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Module Title LM Global Shift
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 29074
Module Lead Prof J. Bryson
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions MSc International Business Singapore only
Description The aim of the module is to provide students with the theoretical understanding of the relationship between two major themes in International Business: (i) the existence of differences in national business systems; and (ii) the present day character of processes of internationalisation and globalisation of economic and business activities. A major theme running through the module is the importance of knowledge for the understanding of the development and evolution of national business systems and international business.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Compare and contrast and critically analyse the institutional nature and structure of a number of business systems from a number of both developed and developing countries.
  • Explain and provide in-depth appraisal of recent trends in international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).
  • Critically analyse various theoretical explanations of the internationalisation of firm activities and evaluate their relevance in today’s context.
  • Explain the importance of knowledge in today’s economy at both national and international level.
Assessment 29074-04 : Group Assignment (2500 words) : Coursework (25%)
29074-05 : Individual Assignment (1500 words) : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1500 word individual essay (75%); 2500 word group assignment (typical group size of 6) (25%)
Reassessment: Individual assignment, 2000 words (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 07 30478
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