|科目名／Subject||世界の中の日本企業／Japanese Companies in World Business|
|開講学期／Semester||2015年度／Academic Year 前期／Spring Semester|
|開講曜限／Class period||月/Mon 4|
|配当年次／Years||3年 , 4年|
|更新日／Date of renewal||2015/03/03|
／Course Objectives and method
This course focuses on many aspects of international business. Although we try to concentrate on international business as it is conducted in Japan and by Japanese companies abroad, the nature of the topic lends itself to understanding all international business relationships and transactions.
We will approach the topic of international business from three perspectives. First, we will study theories related to international trade and investment. We can say that an international transaction has taken place when a person or institution in one country buys, sells, or invests with a person or institution in another country. The transaction might be as simple as the purchase of bottle of Coca Cola or as complex as foreign direct investment in a telecommunications company. Although international trade has been with us for centuries, the theories we will study will help us to understand why international trade and investment has burgeoned over the last 50 years.
Second, we will learn about the institutional frameworks for international business. Since the end of the Second World War, many important institutions and multi-national agreements have been created to improve, monitor, and regulate every facet of international commerce. Some of these institutions include the Bretton Woods System, the World Bank, the IMF, successive rounds of GATT negotiations, the World Trade Organization, harmonized tariff schedules, international balance of payments system, and periodic emergency measures related to currency stabilization, and debt relief.
Lastly, we will study how multi-national corporations shape their strategies and organizational structures. In order to succeed, it is becoming increasingly important for major companies to understand business beyond the borders of their home markets. International operations have an impact on the finance, marketing, production, information technology, legal, and human resources functions. We will learn how multi-national corporations adapt their organizations and strategies in order to take advantage of international opportunities.
Week 1 Course outline
Week 2 Introduction & International legal & political forces
Week 3 and
Week 4 International trade theories
Week 5 and
Week 6 National and international trade policies
Week 7 International strategic management
Week 8 Entering foreign markets
Week 9 Alliances, joint ventures, and outsourcing
Week 10 Analysis of an international corporation - Nikon
Week 11 International monetary system and balance of payments
Week 12 International financial markets and strategies -1
Week 13 International financial markets and strategies -2
Week 14 International financial markets and strategies -3
Week 15 Review for final exam
Grading will be based on class participation, Japanese company strategy paper, and a final exam.
Quality of class participation: 10%
Mid-term Exam: 40%
Final Exam: 50%
Each student who attends in this course is required to purchase the textbook:
Griffin, Ricky W., & Pustay, Michael W. (2012). International Business: A Managerial Perspective, 7th Edition (International Edition). Prentice Hall. Other materials will either be provided by the professor or are available from the internet.
pdf files of each lecture will be provided prior to class. Students are encouraged to review the lecture material before attending the lecture. All lectures are conducted in English. Students attending this class must have a working knowledge of computers and will have to use the Internet in their studies. Students are responsible for the material in assigned readings and lecture material.
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