Internationalisation and Location Theory

Concept and significance of international business activity, significance of FDI and international trade, strategies of internationalisation, financing in international companies, risk management in internationally active companies (country risks, currency risks), intercultural management (cultural study by Hofstede, etc.), motives for international production relocations, target regions of international production relocations (Eastern Europe, China, India, etc.), employment effects of international production relocations, instruments for preparing international location decisions, Austria as a business location in international comparison, tax competition versus tax harmonisation in the EU.

Mode of delivery

face to face

Type

compulsory

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Homlong, N. and Springler, E. (2009): Wirtschaftspartner Indien (Markteintritt in Indien). LexisNexis, Wien Meckl, R. (2010): Internationales Management, 2. Aufl., München: Vahlen

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work and group presentations

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment (70% final exam and 30% continuous assessment: case studies and their discussion)

Infos

Degree programme

European Economy & Business Management (Bachelor)

Cycle

Bachelor

ECTS Credits

3.00

Language of instruction

English

Curriculum

Part-Time

Academic year

2023

Semester

4 SS

Incoming

No

Learning outcome

After successful completion of this course, students can prepare decisions on the location of a company and assess the advantages and disadvantages of these decisions for the member states of the EU, but also in an international context. The learning outcomes of this course contribute mainly to the following (international) programme learning outcomes: LO 1.2./ILO 2, LO 2.1./ILO 5, LO 2.2./ILO 6, LO 3.1., LO 3.4., LO 3.5.

Course code

0389-20-01-BB-DE-45b