Thursday, December 30, 2004
Class Format and Preparation
The course will use a mix of case discussions, lectures and guest speakers from leading high tech companies, global corporations, and venture capital firms.
Class participation is strongly encouraged. You are invited to highlight insightful linkages between class material and your past experience as a professional and a global observer, to raise challenging questions and issues related to topics in global competition and strategies being reviewed, and to participate actively in discussion of cases and global trends.
The expectation is that the cases and reading materials will be fully prepared for each session. Each student should come to class ready to open the discussion, just as one must be so prepared when attending a business meeting. The instructor will use a call list and any student may be called on at anytime. If for some special reason a student is not so ready for one class, please inform the instructor prior to class. Also, please use your name card throughout the semester.
Many classes will also have an international business executive guest speaker that will comment on the class analysis of the case as well as provide a forum for practical questions and answers. Due to speaker availability, session topics may be changed as the semester progresses.