MSc International business global shift: Individual Assignment

Using your learning from the module;

 

Critically discuss how home and host countries institutions can influence and determine Multinational Enterprises’ choices of international operations and their locations.

 

Instructions:

  • Word limit: 1500 words.
  • The discussion should be supported by examples from advanced economies as well as from emerging markets (EMs).
  • The work should demonstrate critical analysis and evaluation.
  • There should be an evidence of a wide reading to demonstrate your understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of your discussion.
  • Few references are given below, but this is not an exhaustive list, you need to do your own literature review.
  • Please take care on the presentation of your submission.
  • Penalties will apply for exceeding word count.
  • Your essay should be based on academic articles similar to those listed below. Some IB books can be useful, such as the first item:
  • North, D. (1990), “Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance,” NewYork, Norton.
  • Meyer, K. E., Estrin, S., Bhaumik, S. K., & Peng, M. W. (2009). Institutions, resources, and entry strategies in emerging economies. Strategic Management Journal, 30(1), 61-80.
  • Peng, M. W., Wang, D. Y., & Jiang, Y. (2008). An institution-based view of international business strategy: A focus on emerging economies. Journal of International Business Studies, 39(5), 920-936.
  • Lucke, N., & Eichler, S. (2016). Foreign direct investment: the role of institutional and cultural determinants. Applied Economics, 48(11), 935956.
  • Gaur, A. S., Kumar, V., & Singh, D. (2014). Institutions, resources, and internationalization of emerging economy firms. Journal of World Business, 49(1), 12-20.
  • Holmes, R. M., Miller, T., Hitt, M. A., & Salmador, M. P. (2013). The interrelationships among informal institutions, formal institutions, and inward foreign direct investment. Journal of Management, 39(2), 531-566.
  • Buchanan, B. G., Le, Q. V., & Rishi, M. (2012). Foreign direct investment and institutional quality: Some empirical evidence. International Review of Financial Analysis, 21(1), 81-89.
  • Bénassy-Quéré, A., Coupet, M., & Mayer, T. (2007). Institutional Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment. World Economy, 30(5), 764782.

 

 

 

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