COM 361: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Fall 2016 Course Outline
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Tues & Thurs: A01 8:30-9:50, A02 10:00-11:20, A03 11:30-12:50, A04 3:00-4:20; A05 1:30-2:50
Com 361 Slides Pt 1
Business activities that involve the transfer of resources (raw materials, capital, and people),
goods (semi-finished and finished assembly products), services, skills (including property
rights), or info
What is the difference between international trade and international business?
What is the difference between FII and FDI?
A firm engages in brownfield FDI when it establishes new faciliti
Chapter 1: Globalization
The Process of Globalization
- Globalization involves the creation of linkages or interconnections between nations
- The process barriers (physical, political, economic, or cultural) that separate different natio
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The Political Environment
Rim (Blackberrys maker) messaging services allows encrypted info to be
sent through routers in Canada -> Seen as a terrorist risk in India. India wants
to be able to monitor messaging services RIM can lose 1 mill subscribers if
AIDS In Africa Article
AIDS threatened the developing world; 95% of infections occurred there
Had drugs that enhanced quality of life; expensive ($10,000 to 15,000 per
person per year)
o Average African only made $450-$8900 per year
The Socio-cultural Framework
Businesses need to take into account of the social and cultural
environments when operating in different countries (demographics, health,
class structures, composition of ethnic groups, corruption, pressure
The Nationalism Question: Who is Us in a Global Economy?
What does it mean to be Canadian or American in the age of globalization?
Should Canadian (US) jobs be protected over those in other countries?
Should Canadian (US) companies