International Lecturer Daniel Rottig to teach “Managing Multinational Corporations” Course

Business School, Economics, Global Agriculture & Food and International Trade postgraduate students can enrol into INTBUS 7016 – Managing Multinational Corporations course in trimester 2, 2016.

Taught by Daniel Rotting “The principal objective of this course is to prepare graduate students to better understand the complexity of entering foreign markets through equity-based entry modes and to effectively manage the international operations of multinational corporations (MNCs). The course will present a unified framework based on which we will discuss the various strategic issues confronting MNCs when entering international markets, and sets out to sensitize graduate students to the considerable challenges as well as valuable opportunities managers of MNCs face when internationalizing their business operations. The course will specifically focus on the strategic, financial and global issues in conducting international mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and addresses the practical and managerial opportunities and challenges of these global transactions. We will discuss the reasons why international M&As take place, different types of M&As and strategic alternatives, the regulatory, legal and global environment of these transactions and the increasing role of private equity and sovereign wealth funds. Based on a cross-disciplinary approach combining the different functional perspectives needed to successfully manage the complex M&A implementation process, the courses discusses pre-M&A, closing and post-M&A issues including target search, due diligence, valuation, negotiation, deal structuring, and integration with specific emphasis on the organizational and national cultural integration within an overall framework of strategic value creation for multinational corporations conducting international M&As.”

Dr. Daniel Rottig is an Associate Professor of International Business and Strategic Management in the Management Department of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. His research focuses on the institutional and cultural environments of multinational corporations, the performance determinants of international acquisitions, emerging markets, and global social and ethical organizational issues. He has authored and co-authored more than 30 publications in academic journals, book chapters and conference proceedings and nearly 50 academic conference papers and received several awards and award-nominations for his scholarly work from leading academic institutions, including the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management. He is further the recipient of the Richard Farmer Best Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business honoring the world’s best dissertation in the field of international business completed in 2008.

Prof. Rottig is a passionate educator whose goal is to help students understand the global business environment and how to strategically manage firms in international markets. He teaches in the graduate business and Executive MBA programs at Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Atlantic University. He has taught in the graduate and executive programs at California State University, Long Beach. Prof. Rottig has further been a visiting faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) where he taught in the post-graduate program, and he serves as an external reviewer and dissertation advisor in the doctoral program at Abu Dhabi University in the United Arab Emirates. He further serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of International Business Insights and as an Area Editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Academy of International Business’ leading chapters, AIB Southeast USA. Prior to beginning his career in academia, he worked for such companies as Merrill Lynch in the United States and ING Group in Europe. He also served as chairman of a German business consultancy, and he embarked upon an entrepreneurial venture as co-founder and consultant of a Germany-based company.

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