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Fundamentals of International Business and Management

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course "Fundamentals of International Business and Management" provides understanding of the phenomenon of international business in global economic and political contexts. It presents a broad view of modern trends and changes in world economy, international markets and technologies, explores shifts in world trade, competition and transformation of globalization. It gives understanding of the most important market players, forms and formats of corporate development, ways of growth and progress. The course highlights the basic theoretical foundations and approaches, as well as major practical instruments of international management. It overviews corporate structures, processes and procedures focused on effective execution of international business activities. Special emphasis is done on management of international companies in view of technological changes and the transition to the Industry 4.0; it focuses on new requirements for corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural management, sustainable development and leadership competencies. The course combines lectures and seminars, research projects, round table discussions with business practitioners, as well as blended learning based on video-lectures of distinguished management theoreticians, business cases and video-interviews of business-leaders. Students acquire the skills of analytical work, data search and interpretation, formation and presentation of their own judgments, conducting scientific debates. The course is open for regulated assignment to foreign exchange students.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To make overview of business environment, as well as main actors, stakeholders and mo-tives of company international activities.
  • To introduce basic theoretical approaches and principles, the founders and key followers of management theory
  • To understand core principles, ideas and instruments of international management.
  • To give understanding of basic management functions
  • To make overview of corporate structures, processes and procedures originating activities in global environment
  • To emphasize the role of leaders and talents in making business client-centric, socially re-sponsible and sustainable
  • Build up and stimulate an interest to the course and knowledge-formation process. Stimu-late self-work (cabinet and field studies) for in-depth understanding of the course material
  • Provide an advice on the search in Internet of the most reliable, respectful and knowledge-based websites,web-pages and video-recourses
  • Coach and consult students in research projects
  • Motivate for excellent results of research projects and its presentations in-class
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Has enhanced problem-solving skills in management by offered set of analytical tools (i.e., theories, frameworks, concepts, and techniques).
  • Interpret basic management functions, as well as structures, processes and procedures
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • International business and the evolution of the global business environment
  • Main Actors of International Business
  • Challenges of International business environment
  • Forms of growth and progress of international companies
  • The World of International Company. Motivation and goals. Essence of Management.
  • Management functions
  • Organizational Design
  • Management Thinking in XX century
  • Management Thinking in XXI century
  • Marketing as an integrating function of management of international companies
  • Digital marketing in the practice of international companies.
  • Innovative activities of international companies. Competition and competitiveness of international companies
  • Peculiarities of doing business in different countries and regions
  • International business in the context of global imbalances and the transformation of globali-zation. The future of international business
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Assessment of Class attendance
  • non-blocking Assessment of Class Activities (presentations)
  • non-blocking Assessment at Final examination/assessment (written)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.3 * Assessment at Final examination/assessment (written) + 0.5 * Assessment of Class Activities (presentations) + 0.2 * Assessment of Class attendance
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Deresky, H. (2016). International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases, Global Edition. [N.p.]: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1419482

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cole, B. M., & Chandler, D. (2019). A Model of Competitive Impression Management: Edison versus Westinghouse in the War of the Currents. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64(4), 1020–1063. https://doi.org/10.1177/0001839218821439