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International Business and Sustainable Development


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Professor Xiaming Liu
  • Assessment: a two-hour examination (100%)

Module description

In this module you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to conduct business and policy analysis of the roles of international trade, foreign direct investment, cross-border collaborative arrangements and international institutions in the process of sustainable development.

Indicative syllabus

  • International business and sustainable development
  • International organisations and sustainable development
  • International business and technology transfer and spillover
  • International business between developed and emerging economies
  • Comparative study - Brazil
  • Comparative study - Russia
  • Comparative study - India
  • Comparative study - China
  • Comparative study - South Africa

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to demonstrate the application of the business and policy analysis through practical examples and statistical data comparisons of economic development experiences in the presence of international business.