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International Business

Overview

Module description

This module aims to lay the firm foundations of the study of international business by appreciating the various contexts that determine the success and failure of firms around the globe. The module scope spans formal institutions (political, economic and legal systems), informal institutions (culture, religion and languages), the resources of companies, the various modes of international business, and European and global integration.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Globalising Business
  • Formal Institutions: Political, Economic and Legal Systems
  • Informal Institutions: Culture, Religion and Languages
  • Firms Resources: Competitiveness and Growth
  • Trading Internationally
  • Investing Abroad Directly
  • Exchange Rates
  • European Integration
  • Global Integration and Multilateral Organisations

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will appreciate the various contexts that determine the success and failure of firms in their international business operations.