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RYERSON UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
GMS 724 –MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE
Fall 2014

Professor: Dr. Howard Lin
Office: RBB 1-068
Office Hours: 1-2pm on Wednesdays
Telephone: 416-979-5000, ext. 6719
Fax: 416-979-5266 e-Mail hlin@ryerson.ca

PRE-REQUISITE: GMS 401 or MGT 401 or HTF 406 or Direct Entry.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:
An analysis of the management policies of the multinational business corporation in Canada and the world. Topics covered: the evolution of the multinational corporation, its organization, structure, planning and goals. Also covered are business strategies including marketing, production, logistics, technology, personnel and labor relations, finance, investment and acquisition, and ownership, concerns of host countries including Canada, and policies for host governments.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
This course examines the issues and problems facing the manager in larger organizations conducting business in an international environment. It will focus on developing a conceptual framework of the operation of the multinational corporation and on identifying the factors leading to its successful performance. Use of Foreign Direct Investment as an effective competitive tool will be the primary focus. An explanation of the differences in a Multinational Corporation and a Global firm is explored. The course looks at the basic managerial functions in different counties as well as the assessment of the nature and scope of international business, the framework of international transactions, the interactions of governments and the multinational including an analysis of national environments.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.Determine the complexities of managing in a large Corporate environment internationally.

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