Credit points: 15
This subject introduces students to selected concepts of international business, trade and investment. Students will gain knowledge of the historical development of international trade and investment and develop an understanding of the resulting strategies. Selected theories of international trade and investment will be analysed and applied to business strategies and their impact at enterprise, regional and national levels identified. Students will develop an understanding of selected national and international fiscal policies, in-turn providing them with knowledge and skills to analyse the impact of those policies on enterprises and markets. Assessment tasks will require students to apply theory to practice in a relevant context.
SchoolSchool of Life Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Global business today||Prescribed||Hill, W, Cronk, T & Wickramasekera, R 2010||2ND EDN, MCGRAW-HILL, AUSTRALIA.|
|Readings||AusTrade 2005, Trade resources kit, CD-ROM||Recommended||Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade||AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT, CANBERRA.|
|Readings||Casebook in international business: Australian and Asia-Pacific perspectives||Recommended||Ramburuth, P & Welch, C 2005||PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW.|
|Readings||Fundamentals of international business||Recommended||Czinkota, M, Ronkainen, I, Moffett, M, Ang, S, Shanker, D, Ahmad, A & Lok, P 2009||JOHN WILEY, MILTON, QLD.|
|Readings||International Business: the challenge of global competition||Recommended||Ball, D, Geringer, J, Minor, M & McNett, J 2009||9TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL IRWIN, BOSTON, MA.|
|Readings||International business: environments and operations||Recommended||Daniels, J, Radebaugh, L & Sullivan, D 2011||13TH EDN, PEARSON/PRENTICE HALL, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ.|
|Readings||International business: managing in the Asia-Pacific||Recommended||Fisher G, Hughes R & Pustay, M 2006||3RD EDN, PEARSON EDUCATION, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW.|
|Readings||International business: themes and issues in the modern global economy||Recommended||Johnson, D & Turner, C 2010||2ND EDN, ROUTLEDGE, LONDON.|
|Readings||International trade and investment: and Asia-Pacific perspective||Recommended||Gionea, J 2005||2ND EDN, MCGRAW-HILL/IRWIN, SYDNEY.|
|Readings||The international handbook of competition||Recommended||Neumann, M & Weigand, J (eds) 2006||EDWARD ELGAR, CHELTENHAM, VICTORIA.|
|Readings||Trade growth and inequality in the area of globalization||Recommended||Sharma, K & Morrissey, O (eds) 2006||ROUTLEDGE, LONDON.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe the historical development of global trade and international business including contemporary status
- Using case studies, students will investigate the historical development and influences of global trade and how it has changed over time. Group discussions will be used in tutorials to expand on these ideas.
02. Analyse and compare international trade and investment theory and the impact on organisations, regions and countries
- Lectures and tutorials will be used to analyse and compare trade arrangements and the importance of investment not only domestically but also internationally.
03. Analyse and compare international trade strategies
- Lectures, group research and tutorials will be used to explore case studies of various trade strategies.
04. Apply international trade and investment theory to a relevant business
- Group exercises to help develop a report will be used to apply theory and examples to a selected business.
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Epping, 2018, Week 08-23, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Examination (2 hours, 2000 words equivalent)||40||01, 02, 03, 04|
|Report (2000 words)||50||02, 03, 04|
|Written Test (30 minutes, 500 words equivalent)||10||01|