|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF Level 8 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
The module aims to develop students' understanding of the context of international business and its environment; international business strategies and operations and the internationalisation of the firm.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Describe and explain various approaches to the conduct of international business|
||Explain the processes of firm internationalisation|
||Describe and compare how the business environments of countries influence the operational style and approach of international firms|
||Understand how changing international trade patterns and globalisation influence the patterns of international business.|
Indicative Module Content
National Differences in Political Economy; ethics in international business; foreign direct investment; regional economic integration; the organisation of international business; entry strategies and strategic alliances; exporting, importing, and countertrade; the internationalisation process; modes of operation in the international firm.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
Lectures, seminars, tutorials
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Coursework: an integrative analysis of the international business environment.
|1.||DANIELS, J.D., RADEBAUGH, L.H. and SULLIVAN, D.P., 2015. International business: environments and operations. 15th ed. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.|
|2.||DICKEN, P., 2015. Global shift: mapping the contours of the world economy. 7th ed. New York: Guilford Press.|
|3.||HILL, C.W.L., 2011. International business: competing in the global marketplace. 8th ed. New York: McGraw Hill/Irwin.|
|4.||LASSERRE, P., 2012.Global strategic management. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.|
|5.||MORRISON, J., 2009. International business: challenges in a changing world. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.|
|6.||RUGMAN, A.M., COLLINSON, S. and HODGETTS, R.M., 2012. International business. 6th ed. Harlow: Pearson.|
|7.||SWEENEY, P.D and McFARLIN, D.B., 2015 International management: strategic opportunities and cultural challenges. London: Routledge.|
|8.||WALL, S. and MINOCHA, S., 2015. International business. 3th. ed. Harlow: Pearson.|