International Business for E&BE

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBP808C05
Vaknaam International Business for E&BE
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam International Business for E&BE
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Explain the basic ideas, concepts and frameworks developed in the course in writing.
2. Use coherent and theoretically informed arguments to apply the basic ideas, concepts, tools and frameworks developed in the course to case studies.
3. Verbally present his/her understanding of the basic ideas, concepts, tools and frameworks developed in the course to peers.
4. Provide feedback on peers' presentations of the course material.
5. Cooperate with peers to develop their knowledge of the course material.
6. Evaluate his/her ability to develop the skills that are required to study independently.
Omschrijving International business deals with economic transactions amongst individuals, groups or organizations across national geographical borders. It deals with issues such as why does a particular country produce particular goods or services? Why and when does a company in one country deal with companies in other countries? What is a multinational enterprise and how are they different from domestic enterprises? This course introduces the core concepts related to globalization and global business, with a focus on developments in the triad, i.e. the US, the EU and Japan and in emerging markets. The perspective of this course is that of the multinational firm in its economic environment, addressing issues of primary importance to multinational enterprises (MNEs) such as the international competitive environment, the internal resources of multinational enterprises, and the origins of their competitive advantage, which are embedded in combinations of country-specific and firm-specific advantages. This course thus serves as an introduction to the domain of international business strategy.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, practica, werkcolleges
(Attendance of the tutorials and practicals is mandatory)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen, tussentoets(en)
(Midterm, end-term and resit exam with multiple choice and open questions.)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. R.H.T. Wiese
Docent(en) D. Freeman ,dr. S.R. Gubbi , Guest Lecturer(s) ,dr. M.J. Klasing , M.A. Papakonstantinou , student-assistants ,dr. R.H.T. Wiese
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Additional articles, to be announced on Nestor.
Global Business, 4th edition Peng, Mike W. 9781305500891 ca. €  85,00
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the BSc E&BE. Depending on e.g. capacity, other students may be allowed to participate in some or all course activities. (To be decided by the Programme Director)
Opmerkingen R. Wiese (coordinator): r.h.t.wiese@rug.nl.
GEM Secretariat: +31 (0)50 36 33458, gem.feb@rug.nl, 5411.0538
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (basisprogramma BSc E&BE) 1 semester I a verplicht