Last year we had a number of international students who took this class and really liked the international focus as well as U.S. These students also added great perspectives for the class discussion that included a mix of students from different programs.
If you have students interested in learning about economic competitiveness with a focus on industry clusters both in the U.S. and internationally, please encourage them to consider my Fall Semester course PA 5590. About half the case studies for the course are U.S.-based and half are international. Students may contact me if they would like more information. A brief description follows.
"Economic Competitiveness: Firms, Clusters and Economic Development" (PA 5590) examines both advanced and developing economies and addresses competitiveness at multiple levels -- nations, sub-national units such as states or provinces, particular cluster, and neighboring countries. The course is based on the book "On Competition" (2008) by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter and uses case studies drawn from all major regions of the world. During the course, student teams will prepare a competitiveness report for a country, state or region, which will include a cluster analysis and policy recommendations. 6:00 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. , Th (09/04/2012 - 12/12/2012) , HHHCtr 184
Lee Munnich Jr