A global organization needs to be sensitive to the environmental factors that shape national and global markets. Awareness of conditions at national and global levels enables managers to respond appropriately to the constantly changing social, political, economic, and technological forces they will have to navigate. Similarly, an accurate understanding of the competition faced in international contexts allows managers to identify and develop the key skills and resources that are a prerequisite to success in specific territories. This course deals with the global environmental factors influencing an organization's strategies and management. It explains how to analyze these factors and also describes a framework for analyzing the industries and markets that make up the competitive environment in which a global organization operates.
Executives, managers, supervisors, team leaders, and other business professionals operating in global organizations who want to support or manage globalization-focused activities within their organization