The strategic aspects of doing business internationally and why firms internationalise.
Firms face many choices with respect to how and where to operate. For many companies, the choices are not limited to the domestic market - today, doing business internationally is a viable option for firms of all sizes. This paper addresses strategic aspects of doing business across national borders, introducing students to various aspects of how and why firms internationalise. By introducing the principles of global business strategy, the aim of MANT 342 is to prepare students to manage effectively, armed with an understanding of the decisions associated with selecting various organisational options for internationalising and dealing with the multitude of institutional environments that exist in the firm's potential markets.
|Paper title||Global Business Strategy|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$846.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.10|
- (MANT 217 or MANT 251) and 18 further 200-level points
- Schedule C
- May not be credited together with MANT360 passed in 2015 or 2016.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Management's website.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Assessment will include two group-based assignments, in-class case quizzes, participation in and reflection on the all-day experiential learning exercise and a final exam.
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 3-hour lecture per week.
- There is a mandatory day-long experiential learning exercise. Participation is required.
- This paper employs the case method as a teaching approach. Students are expected to prepare the assigned cases ahead of class sessions and participate in the associated in-class discussion.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of this paper, students should be able to:
- Describe the key challenges associated with the development and implementation of strategies for international business.
- Explain the interaction between firm-level strategy and the business and institutional environments of various markets.
- Evaluate the risks and benefits associated with different strategies for internationalisation.