This course focuses on several essential questions related to a company’s efforts to succeed in the global marketplace: What is the value of “going global”? What organizational structures best contribute to global success? And how can a company evaluate the strength of the economy in a country location to ensure wise decisions about potential expansions?
Prof. Carol Scott
Carol A. Scott is a professor of marketing and faculty director for the Executive Program at The John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has taught in the Executive MBA program since its inception in 1982 and was on the faculty of The Ohio State University for three years prior to joining UCLA in 1977.
She was named the outstanding teacher at The Anderson School for the 1983-84 year by the MBA student body. From 1986 through 1994 she served the School in a variety of administrative positions and in 1985 was a visiting associate professor at the Harvard Business School.
Professor Scott’s research interests include marketing positioning strategies and customer analysis for marketing decisions. Her work has been published in marketing and social science journals, and she has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, and the Journal of Marketing.
She has served as a consultant to a variety of profit and non-profit organizations on questions of marketing strategy, market positioning, and marketing effectiveness, and she often serves as an expert witness in litigation involving marketing questions. She was a member of the board of directors for Sizzler International, Inc. for six years, and presently serves on the board of United Online, Inc., the parent of Netzero, Juno, Classmates, and MyPoints.
Ph.D. Marketing, 1975, Northwestern University
M.S. Management, 1972, Northwestern University
B.S. Education, 1970, University of Texas at Austin
Aerospace, Consumer Behavior, Corporate Renewal, Customer Analysis, Global Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Medical Marketing, Retailing, Trademarks, Marketing Trends
Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify common challenges and likely opportunities connected with a domestic organization’s entering the global market.
- Analyze a set of circumstances to recommend the most advantageous organizational structure for a given globalizing company.
- Develop a set of guidelines to address one of the five challenge areas – resources, talent, innovation, risk, and commitment – for a company that is in the process of globalizing its business.
- Going Global – Considerations
- Organizaing a Global Company
- Addressing the Challenges in Global Expansion
- International Business Expansion
- Taking Your Business Global (Part 1)
- Taking Your Business Global (Part 2)
- Global Marketing Mix – Product and Promotion
- Global Marketing Mix – Placement
- Global Marketing Mix – Price
- Case Study: FreeForAll Healthy Snacks
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