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    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 the paper 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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Global Business Strategy
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    (MANT 217 or MANT 251) and 18 further 200-level points
    MANT 460
    Schedule C
    May not be credited together with MANT360 passed in 2015 or 2016.
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Virginia Cathro

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures (one 2-hour lecture) and tutorials.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    1. Describe the key challenges associated with the development and implementation of strategies for international business
    2. Explain the interaction between firm-level strategy and the business and institutional environments of various markets
    3. Evaluate the risks and benefits associated with different strategies for internationalisation


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 9-12, 15-22
    AND one stream from
    B1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15, 17-19, 21
    B2 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15, 17-19, 21
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