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MN30400: Comparative business and strategy: China and India

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take MN20208 or take MN30085 or take MN30449
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand the differences, similarities, causes and effects of business dynamics in China and India.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of the unit, candidates should be able to understand the nature of both domestic and international business in relation to China and India, including:
(i) The structure of industries and competition in each country
(ii) The competitive advantages and disadvantages of each country
(iii) The institutional and systemic underpinnings of business structures and methods in each country
(iv) The firm-level strategic implications for both domestic and international companies of the evolving business environments in each country.

Intellectual and practical ability to:
(i) Compare and contrast business environments across nations (TFA),
(ii) Analyse and interpret data to draw logical conclusions across a range of variables relating to business in different contexts (F),
(iii) Synthesise theories and models as they apply to the changing Chinese and Indian business landscapes in an international competitive context. (TFA)
(iv) Assess the dynamic interplay between firm competitiveness, strategy and national context (TFA).

The course introduces students to the core issues, themes and perspectives in comparative business and strategy.
* The historical evolution and prospective trajectories of Chinese and Indian business environment and industry structures
* The interaction between national forms of business organisation and the global/international competitive process
* The effect of India and China on foreign firms by sector and strategic type
* Notions of national and locational competitiveness and the relationship between firm level and national/locational competitiveness.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30400 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 4
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc (hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) (Full-time with Year Abroad) - Year 4

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.