[Business Administration] Internationalization and Organization II


General information

Course name Internationalization and Organization II
Course type Lecture+Exercise
Course code BWL-IntlOrgaII
Course coordinator Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim Wolf
Faculty Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Short summary This lecture extends and specifies the topics presented and discussed in the lecture “Internationalization and Organi-zation I” (Summer term). In the lecture “Internationalization and Organization II” we will focus on cultural, strategic and organizational questions related to companies’ international business activities. First, we will study how to con-ceptualize and how to empirically study the culture of foreign countries. Then, we will focus on strategic aspects (strategic orientations of international companies; configuration of their value chain) of international companies. In the chapters “Organization of international companies” we will focus on structural and non-structural organizational adaptations necessary during the internationalization process of companies.

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for Second year Bachelor

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Exam
Frequency Winter term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

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Course Content
  • Conceptual and methodological approaches to country culture
  • Strategies of international companies
  • Organization of international companies I: Archetypes of macro structures
  • Organization of international companies II: Empirical studies referring to strategy and structure of international companies
  • Organization of international companies III: Technocratic and person-oriented coordination of international com-panies
  • Strategies and Instruments of International Human Resource Management
Reading list
  • Adler, N. J., International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, 5th ed., Cincinnati 2007.  
  • Bartlett, C. A., Beamish, P., Transnational Management – Text, Cases, and Readings in Cross Border Management, 6th ed., Boston et al. 2010.  
  • Bartlett, C. A., Ghoshal, S., Managing Across Borders – The Transnational Solution, 2nd ed., Boston 1998.  
  • Egelhoff, W. G. (Ed.), Transforming International Organizations, Cheltenham 1998.  
  • Hill, C. W. L., International Business – Competing in the Global Marketplace, 8th ed., New York NY 2011.
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