代写 BUSM 4178 assignment International Business
Issues in International Business
This is an advanced course in the International Business Program, therefore you are expected to have completed the course of foundational course - International Business before doing this course.
This course focuses on the key contemporary issues/challenges facing international business. A broad spectrum of such issues will include economic, political, environmental and technological issues. You will learn and analyse how these issues affect the trend of global business, the operation of international business enterprises and their business structures, strategies and processes. This course also gives attention to the use of techniques for identifying and researching significant issues, extrapolating probable outcomes, and developing strategic responses.
This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience. You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice; or be involved in authentic engagement with partner organisations that include industry feedback.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
On successful completion of this program you will be able to:
1. Critically analyse key issues and challenges in international business to inform best practice.
2. Evaluate how key issues and challenges affect the evolution of international business and the operation of enterprises for strategic responses.
3. Critically analyse and evaluate the role of international business in shaping the world economy for a comprehensive understanding of concerns from different stakeholders.
4. Address practical international business issues in an informed and convincing way by applying theories and research procedures.
5. Work effectively individually and collaboratively to communicate ideas and strategies to solve international business problems.
Overview of Learning Activities
A range of individual and group activities are designed to help you achieve the learning outcomes. The key learning activities in this course may include:
1) Lectures: Lecture/workshop will be run weekly with a focus on introducing and discussing various topics covered in this course.
2) Tutorials: Weekly tutorials are offered with structured learning activities, such as question brainstorm, group discussion, oral presentation. Q&A, assistance and feedback to your assessment tasks etc. Brief training on academic skill will also be provided in tutorials.
3) Industry-Focused Learning: The key assignment in this course is designed to help you link theories with practice in real-world contemporary international business context.
4) Readings: This course does not have a prescribed textbook, therefore you are required to read accredited academic materials related to this course. While some readings will be recommended by academics, you are expected to search and read more academic materials (such as journal articles and books) to consolidate your understanding on the course topics and to satisfy the reference criteria of assignment(s).
5) Assessments: Assessment tasks are closely linked to the course learning outcomes during the design. Completion of the assessments will help you achieve the learning outcomes.
Overview of Learning Resources
Learning resources consist of a set of recommended readings including book chapters, journal articles and materials from newspapers, business periodicals and the web.
Recommended Text Book
Johnson, D. and Turner, C (2010) ‘International Business: Themes and Issues in the Modern Global Economy’ (2nd ed.), Routledge, New York.
Recommended Reading Materials
As-Saber, S.N. (2009a) ‘Geopolitics’, In C. Wankel (ed.). Encyclopaedia of Business in Today's World, SAGE Reference project, New York, vol. 2, pp. 745-747.
As-Saber, S.N. (2009b) ‘Rediscovering the Role of Governments in the Present Era of Governance’, in As-Saber, S.N., Singh, A., Ahmad, R. And Jalal, J. (eds.), Strengthening Governance in the Asia Pacific: Myths, Realities and Paradoxes, McMillan, New Delhi, pp. 1-16.
As-Saber, S.N. & Härtel, C.E.J. (2006) ‘Geopolitics and Governance: In Search of a Framework’, Paper presented to the Annual Conference of Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), December in Sydney, Australia.
As-Saber, S. N., Dowling, P.J. and Liesch, P.W. (2001) ‘Geopolitics and its impacts on international business: a framework for a geopolitical paradigm of international business’, School of Management, Working Paper Series, no. 21-01, University of Tasmania, Launceston.
Barron, A. (2000) ‘Lobbying’, In C. Wankel (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Business in Today's World, SAGE Reference project, New York, vol. 3, pp. 1018-1020.
Benito, G. and Welch, L. (1997) ‘De-Internationalization’. Management International Review, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 7-25.
Campbell, S. J. (1998) ‘Grass-roots lobbying vs. coalition lobbying: transnational strategies and the 1994 MFN decision’, International Politics, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 187-205.
Claas van der, L. Porter, M.E. (1999) ‘Green and competitive: ending the stalemate’, Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis Annual 1999: 215. General OneFile. Web. 12 July 2013
Contractor, F.J. and Narayanan, V.K. (1990) ‘Technology development in the multinational firm: a framework for planning and strategy’, R&D Management, vol 20, no 4, pp305-322.
Czinkota, M., Ronkainen, I. and Moffett M. (2003) ‘International Business’. Thomson South-Western, Mason Ohio
Friedmna, T. (2006) ‘The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century’, California: Farrat, Straus, and Giroux.
Goldstein, J., Martin, L. (2000) ‘Legalization, trade liberalization, and domestic politics: a cautionary note’, International Organization, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 603-632.
Johnson, D. and Turner, C (2010) ‘International Business: Themes and Issues in the Modern Global Economy’ (2nd ed.), Routledge, New York. (This is the recommended text)
Johnson, P. E. (1996) ‘Corporate political offices in a rent-seeking society’, Public Choice, vol. 88, no. 3/4, pp. 309-331.
Joyner, B.E. and Payne, D. (2002) ‘Evolution and Implementation: A Study of Values, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility’, Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 297-311.
Jones, G. (1996) ‘The Evolution of International Business’, Routledge, New York.
Kobrin, S. J. (2008) ‘Globalization, Transnational Corporations and the Future of Global Governance’, Chapter 12 in Andreas Geog Scherer and Guido Palazzo (Eds.): Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
Morgenthau, H. J. (2005) Chapters 1 and 2, Politics among nations: the struggle for power and peace, (7th ed) revised by Kenneth W. Thompson and W. David Clinton. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education,
Welch, L. S and Luostarinen, R (1988) ‘Internationalization: Evolution of a concept’, Journal of General Management, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 36-64
Welch, L. and Welch, C. (2009) ‘Re-internationalisation: exploration and conceptualisation’, International Business Review vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 567-577.
Recommended Academic Journals
代写 BUSM 4178 assignment International Business
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Asia-Pacific Journal of Management
Asian Business and Management
Critical Perspectives on International Business
Harvard Business Review
International Business Review
Journal of Administration & Governance
Journal of Asia-Pacific Business
Journal of International Business Studies
Journal of World Business
Management International Review
Strategic Management Journal
Thunderbird International Business Review
RMIT library provides online access to a wide range of academic journals and databases. You are encouraged to utilise this resource to locate academic materials related to this course.
RMIT University library provides on-line subject guide for international business. This guide is a gateway for many useful international business related resources, such as books and e-books, journal articles, databases, statistics, audio-video materials etc. Make use of this useful resource will facilitate your learning. The subject guide for international business can be accessed through the following URL: http://rmit.libguides.com/content.php?pid=17488
|Topic||Recommended Readings||Primary Focus|
|1. Course overview||-||- Introduction of the course and assessment tasks|
|2. Internationalisation, Deinternatioanlisation and Reinternationalisation||Benito & Welch (1997 ); Welch & Luostarinen (1988); Welch & Welch (2009)||- Various trajectories of MNC’s internationalisation drives|
|3. R&D and International Business Competitiveness||Contractor & Narayanan (1990)||- R&D activities and their role in IB competitiveness|
|4. Ethics and CSR in International Business||Joyner & Payne (2002); As-Saber (2009b)||- To appraise a highly contested issue in international business|
|5. Governance issues in an integrating world||Johnson & Turner (2010), Chapter 4; Kobrin (2008).||- The changing roles of the state and global institutions in a globalising world.|
|6. Geopolitics and international business||As-Saber (2009a); As-Saber & Härtel (2006). As-Saber et al., (2001); Morgenthau (2005), Chapter 1 & 2||- The post-Cold War geopolitical order in relation to international business.|
|7. Green International Business||Claas van der & Porter (1999); Johnson & Turner (2010): chapter 16||
- Appraising environmental concerns from MNCs and community perspectives
- Green Consumerism!
|8. Lobbying and International Business||Campbell (1998); Goldstein & Martin (2000); Johnson (1996); Barron (2000)||- To know more about the unavoidable and often invisible influence of lobbying|
|9. Global Information Economy||
Johnson & Turner (2010), Chapter 18; As-Saber et al. (2004)
- Emerging issues on new waves of informational business;
- Call Centres, e-commerce?
|10. Regional/Country Studies: Emerging Economies||
Johnson & Turner (2010),
|- The problems and prospects of international business enterprises in emerging economies|
|11. Finance and International Business||Czinkota, Ronkainen, & Moffett (2003) Chapter 3 & 5||- Impacts of international finance on IB|
|12. Course review||-||- Content summary and review|