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  The students will be introduced to the selected theme before carrying out their research. The learning pod syllabus will then be normally structured as follows:

  • Develop a learning proposition

  • Identify a series of milestones to ensure completion

  • Conduct desk-based research on the chosen theme

  • Synthesising their learning

  • Complete their written report/assignment

  It is expected that the students will contribute towards an improved understanding of key International Business issues in the context of the Emerging Markets.

  Assessment description:

  4,000 word report on topic agreed with module tutor.

  Appendices do not count as part of the word count, but also will not be marked. When using tables and data, if these are important to your argument and analysis, these should be incorporated in the main body of the text rather than be included in appendices.

  Please note that Assignment Briefings will be within class time (see schedule) and will not take place out of class time. It is therefore imperative that you attend lectures.

  Students are reminded that the following important information is published in the ULMS Undergraduate Student Handbook, available on-line at:

  The information includes advice on:

  • How to reference your work

  • Lateness penalties

  • What to do if you require an extension

  • The marking criteria that will be used for this module

  • Re-sits.

  This coursework requires dual submission. You must hand in a hard copy to the Student Support Office (post into the black submission boxes outside the office). You must also submit a soft copy via Turnitin, which is a plagiarism and collusion detection system. If you do not submit to Turnitin your work will not be marked. Failure to submit an identical version via Turnitin compared to your hard copy will attract a penalty of 10 marks.

  To submit via Turnitin, you go to the assessment area for the module on VITAL and you will find a link for the coursework. Click on View/Complete and then on the “submit” icon for the paper. You are then prompted to submit a title for the paper. Use the “browse” button to locate the file you want to submit, then click “submit”. You will then be asked to confirm that you want to submit by clicking the “Yes, submit” button.”

  2. Readings

  Below are a list of some of the many academic texts that discuss Emerging Markets. Students are encouraged to use the online search tools via the Library website to find academic journal articles and books that are not on the list below.

  • Dicken, P. (2010) Global Shift. Sixth Edition. Sage.

  • Jones, G. (2006) Multinationals and Global Capitalism. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press.

  • Ramamurti R. and J.V. Singh (eds) (2009) Emerging Multinationals in Emerging Markets. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press.

  • Dunning, J.H. and Lundan, S.M. (2008) Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy. Second Edition. Edward Elgar

  • Larcon J-P. (ed) (2008) Chinese Multinationals. World Scientific Publishing Company.

  • Fleury A. and A. Fleury (2010) Brazilian Multinationals. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press.

  • Rugman A. (2005) The regional multinationals: MNEs and "global" strategic management. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press.

  • Jensen N. M. (2006) Nation-states and the multinational corporation - a political economy of FDI.

  • Eden, L. (1998) Taxing Multinationals. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

  • Fieldhouse, D.K., The West and the Third World – trade, colonialism, development and dependence, 1999. - SJL1

  • Chen, R. (2008) The Cost of Doing Business Abroad in Emerging Markets and the Role of MNC Parent Companies, Multinational Business Review, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.23 – 40

  • Delios, A., and W. J. Henisz. (2000) Japanese firms’ investment strategies in emerging economies. Academy of Management Journal 43(3): 305-323.

  • Hult G.T. M., and D. J. Ketchen. (2001) Does market orientation matter?: A test of the relationship between positional advantage and performance. Strategic Management Journal 22(9): 899-906.

  • Isobe, T., S. Makino, and D. B. Montgomery. (2000). Resource commitment, entry timing, and market performance of foreign direct investments in emerging economies: The case of Japanese international joint ventures in China. Academy of Management Journal 43(3): 468-484.

  • Khanna, T., and K. Palepu. (1997) Why focused strategies may be wrong for emerging markets. Harvard Business Review 75(4): 41-52.

  • Makino, S., T. Isobe and C. M. Chan. (2004) Does country matter? Strategic Management Journal 25(10): 1027-1043.

  • Meyer, K. (2004) Perspectives on multinational enterprises in emerging economies. Journal of International Business Studies 35(4): 259-276.

  • Meyer, K. and H. Nguyen. (2005) Foreign investment strategies and subnational institutions in emerging markets: Evidence from Vietnam. Journal of Management Studies 42(1): 63-93.

  • Pillania, R. K. (2009) Multinationals and Emerging Markets. Business Strategy Series 10(2): 100-103.

  • Prahalad, C., and A. Hammond. 2002. Serving the world’s poor, profitably. Harvard Business Review 80(9): 48-56.

  • Ramamurti R. and J.V. Singh (eds) (2009) Emerging Multinationals in Emerging Markets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  INV Readings:

  • Andersson S. (2004), “Internationalization in different industrial contexts”, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 19 No. 6, pp. 851-5.

  • Andersson, S. (2006), “International growth strategies in consumer and business-to-business markets in manufacturing and service sectors”, Journal of Euromarketing, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 35-56.

  • Evers, N. (2010), “Factors influencing the internationalization of new ventures in the Irish aquacultural industry: an exploratory study”, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 392-416.

  • Evers, N. (2011), “International new ventures in low-tech sectors – a dynamic capabilities perspective”, Journal of Small Business & Enterprise Development, Vol. 18 No.3, pp. 502-28.

  • Fernhaber, S., McDougall, P. and Oviatt, B. (2007), “Exploring the role of industry structure in new venture internationalization”, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 517-42.

  • Jones, M.V., Coviello, N. and Tang, Y.K. (2011), “International entrepreneurship research (1989-2009): a domain ontology and thematic analysis”, Journal of Business Venturing, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 632-59.

  • Kuivalainen, O., Saarenketo, S. and Puumalainen, K. (2012), “Start-up patterns of internationalization – a framework and its application in the context of knowledge-intensive SMEs”, European Management Journal, Vol. 30 No. 4, pp. 372-85.

  • Oviatt, B.M. and McDougall, P. (1994), “Toward a theory of international new ventures”, Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 45-64.

  • Rialp A., Rialp, J. and Knight, G.A. (2005), “The phenomenon of early internationalizing firms: what do we know after a decade (1993-2003) of scientific inquiry?” International Business Review, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 147-66.

  • Svensson, G. (2006), “A quest for a common terminology: the concept of born glocals”, Management Decision, Vol. 44 No. 9, pp. 1311-17.


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