Face-to-face learning: Lectures, case study discussions, group project presentations
Virtual learning: individual assignments, group project
Selected readings on firm growth:
1. Greiner, L. E. (1972). Evolution and revolution as organizations grow: A company's past has clues for management that are critical to future success. Harvard Business Review, July-August, 37-46.
2. Davidsson, P. (1991). Continued entrepreneurship: Ability, need, and opportunity as determinants of small firm growth. Journal of Business Venturing, 6(6), 405-429.
3. Akpinar, M. (2009). Internationalization vs. diversification: A study on the drivers of growth strategies. Journal of Global Business Issues, 3(2), 1-7.
4. McKelvie, A. & Wiklund, J. (2010). Advancing firm growth research: A focus on growth mode instead of growth rate. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(2), 261-288.
Selected readings on internationalization:
1. Kogut, B. & Zander, U. (1993). Knowledge of the firm and the evolutionary theory of the multinational corporation. Journal of International Business Studies, 24(4), 625-645.
2. Oviatt, B. M., & McDougall, P. P. (1994). Toward a theory of international new ventures. Journal of International Business Studies, 25(1), 45-64.
3. Ghemawat, P. (2001). Distance still matters: The hard reality of global expansion. Harvard Business Review, 79(8), 137-147.
4. Johanson, J., & Vahlne, J. E. (2009). The Uppsala internationalization process model revisited: From liability of foreignness to liability of outsidership. Journal of International Business Studies, 40(9), 1411-1431.
5. The Economist (2019). Slowbalisation: A new pattern of world commerce is becoming clearer - as are its costs. 430(9127), 11.
The individual assignment will aim to develop operations at your work place.
There is no exam. The individual assignment is due a month after the last contact session.
13.02.2023 - 23.04.2023
Lectures 27 hours
Preparing for the lectures 27 hours
Group project 27 hours
Individual assignment 54 hours
01.11.2022 - 05.01.2023
4 contact days in 2023: 17.2 (14-20), 18.2 (09-14), 10.3 (14-20), and 11.3 (09-14)
You have the right to apply for recognition of your studies if you have prior learning (e.g. university studies completed elsewhere) that can be accredited towards the degree you are currently completing.
The recognition of prior learning is possible in three primary ways: accreditation (replacement or inclusion), recognition of informal learning and studification. More precise info: JAMK Degree Regulations, section 17.
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Group project, individual assignment, case assignment, and active participation in class
Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management
School of Business