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Alan R. Beckenstein

Professor
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 287
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
A.B., Lafayette College
MA, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Biography

Professor of Business Administration Alan R. Beckenstein is the coordinator of Darden's Global Economies and Markets area. His research and teaching address antitrust and competition policy. He serves as a consultant to government agencies and international corporations. Before joining the Darden faculty in 1972, Beckenstein worked as a research associate at the Brookings Institution and as a management consultant.

GBUS 7119: Explorations in Enterprise Leadership- Part IV
Credits: 2
Washington, DC region provides a wealth of opportunities for engaging directly with topics relevant to the challenges of leading a global firm, exploring the challenges of managing diverse stakeholders, & discussing how we can leverage concepts from across our curriculum as we manage the uncertainties facing contemporary leaders. Course provides a diverse range of leadership experiences & topics.
GBUS 7231: Global Economies and Markets
Credits: 2
This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands students' knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. First, it delivers insights and tools for analyzing markets in the global economy by studying such topics as competition, market structure, efficiency, industry equilibrium, and change. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 7232: Global Economies and Markets - Part II
Credits: 2
This course applies the ideas and methodologies of economics to the analysis of the business environment in which firms operate and managers make decisions. The course expands students' knowledge of global economies and markets in three dimensions. First, it delivers insights and tools for analyzing markets in the global economy by studying such topics as competition, market structure, efficiency, industry equilibrium, and change. Prerequisites: Restricted to Darden students.
GBUS 8330: Business-Government Relations
Credits: 2
The purpose of this course is to equip students to be the type of managers who understand government processes, are politically aware, are mindful of the interaction between media, government, and business and appreciate how business can gain strategic advantage by monitoring and working with government at all levels. The course will prepare students to meet these managerial requirements and to participate in complex decisions when changing laws, regulations, and other governmental factors that have major long-term implications. In addition to case situations and readings on current issues, selected speakers from business and government will add their expertise.
GBUS 8481: Global Industry Economics
Credits: 2
In this course, students study the tools of microeconomics that shed light on the structural industry characteristics and global and local forces that afford an understanding of economic change at the industry level. These tools are applied to rapidly changing industries characterized by high levels of innovation, network economic effects, important roles of information and information asymmetry, and other complex forces.
GBUS 8526: Global Competitiveness: A New Zealand Perspective
Credits: 2
This course offers a unique global experience to observe how history has offered New Zealand the opportunity to develop and inspire responsible leaders, build a clean-green industrial base, and advance knowledge in a way that creates value for all citizens.
GBUS 8761: Reading Seminar Global Competition
Credits: 2
The course is designed to connect a broad set of forces of change in the global economy and to consider very specific alternatives for developing real options for competing in such an environment. Very current, cutting edge books and articles will be offered.
GBUS 8920: Global Collaboration in an Uncertain World: The Role of Wash DC Institutions
Credits: 2
A learning experience about the collaboration and competition among a diverse set of global institutions that interact in Washington, DC in the pursuit of economic prosperity and social well-being. Students will learn from leaders of a subset of multilateral institutions (World Bank, IMF, OAS), government agencies/ministries (both foreign and US), multinational corporations, think tanks, non-government organizations and other leaders.