This unit is taught using lectures and ‘applications lectures’ (whole-of-class tutorials). The course consists of 36 hours of instruction. Students are expected to read in advance of lectures, and actively participate in applications lectures. It is an expectation that students will attend at least 80% of classes. Students will be expected to attend lectures fully prepared to discuss assigned readings as per the course outline. If you have a recurring problem have the courtesy to discuss this with your lecturer/tutor. The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au
Requirements to complete this unit satisfactorily. Successful completion of this unit is conditional on achieving a minimum of 50% of the total assessments. Students are expected to complete all assessment tasks for this Unit. Your lecturer will advise you of their consultation times and availability during the semester.
Technology Used and Required: Students are required to use information technology in this unit. Students will need to use: Library databases to source materials for the research reports, which are accessed electronically for conducting, research for assignments; Electronic (internet) access to iLearn to download unit learning resources and upload assignments or other materials required for class activities and assignments; Microsoft word and Power point (where applicable) for the research reports and presentations).
Unit Web Page: Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn). The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/
Text and Readings: A custom edition has been prepared for this subject entitled - International Business Operations BUS202: Compiled by Dr Rob Jack, Macquarie University, Pearson - this is available for purchase at the University Bookshop.
Other useful book references (on Reserve in the library)
• Buckley, P, J., (2011) Globalization and the global factory, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Cassia, L., (2010) Global outsourcing strategies: The internationalisation of the electronics industry, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Daniels, J.D., Radebaugh, L. H., Sullivan, D.P., (2011) International business: Environments and operations, 13th ed, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall
• Dick, H., & Merrett, D., (2012) The internationalisation strategies of small-country firms: The Australian experience of globalization, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar • Dodgson, M. Gann, D. Salter, A., (2008) The management of technological innovation: Strategy and practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press
• Dolfsma, W., Duysters, G., & Costa, I (2009) Multinationals and emerging economies: The quest for innovation and sustainability, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Dunning, J. H., Lundan, S., (2008) Multinational enterprises and the global economy, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Forsgren, M., (2009) Theories of the multinational firm: A multidimensional creature in the global economy, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar • Gabrielsson, M., & Manek Kirpalani.V.H., (2012) Handbook of research on born globals, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
Ietto-Gillies, G., (2012) Transnational corporations and international production: Concepts, theories and effects, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Jansson, H (2007) International business marketing in emerging country markets: The third wave of internationalisation of firms, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Mentzer, J.T., Myers, M. B., Stank, T.P., (2007) Handbook of global supply chain management, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications
• Peng, M. W., (2008) Global business, Mason, Ohio: South-Western Cengage Learning
• Verbeke, A., & Merchant, A (2012) Handbook of research on international strategic management, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar
• Welch, L.S., Benito, G.R., & Petersen, B (2007) Foreign operation methods: Theory, analysis, strategy, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar