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Syllabus: INBU-13653-300

Syllabus: INBU-13653-300: Principles of International Business

Assignment: Choose a country from Europe, Asia or South America. You are the new Business Development Specialists at Khaki's R Us. Your company wants you to explore the possibility of doing business in the country you have selected. Prepare a report of not more than 15 double spaced pages with information on your company addressing the following issues: geography and history of your company; political economy of your country; cultural issues the company needs to consider (language, religion, business hours, gestures, negotiating, punctuality, education, gender, etc.) . Also develop an ethical code that will guide your company's decisions on environmental protection drawing on J. Rawl's concept of the veil of ignorance. Research company's political economy of international trade. Conclude paper by making a recommendation to your CEO. Student

Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the HU Library Homepage
  • Gain Off-Campus Access to Restricted Library Resources
  • Search Sterling online catalog
  • Locate and use restricted Databases
  • Search the Web and screen sources for reliability
  • Search and evalue Web resources
  • Cite resources for their research projects
For Your specific Research Problem for this Class:Books may provide examples and case studies of companies doing business globally, for example:
  • Business without boundaries: an action framework for collaborating across time, distance, organization, and culture by Don Mankin, Susan G. Cohen.
  • Doing business in emerging markets: entry and negotiation strategies by S. Tamer Cavusgil, Pervez N. Ghauri, Milind R. Agarwal.
  • Countries Studies (Library of Congress) http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ provides extensive information on countries. You may search by country or Continent
  • Doing Business database provides indicators of the cost of doing business by identifying specific regulations that enhance or constrain business investment, productivity, and growth
  • Portals to the World (Library of Congress)
  • .STAT-USA/Internet R and click: GLOBUS & NTDB -- Access this area for current and historical trade-related releases, international market research, trade opportunities, country analysis, and our trade library...the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB). Access to files for subscribers only. Scroll down to: Market and Country Research: Click on Country Commercial Guides
  • The World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/ is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world

Look for articles on your particular countries using databases:

Citing Sources See International Business Research Guide for additional resources
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