30215 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - BESS-CLES - BIEMF
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
The course aims at bringing the students closer to the problems that affect the internationalization process of the firms. The students are able to deal with the phases, the critical points, the difficulties, and the conceptual tools which characterize the geographic expansion of the firm beyond the national boundaries, and the decision about locating part of its activities in foreign markets.
The course is focused on the theories and models which describe the forces affecting positively and negatively the internationalization process. By adopting a value chain perspective, the course describes the factors that enhance or inhibits the geographic stretching of the different activities.
- The internationalization of economic activities
Internationalization: economics and management theories
Globalization and localization forces: nation, industry and firm level
International strategies towards output and input markets: assessing countries' attractiveness and country risk
The internationalization process
The internationalization of goods
The internationalization of the value chain (R&D, manufacturing, sales and distribution)
The social responsibility of the global firm
- Textbook as indicated in detailed syllabus
- Selected readings and cases.
Non Attending students
- P. LASSERRE, Global Strategic Management, Palgrave, 2 ed.
- P.J. BUCKLEY, P.N. GHAURI, The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader, Thomson, 2nd ed.
- Selected readings and cases (contact the instructors).
Students attending this course are expected to already know the framework, the basic terminology and the essential tools of management.