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Global and Cultural Environment of Business (MGMT 80) Winter 2009 Section 45667, TTH 1:45 – 3:30 Section 46082, TTH 3:40 – 5:25 Lucas Hall 310 Instructor: Prof. John Toppel Communication: Office: Kenna Room 200 Office hours: Monday/ Wednesday/Friday 9:30- 4:00 Tuesday / Thursday …. 10:00- 11:30 Other hours can be made by appointment … This is easy to do , just ask E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] ( either is OK) Phone: Office 408-554-5528 Cell 408-718-8039 Home 650-938-9331 Voicemail is available on all phones, please leave a time and a number to reach you Course Description: The basic conceptual vocabulary and theories of international trade and foreign direct investment. Serves as a prerequisite to advanced courses in international business offered by several business disciplines. Prerequisites: BUSN 70 and ECON 3. Text Book: Cavusgil, Knight & Riesenberger, International Business , Stretegy, Management and the New Realities 1 st Ed, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (here and after referred to as Cavusgil.This book is required to be purchased. Supplemental material will be 2 chapters of, R.M Hodgetts, F. Luthans and J. Doh, International Management, Culture, Strategy and Behavior , (6 th edition), McGraw-Hill Irwin, Burr Ridge, IL ., 2006. This book is not required. Additional Reference Material: Text Website: www.www.prenhall.com/cavusgil Wall Street Journal … Each Student is encouraged to purchase a subscription for the quarter (details in class) The Economist, Business Week Videos and other materials to be assigned Slides and other reference material will be put on Angel (please register ASAP) Angel Password is: JTMGT80 1
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Course Goal and Objectives: United States business is intertwined with the world economy as never before. A majority of the products in our lives have at least one component from another country. Competition is often global, and firms, large and small have become international in their sales, production, investment, financing and sourcing. Foreign competition has devastated some industries, fundamentally changed others and seriously challenged even the “best”. Technological advances in communication and a breakdown of regulatory barriers have connected financial markets across borders and revolutionized the financial services industry. In short, for better or worse, the business world you will enter when you graduate is a “globalized.” As such, this course is the foundation for further business studies and employment. The goal of this course is to: Gain an understanding of globalization and on the ongoing debate. Examine the social, political and economic influences on corporate strategy and structure.
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