COURSE OUTLINE for lectures at the Paris Chamber of Commerce

and Business Schools in Warsaw,Poland. (Spring 2003)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

( Prof. A.Kilner,PhD,MBA)*

 1.INTRODUCTION

*Scope, relationship to other courses

*Globalisation & the international environment

2.INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES

Developing International Operations:

*Via own subsidiaries

*Via exports,imports or trading

*Via alliances & joint ventures

3.DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

*Overseas Investment :outward & inward

*The practise of re-location

*National competitiveness & other ratings

4.INTERNATIONAL MANAGERS

*Why international management is different

*Modifications in management processes

*Additional skills required for international

*Available roles: internal & expatriate

*Nationality / behaviour comparisons

 5.CONCLUSIONS & LATEST TRENDS

*Successful / Troubled companies

*Key issues after the recent crises

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