IB 451 Seminar in International Business
SP 2013 HOZ
Assistant Professor of Management
D.Sc. Management, Privredna Akademija, Fakultet za Menadzment, Novi Sad, SerbiaM.B.A. Marketing and International Business, Harvard University, Boston, MAM.Ed. Higher Education Administration, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, MA
Tues. 7:30-8:30am, 1-2, 4:00-6:00pm; Thurs. 8-9am, 1-2pm, & by appointment
Or email to request that I call you because my other numbers are long distance for you.
January 14, 2013, to May 12, 2013
Thursdays and by appointment.
9:00 - 10:00 am and by appointment.
Prerequisites: EN306B (Professional Writing, Business Communications) and completion or concurrent enrollment in all other international business core courses.
Verbeke, Alain (2009). International business strategy: Rethinking the foundations of global corporate success. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: On reserve in the Parkville Library. This book has more information about Five Forces Analysis, Value Chain, and Generic Strategies, Clusters, and Diamond Analysis:
Porter, M. E. (1990). The Competitive Advantage of Nations. New York: Free Press.
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This is an advanced course that serves as a capstone for your studies in international business. It is offered this term as an independent study. Both of these imply that you have enrolled because you have serious interest in some area of international business and because you are self-motivated to learn. We will cover the basic material in the textbook to provide a foundation for your independent research. Students will be required to attend the weekly group meetings; however, most of your activities will contribute to your research paper, which I will encourage you to target for an appropriate conference or publication, to enhance your professional credentials.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Grades are given as points. These grades are summed together in order to derive a course cumulative final grade using the scale below:
90 - 100
80 - 89.9
70 - 79.9
60 - 69.9
59.9 and below
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be on time, alert, and prepared as directed for each class. This is an advanced course, so you are expected to prepare to lead parts of the discussion each week. You are expected to be courteous and respectful of your peers during any presentation, discussion or exchange of ideas. Cellular phones, computers, and other electronic devices may only be used in class for authorized research activities. Any violation of these rules of conduct will result in the loss of all or part of your class discussion points for the day, depending on the seriousness of the offense.
1- Jan 17
2- Jan 24
pp. i – 13, Conclusion, Appendix
Research Idea - ungraded
3- Jan 30
Ch. 14, 15A & 15B
4- Feb 7
Research Problem Statement
5- Feb 14
Identification of Possible Venue for Your Research
6- Feb 21
Ch. 3 - 4
7- Feb 27
Review of Relevant Publications
8- Mar 7
Ch. 6 & 10
Enjoy your break
9- Mar 21
Ch. 7 - 8
11- Apr 4
Ch. 11 - 12
Student Topic Choice
15- May 2
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Plagiarism will result in zero points for the activity with plagiarism. I am excellent in noticing plagiarism. Just don't do it!
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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