4821 Global Strategy and Public Institutions
Univ.Prof. Thomas Lindner, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/19/18 to 02/26/18
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 06/04/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Thursday 06/07/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Monday 06/11/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Thursday 06/14/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Monday 06/18/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Thursday 06/21/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Monday 06/25/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Thursday 06/28/18 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002

This is a case-study based class on global strategy and the influence of public stakeholders on MNCs. The class is designed in accordance with a course taught at NYU Stern Business School. The central objective of this course is to understand the strategic management of multinational firms (MNCs). We will examine why firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, how they do this, and how they can become successful once their operations cross-national boundaries. We will also examine how individuals manage business activities effectively in such multinational firms, both within the confines of the value chain and by engaging a wide range of external stakeholders such as political decision-makers, NGOs and local communities.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn

  • To assess business strategies based on case-studies
  • To develop competitive strategies in challenging political environments
  • To understand theories from political science and global strategy and apply them in the development of corporate strategy.
Teaching/learning method(s)

The course uses case studies and is highly interactive. Students will work on cases and papers individually and in teams.


1. Overall participation (20%)

2. Individual case write-up assignment (30%)

3. Team paper outline (5%)

4. In-class presentation of the team-paper draft (10%)

5. Team paper (30%)

6. Peer review of another team's draft (5%)

Last edited: 2017-11-30