2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Special Topics in International Business|
|Prerequisites||Completion of requirements for the pass degree, a major in International Business with a minimum Credit average and approval of the Chair of Discipline.|
|Lectures||3 hr seminars per week.|
|Assessment||Student participation in in-class discussion; short essay assignments.|
|Description||IBUS4101 studies the recent theoretical and applied literature in international business and management strategy. Topics are organised around four key research themes: (i) the boundaries of the multinational enterprise; (ii) internal organizational design and structure; (iii) location decisions; (iv) and competitive dynamics. Specific topics include the critique of theoretical models in international business, including new institutional economics, internalization, transaction cost, resource, path dependency, contracting and dynamic capability-learning approaches; the relationship between the new trade theory, increasing return models and theories of the MNE, including location tournament and clustering; the organizational design of non-equity and equity strategic alliances, including the nature of headquarters-subsidiary relations; investment incentives and country impact of foreign direct investment; and competitive and strategic interaction of multinational enterprises. Candidates must enrol in IBUS4101, IBUS4102, IBUS4103, and IBUS4104 to complete the Honours year.|