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  1. Core Text 1 item
    MN3126 has a key text which you can either purchase or consult on a regular basis in the Short Loan collection of the University Library or read the e-book version (available via the Online Resource buttons below). This book is excellent and covers a lot of the material which will be examined during the course of the module.
  2. Lecture 1 & Lecture 2: Globalization, international business and MNCs 26 items
    1. Textbook Chapters 2 items
      1. International business: environments & operations (16th ed.) - John D. Daniels, Lee H. Radebaugh, Daniel P. Sullivan 2018

        Book  Chapter 1, 'Globalization and International Business'.

      2. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy (7th ed) - Peter Dicken 2015

        Book  Chapter 1, 'What in the World is Going On?'; vhapter 2, 'The Centre of Gravity Shifts: Transforming the Geographies of the Global Economy'.

    2. Journal Articles 9 items
      1. The governance of global value chains - Gary Gereffi, John Humphrey, Timothy Sturgeon 2005

        Article 

      2. Global Production Networks and the Analysis of Economic Development - Jeffrey Henderson, Peter Dicken, Martin Hess, Neil Coe and Henry Wai-Chung Yeung 2002

        Article 

      3. Powers and Limits of Transnational Corporations: The Case of ADM - Alessandro Bonanno, Douglas H. Constance, Heather Lorenz 2009

        Article 

      4. Global value chains and global production networks in the changing international political economy: An introduction - Jeffrey Neilson, Bill Pritchard, Henry Wai-chung Yeung 2014

        Article  (This is an introduction article to a special issue on GVCs and GPNs. Students are encouraged to read other articles on this special issue if they are interested in this topic.)

    3. Books 15 items
      1. Why globalization works - Martin Wolf 2004

        Book 

      2. The butterfly defect: how globalization creates systemic risks, and what to do about it - Ian Goldin, Mike Mariathasan 2014

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      3. The geography of the world economy - Paul L. Knox, John A. Agnew, Linda McCarthy 2014

        Book 

  3. Lecture 3: Variegated Capitalism and the Global Business Environment 16 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
      1. Varieties of capitalism: the institutional foundations of comparative advantage - Hall, Peter A., Soskice, David W. 2001

        Book  Chapter 1, 'An introduction to Varieties of Capitalism'.

    2. Further Reading 10 items
      1. Institutions, Resources, and Entry Strategies in Emerging Economies - Klaus E. Meyer, Saul Estrin, Sumon Kumar Bhaumik, Mike W. Peng 2009

        Article 

      2. Variegated capitalism - J. Peck, N. Theodore 2007

        Article 

  4. Lecture 4: The state, MNCs and International business 15 items
    1. Essential Reading 5 items
      1. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy (7th ed) - Peter Dicken 2015

        Book  Chapter 6, 'The State Really Does Matter' (pp. 173-225) and chapter 7, 'The Uneasy Relationship Between Transnational Corporations and States: Dynamics of Conflict and Collaboration' (pp. 229-250).

    2. Further reading 10 items
  5. Lecture 5: Theoretical Concepts and Transnational Firms 14 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
      1. International Business (2nd ed.) - Mike W. Peng, Klaus Meyer 2016

        Book  Chapters 6 and 11.

      2. Fifty Years of International Business Theory and Beyond - Alan M. Rugman, Alain Verbeke, Quyen T. K. Nguyen 2011

        Article 

    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy (7th ed) - Peter Dicken 2015

        Book  Chapter 5, 'Transnational Corporations: The Primary 'Movers and Shapers of the Global Economy' (pp. 114-172).

  6. Lecture 6: Strategy and Structure of International Business 20 items
    1. Essential Reading 7 items
      1. International business: environments & operations - John D. Daniels, Lee H. Radebaugh, Daniel P. Sullivan 2018

        Book  Chapter 12, 'Strategies for International Business'. Previous editions also available in the Library. Please note the chapter number and title are different in previous editions.

      2. Global, Local, or Regional? The Locus of MNE Strategies - Alain Verbeke, Christian Geisler Asmussen 2016

        Article 

    2. Further Reading 13 items
      1. Managing across borders: the transnational solution - Christopher A. Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal 1998

        Book 

      2. Designing Matrix Structures to Fit MNC Strategy - William G. Egelhoff, Joachim Wolf, Mihael Adzic 2013

        Article 

      3. Managing networks in international business - Mats Forsgren, Jan Johanson 1992

        Book 

      4. Managing the embedded multinational: a business network view - Mats Forsgren, Ulf Holm, Jan Johanson 2005

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  7. Lecture 7: Emerging Markets, Emerging Market Multinationals, and IB theories 20 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
    2. Further Reading 14 items
      1. Globalization and the BRICs: why the BRICs will not rule the world for long - Francesca Beausang 2012

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  8. Lecture 9: Part 1: SME Internationalisation & the Rise of the ‘Born Global’ Phenomenon 13 items
    1. Essential Reading 5 items
    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Born global firms: a new international enterprise - S. Tamer Cavusgil, Gary Knight 2009 (electronic book)

        Book 

  9. Lecture 9: Part 2: The Economic & Social Impact of FDI 17 items
    1. Essential Reading 5 items
    2. Further Reading 12 items
      1. Winning and Losing: Where You Live Really Matters - Peter Dicken

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Fabric-cating Fashion: The Clothing Industries - Peter Dicken

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  10. Lecture 10: Ethics, CSR and International Business 13 items
    1. Essential Reading 6 items
      1. International business: environments & operations - John D. Daniels, Lee H. Radebaugh, Daniel P. Sullivan 2018

        Book  Chapter 5, ‘Globalization and Society’.

      2. The promise and limits of private power: promoting labor standards in a global economy - Richard M. Locke 2013

        Book  Chapters 2 and 4. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Further Reading 7 items
  11. Leading Academic Journals Covering International Business Issues 8 items
    I would encourage students to have a look at some of the current issues of the key academic journals within international business. Some examples of these journals are provided below:
  12. Some Useful Key Weblinks 6 items
  13. Bibliography for whole module 37 items
    1. In defense of globalization - Jagdish N. Bhagwati 2004

      Book Recommended

    2. Battle for the Soul of Capitalism - John C. Bogle 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. The Lexus and the olive tree - Thomas Friedman 2000

      Book Recommended

    4. Global business - Mike W. Peng 2011

      Book 

    5. International Business (2nd ed.) - Mike W. Peng, Klaus Meyer 2016

      Book 

    6. Globalization and its discontents - Joseph E. Stiglitz 2003

      Book Recommended

    7. Making globalization work - Joseph E. Stiglitz n.d.

      Book Recommended

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