MGPO 475 Syllabus - MGPO 475 Strategies for Developing...

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. MGPO 475: Strategies for Developing Countries Fall 2017 Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Bronfman 002 Professor: Paola Perez-Aleman Secretary: Suzanne Sellitto Office: Bronfman 482 Office: Bronfman 454 Phone: 514-398-4041 Phone: 514-398-4000 x00974 E-mail: [email protected] E-mail: [email protected] Office hours: Tuesday 5:35-6:35 pm and Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm, BRONF: 482 Course Overview and Objectives: This course focuses on strategic management in developing and emerging economies, with an emphasis on the relationship between business growth and economic development. Global integration creates many opportunities for building successful enterprises in developing countries. However, poverty, inequality, social and environmental sustainability, technological and institutional gaps pose problems that challenge both firms and government in these economies. The opportunities and strategies to address these challenges are the focus of the course. We analyze strategies for fostering economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation with potential to alleviate poverty. We examine strategies that enhance competitiveness, and sustainable development. Issues are analyzed from multiple perspectives, especially those of managers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. The course is divided into three parts. Part I provides an introductory overview on the problems and opportunities for enterprises in developing countries, their national development strategies and frameworks for improving business and social impact. Part II examines strategies for building firms’ capabilities to improve competitiveness and foster innovation and development. Part III focuses on strategies for entrepreneurship, product, service, and business model innovation for low-income contexts. After completing this course, students will be prepared to understand and address the challenges and opportunities facing private, public, and plural organizations in developing economies. In addition, students will build their conceptual knowledge and practical skills to increase their ability as entrepreneurs or managers to innovate and advance strategies that create successful enterprises, enhance market and social impact, and achieve sustainable economic development. Moreover, students will strengthen their capacity to work in teams to create innovation possibilities. This active learning course combines lectures, intensive discussions, student presentations, and critical analyses of assigned reading materials. Requisite Readings : All of the readings listed in this syllabus and on myCourses are required. Course Reading Pack (RP) is available at Dave’s in Bronfman basement. E-Reader with electronic journal articles for the course is posted on myCourses. All required readings available electronically are available via the McGill Library and the myCourses course site.
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