Course Code: LED 919

Credit hours: 3

Course Overview:

This course will focus on the internationalization of organizations of the public and private sectors. The themes of the course are the internationalization pathways of organizations, international opportunity recognition, foreign market entry processes, psychic /cultural distance, network relationships, and social capital. The course will give students a thorough understanding of various perspectives related to the internationalization of different types of organizations

Course Objectives:

Upon Course Completion, the participant should be able to:

1. Identify the influences, challenges and opportunities of international business.
2. Describe, compare, criticize and apply the most important theories and explanatory frameworks for firm internationalization.
3. Work productively in multicultural, diverse and interdisciplinary teams.
4. Apply core scientific knowledge on internationalization to real business cases.
5. Conduct a holistic foreign market entry plan for a real company.
6. Develop practical and innovative ability and optimistic attitude to understanding the historic events of firms and solving their challenges.

Topics to be covered:

  • Process of globalization

  • International Strategies

  • International opportunity recognition

  • Foreign market entry process

  • Psychic / cultural distance

  • Internationalization models