Strategic Management (BA2070)
- The influence of key national institutions, the state and finance systems on the development of Japanese business in the post-war period.
- The nature of the Japanese enterprise system, its management, systems and capabilities.
- The main theories employed to explain the phenomenon of the multinational enterprise.
- The scale and growth of the international economy and the role of foreign direct investment in the international economy.
- Review the managerial and organisational characteristics of Japanese MNEs and consider the management and organisation of Japanese MNEs in Europe.
- Consider case-studies of Japanese MNEs engaged in the electronics industry.
- Case-studies of Japanese MNEs engaged in the motor vehicle industry.
- Case-studies of Japanese MNEs as general trading companies.
- Case-studies of Japanese MNEs as international banks.
By the end of this module students should be able to:
- Insight into Japanese business and management.
- Appreciation of the forces of economic internationalisation and regional integration.
- Comprehension of the characteristics of multinational
- Enterprise and the Japanese MNE in particular.
- Knowledge of international business theories and their degree of applicability to real business situations.
- Analytical skills, involving the thematic, comparative and empirical.
This module is assessed by a two hour unseen written examination.