GCC Teaching; Wang-Nastansky, Pei: W2540: SIBMMC LOG Lecture 2014 "Sustainable International Business Management in Multinational Corporations", Groupware Competence Center, Paderborn 2014.

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THEMES: GCC Teaching\Lecture 2014 SS | Wang-Nastansky, Pei\Teaching
META STRUCTURES: GCC Teaching\Lecture 2013_SS | PWN\Teaching
YEAR: 2014
PERM. URL: http://gcc.upb.de/K-Pool/Sustainable_IBM_14SS
 
LOG lectures/seminars
Modul W2540: Sustainable International Business Management in Multinational Corporations
LOG
Date: Friday 9:15 - 17:00 h - Room: to be anounced
Date
Topics / Media
#1
23.05.14
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General Introduction / Q&A
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Questions:
  • For General questions regarding the module,
    please eMail Dr. Pei Wang-Nastansky (
    PWN [at] gcc.upb.de)
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Organization:
  • Introduction / Allgemeine Einführung
  • Organization Protocol / Vorstellung der organisatorischen Regelungen
  • Clarifying Open Questions and registration status / Klärung von Fragen zum Ablauf und Anmeldestand
  • Schedule block seminar / Ablauf Blockseminar:
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    Fridays 09:15 - 17:00 h
    #1 Fri 23.05.
    #2 Fri 30.05.
    #3 Fri 06.06. – Part I Country Briefing Presentation
    #4 Fri 13.06. – Part I Country Briefing Presentation
    #5 Tue 17.06. – Part II Case Analysis Q&A (9:00-13:00h)
    #6 Fri 20.06.
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  • Scheduled dates
    Fri 20.06. - Final seminar for presentation of semester project (Part II Case Analysis)
    Sun 20.07. - Last day for handing in the written project report
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ToDo:
  • Team Building/Selbständige Teambildung
    Please find a partner for further teamwork.
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Lecture Book
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Weekly topics follow the outline of the textbook:
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  • Deresky, Helen: International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures (6th ed.). Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River (New Jersey) 2008: Part 1 through Part 4, with Chapter 1 through Chapter 11.
    6th Edition from Amazon.de
    7th Edition from Amazon.de
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Lecture Outline
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Morning Session
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PART 1 - The Global Manager's Environment .
Afternoon Session
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PART 1 - The Global Manager's Environment
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- Special Issues
  • Doing business in China
  • Home Assignment - Case study - "Alibaba"
- Lecture materials .
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#2
30.05.14
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Morning Session
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I . Organization:
  • Part I Country Briefing presentation - 06.06 & 13.07.
  • Final Presentation date - 20.06
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II. Case Study: Chinese e-commerce - The Alibaba phenomenon
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III. Lecture
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a. PART 1 - The Global Manager's Environment
  • Chapter 2: Managing Independence: Social Responsibilities and Ethics
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b. PART 2: The Cultural Context of Global Management
  • Chapter 3: Understanding the role of Culture
.-> Presentation Link: download Chapter 3-4 presentations (IMT login necessary)
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Afternoon Session
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IV. Chapter 4: Communicating Across Cultures
  • SPECIAL THEME - "Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands?"

V. Chapter 5: Cross-cultural Negotiation and Decision Making
  • Negotiation Role play
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Home Assignment
Your thoughts & idea of the future sustainable business model(s) of China Foxconn & APPLE!
video source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqT_dPApj9U
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picture sources:
http://www.theoffside.com/files/2010/09/simpsons_handshake.jpg downloaded on 30.03.2012

Summary
Content
Key Points
PART 1 - The Global Manager's Environment
  • Get to know the country and your partner WELL before the "marriage"
PART 2 - The Cultural Context of Global Management
  • Cultural differences all together is not a CHALLGENGE! But being open-minded and cultivating your skill set as an international manager is one...
PART 3 - Formulating and Implementing Strategy for International and Global Operations
PART 4 - Global Human Resources Management
We are in an era of Sustainable 2.0 - This means "sustainable business or Corporate Social Responsibilities" can be both profitable and lasting.

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#3
06.06.14
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Morning Session
I. (continue) Chapter 3- 4: Communicating Across Cultures II. PART 3: Formulating and Implementing Strategy for International and Global Operations .
Example:
Takeover Could Signal New Strategy for China III. Negotiation Role play - Chinese food giant's ambitious overseas expansion

IV. Current Issues: Sustainability 2.0 - Prezi Presentation
-> Case study: Patagonia Story
  1. Interview Founder: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/206536
  2. New CEO http://www.fastcompany.com/3026713/lessons-learned/how-patagonias-new-ceo-is-increasing-profits-while-trying-to-save-the-world
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Home Assignment
    Summary
    Content
    Key Points
    PART 1 - The Global Manager's Environment
    • Get to know the country and your partner WELL before the "marriage"
    PART 2 - The Cultural Context of Global Management
    • Cultural differences all together is not a CHALLGENGE! But being open-minded and cultivating your skill set as an international manager is one...
    PART 3 - Formulating and Implementing Strategy for International and Global Operations
    • Doing businesses in a global scale is nothing but gaining competitive advantages and executing sustainable long-term strategy
    PART 4 - Global Human Resources Management
    We are in an era of Sustainable 2.0 - This means "sustainable business or Corporate Social Responsibilities" can be both profitable and lasting.

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#4
13.06.14
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Morning Session
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Case Study (Continued): - Patagonia - Corporate Social Responsibility - http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=67372

I. PART 3 (continued): Formulating and Implementing Strategy for International and Global Operations .
Example:
Takeover Could Signal New Strategy for China ..
II. Cross-cultural negotiation Role play
Afternoon Session
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II . PART 4: Global Human Resources Management
IV. Student Presentation of Country Assessment
  • presentations by student teams
  • Each team presentation 30 minutes
Home Work: Selected Topics from THE ECOMOMIST & Die Zeit -> Link: Nr. 8, 9, 10, 11 articles (IMT login necessary)

Summary:
  • Core Challenges in developing a sustainable, long-term international management environment
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Content
Key Points
PART 1 - The Global Manager's Environment
  • Get to know the country and your partner WELL before the "marriage"
PART 2 - The Cultural Context of Global Management
  • Cultural differences all together is not a CHALLGENGE! But being open-minded and cultivating your skill set as an international manager is one...
PART 3 - Formulating and Implementing Strategy for International and Global Operations
  • Doing businesses in a global scale is nothing but gaining competitive advantages and executing sustainable long-term strategy
PART 4 - Global Human Resources Management
  • Choose the right people, and let them to lead the local a successful long-term business is a real challenge for international companies.
We are in an era of Sustainable 2.0 - This means "sustainable business or Corporate Social Responsibilities" can be both profitable and lasting.
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#5
17.06.14
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Question & Answer Session for the Last Case Study and Report
9:00 - 13:00
(For this specific session, there is a different ROOM Q1.113)
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#6
20.06.14
FINAL SEMINAR

I. SPECIAL ISSUES
II. Financing vs. Micro-Financing


III. NYC - A Sustainable Place? http://prezi.com/s_5llmw-4f4_/nyc-is-it-sustainable/
IV. Team presentation of final semester project

"Three words stick in my head: quality, innovation and simplicity. Consumers questioning whether they really need something leads to buying things that last a long time and can be recycled. That’s quality. Innovation is replacing an old technology that is polluting or inefficient with a better one. The last word is simplicity. Our philosophy here at Patagonia has always been that a product is perfected not when you can’t add anything more to it, but when you can’t take anything away. As a general philosophy of life, we should work toward simplicity rather than increased complexity. " - Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, Inc, 2013
20.07.14
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FINAL REPORT
  • Deadline Final Report