The choice of foreign operation mode is a critical question for internationalising companies. In this module, the student will be introduced to knowledge and theories related to how organisations can internationalise using different equity and non-equity foreign operation modes, such as wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures, exporting and contractual agreements such as licencing and franchising.
During the module, the student is introduced to the details and characteristics of different modes of internationalisation, including how they might be used, how they can contribute to foreign market expansion, and their drawbacks.
The student will also explore managerial decisions on resource commitment, flexibility, shifts in the mode of foreign market servicing and the influence of context on the combinations of modes of internationalisation. The purpose is to enable the student to analyse the usefulness and effectiveness of different foreign operation modes in developing a firm’s involvement in a foreign market and provide recommendations for the choice of foreign operation mode.
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:
For information see § 17.
|Name of exam||Foreign operation modes in firm Internationalization|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral exam
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Foreign operation modes in firm Internationalization|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Economics and Business Administration|
|Department||AAU Business School|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|