Schedule

Course Schedule (subject to modification)

Date

Topic

Reading

Deliverable

23 Aug

In-class

Introduction

Checa, et al

Ghemawat

Peng, Ch 1.

 

30 Aug

 

National Political Economy I*

Siegle, et al

Mandelbaum

Peng Ch 2

 

6 Sept

Labor Day - no class

 

 

13 Sept

 

National Political Economy II*

Gat

Inglehart III

Group 1, Paper 1 due at 6:00 p.m.

20 Sept

In-class

National Culture I*

Huntington

Inglehart I

Peng Ch 3

MQ1

27 Sept

National Culture II*

Hofstede

Pejovich

Group 1, Paper 2 due at 6:00 p.m.

4 Oct

 

Trade economics and policies

Kennedy

Peng Ch 5

Group 2, Paper 1 due at 6:00 p.m.

11 Oct

Foreign Direct Investment

Wells & Sprague

Peng Ch 6

 

18 Oct

In-class

Monetary Systems

Desai

Hanke

Peng Ch 7

MQ2

Group 2, Paper 2 due at 6:00 p.m.

25 Oct

Regional and global economic integration

Moss

Peng Ch 8

 

1 Nov

 

Institutional Assessment*

Scott

Kurtzmann

Khanna

Group 2, Paper 3 due at 6:00 p.m.

8 Nov

International Expansion

Peng Ch 4

Peng Ch 9

 

15 Nov

In-class

Foreign market entry

Walters, et al

Ghemawat IV

Peng Ch 10

MQ3

22 Nov

 

Thanksgiving - no class

 

 

29 Nov

FDI - Acquisitions, alliances,  and  greenfield  opportunities

Alexander

Ghemawat II

Ghemawat III

Peng Ch 11

 

6 Dec

In class

Strategies for globalization

Ghemawat X

Peng Ch 12

MQ4

14 Dec

Finals week

 

Final paper due at 6:00 p.m.

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