This guide was created to support the course MGMT205 International Business. It points to useful electronic and print resources for the course.
This guide is created by Rajendra Munoo.
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 examines the objectives and strategies by multinationals across the value chain of manufacturing, marketing and servicing, and the strategic choices in technology development, country locations, procurement, organisational structure, human resource management, and finance.
Related topics include the international business environment (economic, cultural, political, legal), globalisation, foreign direct investments, outsourcing, licensing, franchising, foreign entry modes, strategic alliances, and regional economic integration.
The course will demonstrate the challenges for business and management in an international environment.
Listed below are your recommended readings for this course.