Session 01

Welcome to
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Tal Ovadia
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Instructor – Tal Ovadia
• Email Address – [email protected]
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– MSE608A – Question set 1
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Objectives of Session 1
Discussion Topics
Introduction to course
Course outline and requirements
Standard operation procedures
Class orientation and discussion
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Course Description
This is a study of business in various cultural and geographic
settings, (e.g., U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia). It
examines the reasons for these gains, the exportability, if any,
of management practices and skills, and the feasibility of
adapting and combining different national management styles
in the operations of domestic and multinational corporations.
It focuses on managing multinational and transnational
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Required Text
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By: Luthans & Doh
7th Edition
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Course Objectives
• Compare and contrast the structure and the management
styles of multinational corporations, based on their origin,
objectives, capabilities, experience and cultural
• Compare and contrast international, multinational and
transnational corporations, and the factors that define the
criteria of these classifications.
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Course Objectives
• Analyze the problems and the dilemmas that each
of these corporations face when transitioning from
one category to another while changing their
management style accordingly.
• Evaluate the choices and the strategies; global firms
select to reach their objectives.
• Demonstrate how the structure of decision-making
is a key element of controversy between centralized
and decentralized management know the
advantages and disadvantages deriving from
various corporate structures.
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Standard Operating Procedures
• The class is aimed at engineering professional who are
seeking to advance themselves into management positions.
• The class does not have business experience as a
prerequisite, but expects the student to behave in a
professional manner at all time.
• The instructor is the CEO, the class members are valued
members of the engineering and management staff.
• Dress code – During normal class sessions there is no
formal dress code. However, a business professional dress
code is required during presentations.
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Standard Operating Procedures
• Class members are encouraged to maintain personal and
professional standards consistent with The Fundamental
Principles of the Code of Ethics of the Accreditation Board
for Engineering and Technology; i.e.,
– Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of
the engineering profession by:
• using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human
• being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity the public, their
employers and clients;
• striving to increase the competence and prestige of their engineering
• and supporting the professional technical societies of their disciplines.
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Standard Operating Procedures
• Class members are expected to be prompt and to attend, be prepared
for, and participate constructively in all class sessions.
• Participation is a major part of your grade.
– Participation points will be calculated out of 10 points per class session.
– 2 Methods of collecting participation points:
• Participating in class
• Presenting in class
– If you plan on missing class, please email the instructor ahead of time.
You will be able to make up the participation points by presenting in the
next class session.
– Presentation will be based on current affairs related to the class material.
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Discussion Questions
Discussion questions for each
chapter will be assigned weekly.
Students will present and discuss
each question.
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Course Evaluation
The course will be graded on a standard percentage scale as
noted in the syllabus. Scores will be broken down as followed:
Case Study I
Case Study II
Mid Term (Session 8):
Final Exam / Project (Session 16):
Questions ,Participation and quizzes:
Note: Attendance is mandatory. For every three unreasonable
absences a students grade will be reduced one level.
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Course Evaluation
In Class Presentation:
Each student will select a country (other than his/her country of origin) and will
present for 10 -15 minutes about the business etiquette in that country.
The presentation should include (but not limited to):
-Spoken language
-Monetary system and exchange rate compared to the US.
-Relations to time.
-How do you great and say good bye
-How do you shake hands
-Eye contact
-Special customs or special issues
-Major problems that US based business people run into when dealing with
people from that country
-Negotiation style
-Special holidays or national time off
-Products / biggest export / national resources
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Course Evaluation
In Class Presentation:
Some countries to think of:
-S. Korea , N. Korea, China, Japan , India,
Germany, United Emirates ,Turkey , Israel
,Singapore, Vietnam, Russia ,Romania ,Bulgaria
,Egypt ,France ,Iran , S. Africa
•Volunteers for Session 2 & 3 are needed
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Course Evaluation
•Each class session is worth 10 points
•Receiving the full 10 points depends on
participation in the class discussion
•Make up points will be given for additional in class
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Course Grading
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Class member Introduction
Who are you
Expected graduation date
Where & what is your undergrad degree in
Why are you taking this class
Are you currently working
Are you currently managing people
What do you expect out of the class
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• Group Formation
• Case Study I Assignments
• Selection of dates and countries for
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Resume Assignment
• Mail in your resume to the instructor and to
your team members
• Mail your team members a critique of their
• Mail the instructor a combined critique of
your team member’s resume
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Resume Assignment - Critique
• Critique should include:
Items you liked or didn’t like
Formatting issues
Suggestions for improvements
What would you think if you were an employer.
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Assignment for Session 3
Resume Assignment
Hodgetts & Luthans
• Read Chpt. 1, Globalization and international linkage
Pages 2-32
• Discussion Review Questions Page 32, #2,4,5
• Read Chpt. 2, The Political, Legal and Technological
Environment Pages 36-55
• Discussion Review Questions Page 55, #1, 2
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