MANAGEMT 7081NA - Managing in a Global Context
Ngee Ann Academy - Quadmester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code MANAGEMT 7081NA Course Managing in a Global Context Coordinating Unit Business School Term Quadmester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Ngee Ann Academy Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Restricted to Certificate, Grad Dip and Master of Business Administration students only. Course Description This course will prepare you for a leadership role in the globalised world. It provides an overview of the diversity and complexity of the global environment and how that environment affects local, national and international organisations. It introduces core theories and frameworks that guide systematic thinking about aspects of economic, institutional, and cultural diversity across and similarity between countries that matter in the context of managing a contemporary organisation. It will help you to develop a managerial global mindset and acquire skills to leverage this diversity and similarity for value creation in the organisational context. You will learn to identify challenges and opportunities brought about by globalisation, generate insights necessary to manage them successfully, and build skills needed to become a successful leader in the global environment.
Course Coordinator: Dr Olga MuzychenkoName: Dr. Olga Muzychenko
Location: Room 1032, Building Nexus 10
Telephone: +61 8 8313 4517
Course Website: www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au
Dr. Olga Muzychenko (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/directory/olga.muzychenko ) is a lecturer at the University of Adelaide Business School. Prior to joining the Business School Olga worked for other Australian and French universities. Olga’s expertise in the field of Global Business is based on her research and past industry experience. Olga’s research interests include internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises, international business opportunity identification, global mindset and cross-cultural competence. She authored and co-authored a number of refereed publications in international academic journals. Her expertise in the subject area is complemented by experience of working and living in different countries such as United Kingdom, Australia, France, China, Singapore, Hong-Kong, Italy, Russia, and Armenia.
Olga has been consulting for the International Labor Organisation. In this capacity her assignments included training government officials and professionals from many countries at the International Training Centre of International Labor Organisation in Turin, Italy.
Olga holds a PhD from the University of Adelaide (Australia), MSc from the University of Stirling (UK) and BA (Hons) from the Moscow State University (Russia). Her PhD research explored international opportunity identification by Australian entrepreneurs and the role of cross-cultural competence in that process.
Olga is available for consultation after each class and by appointment at any other time. The best way to reach the lecturer is via e-mail.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Identify and explore the practical impact of existing diversity in cultural, political, legal and economic systems on the behaviour of different actors operating in the global economy and its effect on business activities in both local and international contexts 2 Devise and apply effective communication, collaboration and consultation strategies to engage, support and manage stakeholders of diverse backgrounds in order to achieve organisational outcomes 3 Understand, compare and contrast strategies that may be used by a firm to seize opportunities and manage challenges presented by globalisation of the world economy and international business operations 4 Analyse and interpret the process of internationalisation of an enterprise to contribute to decisions about the internationalisation of an
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1,2 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1,2 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesText book: Hill, Charles (2013), International Business, 9th ed, McGraw Hill International
Course materials posted on MyUni: Case studies, lecture notes, exercises, and library links to readings.
Course materials pack: Readings and case studies
Bartlett, C.A. & Ghoshal, S. 1989. Managing across borders: The transnational solution. Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.
Doz, Y., Santos, J. and Williamson, P. 2001. From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy, Harvard Business School Press
Dunning, J.H. 1993. Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, Addison Wesley.
Fukuyama, F. 1992. The end of history and the Last Man. New York: Free Press.
Ghemawat, P. 2007. Redefining global strategy: Crossing borders in a world where differences still matter. Harvard Business School Publishing.
Ghemawat, P. 2011.World 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to Achieve It. Harvard Business School Publishing.
Khanna, T. and Palepu, K. 2010. Winning in Emerging Markets: A Road Map for Strategy and Execution . Harvard Business School Publishing.
Huntington, S. P. 1996. The clash of civilizations and the remaking of the world order. New York: Simon and Schuster.
Johansson, J. 2008. Global marketing: Foreign entry, local marketing, and global management. McGraw Hill/Irwin.
Lasserre, P. and Schutte, H. 2006, Strategies for Asia Pacific: Meeting new challenges, Macmillan Business, Sydney.
Madura, J. 2002. International financial management, South-Western College Publishing, Cincinnati.
Ohmae, K. 1990. The Borderless World, Harper Business Press.
Porter, M.E. 1986. Competition in global industries. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Porter, M.E. 1990. The competitive advantage of nations. The Free Press, New York.
Rugman. A. 2001. The end of globalisation: Why global strategy is a myth and how to profit from the realities of regional markets. Amacom.
Sen, A. 1999. Development as freedom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Stace, D. 1997. Reaching out from Down Under: Building competence for global markets. McGraw- Hill, Sydney.
Trompenaars, F., and Hampden-Turner, C. 2004. Managing people across cultures. Chichester: Capstone.
Walker, D., Walker, T. And Schmitz, J. 2003. Doing business internationally. 2 ed. McGraw-Hill
Warner, M. (ed) 2003. Culture and management in Asia. Routledge Curzon.
Yip, G. 2011, Total Global Strategy, 3rd ed, Prentice Hall- Pearson Education International.
Zeng, M. & Williamson, P.J., 2008. Dragons at your door: How Chinese cost innovation is disrupting global competition. Harvard Business School Press.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): Annual World Investment Reports.
World Economic Forum: Annual Global Competitiveness Reports.
World Trade Organisation: Annual reports.
World Bank: Annual Reports
Academy of Management Journal
Harvard Business Review
Journal of International Business Studies
Management International Review
Journal of World Business
Databases (available online via UoA library)
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
A very large database covering all aspects of business / commerce related subjects for over 1,200 journals some indexed back to 1886. contains a high percentage of active, peer-reviewed, business related journals Additional full text, non-journal content, includes financial data, books, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Search tip - type "" (quotation marks if you need to find a phrase eg: "interest rates").
Products and trade names guide (B2NB) by Dun & Bradstreet
Search for products & services of Australian public and private companies, by company name, brand or UNSPSC code. Also details information on Australian companies.
AusStats Australian Bureau of Statistics website
Everything on the ABS web site is accessible free of charge. Special access arrangements apply to Confidentialised unit record files (CURFs).
Mint Global [Bureau van Dijk]
Mint Global is the ORBIS database of over 50 million companies from around the world. Includes listed and unlisted companies. The information is presented in five modules: companies, news, market research, directors and scanned reports. Export data to spreadsheets.
Osiris [Bureau van Dijk]
A fully integrated public company database ... Financial information [is included] on 57,000 listed and major unlisted/delisted companies worldwide (45,500 are non-US companies). The information includes: standardised and "as reported" financials (including restated reports), SEC filings, images of annual reports, corporate actions and dividends, detailed earnings estimates including recommendations, ownership, stock data, news and ratings.
ZEPHYR [Bureau van Dijk]
containing M&A, IPO and venture capital deals with links to detailed financial company information. ZEPHYR now contains information on over 600,000 transactions (as of December 2008). Up to 100,000 new deals are added per year. ZEPHYR has nine years of global coverage and includes deals involving European companies going back to 1997.
GMID (Global Marketing Information Database)
GMID contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts.
Macroeconomic, industry and financial time series database for global emerging and developed markets. product information
A major source of international statistics and reports. Hint: click on Advanced search (under the Search for box) to add limits by date, field name or format (eg: statistics, working papers etc).
Delivers international trade statistics. See also the Statistics database of the World Trade Organization.
ViewsWire - Asia - E I U.
Analyses (including Excel spreadsheets) for each country under the following headings:-
Politics / News analysis, Background, Political structure, Outlook.
Economy / News analysis, Background, Economic structure, Latest indicators, Outlook, 5-year forecast, 5-year summary, Country risk rating, Background Data.
Finance/ News analysis, Outlook, EIU currency forecasts, Consensus currency forecast, Interest rate forecast, Equity prices, Euro exchange rate, Daily US dollar exchange rates
Business / News analysis, Background, Business environment, Outlook, Corporate strategy, Industry overview
Regulations / News analysis, Investment, Competition and price, Licensing and IP, Trade, Foreign exchange, Tax
Country forecasts / Country Risk Summary / Country briefing (see also: ViewsWire in Factiva)
World development indicators online (WDI) World Bank
Obtain country time series indicator (spreadsheets) such as: consumption, savings, education, employment, banking, health, roads, agriculture, stocks, markets etc. (see the online help).
WTO (World Trade Organization) Statistics database
The Trade Profiles section provides standard information on the structural trade situation and trade policy measures of members, observers and other selected economies. The profiles are complemented with general macroeconomic indicators. The Time Series section provides a searchable database on international trade in merchandise and commercial services.
Economist Intelligence Unit - Asia
Provides independent, authoritative analysis and forecasts on country, industry and management analysis. Note: the Library provides access to other Economist Intelligence Unit titles via the Factiva database (click on Source and search for Economist Intelligence)
GMID (Global Marketing Information Database) [Euromonitor]
GMID contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more
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