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UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA

COURSE INFORMATION
Course
Code
Course Status

Introduction to International Business


IBM 530
Core

Credit Hours

03

Contact Hours

03

Semester

Lecturer

Dr. IDAYA HUSNA MOHD


idayahusna@salam.uitm.edu.my
017-3445004

Course Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able:


to identify international business environments, strategies,
operations and emerging issues
to describe concepts and theories in a real world context
to discuss and explain changes in the global environment
to discuss and carry out presentations, work in teams and
independently on topical global issues and case studies

Course Description

This course exposes the students to all the essential elements


of international business. The students will examine the
future scenarios of international business; examine the
countervailing forces that make decision-making in
international business complex and the dynamic nature of
the global business environment. This course coverage will
enhance the students understanding that companies needs
evolve with their growth in international operations.
Important issues regarding political, cultural, legal, economic,
and governmental forces that interact with international
business management, making international business
different from purely domestic business will be emphasized.

Teaching Methodology

This course will be delivered through lectures (to cover basic


principles and examples for each topic), class discussions,
tutorials, Blended learning (On-line Project Consultations)
and Group Project. It is compulsory for students to attend
all lectures and tutorials. Failure to do so will affect your

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overall assessment. Group project must be completed and


submitted on or before the specified due date.

Assessment

Continuous Assessment
Test 1
Test 2
Individual Assignment
Group Project
Presentation
Final Examination
TOTAL

10%
10%
10%
10%
10%

50%

50%
100%

Text book

Global Business Today. Charles W. L. Hill, Krishna

Other References

Cavusgil, Knight & Riesenberger: International Business,

Udayasankar, Wee Chow Hou, McGraw Hill (8th. Edition)

Pearson Education, 2008


Shenkar, Oded & Luo, Yadong: International Business,
John Wiley & Sons, 2004
Wild, J. J. & Wild, L. K.: International Business, 2nd Edition,
Prentice Hall, 2003
McDonald, Frank & Burton, Fred, 1st Edition, 2003,
Thomson.
Daniels, J.D & Radebaugh, L.H., International Business:
Environments and Operations, 10th Edition, Prentice Hall,
2002.

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LESSON PLAN
WEEK

Date
2/3 6/3

9/3 13/3
16/3 20/3

TOPICS
Globalization
Globalization
Drivers of Globalization
The Globalization debate
Managing in the global marketplace

CHAPTER

CHAPTER 1

**BLENDED LEARNING
National Differences in Political
Economy
Political Systems
Economic Systems
Legal Systems
The determinants of Economic
development
States in Transition

CHAPTER 2

**BLENDED LEARNING
23/3 27/3

Culture
What is Culture
Social Structure
Religious and Ethical systems
Verbal and nonverbal
communication
Culture and workplace
Cultural Change

CHAPTER 3

**BLENDED LEARNING
5

29/3 3/4

International Trade Theory


An overview of free trade
Absolute Advantage Theory
Comparative Advantage Theory
Heckscher-Ohlin Theory
Product Life Cycle Theory

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CHAPTER 4

National Competitive AdvantagePorter's Diamond Framework

**BLENDED LEARNING
6/4 10/4

Political Economy of International Trade


Instruments of trade policy
Government intervention
The revised case for Free Trade
Development of World trading
systems

CHAPTER 5

**BLENDED LEARNING
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13/4 17/4

20/4 24/4
27/4 1/5
4/5 8/5

SEMESTER BREAK
TEST 1
Entering Foreign Market
Basic Entry Decisions
Entry Modes
Selecting and Entry Mode
Greenfield vs. Acquisition

CHAPTER 6

**BLENDED LEARNING
11/5 15/5

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)


FDI in the world economy
Theories of FDI
Political ideology and FDI
Benefits and costs of FDI
Government Policy instruments and
FDI

CHAPTER 7

**BLENDED LEARNING
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Regional Economic Integration


Levels of Economic Integration
The case for and against Regional
Integration
Regional Economic integration in
Europe, Americas, Asia and Africa
Trans-Pacific Partnership
Agreenment (TPP)
**BLENDED LEARNING

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CHAPTER 8

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Ethics and Corruption in the Global


Marketplace
Origins of Corruption
The drawbacks of Corruption
The types of Corrupt Practices

CHAPTER 9

GROUP ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION


13
14
15
16
17

30/5 2/6

SPECIAL BREAK (HARVEST FESTIVAL &


GAWAI: 30 MAY 2 JUNE 2014)

8/6 -12/6
15/6 19/6
22/6 23/6
24/6 12/7

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TEST 2

CHAPTER 6 9

PRESENTATION
REVISION WEEK
EXAMINATION!!

STUDY
SMART!
GOODLUCK!