Dr. Felix Zandman Professor
Professor of International Management
Director, The Lauder Institute
Research Interests: economic sociology, emerging multinational firms, globalization, international banking strategies, international political economy, multinational management, organizational theory
MGMT612 - Management of Emerging Enterprises
The management of emerging enterprises - new, small, entrepreneurial organizations - creates a range of multi-faceted challenges for the entrepreneur, whether the founder (and founding team) or the first generation of management. Establishing an emerging organization's unique business model or value proposition (not to mention its survival) is often the overriding preoccupation, but even in a new, small organization, managers need to under- stand how to develop the internal workings of a new firm, how to assess and create a strategy, and how to take into account ever-increasing globalization. While these issues are distinct, they are very much intertwined. As a result, this course will provide you with an integrated view of these challenges and show you that successful management in the 21st century requires a combination of insights drawn from economics, sociology, psychology and political economy. The course has three main parts. The first major part of the course will deal with fundamental issues of strategy, examining issues central to the long- and short-term competitive position of an enterprise.
MGMT871 - Multinational Business Strategy
This course focuses on the creation of competitive advantage in the multinational firm. It examines the nature of global competition by exploring the characteristics of global vs. non-global industries and strategies that have been successful in a global context. The course also considers issues regarding make, vs. buy, sourcing, location decisions, and alliances - all issues related to designing and coordinating the global value chain for maximum advantage. Additionally, the course examines how firms attempt to build a national presence, including examining the market entry decision, the role of the country manager, as well as design and human resource management policies in the multinational firm.