Managing in a global economy requires knowledge of political institutions and incentives that affect business operations such as regulatory changes and expropriations. As a decision maker, you will need to assess and deploy social or non-market strategies. This course will provide you with frameworks and examples to understand the interaction between politics and the economy, map political risks to investments, and devise strategies to react and reduce risks coming from political factors. In addition to covering frameworks of universal application, we will discuss cases from Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa.
- Understand how to identify political risks to investments that managers operating globally must take into account.
- Understand how to formulate non-market strategies to gain competitive edge.
Renato Lima de Oliveira is an Assistant Professor of Business and Society at ASB who earned his PhD from MIT in Political Economy and Comparative Politics. His research focuses on state-business relations, particularly in the fields of industrial competition, innovation policies, and energy transition. He is also a research affiliate at the MIT Industrial Performance Center (IPC) and author of award-winning publications in his area of expertise.
RENATO LIMA DE OLIVEIRA
Assistant Professor of Management
International Faculty Fellow at MIT
Areas of Expertise
Political Economy, State-Business Relations, Comparative Politics.
Middle and senior managers who interface with government officials. Entrepreneurs who want to expand their business abroad. Government relations specialists.
“Leveraging on practical and theoretical cases, this course expanded my perspective on strategies to react and reduce risks from political factors. I highly recommend it.”