International Business Life
- Garant předmětu:
- Institute of Management Studies
The course looks at various cases encountered in international business to give participants examples of real-life situations, help them understand what they may be confronted with and train them to find appropriate solutions. The aim of the course is to develop the participants' analytical ability in front of complex combinations of factors which may threaten the success of international projects, linked both to technical or interpersonal problems.
Some knowledge of the industry and of international concepts
- Syllabus of lectures:
OUTLINE AND SYLLABUS
The global environment: geopolitics, globalisation, multinationals, forms of partnerships
The fundamentals of intercultural management
2.International business in situation
Companies'internationalisation: preparation and entry modes
Headquarters and subsidiaries
Managing multicultural teams
3.Typology of business behaviours
Business versus relations
Direct versus indirect
Formal versus informal
Polychronic versus monochronic
Emotional versus reserved
4.Defining the typology of best practices when oking internationally
- Syllabus of tutorials:
OUTLINE AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXERCISES
The course is based on the use of press articles, case stories and role plays, most of them conceived by the instructor.
Students will use a self-test conceived by the instructor, used to facilitate a discussion on the various
phases of the internationalization process.
A special focus will be cast on the following topics:
- Analysis of situation and identification of hypotheses
- Misunderstanding created by geopolitical and cultural differences
- Identification of micro-political issues
- Study Objective:
Discover the various phases of international business and understand what challenges companies are facing. Understand the consequences of geography, history, geopolitics and culture on the choices and reactions of international managers. Encourage participants to be prepared to change perspectives when working with people of different national, professional, or corporate cultures. Learn how to decipher specific situations involving misunderstanding between colleagues and partners in an international environment. Be able to define the best possible behaviours to lead projects to success.
- Study materials:
- Flint, C. (2006). Introduction to Geopolitics. Paperback
- Gesterland, R. R. (2012). Cross-cultural business behaviors. Copenhagen Business School Press.
- Knight G., Riesenberger, J. S., Tamer Cavusgil, S. (2017). International Business. The New Realities. Pearson.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans:
- B-EM-P prezenční studium od 18/19 (compulsory elective course)
- B-EM-P prezenční studium od 19/20 (compulsory elective course)
- B-EM-P prezenční studium od 20/21 (compulsory elective course)
- B-EM-P prezenční studium od 21/22 (compulsory elective course)
- B-EM-P prezenční studium od 22/23 (compulsory elective course)