A. Discuss the key trends of international business, including: globalisation, the multinational enterprise and the internationalisation process
B. Explain the key theories relating to international business including the political, legal, economic and technological environment
C. Analyse the international sociocultural, ethical and ecological environment D. Discuss the issues and approaches relating to international strategy and international human resource management
A. Describe global conditions under which international business operates.
B. Explain the major issues that shape the global economy.
C. Identify key issues in the governance of the global economy.
D. Evaluate international trading relations within and between developed, transitional and developing economies.
E. Explain growth and recession trends in international business.
F. Compare systems of business organisation and management in the leading industrial nations.
G. Understand the importance of cultural, political, economic and institutional environments within which business is conducted around the world.
H. Compare systems of business organisation and management around the world.
The key themes in the module are introduced in lectures, and followed up in seminars, videos and on-line facilities.
Students are expected to undertake follow-up and background reading and to carry out independent research that evaluates in-depth one major issue in the management of the global economy. The module also introduces students to case study analysis, prescribed reading, and research informed teaching.