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Course module: 325047-M-6
International Management
Course info
Course module325047-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
M Strategic Management
M Information Management
M International Management
dr. M. Astarlioglu
Other course modules lecturer
Y. Ding
Other course modules lecturer
dr. J.M. Dumas, MBA
Other course modules lecturer
A. Ichim
Other course modules lecturer
J. Ordoobody
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/01/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020
Course objectives
After completion of the course, students are able to:
  • Discuss core concepts of the field of international management: firm-specific and country-specific factors; management of knowledge and innovation in multinational enterprises; issues of international sourcing and production; foreign entry decisions; specific issues of emerging economies and corporate social responsibility in an international context;
  • Analyze real-life international business cases, using pertinent theoretical concepts;
  • Find solutions for strategic issues firms in international business contexts need to cope with;
  • Present and discuss their analyses and solutions in front of a critical audience.
Course contents

This course reviews the various issues firms must engage with when internationalizing, and how these influence strategy. The discussion focuses on the crucial question how a firm’s advantages can be put to work to be competitive in a foreign environment. Furthermore, we look at how firms can access international markets: through export, independent agents, acquisitions or start-ups, alone or with partners (i.e. joint-ventures). We also study how multinational enterprises manage and control their international subsidiaries. Finally, special attention is given to the challenges posed by the business context in emerging economies, and to corporate social responsibility in the international context.
Specifically, we focus on the following subjects:
•          Core concepts of international strategy
•          The influence of host and home country factors
 •         Foreign entry decisions
•          Design of the multinational company
•          International innovation
•          International sourcing and production
•          Multinational companies and emerging economies
•          Corporate social responsibility in the international context
Contact person
dr. M. Astarlioglu
Timetable information
International Management
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Exam (75%) / Exam (75%)EXAM_01BLOK 3118-06-2020
Exam (75%) / Exam (75%)EXAM_01BLOK 3210-07-2020
Required materials
You can either use the first or the second edition (although there are some slight differences). A new copy of the second edition costs about €52,00. Used copies of the first or second edition can be bought for less than €25,00.
Title:International Business Strategy
Author:Alain Verbeke
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Recommended materials
Assignment (25%)

Exam (75%)

Final grade

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