Foreign Dir. Investment, Trade & Geogr.

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB037A05
Vaknaam Foreign Dir. Investment, Trade & Geogr.
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Foreign Direct Investment, Trade & Geography
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Express the main theoretical topics of basicInvestment Theory and the International Monetary Framework in a lucid and cogent manner and explain at a basic level the geographic dimension of international economic activity.
2. Investigate and evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of the various theories at a basic level.
3. Explain the abstract principles at the heart of the theories to a “knowledgeable” audience, and describe their consequences for the application of the theories.
4. Reflect analytically on the theoretical issues dealt with during the course and their relevance for the operation of a multinationally operating firm.
Omschrijving The international economy confronts a firm with many uncertainties: currency values, trade barriers, curbs on international investment, and the degree of macroeconomic stability in countries where production is carried out and/or goods are traded, are but a few of the factors which influence a firm’s daily operations and long-term (strategic) planning. In order to allow a firm to succeed internationally, its managers must not only understand how these factors impact the firm’s competitive environment, but also how they are likely to evolve in the future and why. This course introduces the student to the economic theories which help the manager understand the market forces driving the global economy, as well as the consequences of the international economy for how governments are likely to implement economic policies. These insights provide an essential input to the management decision-making process. In this course we will mainly focus on the financial aspects of globalization. This course follows up on the first year course IB environment that deals with trade theory. This course deals with the monetary and financial dimensions of globalization, and the changing geography of the global financial system.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen, tussentoets(en)
(written exam with multiple choice questions and open questions, intermediate exam with mc questions, individual assignment, attendance at tutorials)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. M.J. Klasing
Docent(en) dr. M.J. Klasing , M.D. Laméris ,dr. A. Minasyan , F. ten Kate ,dr. R.H.T. Wiese
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
International Economics, 16th Edition, 2016, McGraw-Hill Pugel, Thomas A. 9781259252846 €  62,00
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen This course follows up on the first year course that deals with trade theory. This course deals with the monetary and financial dimensions of globalization, and the changing geography of the global economic system.
Secretariat GEM: gem.feb@rug.nl or +31 (0)50 363 3458
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (basisprogramma BSc IB) 2 semester I a verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester I a keuze
DD BSc IB - ITB, Bandung (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Bandung) 1 semester I a verplicht
DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Bordeaux) 3 semester I a verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Yogyakarta) 1 semester I a verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester I a verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 2 semester I a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc International Business & Management/IB&M) 1 semester I a verplicht