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International Business Management & Emerging Markets - MAN00062M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Ali Naqvi
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

This module will examine the interplay between International Business, the global economy and international development. Students will critically evaluate the rise of internationalisation, the corporation, modes of internationalisation, financialization and the development of global capitalism.

The course will focus on the development of the international economy in the context of emerging markets from a critically informed, and historically, geographically, and politically grounded perspective. It will actively explore colonialism, postcolonialism ,international development, and the role that business and management play in the development of emerging economies. The module will have a specific regional focus by examining in depth the Emerging Economies and Less Economically Developed Countries in Africa, Latin America, East and South Asia.

Module learning outcomes

Through this module students will:

  • Develop advanced theoretical, empirical, and historically and geographically grounded knowledge of International business, underdevelopment, International development, and the rise of emerging economies

  • Critically reflect on business environments in emerging economies

  • Critically assess the role of multinational organisations in development of emerging economies by synthesising theoretical approaches from international business and management with international development

  • Critically engage with current debates in international management with a focus on emerging markets.

Academic and graduate skills

Academic – students will build analytic and evaluative skills through this module. The module will be delivered through lectures and workshops that will cover the theoretical and empirical dimensions of international development in the emerging economies and international business in those regions. The emphasis will be on encouraging a thorough grounding in relevant theories of international business, international management, and international development, a knowledge of developing countries and emerging economies, with a particular interest in building research skills. Students will be encouraged to integrate theories and concepts from the international development, international political economy, international business, international management and strategic management literatures, to understand the dynamics of development, and business activity, in the specific contexts covered in the module.

Graduate skills – the module aims to develop responsive and versatile graduates able to offer an expert perspective on international development and emerging economies. They will be able to offer potential employers a geographically-specific and historically informed viewpoint by having studied areas of recent growth in the global economy.

Module content

The module may make use of documentary films as a pedagogical tool in class. Students should consider this when choosing the module. Teaching on the module will include a blend of lectures, student led group activities in workshops, whole class discussion, and presentations. Students will engage critically with relevant debates which might include: aid, trade, debt, Corporate Social Responsibility, (post) coloniality, underdevelopment, and dependency.


Task Length % of module mark
Literature Review : Open Assessment 2000 words
N/A 60
Group Multimedia Presentation
N/A 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Open Assessment 2000 words
N/A 60
Written assignment 1000 words
N/A 40

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Indicative reading

Collier, P. (2007). The bottom billion: Why the Poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cypher, J. M., & Dietz, J. L. (2008). The Process of Economic Development 3rd Edition. Routledge.

Dicken, P. (2011). Global shift: Mapping the changing contours of the world economy. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

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.