STMGT305-21A (HAM)

Doing Business Internationally

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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In the global economy, international business provides opportunities and threats for organisations of all sizes. This paper focuses on the international business environment, the risks and opportunities of internationalisation, market readiness and foreign market selection for the multinational enterprises and SMEs.

The complexities of doing business internationally are considered, particularly the cultural, political and regulatory differences between advanced economies and emerging markets, how that impacts international market selection and market entry strategies. The fundamentals of international business that will be covered in this course include internationalisation, differences between domestic and international markets, and international market entry modes.

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Paper Structure

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This is an in-class paper, also offered in FLEXI mode. For those taking the paper online, there are some elements that require you to be online at specified times. Online content and information is available on Moodle. Students will engage in-class discussions, including via zoom, and engage in self-learning activities and research on their own or in small groups.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Identify the cross-border challenges, constraints and complexities faced by firms in the international business environment
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  • 2. Evaluate the internationalisation process of a firm in the dynamic global economy
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  • 3. Develop and compare creative growth strategies for international markets
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Individual: IB Culture theory and case study negotiations
20 Apr 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Individual: Literature Review- Internationalization (Barriers/Drivers)
8 May 2021
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Individual: Engagement, Discussion and Participation
31 May 2021
No set time
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Group Presentation: IB activities, market selection and entry modes
1 Jun 2021
3:00 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
5. Group Report: IB activities, market selection and entry modes
1 Jun 2021
3:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required Readings can be accessed in the STMGT305 Reading List (also linked on Moodle):

https://waikato.rl.talis.com/lists/247BC4E7-B80A-AD2B-266C-255542F97D21.html

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Recommended Readings

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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper = 150 hours of work.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: STMG191 or STMGT101

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: INMG317

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