TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
87099

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2017/2018
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Insegnamento (nome in inglese): 
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa a scelta dello studente
Tipo di insegnamento: 
Opzionale
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA E GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE (SECS-P/08)
Anno di corso: 
3
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2019/2020
Crediti: 
6
Responsabile della didattica: 

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Lingua: 
Inglese
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
36
Ambito: 
A scelta dello studente
Materiali didattici: 
Prerequisites

None

Educational goals

This course will focus on a variety of issues related to the increased globalization and international trade that have been critical to the growth of the world economy as well as the interconnectedness that has contributed to recent problems.

Course content

1. The globalization of markets and production; drivers of globalization; the changing demographics of the global economy; the changing world order; the rapidly expanding global economy of the 21st century.
2. Political, economic and legal systems; differences in economic development; states in transition; the nature of economic transformation.
3. The influence of cultural, ethical and religious traditions; cultural changes.
4. Ethical issues in international business (employment, human rights, environment, corruption, etc.); managerial implications.
5. International trade theory; absolute and comparative advantage; product life cycles.
6. Trade policies; the role of government intervention; development of the world trading system.
7. Foreign direct investment; benefits and costs of FDI.
8. Regional economic integration -- EU, NAFTA, etc.
9. The foreign exchange market; the international monetary system.
10. The strategy of international business; global expansion; strategic alliances.
11. Entering foreign markets; entry modes
12. Conceptual summary and case studies.

Textbooks and reading lists

The course is based on materials developed in class.

Teaching methods

A combination of lecture and discussion formats with frequent use of short case analyses and related discussions to illustrate major points.

Assessment and Evaluation

Three in-class examinations - 33% each

Further information

Reference person for the Summer Business Program: prof. Mauro
Cavallone
Course given by: prof. Scott Christianson.
The course is offered in English within the Summer Business Program a.a.
2019-20 (only for students of the undergraduate programs in
“Economia”, “Economia aziendale” and foreign/Erasmus students).
Attendance is compulsory, a maximum number of students is accepted.
In order to be considered, students must apply, following the instructions
published on website https://www.unibg.it/node/388.