Theories and Research in International Business

Time: October 2-6, 2017

Place: Åbo Akademi University

Learning goals and objectives: The course gives an overview of main theories and research traditions in the area of international business (IB). Students learn about key studies, the history and current situation of the field, as well as future trends in international entrepreneurship, internationalization processes, international strategy, headquarters-subsidiary relationships, and MNC management. The emphasis is on understanding the core assumptions and evolution of these major streams of IB research. Participants develop their scientific argumentation and writing skills by reading, analyzing and discussing relevant research, which in turn facilitates their work in designing and writing a doctoral thesis. The course gives a good basis for formulating research problems and conducting doctoral research in the field of international business.

Admittance: Max 25 students

Instructors: Ulf Andersson, Gabriel Benito, Niina Nummela, Jorma Larimo, Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen; additional resources may be added

Course coordinator and contact information: Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen, corresponding instructor and course responsible. Email: wilhelm.barner-rasmussen[a]