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MGX5171 - Managing the multinational enterprise: cases and issues

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Quamrul Alam


Caulfield First semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2008 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)
Sunway First semester 2008 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2008 (Day)


Issues include the impact of culture on management and the convergence-divergence debate; centralisation versus decentralisation of decision making; standardisation versus differentiation of management activities; control versus delegation; and, competition versus partnership: new international organisation forms and implications for management.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • critically analyse the issues relating to global-local dilemma confronting multinational enterprises
  • analyse the issues relating to multinational production systems and their impact on management practices
  • develop skills to examine the global supply chain and quality management practices pursued by multinational enterprises
  • Identify the attributes that successful multinational managers should have to meet and beat the challenges of managing stakeholders
  • define the theoretical and conceptual frameworks underlying particular issues in international management
  • critically analyse the multinational management practices, and apply them to case studies.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week, block mode


Must have passed MBA9050, MGX9500 or MGX9660

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