Number and length of classes weekly: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Required and Recommended Reading Materials
There is no prescribed textbook for the unit. But students MUST purchase Unit Reader from bookshop. Throughout this course students are expected to read all materials in the Unit Reader. Additional reading material may be provided in the lectures. To enhance your knowledge, students are strongly recommended to look at the following publications.
Besanko, D., Dranove, D., S. Schaefer, and M. Shanley, 2016. Economics of Strategy, 7th edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (or earlier editions)
Peng, M., 2017. Global Strategy, 4th edition, Cengage Learning. (or earlier editions)
Recommended journals and periodicals
The Economist: http://www.economist.com
Far Eastern Economic Review: http://www.feer.com/
Harvard Business Review: http://www.hbr.com
Journal of International Business Studies: http://www.jibs.net/
Management International Review: http://link.springer.com/journal/11575
Journal of International Management: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-international-management/
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The basic teaching and learning philosophy of the course is ‘we teach principles, you develop capabilities’. The theoretical principles provide the basis of various conceptual frameworks and models, which in turn help us to make sense of a variety of strategic issues firms face in a complex and uncertain global business environment.
While these principles constitute the basis for systematic examination of international business strategy and management, they do not necessarily explain why a particular firm succeeded or failed. The successful application of the concepts and theories introduced in this course depends on your ability to use them in a particular situation that a firm faces.
Throughout the course, we will use examples, case studies and tutorial discussions to illustrate the concepts and frameworks. Students should not only try to understand the theories, concepts and frameworks discussed in the lectures, but also make efforts to apply them in tutorial discussions, presentations and assignments.
Technology Used and Required
Students are required to use iLearn, word processing, Turnitin, and powerpoint for presentation.
The web page for this unit can be found at: iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
What are the changes from the previous offering?
New lecture material added