- This is an online unit. Students can access all teaching material through iLearn. Videos for weekly lectures and readings will be uploaded to iLearn as well as Assignment Submission Guide documents.
- Students are encouraged to post disucssions to iLearn and/or contact your lecturer by email/phone during the consultation time for any inquiries.
- Students are expected to pay attention to announcements on iLearn.
Required and Recommended Reading Materials
• There is no prescribed textbook for the unit, references for weekly readings will be provided on iLearn
• Throughout this course students are expected to search and read all materials in the weekly readings and additional reading material provided
• In addition, students are strongly recommended to look at the following publications to enhance your knowledge
Recommended books 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.
Recommended journals and periodicals Economist, The: 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/
Technology Used and Required • Students are required to use iLearn, word processing, and Turnitin for assignment submissions. • The web page for this unit can be found at: iLearn http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Teaching and Learning Strategy • The 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 a 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, students should not only try to understand the theories, concepts and frameworks discussed in the lectures, but also make efforts to apply them in online discussions and assignments.