MPH_MEMA International Management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Petr Pirožek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Alena Šafrová Drášilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Sylva Žáková Talpová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Ladislava Kuchynková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Petr Pirožek, Ph.D.
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
each odd Monday 14:00–15:50 P403
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPH_MEMA/01: each even Monday 14:00–15:50 P403, P. Pirožek
MPH_MEMA/02: each odd Tuesday 10:00–11:50 S310, A. Šafrová Drášilová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 90 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 31/90, only registered: 0/90, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/90
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to understand the interaction of transnational corporations in the international environment.

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- understand the international environment in which multinational organizations operate;
- gather the necessary information on factors affecting the behaviour of multinational companies operating in a specific region;
- explain impacts of operations of multinational organizations, their local/global influence;
- assess factors involved in the management of multinational organizations;
- assess the function of business processes in international management and to draw up arguments to use.
  • Introduction, specification of the subject matter, background information to the course, terminology
  • Internationalization of company, foreign investment
  • Collective forms of business - Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances in international management
  • Multinational companies, their fundamental principles, characteristics, classification
  • Acquisitions in International Management
  • Summary, seminar work evaluation, feedback
    required literature
  • BLAŽEK, Ladislav and Alena ŠAFROVÁ DRÁŠILOVÁ. Nadnárodní společnosti v České republice :vývojové trendy, organizace a řízení, kultura a odpovědnost (Multinational companies in Czech Republic: trends, organization and management, culture and responsibility). 1. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2013. 211 pp. Beckova edice ekonomie. ISBN 978-80-7400-478-0. info
  • GOODERHAM, Paul N. and Odd NORDHAUG. International management : cross-boundary challenges. 1st ed. Malden: Blackwell, 2003. xiii, 473. ISBN 0631233423. info
  • DERESKY, Helen. International management : managing across borders and cultures : text and cases. Ninth edition, global editio. Boston: Pearson, 2017. 500 stran. ISBN 9781292153537. info
  • YAN, Aimin and Yadong LUO. International joint ventures : theory and practice. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. xx, 323. ISBN 0765604736. info
  • MOCKLER, Robert J. Multinational strategic alliances. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1999. xiv, 252. ISBN 0471987751. info
  • Handbook of international mergers and acquisitions : preparation, implementation and integration. Edited by Gerhard Picot. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xiii, 423. ISBN 0333968670. info
    recommended literature
  • HODGETTS, Richard M., Fred LUTHANS and Jonathan P. DOH. International management : culture, strategy, and behavior. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xxviii, 60. ISBN 0072961082. info
Teaching methods
Lectures are presentation by interpretation. Seminar works are implemented through the active work of the student and his presentation of selected case studies. Any copying, keeping a record of tests or carrying the tests out, using forbidden aids including any communication devices or any other breach of objectivity of the exam is regarded as a failure to meet the obligations of the subject and as a serious breach of study regulations. As a consequence, the teacher grades the student with "F" and the dean is allowed to initiate a disciplinary action, which might lead to the termination of the studies.
Assessment methods
Seminar work: Students choose and present one topic that has been dealt with at the lectures. Active participation in seminars is compulsory.
Oral exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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