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2010/2011  KAN-IBS_IB40  International Business and Strategy

English Title
International Business and Strategy

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
Anthony P. D’Costa
Main Category of the Course
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
It is the objective of the course to facilitate learning on the issues mentioned below, along with any related to such, by providing a constructive framework for theoretical studies and open discussions among the participants.
To this end students are encouraged to share their insights and experience with fellow students. The discussions in class to a large extent will be based on case studies, where the applicability of theory can be examined in a real life context.
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Exam Period May/June
Individual exam;48-hour case (max. 5 A4 pages per student). The exam is assessed by an internal examiner, cf. the General Degree Regulation § 25, S. (1) no.1. The regular exam takes place in May 2010. Make-up /re-exam takes place in June 2011
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

The course deals with the competitive challenges for companies in the increasingly open and deregulated world economy. However, the emphasis in this course is on International Business and the multiple and complex environments they operate in. Some of the key questions are: What are the drivers behind the globalisation process and how does globalisation affect the preconditions and opportunities for business? What are the institutional contexts under which international businesses operate? How significant are national policies and regionalization for globalizing business?
We end the course with some reflections on the contemporary global economy and pressing issues for international business such as the war on talent and the uncertain and uneven global investment climate.

Teaching Methods
Active class participation is expected.

Dicken, Peter (2007). Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. New York: The Guilford Press, Fifth Edition.
Compendium by Anthony D’Costa
Additional readings from particularly journal publications