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Ann Harrison

Professor of Management

Research Interests: international trade, foreign investment, and economic development

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  • BEPP999 - Independent Study

    For students working on faculty-supervised research leading to the completion of the PhD requirements.

  • MGMT205 - Multinational Corporate Strategies

    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 versus non-global industries and firms. We also explore different types of international strategy and structure and examine the specific challenges of managing in multiple countries and markets. Finally, we consider the strategic allocation of resources along the value chain and the role of strategic alliances as a crucial element of an effective global strategy.

  • 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.

  • MGMT655 - Global Strategic Management

    This course is designed to immerse you in the challenges faced by managers venturing into overseas markets in response to -or in anticipation of- increased global competition. Through a combination of case analysis, readings and class discussions, you will develop the ability to pursue managerial action that is responsive to the evolving global business environment, and to the demands of multiple stakeholders such as local and overseas customers, joint venture partners, and governmental organizations. We will examine the key activities undertaken by managers to evaluate new market opportunities, develop market entry strategies, and effectively manage expansion in international markets.