Strategic Management (BA2070)
- Why MNEs matter and core concepts
- The history of MNEs
- Why MNEs exist
- The issues of structure and strategy
- The internationalisation process
- Cooperative structures and strategies
- The economic impact that MNEs have on their host economies
- Why MNEs sometimes commit unethical acts, are they always culpable and how are they monitored and policed?
- The place and role of the MNE in a globalising world
By the end of this module students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate and apply alternative definitions and measures of multinationality
- Critically evaluate theories of the MNE
- Set out and account for historical trends in FDI and MNE activity
- Set out and account for the broad pattern of structures and strategies adopted by MNEs
- Compare and contrast alternative modes of overseas expansion
- Critically evaluate the impact of MNEs on home and host economies
- Critically evaluate the relationship between MNEs and other actors, including national governments
- Critically evaluate the role played by MNEs in the global economy
- Present and argue your case with clarity, accuracy, and precision, making using of relevant evidence and providing academic references to an appropriate standard.
This module is assessed by a two hour unseen written examination.
- Multinationals & Global Capitalism: From the 19th to the 21st C (Jones G.)
- Transnational Management (Bartlett C. & Beamish P.)