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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title International Business Strategy
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,196.41
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22
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