Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
International Trade & Investment
Balancing political-economic and behavioral analysis, this course has three objectives. The first is to develop knowledge of the political-economic contexts of strategic managerial decision-making in foreign direct investment (FDI) and international trade. Emphasis is placed on aggregate bilateral contexts such as the European Union vis-a-vis other regional-trade entities (e.g., NAFTA and the Southern Africa Development Union) and industry-level considerations. Second, participants will develop skills in assessing desirable institutional qualities of foreign direct investment vehicles such as international joint ventures and the negotiation of same. The third objective of the course is to develop knowledge of behavioral problems and issues associated with bicultural/intercultural organizations. In this context, participants will acquire knowledge of structural and procedural responses in selected policy-making domains and functional areas of international management.