choice questions - Individual assessment

Purpose: To test knowledge of material from Weeks 1-5


Instructions: Will cover material up to Weeks 5.The quiz will be available online on Wattle during week 5. It will feature regular multiple choice questions. The quiz would be open for two working days, is open book and can be attempted twice.


Assessment Type: Individual

Value: 10%

Time limit: to be advised at least two weeks prior to due date

Marking criteria: Correct answers to multiple choice questions. Higher mark of the two attempts would be considered.

Form of submission: Online via Wattle

Opening date: to be advised at least two weeks prior to due date (tentatively 5 pm Wednesday, Week 5)

Closing date: to be advised at least two weeks prior to due date (tentatively 5 pm Friday, Week 5)

Return of assessment: Thursday Week 6

Assessment Task 3

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 13/05/2021
Return of Assessment: 01/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Global Business Strategy Report - Group/Individual (optional)

Purpose: 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.


Instructions: 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.


You are encouraged to deliver this assignment in a group up to 3 students. Working in a group will allow you to share diverse perspectives, practice intercultural communication and achieve the course learning outcomes. If you choose to attempt this assignment as a group, you can use the link: "Group selection for Assignment 3" on Wattle to communicate with your classmate and form a group. This link would be available from Week 5. If you find it difficult to schedule remote meetings with them, you have a choice to do the assignment individually.



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.


Assessment Type: Group/Individual (optional) 

Value: 40%

Word limit: 2000 words, excluding tables, figures reference list, and appendices.

Marking criteria: Additional details, including those regarding the structure of the report and marking criteria will be posted on the Wattle site in week 7.

Form of submission: Submit via Turnitin on the course Wattle site

Due Date: 5 pm Thursday, Week 10

Return of assessment: Tuesday, 01 June 2021

Assessment Task 4

Value: 35 %
Return of Assessment: 01/07/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final exam - Individual assessment

Purpose: The exam questions aim to evaluate your overall understanding of international strategic management principles


Instructions: The final exam will be an open book exam, will be administered online (via Wattle) 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. More information reflecting the hybrid delivery of the examination will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.

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 questions.
  • Case-based essay questions .

"NO extensions can be granted for the final examination and late submission is not allowed"

Assessment Type: Individual

Value: 35%

Time limit: 15 minutes of reading time +90 minutes of writing time

Marking criteria: The marking criteria will be provided in Wattle at least two weeks prior to due date.

Form of submission: Online

Due Date: End of semester exam period. The ANU Examinations Office will communicate details regarding the exam directly to students.

Return of assessment: After the release of results on Thursday, 01 July 2021

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% per working day.


All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/rsm-assessment-extension/ .

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Written feedback will be provided to students on submitted assignments via Turnitin

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not permitted

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Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Venus Kanani Moghadam
u1066859@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


International Business, Innovation Management, Dynamic Capabilities, Outsourcing

Venus Kanani Moghadam

Wednesday 14:00 15:00
Wednesday 14:00 15:00
By Appointment
Venus Kanani Moghadam
+61 02 612 55899
u1066859@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Venus Kanani Moghadam

Wednesday 14:00 15:00
Wednesday 14:00 15:00
By Appointment

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