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Unit information: Global Business Environment in 2020/21

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Unit name Global Business Environment
Unit code EFIM10012
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Harry Pitts
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

none

Co-requisites

none

School/department School of Management
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

The aim of this unit is to provide students with knowledge and clear understanding of the political economy of the global business environment which underpins the principles and processes of international business management in multinational enterprises (MNEs) that function in a world economy, and the challenges posed to globalisation in a time of contemporary upheaval.

The unit will also provide the opportunity for students to interrogate contemporary case studies across different sectors of the world economy, which will further develop their practical, analytical, and key skills for the challenges of the modern workplace.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the unit, students will be able to:

1) critically evaluate theories associated with the establishment of the contemporary global business environment, specifically concerning the changing nature of nation-states, global regulators and multinational enterprises in both developing and developed world contexts;

2) analyse the strategies of multinational enterprises across a range of different economic sectors and international contexts;

3) work independently, develop critical thinking and be reflective and reflexive in the learning process;

4) develop effective team-working, communication, written and oral, and planning skills;

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities.

Assessment Details

Summative: 3000 word individual assignment (100%) Formative - short individual writing assignments with feed forward.

Reading and References

Indicating Reading and References

Dicken, P., Global shift. 7th edition. SAGE/Guildford Press. 2015

Articles from leading journals in the field including Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Regional Studies, Journal of Economic Geography, Global Networks, Academy of Management Review, Journal of World Business

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