International Business Module – IBSS DBA Program
To equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge in carrying out International research.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the rationale, elaborate on the subject matter and discuss the application for each of the topics covered.
- Explain the underlying assumptions and limitations in the use of theories and approaches in the research of international issues.
- Adopt and use relevant theory, approach, methodology and analytical technique to carry out International Business research, analyze the data and evaluate and synthesis the results obtained to explain the phenomenon being studied or the issue being discussed.
Information gathering, data processing, interpretation, critical analysis of data and writing skills and ability to work independently.
This course seeks to expose students to the contents, process and context of corporations doing business across borders and to the areas and issues where scholarly research in International Business can be conducted. Discussion will start by exploring the overall global environment (macro level) impacting businesses and strategies used by companies around the globe to handle increased competition, more complex operations and changing dynamics of doing business beyond borders. After that students will be exposed to theories used in International research and finally to areas of research in IB.
Combinations of class lectures, tutorials, group discussions of issues and case studies and assignments.
Section A – Foundations of IB
- International Business – An Overview
- International Trade And Investment Theory
- Foreign Exchange And Financial Markets
- Trade Policies And Regional Economic
- International Strategic Management And Alliances
- Culture and Ethics
Section B– Theories in IB Research
- International Trade Theories
- Theory of Mercantilism
- Theory of Absolute Cost Advantage
- Theory of Comparative Cost Advantage
- Heckscher-Ohlin Model Leonief Paradox
- Competitive Trade Thoery
- FDI Theories
- Market Imperfection Approach
- Product Life Cycle Approach
- Transaction Cost Approach
- The Electic Paradigm
- New Theories of International Trade
- Hofstede’s Theory of Cultural Relativity
Section C – Perspectives in International Business Research
- Trends in International Business
- Emerging themes in IB
- International Business – the new realities
- International strategies
- Economic Models and IB
- International ethics and cultural issues
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