H-AB; TH-AB; Wang-Nastansky, Pei: IM 2021 LOG - International Management, Groupware Competence Center, Paderborn 2021.

Logbook for module "International Management"

THEMES: H-AB\2021_SS | TH-AB\2021_SS | Wang-Nastansky, Pei\Teaching
META STRUCTURES: H-AB-IM-Wang-Nastansky | PWN\Teaching
YEAR: 2021
PERM. URL: http://gcc.upb.de/K-Pool/IM_2021

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Final Project Scope
Final Project

Project Scope and Scenario, Time-line, and Outline of the Final Project Report


  1. 23.06.2021 - Start of the submission of the Final Project
  2. (To be decided) - Final Report Due Date (status 21.04.2021)

Project Scenario

Put yourself in the role of an International Business Investment Consultant to choose one country of the four countries to invest in.
  • Based on your research and analysis, please offer recommendations to your client who has 100 million EURO to invest in one or two specific industry sectors in one country among the four. The industry can be:
    • raw material, natural resources, automotive, health care, IT, travel & tourism, real estate, financial services, and/or education services, and/or foods and agricultural commodities, etc.
  • Develop a country investment environment assessment, PESTEL analysis
  • Apply the knowledge you have learned during the semester in managing risk while seizing opportunities

Regional Group
  1. East Africa: Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania
  2. South America: Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia
  3. South America: Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador
  4. Central and Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungry, & Russia
  5. South & eastern Europe: Albania, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia
  6. Middle East: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar
  7. South Asia: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
  8. South East Asia: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei
  9. Oceania: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand
  10. East Asia: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (region)

Scope (updated 02.05.21):
  • Final Project Report of 20-25 pages
  • Use attributes given on Exhibit 1-4 (page 4 in lecture notes Chapter 1_part 2)
  • Focus on Economical, Technological, and Political issues: differences and similarities
  • Among the four countries, which country and which industry sector you would invest in? Why?

  • 30 minutes each team.

Outline of the Final Project Report

1. Introduction

2. Country Assessment (PESTEL Assessment)

3. Challenging and Changing aspects of amid the COVID-19 Crisis
    3.1. Impacts of COVID-19 on political, economical, technological, social-cultural, regulatory and business environment in the chosen country or the COVID-19 impact on the chosen industry;
    3.2. Identify opportunities and manage risks of your entry strategy choice in the chosen industry in the chosen country;

4. Future Investment Aspects:
    4.1. Define an international/Global strategy in the country for the next 3-5 years
    4.2. Define a fitting organizational structure (in the context of industry, country, and other variables)

5. Summary