GLOBALISATION OF EMERGING MARKETS - 2021/2
Module code: MAN3110
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This module analyses emerging markets’ commercial realities, national cultures, and business negotiation styles within the context of a global economy. It looks at specific cases including the BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). The module focuses on the opportunities and challenges that multinationals face when doing business and investing in emerging markets, and provides students with the necessary analytical skills to assess emerging markets for potential entry. Furthermore, it deals with the features and strategies of emerging market multinationals and their entry strategies into both developed economies and other emerging markets.
Surrey Business School
O'BROIN Holly (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: L111
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
What are emerging markets?
The determinants of the attractiveness of emerging markets
Targeting emerging market clients
Multinationals based in emerging markets
The internationalization of emerging market multinationals
Multinationals from developed economies operating in emerging markets
Emerging markets I: The case of China
Emerging markets II: The case of India
Emerging markets III: The case of Brazil
Emerging markets IV: The case of Russia
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK: GROUP WRITTEN REPORT - ANALYSIS OF AN EMERGING MARKET MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE (2500 WORDS)||40|
|Examination||2 HOUR FINAL EXAM||60|
Individual case analysis (2,500 words) to be assessed according to the same criteria of the group analysis mentioned.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
- an understanding of the processes and strategies of internationalisation into and out from emerging markets;
- an understanding of the theoretical approaches to analysing emerging markets;
- the ability to apply the theoretical framework to a real business context in an emerging market;
- the ability to identify and critically evaluate strategic issues and dilemmas that managers face in their internationalisation efforts into and out of emerging markets;
- the ability to apply the theory in a critical and constructive way in order to solve strategic issues and/or balance strategic dilemmas posed by emerging markets
- their capability to identify, synthesise, structure and critically evaluate information regarding the selected case and to communicate ideas effectively in writing
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework: group written report consisting of a case analysis related to a specific emerging multinational enterprise. Group size = 3 or 4.Maximum 2,500 words.
- Final exam (60%)
Formative assessment and feedback
- Prior to the assignment, lecture time will be spent discussing the assignment and feedback process;
- Students will be encouraged to discuss their ideas regarding the coursework in a meeting with the module leader/contributor;
- Feedback will be provided in print within three weeks of submission of the assignment. It will identify strengths and areas for improvement. It will offer guidance on what students can do to improve in the future in the light of links to clear assessment criteria;
- The students will also have the opportunity to discuss comments on assessments after they have received feedback.
- Develop awareness of the increasing importance of emerging markets to the global economy and explore the potential opportunities for and challenges to implementing successful strategies.
- Develop collaboration, research, critical evaluation, and synthesis skills both individually and as part of a team thus emulating how businesses work in teams in the real world to make decisions.
- Explore the different ways in which multinationals from emerging markets expand into developed economies as well as other emerging markets and how this is driving new theoretical thinking.
|003||Analyse and evaluate the internationalisation strategies of multinationals from emerging markets.||KCP|
|005||Critically evaluate a real-world internationalisation process as part of a team and make recommendations for future strategy decisions||KCPT|
|004||Critically evaluate the validity of the main international business theories that apply to the internationalisation of multinationals from emerging markets||KC|
|001||Compare and contrast the characteristics and attractiveness of different emerging markets||KCP|
|002||Identify and critically evaluate the opportunities and challenges of operating in emerging markets||KCP|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- introduce alternative theoretical approaches to the process of internationalising into and out of emerging markets,
- critically understand and evaluate the strategic issues and dilemmas that concern the development of firms in emerging markets,
- exercise judgement over a range of strategic solutions available in the formulation of internationalising strategies.
Students are expected to undertake regular reading of the topics discussed during each session.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Each session consists of two parts.
- Part 1 consists of an interactive lecture aimed at providing students with the knowledge of relevant theories (2 hour lecture per week). The lecture also includes class discussion.
- Part 2 is aimed to be practical and interactive (1 hour tutorial per week). Students will be encouraged to put their knowledge to practice by analysing cases and illustrative emerging market analyses.
The teaching and learning methods will be supported by Surreylearn, where lecture materials and other relevant information on the module will be made available on a weekly basis.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (HRM) BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Business Management BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (Dual degree with SII-DUFE) BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management and French BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business and Retail Management BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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