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International Management

Part 1: The Global Manager’s Environment
Part 2: The Cultural Context of Global Management
Part 3: Formulating Strategy
Part 4: Global Human Resources Management

The University of Western Australia

Strategic Planning and Strategy


• The process by which a firm’s managers evaluate the future prospects of the firma and decide on appropriate strategies to achieve long-term objectives Strategy

• The basic means by which the firm competes., that is, its choice of business or businesses in which to operate and the ways in which it differentiates itself from its competitors


How does globalisation, risk, political-legal-ethical and culture affect the value chain that a firm manages and operates to create ‘value’ = strategic planning +strategy = STRATEGIC FIT between ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs’

Porter, M (1985) Competitive Advantage: creating and sustaining superior performance. NY: Free Press
The University of Western Australia

Steps in Developing International and Global Strategies
Mission and Objectives
Environmental Assessment and
Scanning (PEST, PESTEL, Risk)
Internal and Competitive Analysis
Global Integrative and Entry Strategy
Alternatives (Export, JV, Strategic Alliance,

Strategic Choice, Implementation,
Feedback, and Control (Governance)
Copyright ©2014 Pearson Education

Realize that much of international business is conducted through strategic alliances. Understand the reasons that firms seek international business allies and the benefits they bring.
Become familiar with the ways that SMEs can expand through alliances with MNCs
Understand the complexities involved in managing international joint ventures. Strategic Alliance (for collaborative purposes)


• Partnerships between two or more

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