Global Markets, National Politics and the Competitive Advantage of Firms

Flags of the European Union and Spain wave outside an office building.

Flags of the European Union and Spain wave outside an office building. (Image courtesy of Alberto Villén.)

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MIT Course Number

15.224

As Taught In

Spring 2003

Level

Graduate

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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.

Locke, Richard. 15.224 Global Markets, National Politics and the Competitive Advantage of Firms, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-224-global-markets-national-politics-and-the-competitive-advantage-of-firms-spring-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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