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Postgraduate Course: Developing Knowledge-based International Businesses in Emerging Economies (CMSE11111)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will focus primarily on the relationships between Multi-National Corporations and domestic firms in emerging markets. In it, we will look at the strategies of both types of firms and how those strategies shape both collaboration and competition. We will examine technology transfer and the development of innovation capacity, to see how domestic players in emerging markets learn from their relationships with MNCs, gradually enhancing their ability to become independent players in the Global Knowledge-Based Economy. We will analyse the dynamics of these relationships, which can involve both co-operation (during which the emerging market firms learn first how to imitate) and competition (as they learn how to innovate and begin to do more of the things that the MNC partners have reserved for themselves in the past). We will consider successful examples of knowledge-based economy development from the Pacific Rim and then look at the lessons for China, India and the transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe. The course will include a look at some of the most troublesome investment climate and corporate governance issues in emerging markets, and how they affect those countries& ability to attract foreign capital and modernise their economies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:
On completion of the course students will have learned:
* the key concepts and approaches used in the analysis of capability upgrading and innovation processes in emerging markets, and
* how to apply those concepts to the analysis of choices facing real-life firms (whether they be domestically owned or MNC subsidiaries) and policy-makers operating in emerging markets.

Cognitive Skills:
On completion of the course students should have demonstrated that they are able to:
a) find and analyse relevant literature on an issue related to technology and innovation in emerging markets, and
b) organise a coherent argument concerning that issue, amply supported with evidence from the relevant literature.

Key Skills:
On completion of the assessed course work students should be able to:
a) carry out research on a topic and prepare an essay presenting the results of that research;
b) make arguments on the issues dealt with in this course.
Assessment Information
Assessment will be based on three components:
1. One individual essay, worth 50%
2. One group report, worth 50%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Richard Woodward
Tel: (0131 6)50 8345
Email: rick.woodward@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 3757
Email: Rachel.Allan@ed.ac.uk
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