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Bachelor 2023/2024

International Business

Type: Compulsory course (Business Administration)
Area of studies: Management
Delivered by: Department of General and Strategic Management (Nizhny Novgorod)
When: 3 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4
Contact hours: 56

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The International Business Environment course focuses on the economic, institutional, social, political, historical and cultural specialties of different countries, which significantly affect the companies’ international strategies and activities. Considering all these aspects, the course explains how international business environment can be analyzed, which main analytic methods are most applicable for solving particular analytical tasks and how the results of such an analysis could be used for creating successful international business strategy. We will review influence of globalization, international business integration and role of global institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, which define international “rules of the game” and affect business strategies and welfare of the countries. Participants will also have opportunity to participate in discussion and to solve case studies.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of International Business Environment course is to focus on the economic, institutional, social, political, historical and cultural specialties of different countries, which significantly affect the companies’ international strategies and activities, to bring understanding of these aspects and to explain how international business environment can be analyzed, which main analytic methods are most applicable for solving particular analytical tasks and how the results of such an analysis could be used for creating successful international business strategy.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of examples and trends of globalization and impact of globalization on Russia’s economy and society.
  • Knowledge of the basic financial strategies, features of their development and implementation
  • Knowledge of the basic international comparisons and place of Russia among world main international “players”.
  • Knowledge of the cross-cultural differences and their impact on doing international business.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Block 1. International comparisons.
  • Block 2. Cultural differences and cross-cultural communications in business.
  • Block 3. The Environment of International Business in the Era of Globalization.
  • Block 4. Regional integration processes and their impact on business.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Answer the questions
    Students give the answers to teacher's question in English orally. The questions are created to understand if the students are able to operate the concepts, terms and definition of each topic.
  • non-blocking Final assignment
    Answer in written form ( 1 page) + Presentation created in group on the same topic.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.3 * Answer the questions + 0.7 * Final assignment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bae, Y. J. (2019). Globalization. New York: Greenhaven Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2006847
  • Berry, J. W. (2017). Mutual Intercultural Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1560357
  • Cadogan, John, et al. Cross-cultural and cross-national consumer research, Emerald Publishing Limited, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=2070198.
  • Caporaso, J. A. (2018). The European Union : Dilemmas Of Regional Integration. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1704410
  • Diez, T., & Tocci, N. (2017). The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1361932
  • John Cantwell, John H Dunning, & Sarianna M Lundan. (2010). An evolutionary approach to understanding international business activity: The co-evolution of MNEs and the institutional environment. Journal of International Business Studies, (4), 567. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.pal.jintbs.v41y2010i4p567.586
  • Mike W Peng, Denis Y L Wang, & Yi Jiang. (2008). An institution-based view of international business strategy: a focus on emerging economies. Journal of International Business Studies, (5), 920. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.pal.jintbs.v39y2008i5p920.936
  • Peng, M. W. (2001). The resource-based view and international business. Journal of Management, 27(6), 803. https://doi.org/10.1177/014920630102700611
  • Peter N. Stearns. (2019). Globalization in World History. [N.p.]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2167964
  • Rugman, A. M., & Collinson, S. (2012). International Business (Vol. 6th ed). Harlow, UK: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1417842
  • Warren, T.L. Cross-Cultural Communication: Perspectives in Theory and Practice / Thomas L. Warren. – Oxon; New York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. – (Baywood's Technical Communications Series / ser. ed.: Charles H. Sides). – Текст: электронный // DB ProQuest Ebook Central (ebrary) [сайт].

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • 2008 economic developments and prospects : regional integration for global competitiveness / The World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Region. (2008). Washington/D.C. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.389593397
  • Blyznyuk, T. P. (2018). Behavioral Strategies of the Personnel in the Cross-Cultural Interaction Process as a Precondition of Effective Development of the Enterprise: Ukraine and Mongolia. Financial & Credit Activity: Problems of Theory & Practice, 3(26), 462–468. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=132905765
  • BOULINEAU, E. (2019). Towards a Political Geography of Territorial Cooperation. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.8E806F55
  • Brett, J. M. (2014). Negotiating Globally : How to Negotiate Deals, Resolve Disputes, and Make Decisions Across Cultural Boundaries (Vol. Third edition). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=716710
  • Breugelmans, S. M., Chasiotis, A., & Vijver, F. J. R. van de. (2011). Fundamental Questions in Cross-Cultural Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=366256
  • Gilpin, R. (DE-576)161117015. (2001). Global political economy : understanding the international economic order / Robert Gilpin. Princeton, NJ [u.a.]: Princeton Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.089772180
  • Gopinath, C. (2018). Globalization : A Multidimensional System (Vol. Third edition). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1982686
  • History of International Relations : A Non-European Perspective. (2019). Netherlands, Europe: Open Book Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.47A2B8DB
  • Klaus Larres, & Ruth Wittlinger. (2019). Understanding Global Politics : Actors and Themes in International Affairs. [N.p.]: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2142232
  • Ritzer, G., & Dean, P. (2018). Globalization : The Essentials (Vol. Second edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1991330
  • Zoran Milutinovic. (2019). The Rebirth of Area Studies : Challenges for History, Politics and International Relations in the 21st Century. London: I.B. Tauris. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2271163