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Teaching Staff
• Associate Professor Yue Wang (course coordinator)
– Call me “Wang” please
• Note: pronounced as “Wong”

Global Business Strategy

– Consultation hours:
• 3-5 pm Thursday
– Room 642 Building E4A

– Contact:
• Email: yue.wang@mq.edu.au
• Phone: 9850 8513

Week1 Introduction:
concepts and issues

• Tutors:
– Miles Yang
– Monica Rouvellas
Week 1

Lecture Programs

2

Principles and Perspectives

• Introduce concepts and frameworks
– Content: the underlying principles
• The need for principles
– Strategy, trade-off, and choice
– Why firms behave as they do

• Economic basis for strategic decision -making

– Context: the institutional and social conditions
• The application of principles requires creativity

• Teaching philosophy
– we teach principles, you develop capabilities
– success depends your ability to match principles with
firm-specific conditions
Week 1

3

4

Assessment (1)

Tutorial Classes

• Individual work (70%):

• Digest and apply the concepts and frameworks

• Assignment (30%)
• Final exam (40%)

– Readings
• Weekly readings on iLearn
• No prescribed textbook

• Group work (30%):

• Group-based activities

– Presentation (30%)

– class discussions (week 2-6)
– group presentation (week 8-13)

• Week 8 – 13 (six groups six presentations)
• Presentation topic material

• Tutorial attendance and participation

– Short case study
» Need to do additional research!

– determine results at the margin

Week 1

Week 1

• Note: cases may be related to the same or previous weeks‟ topics

5

Week 1

6

1

Assessment (2)

Presentation marking criteria

• Individual assignment (30%)
Answers to case questions

5%

Application of concepts/theories

5%

Arguments and analysis

5%

Structure and organization

5%

Research

5%

Peer review average (group-based)

5%

Total

• Case study: due 4:30 pm 17 May (week 10) Friday
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