"1. An introduction to International Management
and its importance. The role of international managers.
"2. The International Business Environment
Developments in international trade. The importance of the Triad. Developments in the international business environment including the importance of economic groups such as the EU, NAFTA, ASEAN and others. Political, legal and technological issues in international business. The complexity of the international business environment, relations with host governments. The competitive advantage of nations. International competitiveness and its impact on international management.
"3. Culture and International Management <http://lisaconsulting.com/culture4/>"_
Cultural issues and the international firm, cultural diversity, convergence and divergence. Models for analyzing cultural differences. Cultural issues in the workplace and the diversity of management styles, a critical analysis of the work of Hofstede and others.
"4. International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Ethical behavior in MNEs, tensions in international management. MNEs and corporate social responsibility. Current debates.
Unit 5. International strategy
International corporate and business level strategy. International entry strategies.
"6. International Collaborative Strategies
International collaborative strategies, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Managing International Joint Ventures
"7. Managing Human Resources in the International Firm
and "A Leadership and Management Behavior in Multinational Companies
"8. Managing in Multinationals
Managing multinational and transnational firms. International organizational structures and their evolution. Managing innovation in MNCs/TNCs. Planning, organizing and controlling international businesses, the importance of synergy in international operations.
- International Staff Deployment
"Expatriate Compensation <http://lisaconsulting.com/presentation/expatriatecompensation/>"_
"Expatriate Deployment <http://lisaconsulting.com/presentation/workingabroad/>"_
Problems of expatriate deployment. Culture shock and expatriate failure. Training for expatriate deployment. A critical analysis of the work of Mendenhall and others. Developing international managers.
- The Future of International Management
Contemporary debates in international business development, developments in selected areas, the EU, NAFTA, etc. The internationalization of small businesses.