This course studies the behaviour of multinational firms from a multidisciplinary economics and business perspective. It reviews recent advances in international economics as well as leading business science paradigms of multinational behaviour using primary academic sources. These theories are placed in the context of their practical implications by using recent and relevant case studies so that students are equipped to use the theoretical framework for managerial decision making.
At the end of the course the student is able to:
• Analyse and explain the behaviour of multinational firms in both theoretical and empirical terms;
• Absorb and apply recent theoretical advances in international economics and business for managerial decision making;
• Communicate on economic, business and managerial theories and empirical research in the area of multinational firms.
Lectures and interactive case-discussion sessions. Prior to the case discussions, students are required to work in groups to answer case-related questions which are collected in short essays and graded at the end of the course. The course culminates a with a final exam focused on the topics of lectures and tutorials during which students are called to solve practical problems using their knowledge of the literature as a guiding tool.
• Case-based essays (50%, group)
• Final examination (50%, individual).
In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.