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					MODULE   Topics:
  1
                  An overview of international business: the motivations for going international.
                  Introduction: terminology and specific definitions, the common terms of the field.

         Readings:

                  Chapter 1 and Lecture #1 Power Point (PP)

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussions
                  Iglobe video: Air Tanker (April 2008): Groups (7,8 and 9)
                  Case: Globalization of Health Care (Groups #1 and 2)

         DUE DATE: 9/7/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  2
                  Economic, Legal & Cultural Environment of International Business

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 2 and Lecture #2 PP
                  Read: Chapter 3 and Lecture #3 PP

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussions
                  Case: Indonesia—The Troubled Giant (Groups #3 and 4)
                  Case: Matsushita’s and Japan’s Changing Culture (Group #5 and 6)

         DUE DATE: 9/14/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  3
                  Ethics and International Business
                  International Trade: From Ricardo to Porter

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 4 and Lecture #4 PP
                  Read: Chapter 5 and Lecture #5 PP
                  Miracle of Trade
                  Porter's diamond

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussions
                  IGlobe Video: Supply, Price of Food Increase Hardship for World’s Poor (June-08):
                   Groups # 4, 5 and 6)
                  Case: Mired in Corruption—Kellogg, Brown and Root in Nigeria(Groups # 7 and 8)
                  Case: Logitech (Group #9)

         DUE DATE: 9/21/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  4
                  Commercial Policy: Institutional and Government Action
                  EXAM # 1

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 6 and Lecture #6 PP
                  Free trade and tariffs--an uneasy mix
                  Forget the trade deficit

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussion
                  IGlobe video: Brazil Breaks New Ground in Global Marketplace (July-08): Groups #
                   1,2 and 3)
                  Case: Trade in Textiles—Holding the Chinese Juggernaut in Check (Groups #1 and 2)

         DUE DATE: 9/28/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  5
                  Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

         Readings:

                  Read : Chapter 7 and Lecture #7 PP
                  Read: Foreign Direct Investment

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussions
                  Case: Cemex’s Foreign Direct Investment (Group #3 and 4)

         DUE DATE: 10/5/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  6
                  Regional Economic Integration
         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 8 and Lecture #8 PP

         Assignments:

                  Threaded discussions
                  Readings
                  Case: Car Price Differentials in the European Union (Group #5 and 6)

         DUE DATE: 10/12/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  7
                  Foreign Exchange (FX) Market
                  The theory and practice of paying for trade through foreign exchange and accounting
                   for trade payments and other institutional payments will be examined through analysis
                   of foreign exchange markets

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 9 and Lecture #9 PP
                  Are global prices converging?

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Iglobe video: Falling Dollar (Groups 1,2 and 3 )
                  Threaded Discussions
                  Case: The Rising Euro Hammers Auto Parts Manufacturers (Groups # 7 8 and 9)

         DUE DATE: 10/19/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  8
                  International Financial System and Currency Crises:
                  Analyses of banking, currency and debt crises

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 10 and Lecture #10 PP
                  Article: Float or not to float

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded discussions
                  IGlobe Video: China’s Impact on US Economy (April-08) ( Groups 4, 5 and 6)
                  Case: Recycling Petrodollars (Group #1 and 2)
                  EXAM # 2
         DUE DATE: 10/26/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  9
                  Strategy & Organization of International Business

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 11 and Lecture # 11 PP

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussions
                  Case: Wal-Mart’s Global Expansion (Group # 3 and 4)

         DUE DATE: 11/2/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  10
                  Entering Foreign Markets: Strategic Alliances & Joint Ventures & Exporting and
                   Countertrade

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 12 and Lecture # 12 PP
                  Read: Chapter 13 and Lecture # 13 PP

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Threaded Discussions
                  Case: Tesco Goes Global (Group # 5 and 6)
                  Case: Megahertz Communication (Group # 7, 8 and 9)

         DUE DATE: 11/9/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  11
                  Global Production, Outsourcing and Logistics

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 14 and Lecture # 14 PP

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Case: Microsoft-Outsourcing the X-box production (Group #1, 2, 3 and 4)
                  IGlobe Video: Probe sheds light on Working Conditions in China (December 2007)
                   (Groups: 7, 8 and 9)

         DUE DATE: 11/16/2008 (5 PM PST)

MODULE   Topics:
  12
                  Global Marketing

         Readings:

                  Read: Chapter 15 and Lecture # 15 PP
                  Peer Evaluation Form

         Assignments:

                  Readings
                  Case: Kodak in Russia (Group # 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)
                  FINAL EXAM

         DUE DATE: 11/23/2008 (5 PM PST)

				
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