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MBA 532 Int. Bus. Environment Office: Alumni Hall, SIUE, Room 3143 Phone: 650-3473 E-mail: akutan@siue.edu Web page: http://www.siue.edu/~akutan/ Office Hours: By appointment. SYLLABUS Dr. Kutan Spring II 2006 Required text: International Business by Czinkota et.al, 7th version. Supplementary materials: The Oxford Handbook of International Business by Rugman and Brewer, Oxford, 2001. International Business,\...

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532 MBA Int. Bus. Environment Office: Alumni Hall, SIUE, Room 3143 Phone: 650-3473 E-mail: akutan@siue.edu Web page: http://www.siue.edu/~akutan/ Office Hours: By appointment. SYLLABUS Dr. Kutan Spring II 2006 Required text: International Business by Czinkota et.al, 7th version. Supplementary materials: The Oxford Handbook of International Business by Rugman and Brewer, Oxford, 2001. International Business,\ by Daniels, Radebaugh, and Sullivan, 11th edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall. Web address: http://www.swlearning.com/management/czinkota/ib7e/ib7e.html Power point lectures can be downloaded from this website above through Student Resources., or alternatively from http://www.siue.edu/~akutan/ (see MBA532). In addition, the textbook web address provides additional resources for students, such as interactive quizzes and study centers. Course Objectives: This is an applied course and its aim is to sharpen your international awareness and help you acquire skills to successfully navigate through the global business environment. Classroom discussion and cases focus on real world problems. The main objective of the course is to help you develop an understanding of the important issues involved in conducting business globally. Course Components: There will be a midterm and a final examination. The bulk of the material in this class will be developed during the discussions of the cases and as students respond to questions posed by the instructor and other students. There will no formal lectures. Students will read the assigned chapters in advance and download the power point presentations before class, so that they would be ready for interactive discussion. Instructor may randomly select students to discuss a particular power point presentation slide or related issues. Each student will be assigned to a team. The exact size and composition of each team will depend upon the number of students enrolled in the class but each team will have no less than two and no more than four members. Communication among members of the team will take place primarily by e-mail. During the introductory session, the cases to be discussed over the rest of the course will be assigned to each team. The number of cases for which each team will be responsible will depend upon the number of students enrolled in the course. To earn a grade in this course, each student must complete the following assignments: (1) A term paper The term paper is an integrative assignment and will be prepared by a team of maximum 4 people. This analysis should include a summary of factors that must be considered that would affect the willingness of a US-based multinational firm to invest directly in the country. Your task is to provide an assessment of the following factors: A cultural assessment: How would you characterize the major cultural features of that country? To what extent must a foreign firm be sensitive to the dominant cultural values in this country if they wish to establish some business there? Can you identify some guidelines for effective intercultural business experiences in the selected country? A political assessment: What is the country's government? What is the attitude towards foreign investment? What is the current government's economic policy as it affects foreign business? Do you expect any change in policy? Pull this information together to provide a political risk assessment of this country. A financial assessment: How well are the banking system and stock market developed? Provide historical data (past 5 years or longer) for stock market indicators such as trading volume, stock returns, number of firms participating in the market, and others relevant. Which sector shares (financial or services?) are more promising for investors to invest in the market? Provide historical data for individual sectors. An economic assessment: Identify and describe the key economic characteristics of the country that affect foreign business operations or marketing opportunities in that country. Provide historical data for key economic indicators, including inflation rate, real GDP (adjusted for inflation) growth rate, interest rates, national debt, budget deficit and balance of trade deficit /surplus. What are the current economic issues are facing the country that may impact foreign business? What kind of changes, if any, do you predict in the economic environment? What effect would these changes have? Conclusions and Recommendations: Based on your assessments above: (1) Evaluate the potential of this country for foreign-owned businesses. What industries or products offer the best potential for foreign direct investment? (2) Based on your assessment above, select a product or a service that you want to invest in the country. (3) Recommend entry strategy, as well as pricing and marketing strategies for the chosen product or service in (2) above. Do you recommend a particular entry strategy such as a joint venture or a wholly owned subsidiary? How would you price your product? What would the best marketing/promotion strategies for your product? (4) Identify a list of the "top "5" guidelines for an international company interested in entering this market as a foreign direct investor. Note: For political, financial and economic data, please provide tables at the end of the text. This does not mean that you should not examine these issues in the text. The purpose of placing tables at the end is for organizational purposes only. Choose ONE from the following countries: India, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, China, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Thailand, Turkey, S. Korea, and Indonesia. The paper should be about 8 pages, typewritten and double-spaced (font size 12), not including tables, references or appendices or executive summary that is required. The term paper is due second week (last day of class). Papers should be properly documented with footnotes and full bibliography. It should be professionally done and geared for a business audience. Please note that all of your observations, including political, financial and economic data, discussion and conclusions should have business implications. In other words, the paper should not just report information and but also discuss its business implications. Papers merely presenting information without any business implications will be failed. The term paper assignment is to be transmitted by memorandum to: Tripty Kutan, Principal Multinational Consultants, Ltd. Multinational Consultants is a large consulting firm, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, that specializes in the identification of opportunities funding and sources for firms seeking to expand their participation in global markets. Your group is hired as a subcontractor by Multinational Consultants, Ltd., and your report is due the last day of class. (2) A team presentation of 20 minutes in length to the Multinational Consultants, Ltd., outlining a strategy to enter the market of a given country in an industry/product by a foreign firm that either has no presence in the country at present or would like to expand its presence in the country in question. The presentation should summarize its entry/pricing/promotion strategy, describing the rationale for selecting this strategy, and providing a brief discussion of the other strategies that were considered and the reasons for rejecting those alternatives in favor of the one selected. Note that the Multinational Consultants, Ltd. is not looking for an extensive and general review of countrys culture, political environment, etc., in this presentation. What they are looking is the presentation of your strategy based on the some selected (those relevant) features of countrys economic, political, legal and cultural environment. In other words, your strategy must be supported by the selected features of the country. A brief summary of the strategy (maximum 2 pages) must be turned in. The presentation dates are scheduled for the second week. (3) A case presentation Each team will be assigned to present the facts of one of the cases to be analyzed over the course. In addition, the presented case will reflect updated information on the case as appropriate. Grading Scale: Midterm: Final exam: 25% 25% Term paper: Term paper strategy presentation: Case presentation: Team member peer evaluation: Class discussion participation: 15% 10% 10% 10% 5% Exams will include a combination of true-false, multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions, as well as problem solving questions. Class participation will be measured by instructor. Quality will be the primary criteria, but for quality to come through a certain amount of quantity is required! Team members contribution will be conducted in a confidential form. The attached form at the end of the syllabus should be filled out and turned in by no later than the last day of class. This form should include information on team contribution for each team work. If it is necessary, you can turn in separate forms, indicating each shared work separately. This information is taken very seriously. Tentative Course Outline WEEK 1 Day 1 - Friday Topic 1: History, growth and importance of international business Topic 2: Culture Assigned readings: Chapters 1 and 2. Day 2 (Saturday) Morning: Topic 3: Trade and investment policies Topic 4: Politics, law, and international business Assigned Readings: Chapters 3 and 4 Spar, Debora L. National Policies and Domestic Politics Chapter 8, The Oxford Handbook of International Business . Afternoon: Topic 5: The theory of trade and investment Topic 6: The balance of payments Assigned readings: Chapters 5 and 6 Markusen James R. International Trade Theory and International Business Chapter 3 The Oxford Handbook of International Business . Hennart, Jean-Francois. Theories of Multinational Enterprise Chapter 5 The Oxford Handbook of International Business . Rugman, Alan and Alain Verbeke. Location, Competitiveness, and Multinational Enterprise Chapter 6 The Oxford Handbook of International Business . Day 3 (Sunday) Topic 7: Financial markets Topic 8: Economic integration Assigned readings: Chapters 7 and 8 Berg, David M. and Stephen E. Guisinger. Capital Flows, Capital Controls, and International Business Chapter 10 The Oxford Handbook of International Business Bowe, Michael and James W. Dean. International Financial Management and Multinational Enterprises Chapter 20 The Oxford Handbook of International Business Case presentations: (1) IKEA Furnishing (2) Renaming the Vietnamese catfish (3) H-1B visas: A high-tech dilem...

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 4Politics and Law1To understand the importance of the political and legal environments in both the home and host countries to the international business executive. To learn how governments affect business through legislation and regulati
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 7Financial Markets1Learning ObjectivesTo understand how currencies are traded and quoted on world financial markets To examine the links between interest rates and exchange rates To understand the similarities and differences between do
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 12 Strategic Planning1Learning ObjectivesOutline the process of strategic planning in the context of the global marketplace. Examine both the external and internal factors that determine the conditions for development of strategy and res
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 10Building the Knowledge Base1Learning ObjectivesTo gain an understanding of the need for research. To explore the differences between domestic and international research. To learn where to find and how to use sources of secondary infor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 9Emerging Markets1Learning ObjectivesTo understand the special concerns that must be considered by the international manager dealing with emerging market economies. To survey the vast opportunities for trade offered by emerging market e
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 14Marketing1Learning ObjectivesSuggest how markets for international expansion can be selected, their demand assessed, and appropriate strategies for their development devised. Describe how environmental differences generate new challen
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
Chapter 5The Theory of Trade and Investment1Learning ObjectivesTo understand the traditional arguments of how and why international trade improves the welfare of all countries To review the history and compare the implications of trade theory f
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - MBA - 532
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