ADMN 417 (v4 and v5): International Business Management Report a Broken Link

Supplementary Readings


Lesson 1


Kindleberger, C. P. (2000). The historical roots of globalization. Global Focus, 12(1), 17–26.
THE LINK TO THIS READING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE LESSON 1 INTRODUCTION AND READINGS PAGE ON THE COURSE WEBSITE.
Alexander, M., & Korine, H. (2008). When you shouldn't go global. Harvard Business Review, 86(12), pp. 70-77. Alexander and Korine of London School of Business argue that firms can avoid potentially disastrous consequences if they answer three simple questions before launching a global initiative.

Lesson 2


Anonymous. (1996). The man in the Baghdad café. Economist, November 9, pp. 23–26. In today's world, the phenomenon of culture is so imprecise and so changeable that it explains less than most people realize.
Ghemawat, P. (2011). The cosmopolitan corporation, Harvard Business Review, 89(5), pp. 92-99. In this article, Ghemawat discusses why managers of global firms should adopt a cosmopolitan approach to management.

Lesson 3


Anonymous. (2002). Roots of development. Economist, October 5, p. 74. What matters most for development — geography, institutions, or policy?
Henisz, W. J., & Zelner, B. A. (2010). The hidden risk in emerging markets. Harvard Business Review, 88(4), pp. 88-95. This article examines the political risk associated with the operation of foreign investments and international business enterprises.

Lesson 4


Anonymous (2006). The new titans (Survey: World economy). Economist, September 16, pp. 3–8. China, India and other developing countries are set to give the world economy its biggest boost in the whole of history … What will that mean for today's rich countries?
Frankenstein, J. (2010). The “BRICs” – Still under construction. Proceedings of the Northeast Business & Economics Association, pp. 458-462. What are the challenges facing the rapidly growing BRICs economies, Brazil, Russia, India, and China?

Lesson 5


MacKenzie, C. (2003). NAFTA at 10. Canadian Business, October 14, pp. 65-67. Business leaders say North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico has been a boon to the Canadian economy. Maybe yes, maybe no.
Goldfarb, D. (2006). Too many eggs in one basket? Evaluating Canada's need to diversify trade. C. D. Howe Institute Commentary (#236, July).

Diversifying Canada's trade away from the US has its proponents among pundits and politicians. But what are the economic implications of such a strategy? The record suggests that shifting away from the current trade mix could leave Canada worse off economically. Let businesses, not Ottawa, choose new export markets, the author advises.

Lesson 6


World Investment Report (2010). The 2010 report presents the latest global and regional trends in foreign direct investment, with a special focus on investing in a low carbon economy for sustainable growth and development.
World Investment Prospects to 2011: Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Political Risk. This publication contains FDI-flow forecasts at the global and regional levels, as well as for 82 countries. It also contains the most recent FDI data, business environment rankings and market profiles; an analysis of recent FDI trends and of important topical issues; and a data annex.
Anonymous. (2011). Foreign direct investment in China in 2010 rises to record $105.7 billion. Bloomberg News, January 17.

Lesson 8


Mottner, S., & Johnson J. P. (2000). Motivations and risks in international licensing: A review and implications for licensing to transitional and emerging economies. Journal of World Business, 35(2), pp. 171-188. Why do firms choose licensing over other methods of international market entry? What risks are associated with licensing? How can such risks be managed? This article explores these and other related issues and offers perspectives and suggestions that may enrich studies in this area.

Lesson 9


Anonymous. (2006). The battle for brainpower. Economist, October 7, pp. 3–5. Talent has become the world's most sought-after commodity. The shortage is causing serious problems.
Tung, R.L. (2008). Brain circulation, diaspora, and international competitiveness. European Management Journal, 26(5), pp. 298-305. This paper examines the interrelationships between brain circulation, ethnic diasporas, and a country’s international competitiveness.