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International Business in the Global Context - MAN00017M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Yoo Jung Ha
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21
B Spring Term 2020-21

Module aims

The module is designed to develop the knowledge and understanding of the major issues that businesses are confronted with when operating in international markets. It is devoted to the theoretical and applied aspects of international business environment such as social, financial, economic and political systems, risks and entry barriers. It introduces key theories of international business, including the determinants and the impact of international trade, foreign direct investment and regional integration. Business environmental issues such as business ethics and intellectual property right in the global context are also discussed. The theoretical understanding is illustrated and examined by reference to the examples of countries, international institutions, industries and companies.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to:-
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the complex nature of the international business environment and how the social, economic and political factors have influenced, and continue to influence international business.
Develop a sound understanding of the major theories of international trade, foreign direct investment and regional integration.
Aware the role of international trading and regulatory institutions and their interaction with firm strategy.
Evaluate and apply learned concepts and theories.

Module content

  • The historical development and the current pattern of international business
  • The international institutional environment including social, financial, economic and political systems
  • Theories of international trade
  • Political economy of international trade
  • Theories of foreign direct investment
  • Political economy of foreign direct investment
  • New opportunities and challenges in the global industry
  • International technology transfer and competitiveness


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Peng, Mike and Meyer, Klaus. (2016). International business (2nd edition). London: Cengage Learning.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.