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Course 2008-2009 a.y.

8111 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ADVANCED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS)


MM-LS - AFC-LS - CLAPI-LS - CLEFIN-LS - CLELI-LS - DES-LS - CLG-LS - M-LS - IM-LS - ACME-LS - EMIT-LS
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

MM-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - AFC-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLAPI-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLEFIN-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLELI-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - DES-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLG-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - M-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - IM-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - ACME-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - EMIT-LS (6 credits - I sem. - AI)
Course Director:
FABRIZIO PERRETTI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: FABRIZIO PERRETTI


Course Objectives

Companies today confront an increasing array of choices of markets, of locations for value adding activities, and of modes of crossing borders. The goal of this course is to focus students attention on specific dimensions and features of firms international strategies, and to provide a framework for formulating and evaluating these strategies in an increasingly complex world economy and society. In particular, the course is built around some specific themes and issues in the international strategies realm, chosen according to their economic importance, their future relevance, and their academic interest.
This course uses a combination of lectures, case studies, guest speakers, class discussion and team-based projects. Among its objectives, the course aims: at exposing students to advanced international business topics, by focusing on specific strategic issues, regional areas and industries, and by using the strategic management perspective; to develop the analytical skills of problem identification, problem setting and problem solving in the context of international strategies; to take full advantage of the diverse background and experiences of the students enrolled in the course to enrich the collective learning of all; to develop communication skills related to the defence and refinement of business policies recommendations.


Course Content Summary

The course is organized around two main sections. 

  • The first section of the course deals recaps and analyze the recent advances of the international business theories and/or explores a specific issue (e.g., international outsourcing strategies, Country-risk/opportunity assessment, the internationalization of R&D, internationalization and corporate social responsibility)
  • The second section of the course focuses on a specific Country or economic area, analyzing how its features affect international entry strategies in that region, and provides the basic frameworks for understanding competitiveness in international business at the level of a specific industry

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Attending students
Student evaluation consists of a written exam at the end of the course and a team-based project completed during the course. Details are given at the beginning of the course and are specified in the extended syllabus available at Department of Management offices and website.

Non-attending students
Students are evaluated on a written exam at the end of the course based on additional readings. Details are specified in the extended syllabus available at Department of Managemnt offices and website.


Textbooks
  • Selected readings and cases.

For further and updated information consult the extended syllabus available at ISEA offices and website.

Last change 29/05/2008 09:37