This week’s discussion will focus on management control using the case study “Brief Integrative Case 3.1: Google in China: Protecting Property Rights” (p. 415) in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior.
Decision-making and controlling are two vital, and often interlinked, functions of international management. Strategic evaluation and control is the process of determining the effectiveness of a given strategy in achieving the organizational objectives and taking corrective actions whenever required. Control can be exercised through formulation of contingency strategies and a crisis management team.
Using the Decision-Making Process (stages 1-9) outlined in the textbook (Fig 11-1) and this module’s content, what are your thoughts on each step in the process using the Google in China case study as it relates to the strategic evaluation and control process definition above?
- Stage 1: What is the problem perception in the case?
- Stage 2: What is the problem identification in the case?
- Repeat for stages 3-9.
What overall assumptions can you make using this decision-making process?
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories, which require supporting citations along with two scholarly peer-reviewed references supporting your answer. Keep in mind that these scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references.
Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing all sources referenced. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion. Be sure to respond to your peers’ posts as well.
Answer all questions posted by students and your professor. These post replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies, but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.
- Chapters 10 & 11 in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior
- Chapter 11 PowerPoint slides in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior
- “Brief Integrative Case 3.1: Google in China: Protecting Property Rights” (p. 415) in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior
- Khan, S., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Arhin, F., & Kusi-Sarpong, H. (2018). Supplier sustainability performance evaluation and selection: A framework and methodology. Journal of Cleaner Production, 205, 964-979.
- Sageder, M., & Feldbauer-Durstmüller, B. (2018). Management control in multinational companies: A systematic literature review. Review of Managerial Science, 1-44.
Course MaterialsRequired:Luthans, F., & Doh, J. P. (2018) International management: Culture, strategy, and behavior (10th ed.) McGrawHill Education, New York, NY ISBN 13: 978-1259705076