MN3077 Management: international and comparative perspectives
EC1002 Introduction to economics or IR1011 Introduction to international relations or MN1107 Introduction to business and management.
The World Economy: International economy - definitions, perspectives and evolution. International institutions and agreements. International trade - theories, patterns and practicalities. International capital flows - types, theories and patterns. International accounts and the balance of payments. International monetary system. Geopolitics, trading blocks and economic communities.
Comparative Management: Models and concepts for comparative business analysis. Comparative economic performance: the North American, European and Far Eastern economies. Analysis of corporate and national competitiveness. Government-business relations. Business organisation and strategic management. National and corporate cultures.
Technology and operations management. Management of human resources. Finance and corporate control.
International Management: International strategies and options: exporting, licensing, joint ventures and alliances, foreign direct investment. International marketing: planning and market entry; product distribution, promotion and pricing strategies. International finance: environment, institutions and markets; foreign exchange markets and risk management; international project financing; foreign investment analysis. International operations; location decision making; co-ordination and control; quality management.
Global Competition: Definitions, trends and perspectives. Global markets, cultural homogenisation and global sourcing. Multinational and global strategies. Multinational and global organisational forms, structures, communications and management. Technologies, innovation and research and development. Multinational enterprises, politics and national governments, varieties of capitalism.