This course provides doctoral candidates the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of both historical and current perspectives on international management theory and practice. Specifically, candidates will:
- Analyze current international business research
- Identify, discuss, and analyze opportunities and barriers when an organization enters the global marketplace
- Synthesize solutions, based upon research, to problems organizations encounter when entering the international business market
The course project, Business Case: International Expansion, is a research-based project that requires candidates to investigate the viability of an organization's proposed entry into the international market by expanding into one of the four “BRIC” countries, identified by Goldman Sachs as the fastest-growing economies of the early 21st Century: Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
Course Learning Objectives
- Develop and articulate both an historical and current perspective of international management theory, how theoretical perspectives impact international management practice, and the application of theoretical findings within an international business enterprise.
- Review, analyze, and synthesize the major theoretical underpinnings of international management to help understand how these theories contribute to international strategies, structures, systems, and practices necessary for meeting the needs of all stakeholders.
- Apply research theories and identify methodological insights in building individual annotated bibliographic citations for use in the doctoral program.
- Identify and analyze issues relating to organizations expanding internationally.
- Synthesize, based upon research, solutions to identified international expansion challenges.