International Business is the study of the cross-border trade, investments and corporate functions by firms, and the role of national governments and international institutions in regulating these activities. The course reviews various theories of why and how firms internationalize. Specifically, the course examines the objectives and strategies by multinationals pertaining to their choices in country locations, market entry, product/service offerings, organizational structure, cross-border R&D and human resource management. The course will also focus on how multinational enterprises manage and control their international subsidiaries.
By the end of the course students will be able to understand the theories and concepts covered in the course and draw linkages between them to analyse and solve real-life business cases in the field of international business. Specifically, the course aims to provide insights into:
Harvard Business Cases
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Harvard Business Review articles
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