SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentThe International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) , First Year The International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) , Second Year
Course NameGlobal Economics and Business Developments
Instructor
Credit2.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

2020-03-06FridayWeek 1 and 2 –



Introduction to Global Economics and Business Developments



Case Study – Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 1, The Structural Analysis of Industries; Chapter 2, Generic Competitive Strategies



 



2020-03-13FridayWeek 3 and 4 –



Financial Analysis



Case Study – Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 3, A Framework for Competitor Analysis; Chapter 4, Types of Market Signals



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 5, Competitive Moves; Chapter 6, Strategy Toward Buyers and Suppliers



 



2020-04-10FridayWeek 5 and 6 – Mid-term Exam and Review -



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 7, Structural Analysis Within Industries; Chapter 8, Industry Evolution



 



2020-04-17FridayWeek 7 and 8 –



Economics



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 9, Competitive Strategy in Fragmented Industries; Chapter 10, Competitive Strategy in Emerging Industries



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 11, The Transition to Industry Maturity; Chapter 12, Competitive Strategy in Declining Industries



 



2020-05-01FridayWeek 9 and 10 – Presentation and Review



Corporate Valuation



 



2020-05-08FridayWeek 11 and 12 –



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 13, Competition in Global Industries; Chapter 14, The Strategic Analysis of Vertical Integration



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy, Chapter 15, Capacity Expansion; Chapter 16, Entry into New Businesses



 



2020-05-15FridayWeek 13 and 14 –



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Geoffrey Moore, Gorilla Game, Chapter 2, How High Tech Markets Develop; Chapter 3, Understanding Gorilla Power;



 



2020-06-05FridayWeek 15 and 16 –



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Geoffrey Moore, Gorilla Game, Chapter 5, Mapping the terrain; Chapter 6, Stalking the Gorilla; Chapter 7, Capturing the Gorilla)



Case Study (Speaker – a public listed biotech company management)



Recommended Reading – Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma, Chapter 1, How can Great Firms fail?)



 



2020-06-12FridayWeek 17 and 18 –Final Exam



Case Study - Recommended Reading – Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma, Chapter 2, Value networks and the Impetus to Innovate)


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

None


Requirement/Grading

Attendance - 10%



Participation – 10%



Mid-term Exam – 20%



Presentation – 30%



Final Exam – 30%


Textbook & Reference

Competitive Strategy, Michael Porter



The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen



The Gorilla Game, Geoffrey Moore



Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore



Valuing a Business, Shannon P. Pratt



The Valuation of Technology, F. Peter Boer



Valuation, Tom Copeland



Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, Stephen A. Ross



The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements, Gerald I. White



Economics, James Gwartney


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