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GLOBAL STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT DECISION

Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
910021-ENG

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2018/2019
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
GLOBAL STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT DECISION
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
Global Strategy and Management Decision
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Obbligatoria
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA E GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE (SECS-P/08)
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2018/2019
Crediti: 
12
Responsabile della didattica: 
Altri docenti: 
Kathleen Jane RANDERSON
Mutuazioni
  • Corso di studi in INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND FINANCE - Percorso formativo in CORSO_GENERICO

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Lingua: 
Inglese
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
96
Ore di studio individuale: 
204
Ambito: 
Aziendale
Testi e materiali didattici: 
Prerequisites

Knowledge of Principles of Management and International Business is suggested as a prerequisite of the course

Educational goals

The Course id divided in two parts
I PART: Global Strategy
Global Strategy focuses on the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities utilized in the workplace within the international context.

II PART: Management Decision
Management Decision aims to develop students’ understanding of problem solving and decision making processes in management practice, through a critical and creative thinking.
In order to reach these learning objectives, the course will provide the basis of a very practical support to develop more options in problem solving, to better analyze the alternatives, and how decision making is influenced by organizational, group and individual factors. In addition, students will learn how to make decisions with the support of a market research.

In general the GLOBAL STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT DECISION course will develop:
- students’ essential knowledge, attitude and skills to work in managerial roles and in an international context
- students’ ability to take decisions in different contexts and contingencies
- personal skills and attitudes related to intercultural management, strategic management in the global context, conflict management, listening, team building and management, assertiveness and leadership

Course content

PART I: GLOBAL STRATEGY.
The foundations for taking effective action in the multi-layered world of international business. Frameworks for identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities presented in a dynamic global environment at the level of the country and industry. Firm-level strategic choices regarding where to engage in which activities. The challenges of integrating the multiple perspectives, functions, and interests that constitute the global firm. More specifically (the following are the chapters of reference for the 16th edition).
1. Globalization and International Business
2. The Cultural Environments Facing Business
3. The Political and Legal Environments Facing Business
4. The Economic Environments Facing Business
5. Globalization and Society-this
6. International Trade and Factor Mobility Theory
7. Governmental Influence on Trade
8. Cross-National Cooperation and Agreements
9. Global Foreign-Exchange Markets
10. The Determination of Exchange Rates

II PART: MANAGEMENT DECISION
Management Decision Part will focus on:
• An overview of decision making and problem solving processes tools for managers
• The development of decision making and problem solving alternatives
• The identification of internal and external resources and barriers in decision making and problem solving
• How market research can help managers in making sound and reliable decisions. Exploratory, descriptive and causal research. Problem oriented approaches.
• The research process outlined: the research proposal and the research report.
• Questionnaire design: ways of administering questionnaires; survey method and sampling design; causes of bias and ways of reducing it.
• Qualitative methods: approaches and techniques; analysis and interpretation of qualitative data; establishing trustworthiness; auditing.
•Monitoring and assessing Consulting Projects.

Textbooks and reading lists

PART I: GLOBAL STRATEGY
Daniels J.D.; Radebaugh L.H., Sullivan D.P. "International Business Environments And Operations" 16th Edition, Pearson. Since the topic is subject of frequent evolutions, it is mandatory to use only the 16th Edition-"In Consultazione" at the library.
No other editions are accepted.

PART II: MANAGEMENT DECISION
• Paul Goodwin, George Wright (2014) Decision Analysis for Management Judgement, 5th Edition

PART II: MANAGEMENT DECISION
• Paul Goodwin, George Wright (2014) Decision Analysis for Management Judgement, 5th Edition

Teaching methods

This course is based on a group-learning methodology, which requires cooperation among students and individual commitment. The aim of this course is to improve students’ cognitive abilities, critical evaluation of the given task and ability to work with others.
During the course attendee students will engage into discussions with their peers and the instructors based on the contents of the course. This practice will allow students to learn the most innovative management techniques and issues related to the topics exposed in the syllabus.
In addition, the attendee students will discuss several case studies. Finally the instructors will create working teams to facilitate interaction among students and to develop students’ ability to work in groups.

Assessment and Evaluation

PART I: GLOBAL STRATEGY
Final written exam with 15 closed questions (1 point for each correct answer) and 3 open questions (max 5 points each).

ATTENDEES:
Students who attend regularly and take part into the assignments and activities (e.g., presentations, discussions, case analysis, projects) will have the possibility to obtain maximum 3 extra points on the final grade.

PART II: MANAGEMENT DECISION
For attendee students the grade will entirely be composed by the individual and group assignments (averagely one per each class session). Each assignment will have a different weight from 0 to 100 and students will receive a grade from 0 to 30 for each assignment. The final grade will be a weighted average of assignment grades. Students can accept or refuse the exam grades. In case or refusal, students will have to pass an exam as non-attendee students.
For non-attendee the exam will be written and based on course texts. The exam will be composed by 3 open-ended questions (from 0 to 30 points).

The final grade (average of Global Strategy and Management Decision) will be published in the official transcripts "libretto online" once the student has completed successfully both parts.
Students can:
-do Global Strategy (at the end of the first part) and then Management Decision (at the end of the second part)

-OR do Global Strategy and Management Decision (on the same date)

In the unlikely event that the student does not pass one of the two parts, (s)he has to redo that part immediately at the next available session or redo the entire exam (both parts) when (s)he desires.

Further information

This course is based on topics that evolve very fast. This is why students from previous classes who have not yet passed the exam (i.e., debitori di prova) will have to refer exclusively to THIS syllabus and this assessment criteria.