Fall Courses

Bachelor

Topic International Management
Type Lecture
Lecturer Prof. Thomas Keil
Time/Room see online
Learning Objectives

After the course students should

  1. understand the economic, financial, organizational and political factors affecting international businesses
  2. know basic strategic and operational choices in international management
  3. understand and appreciate differences between managing domestic and international businesses
Table of Content In today’s business environment, companies face a wide range of choices regarding markets, locations for key activities, outsourcing and ownership modes, and organization and processes for managing across borders. This course provides students with a framework to understand the key challenges of international management and work effectively in today's global environment. The goal is to provide the foundations for taking effective action in the world of international business. The course will first cover frameworks for identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities presented in a dynamic global environment at the level of the country and industry. Next firm-level strategic choices will be covered regarding where to engage in which activities. Finally challenges of integrating the multiple perspectives, functions, and interests that constitute the multinational firm will be discussed.
Material

Syllabus (PDF, 792 KB)

Contact Mr. Gian-Luca Asquini
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Master

Global Strategic Management

Topic Global Strategic Management
Type Lecture with integrated case study exercises
Lecturer Prof. Thomas Keil
Dates/Room see online
Learning Objectives  

After the course students should

  1. understand the challenges created by operating in multiple international markets
  2. know key managerial challenges faced by managers of MNE and the solutions available to address these
  3. understand differences between domestic and international strategy
Table of Content Global Strategic Management addresses the challenges confronting managers and firms competing internationally. The courses focuses on multinational enterprises (“MNEs ”), which own or control significant resources and operations in several, often disparate countries, cultures and markets. An MNE’s performance depends on internal and external income streams denominated in multiple currencies. MNEs have operations situated in localities with different and often face conflicting public policy priorities, product preferences, and standards of ethical conduct. The context creates strategic challenges that are distinctly different from operating in a single country. The overall theme of the course is on understanding the MNE: how it is structured, how it competes, and how persistent differences in performance between the MNC and its various rivals are explained. The overall aim of the course is to understand how strategy carried out by the MNE in an international context is different from firm strategy in a purely domestic setting.
Material

Syllabus (PDF, 253 KB)

Contact

Dr. Dogan Dalay

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Doctoral

Doctoral Course: Current topics in strategy and international management

Topic Introduction to the Carnegie Tradition in Behavioral Strategy  
Type Seminar  
Lecturer Prof. Thomas Keil  
Dates/Room see online  
Learning Objectives
In this course we will cover the foundational ideas and principles introduced in the classics and then identify contemporary research areas and their research agenda. The course will consist of independent reading of selected articles, 3 seminar days (including student presentations on articles), writing a short paper proposal for a paper building on the Carnegie tradition (roughly 5 pages).
 
Material TBA  
Contact

Dr. Dogan Dalay