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International Investment and Economic Development

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

INB30011    |       12.5 Credit Points       |       Location: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Duration                                             Contact hours

One Semester                                       36 hours

Prerequisites

125 Credit Points
and
INB10002 Foundations of International Business
and
INB20012 Asia Pacific Business Perspectives

Corequisites

Nil

Aims and Objectives

The unit aims to explore the operations of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) as driver and foreign direct investment as the vehicle for MNEs in the pursuit of international investment. International investment as a concept within sustainable economic development will provide the basis for social impact discussions. International impact analysis of MNEs in host nations, host nation responses to international investment, and subsequent sustainable economic growth targets will also be examined.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Compare and contrast the theories of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) operations and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the pursuit of international business development
2 Analyse the relationship between international investment and sustainable economic development
3 Analyse the impact of MNE operations in host nations using relevant international business theories
4 Collect and synthesise, as part of a team, secondary data to support MNE decision making efforts whilst pursuing sustainable economic development

General Skills Outcome

• Teamwork skills
• Problem solving skills
• Analysis skills
• Communication skills
• Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• Ability to work independently