6247 Global Strategy and Public Institutions
Dr. Harald Puhr, MSc (WU)
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/07/22 to 02/13/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Friday 03/11/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.14
Friday 03/18/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM D5.1.002
Friday 03/25/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 04/01/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 04/08/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 04/22/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 04/29/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 05/06/22 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC.4.18

This is a case-study based class on global strategy and the influence of public stakeholders on MNCs. 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.
Attendance requirements

Students have to attend at least 80% of the scheduled sessions in order to meet the attendance requirements. However, students cannot gather participation points in case of absence. This is supposed to be an in-class course with required physcial presence (unless circumstances demanded otherwise).

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: 2022-01-10