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San Francisco State University Course Outline IBUS 598: Doing Business in Emerging Markets: Section #2: (#37073) Professor R. Simeon Office: Science 365 Department of International Business Telephone: (415) 338-6298 Semester: Fall 2011 E-mail: [email protected] Web Site: http://ilearn.sfsu.edu Class Location Times Office Hours (Science 365) Business 115 Tues/Thurs: 2.10-3.25pm Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3.30-5.30 pm O utline: This course is designed to expose students to a variety of issues related to doing business in emerging market economies. Corporations, managers, entrepreneurs and consultants all face unique challenges and opportunities when they consider doing business in emerging markets. This course will examine developments in five areas: (1) the political economy (2) the cultural foundations (3) the entrepreneurial environment (4) strategic partnerships (5) contrasting economic development strategies. For the last component, a major emphasis will be placed on comparing the strategic approaches that African, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin American, and Asian countries have taken. The objective is to develop a strong base of knowledge that will be helpful in research, consulting, or business activities. Objectives : To provide students with a series of lectures/discussions which present an overview of the political economy and key economic, entrepreneurial and cross-border business strategies used in emerging markets. To provide students with an in-depth understanding of the basic strategies that firms in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia have used to engage foreign firms and develop knowledge and physical infrastructure. At the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to evaluate the changing social, economic, and business strategies that emerge for organizations and individuals doing business in emerging markets.
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