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International Business: State-of-the Art Theories and Topics - 5 ECTS


Date and time

Monday 22 April 2024 at 09:00 to Friday 26 April 2024 at 17:30

Registration Deadline

Friday 1 March 2024 at 23:55

Location

Kilen - room KL 2.53 (second floor), Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg Kilen - room KL 2.53 (second floor)
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg

International Business: State-of-the Art Theories and Topics - 5 ECTS


Course coordinator: Grazia Santangelo, Department of Strategy and Innovation (SI)


Faculty


Professor Christian Geisler Asmussen (CGA)
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

Professor Dana Minbaeva (DM)
King’s College London and Copenhagen Business School

Professor Michael Mol (MM) 
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

Professor Torben Pedersen (TP)
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

Professor Bent Petersen (BP)
Department of International Economics, Government and Business, CBS

Professor Larissa Rabbiosi (LR)
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

Professor Grazia Santangelo (GS)
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

Professor Wolfgang Sofka (WS)
Department of Strategy and Innovation, CBS

The course is offered in collaboration with EIASM. Upon registration you need to send the following documents in one file to the organizer ni.research@cbs.dk:

  • curriculum vitae demonstrating your capabilities of doing research;
  • a letter of recommendation of your local faculty supporting the application;
  • a one-page description of your doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

The selection among the applicants will be conducted by Course Coordinator and Faculty. 
 

Aim

The course aims to offer a systematic foundational knowledge of the theoretical building blocks of international business research, the most updated debates on theories, and an overview of topics and areas of research in the field. The ultimate goal is to develop an ability to identify opportunities for future research. The course is organized into two parts. The first part focuses on different theoretical perspectives. The second part discusses stateoftheart research on specific topics and areas.

Prerequisites

The course is designed for students with different backgrounds who have an interest in business and its applications to other fields and topics. Although a basic knowledge of management, strategy, and economics is helpful, no specific prerequisites are required. Students are expected to attend the entire course and take the final exam.


Course content

This is a discussionbased course. Students are expected to attend and be prepared for every session.

Session preparation includes reading all required assigned material for the session. During each session, the discussion will be based on the papers for discussion.


Teaching style

Lectures and workshops where students are expected to present and discuss preassigned readings.


Lecture plan

Lectures and workshops where students are expected to present and discuss pre-assigned readings.

 

S1 - 22/04/2024 - Faculty: GS         
Why and how companies became multinationals

S2* - 22/04/2024 - Faculty: CGA            
Internalization theory

S3 - 23/04/2024 - Faculty: CGA            
Stakeholder theory in the global context

S4* - 23/04/2024 - Faculty: CS, TP, WS   
Paper Development Workshop

S5 - 24/04/2024 - Faculty: BP           
Dynamics and flexibility of foreign operation modes

S6* - 24/04/2024 - Faculty: DM                    
International human resource management

S7 - 25/04/2024 - Faculty: LR
Knowledge transfer across borders

S8* - 25/04/2024 - Faculty: WS
International business and knowledge protection

S9 - 26/04/2024 - Faculty: TP             
Backlash against globalization

S10* - 26/04/2024 - Faculty: GS        
MNEs and Grand challenges

These sessions will be scheduled in the afternoon


Tentative schedule


Morning sessions: 9:00-12:00
Afternoon sessions: 13:30-16:30


Learning objectives

  • To demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of theories and topics relevant to international business literature.
  • To demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of key concepts, assumptions, causal  relationships and processes relevant to international business literature.
  • To critically review assigned readings.
 
Exam

At the end of the course, each student is requested to hand in a 35page proposal that will be assessed on a pass/nopass basis. The proposal is expected to identify a research question, theoretical framing, and preliminary hypotheses.

 
Course Literature

A preliminary list of readings per session is reported below. A final syllabus will be circulated to registered students before the start of the course.

 

Dunning, J.H., 2000. The eclectic paradigm as an envelope for economic and business theories of MNE activity. International Business Review, 9(2): 163190.

Hennart, J.F. (2000). Transaction costs theory and the multinational enterprise. In C. Pitelis & R. Sugden (Eds), The nature of the transnational, (2nd ed.) 72–118. London: Routledge

Surroca, J., Tribó, J. A., & Zahra, S. A. 2013. Stakeholder pressure on MNEs and the transfer of socially irresponsible practices to subsidiaries. Academy of Management Journal, 56: 549–572.

Shaver, J.M. 2013. Do we really need more entry mode studies? Journal of International Business Studies, 44(1): 23–27.

Hong, HJ. and Minbaeva, D. (2022) Multiculturals as Strategic Human Capital Resources in Multinational Enterprises. Journal of International Business Studies, 53: 95125.

Birkinshaw, J., N. Hood, S. Jonsson. 1998. Building firm-specific advantages in multinational corporations: the role of subsidiary initiative. Strategic Management Journal, 19: 221-241.

Zhao, M. 2006. Conducting R&D in Countries with Weak Intellectual Property Rights Protection. Management Science, 52(8): 1185-1199.

J. Kobrin (2017). Bricks and Mortar in a Borderless World: Globalization, the Backlash, and the Multinational Enterprise. Global Strategy Journal (7): 159171.



Fee

DKK 6,500 (EUR 875). This course is offered in collaboration with EIASM. For PhD students who are currently enrolled at an EIASM member institution, there is a reduced fee of DKK 5,025 (EUR 675).

 

Registration deadline and conditions

The registration deadline is 1 March2024. If you want to cancel your registration on the course it should be done prior to this mentioned date. By this date we determine whether we have enough registrations to run the course, or who should be offered a seat if we have received too many registrations.

If there are more seats available on the course we leave the registration open by setting a new regsitration deadline in order to fill remaining seats. Once you have received our acceptance/welcome letter to join the course, your registration is binding and we do not refund your course fee. The binding registration date will be the registration deadline mentioned above.

Payment methods
 
Make sure you choose the correct method of payment upon finalizing your registration:
 
CBS students:
Choose payment method CBS PhD students and the course fee will be deducted from your PhD course budget.
 
Students from other Danish universities: 
Choose payment method Danish Electronic Invoice (EAN). Fill in your EAN number, attention and possible purchase (project) order number.
Do you not pay by EAN number please choose Invoice to pay via electronic bank payment (+71). 
 
Students from foreign universities:
Choose payment method Payment Card. Are you not able to pay by credit card please choose Invoice International to pay via bank transfer. 
 

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Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Nina Iversen

Phone: +45 3815 2475
ni.research@cbs.dk

Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Nina Iversen

Phone: +45 3815 2475
ni.research@cbs.dk