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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: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module examines the development of the international economy focused on the emerging markets from a critically informed, and historically, geographically, and politically grounded perspective. Students will develop an understanding of 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 underdevelopment, International development, and the rise of emerging economies

· Interpret the business environment and its governance in emerging economies

· Synthesise theoretical approaches from international business and management with international development to critically evaluate the role of multinational organisations (including MNEs, INGOs, and other global governance institutions) in development of emerging economies

· 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 emerging economies with international business and management in those regions. The accent will be on developing evaluative skills in using 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 having studied areas of recent growth in the global economy.


Task Length % of module mark
Literature Review
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Individual Poster Presentation
N/A 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Literature Review
N/A 60
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Individual Poster Presentation
N/A 40

Module feedback

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