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MANT471 International Business Strategy

Students will develop an understanding of current international business strategy, context and structure as well as the issues managers face internationalising.

This paper focuses on internationalisation strategies (and their implications) for businesses and other organisations. Taking a microfoundational perspective and considering the nature of competition, this paper explores models of internationalisation, from traditional to born global, examining contexts, resources, decision-makers and consequences of various choices. Considerations include both basic strategic factors and current topical issues, such as entry mode, small and medium-sized enterprises, country of origin, and global talent management.

Paper title International Business Strategy
Paper code MANT471
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MANT 460
Limited to
BCom(Hons), PGDipCom, MCom, MIntBus

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Virginia Cathro

Teaching Arrangements

Lectures, discussions, readings, and student presentations of their own research within this paper.


No textbooks are required for this paper

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Research, Self-motivation
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will gain:

  1. A well-developed mastery of case-based problem solving relating to the challenges and opportunities inherent in business internationalisation
  2. A well-developed understanding of the issues faced by businesses operating in cross-cultural environments and how these issues relate to the strategies of multinational business operation
  3. A well-developed ability to critically analyse relevant international business literature and relate the literature to particular problems or challenges facing businesses as they internationalise
  4. A well-developed ability to present information and opinions in a logical and persuasive manner through both oral and written formats

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-14, 16-22