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    International Business Economics (2018)

     

     

    Professors

    Judith Clifton

    José Manuel Alonso
    Marcos Fernández Gutiérrez

    Department of Economics

     

     


    This course offers students valuable insights in the theories and practices of international business economics. In the context of a globalized world, the economics of International Business are a key subject of knowledge for professionals in the fields of business administration, economics and law, among others. The objective of this course is to introduce the students to a broad appreciation of Business Economics in a global context. Students will be trained to analyse contents, methods and visions of the complexity of the world in the field of economics and business. The main focus will be on the firm as unit and how it operates in theory and practice in an international business environment. The course is designed to stimulate student participation, coursework, continual assessment and active learning. Activities of the course include theoretical lessons, discussion of real cases and practical exercises (seminars).


    Keywords

    International business, economics, globalization, political economy, business strategy, business organization.

    • Course Details

      programa

       

      Course Information

      • Course title: International Business Economics

      • Code: G965

      • Department / Unit: Department of Economics

      • Degree / Master’s: Degree in Economics

      • Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

      • ECTS credits: 6

      • Language of instruction: English

      • Instructors: Judith Clifton / José Manuel Alonso / Marcos Fernández Gutiérrez

       


      Course structure

       

      • Lecture 1. IBE and Globalization
      • Lecture 2. FDI: Theory and Practice.
      • Lecture 3. Foreign Direct Investment: Advantages and Risks.
      • Lecture 4. The Global Capital Market.
      • Lecture 5. The Strategy of International Business.
      • Lecture 6. The Organization of International Business
      • Lecture 7. Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances.
      • Lecture 8. Global marketing and R&D.
      • Lecture 9. Global Production, Outsourcing and Logistics.
      • Lecture 10. Cultural differences and international business: the case of Europe.
      • Lecture 11. Why are EU policies important for MNCs? The case of infrastructure.
    • Readings

         

       

      • International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, 9th Edition. Charles W. L. Hill, University of Washington.

      • Transforming Public Enterprise in Europe and North America. Networks, Integration and Transnationalization. Edited by Judith Clifton, Francisco Comín and Daniel Díaz Fuentes. Palgrave Macmillan, February 2007.

    • Lecture Notes

        

       

      • LN-F-001. Lecture 1. IBE and Globalization

      • LN-F-002. Lecture 2. FDI: Theory and Practice.

      • LN-F-003. Lecture 3. Foreign Direct Investment: Advantages and Risks.

      • LN-F-004. Lecture 4. The Global Capital Market.

      • LN-F-005. Lecture 5. The Strategy of International Business.

      • LN-F-006. Lecture 6. The Organization of International Business

      • LN-F-007. Lecture 7. Entry Strategy and Strategic Alliances.

      • LN-F-008. Lecture 8. Global marketing and R&D.

      • LN-F-009. Lecture 9. Global Production, Outsourcing and Logistics.

      • LN-F-010. Lecture 10. Cultural differences and international business: the case of Europe.

      • LN-F-011. Lecture 11. Why are EU policies important for MNCs? The case of infrastructure.

       

    • Exercises

       

       

    • Syllabus

       

       

      • Here you can download the Syllabus in PDF format.
    • Assessment

      Assessment

       

       

       

       

      Assessment criteria

       


      ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA "INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS"

      Description

      Type

      Final assessment

      Retake

      %

      Research Essay

      Work

      No

      Yes

      40%

      • Minimum mark: 5.00.

      • Date: During the course.

      • Retake conditions: Final Exam.

      Exam

      Written exam

      Yes

      Yes

      40%

      • Minimum mark: 5.00.

      • Date: During the course.

      • Retake conditions: Exam.

      Participaction in class

      Other

      No

      No

      10%

      • Minimum mark: 0.00.

      • Date: During the course.

      Tasks

      Other

      No

      Yes

      10%

      • Minimum mark: 0.00.

      • Date: During the course.

      • Retake conditions: Final Exam.

      TOTAL

      100%

      COMMENTS:This course will be evaluated by four components:
      1) A research essay, approved by the instructor, on a topic related to International Business Economics. 40%
      2) An exam, organized at the end of the course. 40%.
      3) Participation on a regular basis (at least 80%) of the classes. 10%
      4) Tasks in class. 10%

      COMMENTS for part-time students:

      • Students taking the course on a part-time basis must sit the final exam, worth 100%. This exam is composed of multiple choice questions (40%) and long open questions requiring an essay (60%).

    • About the Professor

      About the Professor


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      Judith Clifton

      Department of Economics

      UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
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      José Manuel Alonso

      Department of Economics

      UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
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      Marcos Fernández Gutiérrez

      Department of Economics

      UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
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