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Operations, 2nd Ed.

International Enterprise

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 2001 , 63 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-7682-7

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  1. Introduction To The Unit
    • Background
    • Aims
    • Objectives of the unit
    • Overview of the unit
  2. Operations Management
    • 1.1 What is Operations Management
    • 1.2 Different Types of Operations
    • 1.3 Operations and Corporate Strategy
    • 1.4 Key Decision Areas in Operations Management
  3. The Challenge of Internationalization
    • 2.1 The Effect of International Business Strategies on Operations Management
      • Outputs
      • Process
      • Inputs
        • Direct Export
        • Joint Venture
        • Direct Foreign Investment in a Sales Subsidiary
        • Direct Foreign Investment in a Production Facility
    • 2.2 Reasons for International Operations
      • Market Seeking
      • Resource Seeking
    • 2.3 The Effects of Information Technology (IT) on International Operations
    • 2.4 The Learning Opportunities from International Operations
    • 2.5 Using Operations to Drive Business Strategy in an International Context
  4. Structural Issues
    • 3.1 Location Decisions
    • 3.2 The Scale and Scope of International Operations
    • 3.3 The Configuration of International Operations
    • 3.4 Technology
      • Appropriateness/Robustness Factors
      • Transferability Factors
    • 3.5 Suppliers
    • 3.6 The Strategic Role of Structural Decisions in International Operations
  5. Infrastructural Issues
    • 4.1 Learning from Others
    • 4.2 Planning and Control
    • 4.3 Quality
    • 4.4 Organization
    • 4.5 Managing the Workforce
    • 4.6 Performance Measurement Systems
    • 4.7 New Product Development
  6. Conclusion to the Unit
    • Unit Summary
    • International Operations and Global Strategy: The Global-Local Dilemma
    • Current Trends
    • Future Developments
    • Concluding Remarks

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Operations

by Roland Buresund last modified 2014-01-26 01:33

Rating: ****** (Decent)

MBA material, what do you expect?


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