Global Business Management

10 Units

This course focuses on the management of international business organisations, comprising both equity (wholly-owned and JV) and non-equity business organisations (strategic alliances). The course is organised around theories and approaches to international management. Major topics include the organization and management of multinational corporations (MNCs) as the leading type of international business organisation; MNC headquarter-subsidiary relationships; the organization and management of business networks; MNCs as learning organisations; and critical perspectives on international businesses. Functional areas of management are examined in their international contexts, including international human resources management; international operations and supply chain management and international marketing.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst Street)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Think critically about underlying theories, concepts, assumptions and arguments relating to the multinational form of organisation.
  2. Comprehend how the management of cross-border operations impact upon the management functions of human resource management, marketing, operations and supply chain management.
  3. Work independently and collaboratively to analyse strategies to manage multiple cross-border operations.
  4. Engage in inquiry processes to understand the management and organisational challenges of coordinating cross-border operations.
  5. Develop the essential international perspectives which inform professional management standards and ethical practice in international management.

This course includes the following topics:

  • Theories of management of international business organizations, especially MNCs
  • Headquarter subsidiary relationships and subsidiary roles.
  • Organisation and management of networks of business organisations
  • Knowledge management, learning and innovation in multinational business organisations
  • International marketing.
  • International human resource management.
  • International operations and supply chain management.
  • Critical perspectives on the MNC and Stakeholder Analysis of MNC activity.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): GSBS6482. Students who have successfully completed GSBS6482 are not eligible to enrol in GSBS6008.
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Individual Case Study Analysis
  • Project: Group Research Project (Written Report & Oral Presentations)
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6008

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