|| ECM4210 |
|| INTERNTIONAL BUSINESS: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr Nicholas Perdikis |
|| Semester 2 |
|| ECM4110 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 16 Hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| ||30%|
The intention of this module is to equip students with a thorough understanding of the main opportunities and problems that face firms when making their decisions to operate internationally. Specific issues covered include the mode of internationalisation, payment and exchange rate risks, risk assessment, arbitration procedures.
The module will concentrate on the potential opportunities available to firms and the risks involved in undertaking international transactions. The module will examine the modes of a firm's involvement, i.e., exporting, multinationality and its nature, i.e., will via trading houses. It will also examine in detail methods and institutions that can be employed to minimise risk.
On completion of this module students should be able to have and understand a specific body of knowledge; be able to analyse and think critically; interpret statistics; present material both orally and in written form; manage their time; carry out independent tasks; work in groups.
The current year's module outline can be found via The School's website
C Hills (2000) International Business: Competing in the Global Market Place
W A Kerr and N Perdikis (1995) The Economics of International Business
Chapman and Hall
B Daws (ed) (1995) Internatiotnal Business: A European Perspective
P Lawrence (1995) Issues in European Business
This module is at CQFW Level 7