ECON 362(F,S) Global Competitive Strategies

This course examines the ways in which a country's factor endowments, domestic market characteristics, and government policies promote or impede the global expansion of its industries and corporations. First, actual trade and investment decisions of multinational corporations are analyzed and compared to the predictions of international trade theory. Second, competitive strategies of indigenous and foreign rivals in U.S., Pacific rim, and European markets are explored. Third, the efficacy of government policies in promoting the competitiveness of industries in global markets is discussed. Case studies of firms, industries, and countries will be utilized. Format: lecture/discussion. Requirements: a research paper and exam(s). Prerequisites: Economics 251. Enrollment limit: 20 (expected: 20). Preference given to senior Economics majors.

Hour: First Semester: FORTUNATO Second Semester: HUSBANDS-FEALING