Syllabus

Title
5904 Business in Emerging Economies
Instructors
Univ.Prof. Dr. Alexander Mohr
Contact details
  • Type
    PI
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
02/12/19 to 02/22/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Master Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Tuesday 04/02/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D1.1.074
Tuesday 04/09/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D1.1.074
Tuesday 04/30/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D1.1.074
Tuesday 05/07/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D1.1.074
Tuesday 05/14/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D4.0.047
Wednesday 05/15/19 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM TC.4.13
Tuesday 05/21/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D1.1.074
Tuesday 06/04/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.5.01

Contents

Emerging economies play an increasingly important role for international business, both as target for foreign direct investment as well as a source of foreign direct investment. The particular characteristics of emerging economies not only affect the strategies of foreign firms investing in these economies, but also the strategies of so-called emerging multinationals. The objective of this course is to provide you with an enhanced understanding of the particular characteristics of emerging economies and how these characteristics affect international business in, and out of emerging economies.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will:


1. Become aware of the particular chacteristics of and variations across emerging economies

2. Be able to recognize how particular characteristics of these economies affect both the operation of foreign firms in these economies, but also the internationalisation of firms from these economies

3. Develop the skills needed for solving the challenges faced by firms when investing in, or out of emerging economies

4. Demonstrate improved quantitative research skills.
5. Demonstrate improved critical thinking and problem solving skills.
6. Improve communication skills necessary for effective team performance.

Attendance requirements

Regular attendance is a requirement to pass this course, you cannot be absent for more than 20% of the total course time.
 

Teaching/learning method(s)

This course is comprised of lectures, in-class case analyses, a team research project, teamwork reflection, and a short essay. This is a highly interactive course. Thus, students are expected to be fully engaged and participate in class discussions. The course is designed in such a way as to maximize your learning by balancing between lecture and your involvement in discussions, cases, and exercises. All course documents, assignments, lecture notes, etc. will be posted on the course website on Learn@WU.

Assessment

Assessment will be based on both individual and team performance. Please note that successful in-class participation involves not only attending class but also frequently contributing to the discussion by answering questions, engaging in a thoughtful analysis of the discussed cases, building on other students’ ideas, and synthesizing across readings and discussions. You are expected to have read in advance all the required reading materials and cases and be prepared to discuss them in class. Regular attendance is a requirement to pass this course, you cannot be absent for more than 20% of the total course time.

 

Short essay 40%
Team presentation 40%

In-class participation 20%
 

Last edited: 2019-02-05



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