シラバス Syllabus

授業名 International Management
Course Title International Management
担当教員 Instructor Name Hakeem Muhammad Mohsin
コード Couse Code NUC413_N22A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目 / Specialized Subject
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2022 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview

The course enables students to make ethical and informed decisions with a better understanding of the global business environment, in line with NUCB's mission.
How difficult it is to manage an organization serving different markets in multiple countries? Multinational Corporations (MNCs) lose billions of potential business dollars every year because they simply ignore or unable to understand the expectations of people in foreign cultures and the way that they do business. What is the secret to successfully manage an international corporation or play an effective role in the management team? This course will address this challenge by expanding our knowledge about employees, management, and intricacies of foreign operations and associated risks. This course will provide a framework for understanding cross-cultural differences and using such knowledge in country-specific management practices and policies. Moreover, the course will provide a guide for understanding the strategic issues associated with diverse operational environments. We will discuss the social and ethical responsibilities of managers while dealing with different situations while reinforcing NUCB’s mission of educating innovative and ethical leaders.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to understand the impact of people, values, and culture on multinational corporations.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals


LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes

1. To develop an understanding of how to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
2. To learn how to manage organizations, processes, and people in other countries.
3. To tackle operational and regulatory issues faced by multinational organizations in different markets.
4. Understand the strategic moves by organizations to tackle advanced technologies in their core business areas.
5. To develop an awareness of incorporating ethical principles, organizational values and socially responsible practices in global management.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 0 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 100 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

Course Approach
course contents will include lecture handouts, class presentations, case studies and other discussion materials provided beforehand or brought into the class by the instructor.

Readings (cases or discussion material) are provided beforehand and assigned for each class; Participants are required to prepare for at least three hours per case study in this course. The emphasis will be on student responsibility for learning through active application of course content in case studies, exercises, etc. and through active participation in class discussions. Active participation and preparation for the class are requirements for this course.

Evaluation and feedback on quizzes, assignments, and presentations will be provided by the instructor.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule


• Course Overview, Objectives and Expectations
• Global Business Environment
• Strategies for International Expansion
o Evolution of Multinational Corporation
• Modes of International Operations
o Strategy in the Multinational Enterprise

1. Paris Baguette: The Expansion Question


• Worldwide Innovation and Learning
o Exploiting Cross Border Knowledge Management
o Understanding and Exploiting Research and Development Capabilities
o Building Collaborative Advantage
• Global Marketing
o International Marketing Strategies
o Product Policies: Country Adaption vs Global Standardization - International Pricing Complexities

2. Levendary Café: The China Challenge


• Communicating Across Cultures
o Understanding the Communication Process
o Managing Cross-Cultural Communication
o The Culture Communication Link
• Cross Culture Negotiation and Decision Making
o The Negotiation Process
o Understanding Negotiation Styles and Decision Making

3a. Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (A)
3b. Global Collaboration Simulation: Tip of the Iceberg


• Governing Foreign Operations
o Evolution and Change in MNC’s structure
o Restructuring for Global Success
o Control System for Global Operations
o Managing Effective Monitoring System

4. Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan (A)


• Global Production and Supply Chain
o Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
o IT and Global Supply Chain Management
• Global Risk and Financial Management
o Transactions in Foreign Currencies
o Foreign Exchange Risk Management

5. Fuyao Glass America: Sourcing Decision


• Social Responsibility, ethics and Sustainability
o The Social responsibility of MNC
o Ethics in Global Management
o Managing Interdependence

6. Fighting Corruption at Siemens (Multimedia Case)


• Global Human Resource Management
o Global Careers and International HRM
o The Perspective of the Expatriate
o Training and Compensation for Global Operations
o Global Management Teams
• Motivating and Leading
o Cross-Cultural Research on Motivation and Leadership
o Global Leader’s Role and Environment

7. How Netflix Reinvented HR (HBR)

Disclaimer: The case list is subject to change.

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 30 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 30 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 30 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 10 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 30 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

1. Attend all sessions and actively participate in each. (Missing sessions will reduce your participation grades).

2. Class participation is about "attitude, preparation, listening, participation frequency as well as relevance and impact". Better preparation can lead to good arguments and focused discussion. Try to spend more time on cases, look for additional information online before sessions.

3. Active participation in the small group discussions before each session as well as in-class activities is compulsory to get good participation marks. (Joining class after small group discussion, not contributing in group discussion or activities, or taking a break during group discussion will impact participation grade).

4. The final report is all about your research and writing skills. Final reports with a logical structure, flow, and in-depth analysis receive good grades. Use of course or other basic frameworks can explain your understanding of the subject. Presentation of facts is important as well, a report using stats, graphs, diagrams, and figures is easy to read and understand compared to a text-only report. Formatting instruction like headings and proper referencing must be considered to obtain a high score.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases


教科書 Textbook

  • H. Deresky「International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Global edition (The textbook is not necessary for this course) 」Prentice Hall, NJ(2017)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource


○ H. Deresky, International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures. Global edition, (Prentice Hall, NJ, 2017)


○ Journal of International Business Studies
○ Journal of World Business
○ Asian Wall Street Journal
○ Far Economic Review
○ Harvard Business Review
○ Financial Times
○ Business Week, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Students indicated great value of course material and case studies used in "International Management" last year.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

Dr. Hakeem is an associate professor at NUCB Business School, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business. He earned his doctorate and master degrees from the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University, Japan, and attended Harvard Business School (HBS), Harvard University for executive education. He worked as an adjunct professor in renowned institutions including, Burgundy School of Business, France, Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies (GIS), Hosei University, Japan, and the Graduate School, Tohoku University of Community Service and Science, Japan. He received various awards and scholarships during his academic career, including the Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) and JSPS Fellowship at Tohoku University. He has published a number of articles and participated in a series of conferences. His research interests include but are not limited to International Business, Regional Sustainability, Strategic Management, and Network Science.

(実務経験 Work experience)

Dr. Hakeem's professional experience includes work in Investment Management, Financial Consultancy, Education, Training, and Career Counselling in different organizations.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Application of learning organization 2.0: a case study of Ricoh Ena Forest Japan. The Learning Organization
  • (2022) Linking Past with the Future: The Case of Toyota Woven City. NUCB insight 11
  • (2022) Bridging Academics’ Roles in Knowledge Diffusion in Sustainability‐Driven Public–Private Partnerships: A Case Study of the SDGs Workshop in Central Japan. Sustainability 14(4): 2071-1050
  • (2021) Economic and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Asia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 1614-7499, 0944-1344
  • (2020) Equity Markets and Investment Patterns: The Network Perspective. International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance 13(3): 1752-0487

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2019). Equity Markets, Economic Indicators and Investment Patterns: The Network Perspective. Society of Interdisciplinary Business Research (SIBR) 2019 Conference Proceedings ."The Interdisciplinary Approach to Research, Innovation and Practice" SIBR 2019 Conference. 1. 2. Osaka, Japan
  • (2018). Asia Pacific, TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) and US; The Network Perspective. SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research .SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business & Economics Research. 1. 2. Osaka, Japan
  • (2016). International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing. FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT AND ECONOMY: THE NETWORK PERSPECTIVE .International Conference on Business, Economic, Management and Marketing. 1. 2. University of Oxford, UK