GM5470 - Global Strategy

Spring 2015

Credit Hours: 1.5

Learning Objective:
We identify as central objectives (1) understanding the basics and latest thinking in global strategies, (2) applying the theories and techniques presented in this course to derive effective solutions to real world strategic challenges multinational enterprises face, and (3) effectively communicating both global strategy thinking and global strategy solutions at both an individual and team levels. In addition, we identify as associated objectives (1) integrating materials in other relevant courses such as the competing through strategy and global leadership, and (2) becoming an effective consumer of global strategy research and thinking.

Description:
This capstone course in global strategy focuses on the inherent tensions that global organizations encounter in formulating and implementing strategy such as localization v. standardization, and centralization v. decentralization. The treatment of issues transcends the typical multi-domestic or international template to address concerns of a transnational nature. Within framework, contemporary developments in joint ventures, strategic alliances, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and the management of the globally diversified organization will be addressed.

Topics Covered:
Global Strategy, Globalization, Creating Values in MNEsHQ-Subsidiary Relationship, Managing Collaboration, Emerging Multinationals, Implementation and Strategic Renewal.

Prerequisites:
GM4464 Competing Through People and GM4468 Competitive Strategy

Web Content:
Syllabus, videos, electronic coursepacks, discussion boards, chat rooms, webcasts, wikis, surveys, assessments, drop boxes.

Homework:
Case Briefs, Reading Synopsis, Group Projects

Projects:
See Homework section.

Exams:
None

Textbooks:
Information will be provided through the myThunderbird web site.

Computer Requirements:
Thunderbird minimum technical and software requirements (http://students.thunderbird.edu/faqs-global-mba-online-orientation#10)

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