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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 15.224 (Spring 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Global Markets, National Politics and the Competitive Advantage of Firms 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Sloan School of Management 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Richard Locke

  • Course Introduction:

  • 15.224 Global Markets, National Politics and the Competitive Advantage of Firms

    Spring 2003

    Course Highlights

    Both study questions and a list of cases used in the course are available.  In addition, a "Note on Analyzing Business Environments" guides students as they evaluate businesses around the globe.

    Course Description

    This course examines the opportunities and risks firms face in today's global world. The course provides conceptual tools for analyzing how governments and a variety of social and economic institutions influence competition among firms embedded in different national settings. Public policies and institutions that shape competitive outcomes are examined through cases and analytic readings on different companies and industries operating in both developed and emerging markets.  In addition to traditional case/class discussions, this course will include some presentations by various guest speakers. The hope is that greater exposure to/interaction with these real-world practitioners will "bring to life" some of the issues discussed in the readings/cases. Whenever possible, informal dinners and/or coffees will be organized for small groups of students interested in meeting with our guest speakers.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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