Ontemporary Issues in International Business

Deadline: 17th Jan (Would be best if could finished earlier)
This is an essay format exam Question:

Critically discuss the opportunities and threats posed by globalisation to international business.

Reading list.
The core textbook for the first half of the module in Semester 1 is:
a? Cairns, G. and Asliwa, M. (2008) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business, Sage: London.

others very useful:
a? Hill, C.W. (2009) International Business: Competing in the global marketplace, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
a? Ravenhill. J. (2007) Global Political Economy, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press In addition, the following books are helpful supplementary reading:
a? Daniels, J., Radenbaugh, L. and Sullivan, D. (2010) International Business (Global Edition), 13th edition, Pearson.
a? Diehl, P.F. and Frederking, B. (Eds) (2010) The Politics of Global Governance: International Organisations in an Interdependent World, 4th edition, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Pub.
a? Rugman, A.M. (Ed) (2010) The Oxford Handbook of International Business, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
a? Wild, J.J., Wild, K.L. and Han, J.C.Y. (2009) International Business: The Challenges of Globalization, 5th edition, Prentice Hall.
a? Woods, N. (2006) The Globalizers: The IMF, the Word Bank and Their Borrowers, Cornell Studies in Money, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Some journals relevant to this module are:
a? Journal of International Business Studies
a? Journal of World Business
a? New Political Economy
a? Review of International Political Economy
a? International Organisations
a? International Business Review
a? Management International Review
a? Journal of International Management
a? Asia Pacific Business Review
a? China Economic Review
a? China Quarterly
a? Europe-Asia Studies
a? Thunderbird International Business Review
a? Transnational Corporations
a? Journal of World Trade
a? Critical Perspectives on International Business

Additional Resources (Please request which is applicable to this question and I will attach it):
Item Week 2 (11/Oct/10) Evolution of international business (Part 1)

Item Week 3 (18/Oct/10) Evolution of international business (Part 2)

Item Week 4 (25/Oct/10) Functional dimensions of management within international business

Item Week 6 (08/Nov/10) The Global Political Economy

Item Week 7 (15/Nov/10) Origins and development of the global trade system

Item Week 8 (22/Nov/10) Global Governance: Impact and Outcomes Life and Debt

Item Week 9 (29/Nov/10) Global Governance: Role and processes

Item Week 10 (06/Dec/10) Markets, Trade and Development

Ontemporary Issues in International Business

Deadline: 17th January 2011

This is an essay exam question, a DETAILED REFERENCE LIST at the end of the essay is not needed, therefore reducing the time. (Various related attachements are also added as resource to this question.

Question: Identify and discuss the roles of the IMF and World Bank in trade and economic development since the Bretton Woods Agreement 1944. To what extent are these roles in need of reform?

Reading List:
The core textbook for the first half of the module in Semester 1 is:
a€? Cairns, G. and Ašliwa, M. (2008) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about International Business, Sage: London.

others very useful:
a€? Hill, C.W. (2009) International Business: Competing in the global marketplace, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
a€? Ravenhill. J. (2007) Global Political Economy, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press In addition, the following books are helpful supplementary reading:
a€? Daniels, J., Radenbaugh, L. and Sullivan, D. (2010) International Business (Global Edition), 13th edition, Pearson.
a€? Diehl, P.F. and Frederking, B. (Eds) (2010) The Politics of Global Governance: International Organisations in an Interdependent World, 4th edition, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Pub.
a€? Rugman, A.M. (Ed) (2010) The Oxford Handbook of International Business, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
a€? Wild, J.J., Wild, K.L. and Han, J.C.Y. (2009) International Business: The Challenges of Globalization, 5th edition, Prentice Hall.
a€? Woods, N. (2006) The Globalizers: The IMF, the Word Bank and Their Borrowers, Cornell Studies in Money, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Some journals relevant to this module are:
a€? Journal of International Business Studies
a€? Journal of World Business
a€? New Political Economy
a€? Review of International Political Economy
a€? International Organisations
a€? International Business Review
a€? Management International Review
a€? Journal of International Management
a€? Asia Pacific Business Review
a€? China Economic Review
a€? China Quarterly
a€? Europe-Asia Studies
a€? Thunderbird International Business Review
a€? Transnational Corporations
a€? Journal of World Trade
a€? Critical Perspectives on International Business