Chair of Organization Theory and Design

Master lecture "Internationalization and Organization" summer term 2015

Advanced Business Administration
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim Wolf


During the last decade international business activities have not only increased in volume but have also changed in its kind. Due to the increasing transfer of production as well as research and development activities to different countries, questions of strategy, organization and cross-cultural management have increased in importance. This course teaches management and organization theories and concepts useful for designing both traditional and new forms of international business activities.

  • Quantitative und qualitative trends in the international business environment
  • Modes of foreign market entry
  • Theoretical approaches for the explanation of different modes of foreign market entry
  • Conceptual and methodological approaches to country culture
  • Strategies and instruments for international human resource management

Depending upon the progress we will make in the lecture, further chapter will be discussed


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Allgemeine Informationen zur Veranstaltung/ General Informationon on the lecture

  • Die Vorlesung wird durch eine Übung begleitet. / Additionaly an exercise takes place.

  • Die Termine für die Vorlesung und die  Übung sind dem Univis zu entnehmen. / For the dates of the lecture and the exercise please refer to Univis.

  • Aktuelle Informationen und Änderungen zur Veranstaltung werden im OLAT veröffentlicht. / Current information on the event will be published via OLAT.

  • In dieser Vorlesung können durch eine bestandene Klausur 5 Leistungspunkte erworben werden. / 5 credit points can be acquired through a passed exam.

  • Das Skript wird ab Vorlesungsbeginn im Sekretariat verkauft / The course material will be available for purchase at the secretary’s office as of the beginning of the lecture period.


Essential Readings for German Students

Kutschker, M., Schmid, S., Internationales Management, 7th ed., München 2011.

Macharzina, K., Oesterle, M. J. (eds.), Handbuch Internationales Management, 2nd ed., Wiesbaden 2002.

Holtbrügge, D., Welge, M. K., Internationales Management, 5th ed., Stuttgart 2010.

Essential Readings for (Non-) German Students

Adler, N. J., International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, 5th ed., Cincinnati 2007.

Bartlett, C. A., Beamish, P., Transnational Management - Text, Cases, and Readings in Cross Border Management, 6th ed., Boston et al. 2010.

Cavusgil, S. T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J. R., International Business – Strategy, Management, and the New Realities, Upper Saddle River 2008.

Hill, C. W. L., International Business - Competing in the Global Marketplace, 8th ed., New York 2011.