Unit aim

International management covers the major elements of the managerial process that transcends country borders. Examines the reasons why multinational organisations elect to become transnational in their strategic operations. Topics covered include cross-border collaboration and strategies for exploiting the knowledge that grows out of those strategic alliances, the evolving global role of transnational organisations and a consideration of important ethical issues that confront the international manager.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to transnational management  (text Chapter 1)
Topic 2: Distance and the liability of foreignness  (text Chapter 1)
Topic 3: The integration-responsiveness paradigm (text Chapter 2)
Topic 4: Developing and transnational strategies   (text Chapter 3)
Topic 5: Strategic flexibility in the international environment  (text Chapter 4)
Topic 6: Worldwide innovation and learning  (text Chapter 5)
Topic 7: Cross-border collaboration  (text Chapter 6)
Topic 8: Managerial roles: rethinking traditional assumptions  (text Chapter 7)
Topic 9: The MNE and the wider political economy  (text Chapter 8)
Topic 10: Leading the MNE: Global strategy

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Bartlett, CA & Beamish, PW, 2013, Transnational Management: Text, Cases and Readings in Cross Border Management, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York. ISBN: 978-0-07-813711-2.

Session 2

  • Bartlett, CA & Beamish, PW, 2013, Transnational Management: Text, Cases and Readings in Cross-Border Management, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York. ISBN: 978-0-07-813711-2.

Session 3

  • If unable to obtain the 7th edition, the 6th edition will suffice: Bartlett, CA & Beamish, PW, 2013, Transnational Management: Text, Cases and Readings in Cross-Border Management, 7th edn, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, New York. ISBN: 978-0-07-813711-2.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

China - Shanghai STVU

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Hong Kong

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - SIPMM

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Quiz20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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Fee information

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International

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