International managment

1. Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions #42. Case Analysis: Siemens and Global Competitivenes Instructions: The case must be analyzed within two doubt-spaced pages (approximately600 words, one-inch margin and the Time New Roman 12-point). To analyze the case,first of all, you are required to highlight the case within 200 words (around 15 lines), andthen directly and concisely address the case’s discussion questions. To reach that goal,you must read the case carefully and use the pertinent knowledge you have learnt fromthe course.3. Please write a two-page reflective paper (doubt-spaced, approximately 600 words) tocritically review and insightfully analyze what you have learned from this internationalmanagement course. (20%)Instructions: In the critical thinking and reflective course paper, you are required todiscuss both general and specific international business or management issues andproblems. Fundamentally, you are supposed to focus on a couple of important concepts,models, matrixes, or theories and carefully examine why and how they are useful orrelevant to deal with the nature and implications of international business and how theyimpact strategic decisions on a global dimension. In the paper, you should also specifyhow and to what extent these frameworks or concepts help you to critically think andsolve some real problems and challenges that you may experience in the actual businessworld and/or in your daily life, including increasingly high inflation, supply chainmanagement disruption, the prevalence of COVID-pandemic, ongoing Russian-Ukraine war,and seemingly endurable labor shortage.
Topics from the course:1. Modes of foreign entry; entry decisionsand choices; international strategicalliances; green-field ventures vs.acquisitions.2.Supply chain management; logistics,manufacturing location; strategic role offoreign factories; make-or-buy decisions3.Strategic role of international HRmanagement; staffing policy; trainingand development; appraisal;compensation; global labor relations4.Global firm and strategy; globalexpansion; cost reduction and localresponsiveness; strategic choices.5.Global trend in FDI; theories of FDI;benefits and costs of FDI; Levels ofeconomic integration; European Union(EU), NAFTA, and other importantregional economic blocs.6.Overview of international trade theory;comparative advantage; H-O theory;new trade theory; Porter’s Diamond.7.Country differences in political,economic, and legal systems; economicdevelopment; international politicaleconomy; economic transition.8.Culture and its determinants; worldreligions; language; culture andworkplace; cultural change.I 9.Globalization and its drivers; change inglobal economy and debates; globalmanagerial implications.