National Taiwan Normal University Course Outline
Fall , 2022

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I.Course information
Serial No. 1397 Course Level Master
Course Code IWM0030 Chinese Course Name 國際企業管理研究
Course Name International Business Management
Department Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development
Two/one semester 1 Req. / Sel. Sel.
Credits 3.0 Lecturing hours Lecture hours: 3
Prerequisite Course ◎1. This course is not available for undergraduate students. 2. If the listed course is a doctoral level course, it is only available for PhD students.
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Course Description
Time / Location Wed. 2-4 Main 11-06
Curriculum Goals Corresponding to the Departmental Core Goal
1. Learn the fundamental theories and practices of international business management Master:
 1-1 Sensibility to Globalized Human Resource Issues
 1-2 Knowledge of Human Resource Theories and Practical Applications
 1-3 Knowledge of Organizational Diagnostics, and Employee Counseling
 3-3 Acuity and Compatibility for Cultural Differences
2. Understand how culture and diversity influence international business management Master:
 3-3 Acuity and Compatibility for Cultural Differences
3. Understand the various issues, opportunities, and challenges of international business management in global environment Master:
 1-1 Sensibility to Globalized Human Resource Issues
 1-2 Knowledge of Human Resource Theories and Practical Applications
 1-3 Knowledge of Organizational Diagnostics, and Employee Counseling
 3-3 Acuity and Compatibility for Cultural Differences
4. Understand the importance of social and ethical responsibility of international businesses Master:
 4-1 Job Integrity and Law-Abiding Spirit
 4-2 Work Ethics
5. Understand strategic planning and implementation on human resource management for international businesses Master:
 1-1 Sensibility to Globalized Human Resource Issues
 1-2 Knowledge of Human Resource Theories and Practical Applications
 1-3 Knowledge of Organizational Diagnostics, and Employee Counseling
 2-1 Professional Skills of Recruitment, Selection, Training, Staffing, Retention, and Organizational Development

II. General Syllabus
Instructor(s) Lu, Cheng-Chieh Allen/ 盧承杰
Schedule

Week 1

Course Introduction, Syllabus Review

Week 2

Globalization and IM

Week 3

National differences and IM

Week 4

Institutional context of IM

Week 5

Ethical and social responsibility challenges

Week 6

Strategic management content & formulation

Week 7

Multinational and participation strategies

Week 8

IM for small business and entrepreneurship

Week 9

IHRD Conference

Week 10

Organizational design and strategic alliances of MNCs

Week 11

Technology, knowledge management and new business models for MNCs

Week 12

International HRM

Week 13

HRM and localization issues

Week 14

Multinational Management Project Presentation

Week 15

International negotiation and communication

Week 16

Motivation in MNCs

Week 17

Leadership and management in MNCs

Week 18

Final Exam

Instructional Approach
Methods Notes
Formal lecture Text book, PowerPoint slides and video clips will be used to introduce the topics relevant to international business management
Group discussion Students will be divided into groups. Each group will discuss assigned cases derived from textbook and present their answers to the whole class for class discussion.
Cooperative learning Students will collaborate on a group project to analyze the feasibility of an international business venture.
Case studies Students will complete a group project report to analyze the feasibility of an international business venture.
Grading assessment
Methods Percentage Notes
Final exam 20 % At the end of the semester, a final exam will be given to evaluate students’ comprehension of the course materials. The test format will include multiple choice and short essay questions.
Class discussion involvement 10 % Students are expected to attend each class, prepare discussed readings and assignments and actively participate in class discussions.
Attendances 10 % Class attendance is required. Please come to the class on time and notify the instructor ahead of time if you will be late or absent for a class.
Presentation 30 % Case analysis report for integrating cases will be assigned as a group project. Each group will present an integrating case and their answers to case questions in class.
Case study reports 30 % Students will complete a group project report to analyze the feasibility of a multinational venture project. The outcome of this project will be a comparative management paper, which thoroughly analyzes and discusses cultural, organizational, and management characteristics of another country. The paper must include a comparison of these characteristics to those of Taiwan. The grade for this project depends on the in class presentation and the written report.
Required and Recommended Texts/Readings with References

   Charles W. L. Hill and G. Tomas M. Hult (2021). Global Business Today, 12th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education

   Luthans F. and Doh J. (2017). International Management, Global Edition 10th Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.

   Parboteeah, K. Praveen & Cullen, John. B. (2011). Strategic International Management, 5th Edition. South-Western, Cengage Learning. 華泰文化

   Helen Deresky. (2013). International Management, Global Edition 8th Edition. Pearson Education Limited.

   Hofstede, Geert (2001) Culture’s Consequences: Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions, and Organizations across Nations , Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications

   http://www.geert-hofstede.com/ - Hofstede Dimensions

   http://geert-hofstede.international-business-center.com/

   https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook. - Economic, Demographic, Political Information

   http://www.transparency.org/ - Corruption Perceptions Index

   www.heritage.org/index/ - Index of Economic Freedom

Journals: Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Business and Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management

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