2. “The First Step to Successful Innovation? Choosing the Right Partners,” [email protected]: - successful-innovation-choosing-the-right-partners/ 3. OPTIONAL Research Example: Hernandez, E. & Balachandran, S. (2018), “Networks and Innovation: Accounting for Structural and Institutional Sources of Recombination in Brokerage Triads,” Organization Science, 29(1): 80-99. Case : “Tesla Motors: Disrupting the Auto Industry?” INSEAD Case CS-EN-0-01-2016 Study Questions: 1. What is the difference between the first, second, and third degree network perspectives? 2. Focus your reading of the Tesla case on its partnerships across the world. Does Tesla have a “hub and spoke” or an “integrated” network? (See the “Tesla inphographic” available on the global module folder on Canvas.) 3. How does Tesla’s position in its global alliance network affect its ability to innovate and disrupt the auto industry? THANKSGIVING BREAK (NO CLASS) Tue, Nov 19 Class 22: Markets with Poorly Developed Institutions (Global Class #6) Reading : 1. Summary of Institutional Voids (part of the “Summary of Global Strategy Frameworks” document.) 2. OPTIONAL Research Example: Tarun Khanna, Krishna Palepu, & Jayant Sinha, “Strategies that Fit Emerging Markets.” Harvard Business Review , June 2005:4-18. Case : “Mobile Banking for the Unbanked,” HBS 9-511-049 Study Questions: 1. Which was the better business model: the third-party-led (WIZZIT) or the MNO-led (M- PESA) model? Why? 2. What country-specific factors influenced the performance of WIZZIT in South Africa and M-PESA in Kenya? (Consider infrastructure, institutions, population, regulations, etc.) 3. How would you modify the business models of WIZZING and M-PESA if you were to take these products into other emerging markets? Thu, Nov 21 Class 23: Managing Non-Market Stakeholders (Global Class #7) Case : “Uber’s Challenges in Foreign Markets (A)” (Wharton School Case) Study Questions: 1. What were Uber’s main challenges in foreign markets as of late 2014?
MGMT 612, Fall 2019 - Syllabus Page 15 2. Who were the key stakeholders making demands on Uber in each market? What did they want? Did Uber do a good job of responding to those stakeholders? 3. If you were Travis Kalanick, what changes would you make to Uber’s approach towards dealing with regulators, the public, and other stakeholders? GLOBAL MEMO DUE: Sunday, Dec 1 at 11:59 pm (via Canvas) TEAM PROJECT DEADLINES Tue, Dec 3: Team project presentations Thu, Dec 5: Team project presentations Fri, Dec 13: Team paper due by 11:59 pm (via Canvas)
MGMT 612, Fall 2019 - Syllabus Page 16 Term Team Project The project should be worked on in a team of six students, which will be randomly assigned early in the semester . Your assignment is to use theories and concepts from the course to analyze and explain the activities of a given firm located in a given country, vis-à-vis the firm’s employment practices and organizational and human-resource systems, its corporate strategy, and its global strategy. Essentially, in this