Global Shift

Lecturer: Dr Paulina Ramirez

This module aims to:

The aim of the module is to provide students with the theoretical understanding of the relationship between two major themes in International Business: (i) the existence of differences in national business systems; and (ii) the present day character of processes of internationalisation and globalisation of economic and business activities. A major theme running through the module is the importance of knowledge for the understanding of the development and evolution of national business systems and international business. 

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast theories of the multinational firm and evaluate their relevance in today’s context.
  • Discuss and appraise new theoretical approaches to the internationalisation of firm activities based on the development of new forms of firm organisation.
  • Analyse the main contemporary trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and critically analyse and evaluate the role of these investment flows in the economic and social development of nations.
  • Identify and compare and contrast key characteristics of different national business systems applying contemporary institutional theories. 
  • Analyse and evaluate the importance of knowledge in international business 

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Apply the theoretical concepts developed in the lectures to real world phenomena
  • Research and critically evaluate information
  • Work in teams with students from other countries
  • Communicate complex ideas to others in a clear, concise and interesting way