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Evidence-Based Global Management (edX)

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Identify and evaluate the best international business strategies using evidence-based management. Evidence-based global management explores how traditional management theory and concepts apply in the global context. The world around us has never felt so small. Modern telecommunications and affordable long distance travel have exposed people to different cultures, and created unprecedented opportunities for globally-minded organizations. However, the risks of globalization are enormous, and costly mistakes and failure are more common than success.

This global business course will critically review existing and new evidence in the areas of culture, market selection, partnering, and strategy to ensure that aspiring managers are provided with the knowledge and skills to be successful in a global market.

The knowledge and skills developed in this course are particularly valuable for emerging global leaders, established managers of multi-national corporations, and entrepreneurs with an eye to import export.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- Recognise the challenges of managing dynamic and complex organisations in a global context.

- Consider how external environments impact on organisations.

- Recognise the social and ethical implications of management decisions in both domestic and international contexts.

- Reflect on the emerging evidence about changing nature of management, institutions, and markets.


Course Syllabus


Week 1: Future and the challenge of globalization

Key challenges impacting organizations from a global perspective.


Week 2: Formal institutional environment

Formal institutional environments impacting on global management.


Week 3: Cultural and ethical environment

Different cultural and ethical considerations in different international markets.


Week 4: International HRM

Evaluating the human resources needed to support internationalization.


Week 5: International strategic management

Collection, synthesis and analysis of evidence in support of different international marketing strategies.


Week 6: Organizing international business

Review and reflect on the application of different management strategies in different international contexts.


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