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International Business (I B)

I B 403 International Business and National Policies (3) Evaluation of national economic policies in the light of international economic theory; their impacts on operations of the international business firm.

I B 403 International Business and National Policies (3)

I B 403 integrates macro and micro analyses of the dynamics between international businesses/ multinational enterprises (MNES) and national Governments. Students who successfully complete I B 403 will acquire knowledge of and tools to understand, analyze and evaluate actions, theories and philosophies that influence home and host Government policies, the roles businesses play in shaping, these policies, and how policies and other factors shape competitive strategies of international business firms in the areas of trade, investment and other international economic activities. � Theories, Models and Policies - Country-based advantages Imperfect Competition, Barriers to Entry and Strategic Trade Policy � Competitive Analysis: Product Life Cycle and Porter Models � Integrating Market and Non-Market Strategy � Manipulating and Managing External Stakeholders Across Borders � Transitional Economies: Opportunities, Risks and Strategies � Strategies for Successful Foreign Direct Investment in China � Evaluating Opportunities and Risks in Global Industries � Privatization of Telecommunications � Economic Integration: the Case of Europe � Industrial Policy, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth � Foreign Market Entry Strategies for Regulated Industries � Industrial Policy and International Competition � International Competition in Services Industries � Update on U.S. and EU policies in the Airline Industry and Impacts on Industry Structure and Firm Strategy.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, B A 301 orFIN 301

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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