This course is a broad survey of the field of international business and provides the foundations for further specialisation in this field. It will begin with a brief overview of international business, focused on the concept of globalisation. The course will then examine the environment for international firms, particularly the political, social economic, technological and other configurations that support cross-border trade and investment. Amongst others, we will look at the role of national policies, cultures and business systems, the evolution of international markets in goods, services and finance, and the supernational mechanisms and infrastructures for trade, investment and finance. The course will then probe international firms: their strategies and organisational design, their entry modes into international enterprise, and their behavioural and control systems.
Discussion of current events/affairs and how these impact on international businesses is a major part of the course, for instance, issues relating to international trade, foreign investment, international political conflict, financial crises, etc.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify the main features of the international business environment and its main institutions;
- analyse the political, social, economic, technological and other configurations that support cross-border trade;
- apply an understanding of the nature of the multinational firm as an institutional structure for the conduct of cross-border trade and investment;
- analyse the key decisions that multinational firms make in relation to the choice of markets and entry strategies;
- apply an understanding of the different modes of engagement with international markets and explore the interconnectedness between these and the economic, legal, governmental, political, regulatory, cultural and other environments in which expanding companies operate;
- research international business issues and apply theoretical insights to the analysis of such issues in the context of a complex international business environment; and,
- communicate effectively in oral and written forms using the concepts, logic and rhetorical conventions of of the subject.
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO null]
- Case analysis reports (20) [LO null]
- Individual report (40) [LO null]
- Final exam (30) [LO null]
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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5310||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||31 Aug 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||N/A|