Published on Thursday, October 18, 2012
As the global economy is evolving with financial crises, the emergence of China as a major power in many economic and non-economic dimensions, the relative decline of Western Powers, all suggest a need for multinational organizations to formulate and implement effective new strategies as a necessary survival response to a changing world. The course will explore these fundamental changes with a focus on China and Asia-Pacific, and the implications for multinational organizations regarding suitable business models, global footprints, offshoring and outsourcing strategies, emerging new markets and new competitors in China, Asia-Pacific.
The Doing Business in Asia course is designed for every student who will be involved in managing and advising companies that either compete internationally or that face international competitors. The course takes the firm which operates across borders as its unit of analysis, and the typical featured decision-maker is a senior manager within a multinational.
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This course meets December 1, 2012 and February 2, 2013 from 9am-12pm.
It convenes in Hong Kong from January 6 - 13, 2013.
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Doing Business in a Culture of Sustainability combines classroom and field study to explore the unique business culture of Costa Rica. Classroom study utilizes case studies and class discussion that investigate Corporate Social Responsibility commitments in sectors such as high tech, retail, and tourism, the impact of government regulation, incentives and free trade agreements, and the commercialization and financing of sustainable businesses and products. The second leg of the class takes place in Costa Rica where lecture and corporate, non-profit, and agency visits are integrated with classroom learning, melding theory with experience.
In addition, students will have the opportunity to sample the country's rich biodiversity through visits to a 5-star eco-resort and an adventure park. Upon return to Claremont, team project presentations connect class learning with experience and the potential for future application. Class Meeting Information This course meets Fridays, February 24, March 2, and March 30, 2013 in Claremont from 6:00 to 9:00pm. It convenes in San Jose, Costa Rica from March 10 through March 18, 2013.
This course provides an in-depth examination of global IT management, as it is conducted within the emerging country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most technologically advanced countries in Central America and has become the locations of numerous global outsourcing (e.g., LL Bean) and technology enterprises (e.g., Intel, HP). Moreover, Costa Rica has been a world leader in environmental sustainability and innovative use of technology (GIS) to achieve these gains.
Through readings, hands-on site visits, and class projects, students will learn the challenges and opportunities for IT management in global environments including but not limited to Latin America. In conjunction with the MGT 312 class, students will have the opportunity to sample the country's rich biodiversity through visits to a 5-star eco-resort and an adventure park. Upon return to Claremont, team project presentations connect class learning with experience and the potential for future application.