differ from group to group since each group will be assigned a particular foreign country or group of countries to consider as a potential target for international expansion. In order to help you in developing your understanding of the firm and its environment, a representative of the organization will visit our class (the exact date is still to be decided). Teams might also - provided logistically feasible - have the opportunity to visit company offices in person and meet with selected
executive. Finally, a Blackboard group page will be set up to allow each team to collaborate online, share information, and identify questions that they would ideally like to have answered by the company. Monthly online meetings with the firm will then be scheduled (dates to follow) to provide a forum for selected questions to be raised with the firm. Deliverables for the group project include an interim analysis, final paper, and in-class presentation. The final paper should be no more than 25 double-spaced pages (12 pt font, 1” margins) in length, excluding tables, figures and bibliography. Particular attention should be paid to proper referencing and citation of academic or popular press sources consulted during project research. Papers lacking in-text citations and a complete bibliography will be substantially penalized. Additional details regarding the format and content of your presentation will be provided during the semester. Students are encouraged to form their groups as soon as possible, but by Thursday September 21st at the latest. An interim strategic analysis of no more than 5 double-spaced pages is due in class on Wednesday October 28th. This short document will briefly summarize your view of the organizational problem and identify the frameworks and/or concepts that you plan to cover in greater detail in the final report. Unresolved questions (and your plan for dealing with them) should also be included in this analysis. A hard copy of the group paper is due on Tuesday December 14th before class. Presentations will take place on the same day. Representatives of the company will attend the presentation session and provide feedback for the instructor regarding both the written project and the presentation. Based on this feedback as well as on my own impressions, I will grade your performance in the written project (max. 40 points) and presentation (max. 5 points). Finally, a maximum of 5 points will be given based on peer evaluation. Grading The components of the course described above will be weighted as follows to determine your final letter grade: Class Participation 11 points Case Studies (2 x 10) 20 points Exams (2 x 12) 24 points Group Project 45 points TOTAL 100 points Course Grading . The following scale will be used to map number grades to letter grades: A ≥ 93 B- 80 – 82.9 D+ 67 – 69.9 A- 90 – 92.9 77 – 79.9 D 63 – 66.9
C+ B+ 87 – 89.9 C 73 – 76.9 D- ˃60 – 62.9 B 83 – 86.9 C- 70 – 72.9 F ≤ 60 COURSE POLICIES Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty is viewed by the department and by the University as a matter of utmost seriousness that can lead to sanctions as severe as suspension or dismissal.
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