This unit will be delivered via seminar-format involving a combination of lecturing by the convenor and active class participation in the OCS by students. Students will be required to participate in discussion based upon the readings, as well as any problem and discussion questions set by the convenor.
The prescribed text for this unit is International Business Law by Bryan Mercurio et al, ( Oxford University Press, 2010).Students should purchase the text from the Co-Op Bookshop. Additional readings will be needed to supplement the textbook.
Required and Recommended Readings
Bryan Mercurio et al, International Business Law (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Folsom R H, International Business Transactions: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook (West Group, 10th ed, 2009).
Vagts D et al, Transnational Business Problems (Foundation Press, 4th ed, 2010).
Ray A August, International Business Law (Pearson, 6th ed, 2013).
R Burnet, Law of International Business Transactions (Federation press, 3rd ed, 2004).
Kevin K Kennedy, International Trade Regulation: Readings, cases and Problems (Aspen Publishers, 2009).
Schmitthoff’s, Export Trade: The Law and Practices of International Trade (Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, 11th ed, 2007).
Emst-Ulrich Petersmann et al (ed), Reforming the World Trading System: Legitimacy, Efficiency, and Democratic Governance (Oxford University Press, 2005).
Simon Lester and Bryan Mercurio, World Trade Law: Text Materials and Commentary ( Hart Publishing, 2008).
John Mo, International Commercial Law (LexisNexis, Butterworths, 6th ed, 2015).
Hoekman, B and Kostecki, M, The Political Economy of the World Trading System: The WTO and Beyond (Oxford University Press, London, 2nd ed, 2001).
Moens G, International Trade & Business, Law Policy & Ethics (Cavendish, 2004).
G Pearson, Financial Services Law and Compliance in Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Arup, Christopher, The New World Trade Organization Agreements: Services and Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Robin Burnett and Vivienne Bath, Law of International Business in Australasia (The Federation Press, 2009).
Tunstall, International Securities Regulation (Lawbook Co, 2005).
Adhikari, R anf Athukorala, P C (eds), Developing Countries in the World Trading System, (Ewward Elgar Publishing Ltd, London, 2002).
John H. Dunning, ‘The Study of International Business: A Plea for a More Interdisciplinary Approach’ (1989) 20.3 Journal of International Business Studies 411-436.
Robert O. Keohane, International Institutions: Two Approaches, (1988) 32:4 International Studies Quarterly 379-396.
Andrew Rose, ‘Which International Institutions Promote International Trade?’ (2005) 13.4 Review of International Economics 682-698.
Hildy Teegen et al, The Importance of Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) in Global Governance and Value Creation: An International Business Research Agenda’ (2004) 35:6 Journal of International Business Studies 463-483.
Islam, M R, ‘GATT with Emphasis on its Dispute Resolution System’ in Wilde, D and Islam M eds, International Transactions: Trade and Investment, Law and Finance, (Law Book Company, Sydney,1993) 225-239.
Schwartz W F & Sykes, A O, ‘Towards a Positive Theory of the MFN Obligation and its Exceptions in the WTO/GATT System’ (1996) 16 International Review of Law and Economics 27-51.
J. Michael Geringer, Louis Hebert, ‘Control and Performance of International Joint Ventures’ (1989) 20.2 Journal of International Business Studies 235-254.
Tracy R. Harmon, Merlyn A. Griffiths, ‘Franchisee perceived relationship value’ (2008) 23:4 Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing 256 – 263.
Christopher R. Drahozal and Keith N. Hylton, ‘The Economics of Litigation and Arbitration: An Application to Franchise Contracts’ (2003) 32:2 The Journal of Legal Studies 549-584.
Luke Nottage, ‘Consumer Law Reform in Australia: Contemporary and Comparative Constructive Criticism’ (2009) 9.2 The QUT Law & Justice Journal.
Matthias Busse and José Luis Groizard, ‘Foreign Direct Investment, Regulations and Growth’ (2008) 31.7 The World Economy 861-886.
Alan A. Bevan and Saul Estrin, ‘The determinants of foreign direct investment into European transition economies’ (2004) 32.4 Journal of Comparative Economics775–787.
Rolf H. Weber Douglas W. Arner ,‘Toward a New Design for International Financial Regulation (2007) 29:2 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law391-453.
Jeffrey M. Drope, ‘The Political Economy of Nontariff Trade Barriers in Emerging Economies’ (2007) 60.3 Political Research Quarterly 401-414.
Chad P. Bown and Patricia Tovar, ‘Trade Liberalization, Antidumping, and Safeguards: Evidence from India's Tariff Reform’ (2011) 96.1 Journal of Development Economics 115-125.
Mcdonald, J, ‘Domestic Regulation, International Standards, and Technical Barriers to Trade’ (2005) 4:2 World Trade Review 249-274.
Joanna Bonarriva et al, ‘Export Controls: An Overview of their Use, Economic Effects, and Treatment in the Global Trading System’Journal of International Commerce and Economics 2009.
Marceau, G and Trachtman, J P, ‘The Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement, the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measure Agreement, and the General Agreement on Tariff and Trade’ (2002) 36:5 Journal of World Trade 811-881.
Peter. K. Yu, ‘TRIPS Enforcement and Developing Countries’ (2011) 26 American University International Law Review 727-782.
Sell, S, ‘Post TRIPs Developments: The Tension between Commercial and Social Agendas in the Context of Intellectual Property’ (2002) 14 Florida J I L 195.
Tamir Agmon' and Mary Ann Von Glinow, ‘Technology Transfer in International Business’ (1993) 6 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.
Fiona Murraya, Scott Stern ‘Do formal intellectual property rights hinder the free flow of scientific knowledge?: An empirical test of the anti-commons hypothesis’, (2007) 63:4 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 648–687.
J M Magid et al, ‘Quantifying Brand Image: Empirical Evidence of Trademark Dilution’ (2006) 43 American Business Law Journal 1,12.
Crampes and Langinier, ‘Are Intellectual Property Rights Detrimental to Innovation?’ (2009) 16.3 International Journal of the Economics of Business 249.
T A Bunch, ‘Well-Known Marks Doctrine: Where Do We Go From Here?’ (2008) 90 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 227. .
Kenneth Amaeshi et al, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains of Global Brands: A Boundaryless Responsibility? Clarifications, exceptions and implications’ (2008) 81 Journal of Business Ethics 223-234.
Radu Mares, ‘The limits of supply chain responsibility – A critical analysis of CSR instruments’ (2010) 79.2 Nordic Journal of International Law 193-244..
Sweeney, Brendan, ‘International Competition Law and Policy: A Work in Progress’ (2009) 10.1 Melbourne Journal of International Law 58.
Simon Bronitt, ‘Policing corruption and corporations in Australia: Towards a new national agenda’ (2013) 37 Crim LJ 283.
Jordan J, ‘Recent Developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New UK Bribery Act: A Global Trend Towards Greater Accountability in the Prevention of Foreign Bribery’ (2011) 7 NYU J L & Bus 866.
David J. Mclean, Toward a New International Dispute Resolution Paradigm: Assessing the Congruent Evolution of Globalisation and International Arbitration’ (2009) 30:4 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 1087-97.
J Nolan, ‘Corporate Accountability and Triple Bottom Line Reporting: Determining the Material Issues for Disclosure’ http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=975414.
This reading list is by no means exclusive. For additional resources students are encouraged to use the library catalogue and databases.
- The Journal of International Business & Law
- Law & Policy in International Business
- CURRENTS: International Trade Law Journal
- International Business Review
- International Trade and Business Law Review
- Yale Journal of International Law
- Harvard Journal of International Law
- Journal of World economy
- Journal of World Trade
- Journal of International Business Studies
- Global Journal of International Business Research
Subject website- iLearn. Students are expected to check iLearn on a regular basis.
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